Lace dress is the one with the magic factor – the secret is in the cut, colour and the type of lace you choose. A beautiful dark blue, rich burgundy, gorgeous emerald, gold or black dress can look glamorous at night while whites and pastel ones in floaty light and breezy fabrics will feel like a wearable fairy-tale on a hot summer day.
The perfect dress, as I see it, is the one made from good quality lace – the one that creates the second skin effect, doesn’t scratch or cause itching and is made of natural material, soft, smooth, with beautiful fine details, thick, but delicate. In addition, I feel that it’s important that the lace matches or compliments the colour of the fabric the body of the dress is made from (exception – Christian Dior Spring 2006) because the perfect lace dress is all about harmony and dreaming, not dissonance and visual nightmare.
Where to buy: 1. Lara lace dress by Bastyan (£275), 2. Gold lace Luck dress by Issa (£495), 3. Bronze lace dress at Dorothy Perkins (£45), 4. Millie lace dress by Lover (£259), 5. Lace overlay gold dress by Carven (£567), 6. Sandra Dee by Collette / Collette Dinnigan (£355), 7. Nerissa dress in apricot at Reiss (£132), 8. Raspberry lace dress by Nina Ricci (£1331)
Where to buy: 9. Black lace dress by Mango (£39.99), 10. Emerald green lace dress by Dolce&Gabbana (£722), 11. Bonded drop waist dress at Oasis (£20), 12. Ruffle sleeve lace dress by Red Valentino (£348), 13. Crochet lace dress at TopShop (£25), 14. Corine lace dress by Joseph (£329), 15. Scallop lace dress at Miss Selfridge £39), 16. Zarita lace dress by Diane von Furstenberg (£282)
Photo source: Elle Russia May 2011 (photography: David Burton), Elele Turkey August 2012 (photography: Cihan Alpgiray, styling: Christina Consentino) via fgr, lace dresses at Valentino Spring/Summer 2013, Alberta Ferretti Spring/Summer 2013, Elie Saab Spring/Summer 2013, Erdem Spring/Summer 2013 & Emilio Pucci Spring/Summer 2013 via style.com