If the thought of lace dresses gives you matronly or mother of the bride vibes, then you may want to reconsider. In the last couple of years, a new generation of coloured lace dresses have dominated the catwalk and red carpet, and they are far from being introverted wallflowers. No longer drab, lace dresses now come in various colours, from pastels to neon and everything in between. There’s a hue to cater for each whim.
Today’s examples show acidic yellow and soft pastel blue options. Tanja Gacic, of myempiricallife.com, demonstrates how to work a neon yellow lace A-line shift. I particularly like the use of a contrast belt to add an extra element of pop. Jessica Stein, of tuulavintage.com, complements her pastel blue lace dress with a mohair knit, giving her outfit another layer of texture.
Get their look:
a. Neon Lace Dress, $306.17, Nue by Shani, nordstrom.com
b. Neon Venetian Lace Sheath Dress, $398.14, Nicole Miller, nordstrom.com
c. Floral Lace Dress, £65, Yumi, houseoffraser.co.uk
d. Miley Lace Dress, £75, coast.com
e. Lace Shift Dress, $193.50, jcrew.com
f. Illusion Sweetheart Neckline Dress, $593.30, Sue Wong, lordandtaylor.com
g. Hilaze Nude Leather Ankle Cuff Heeled Sandals, $166.67, Dune, asos.com
h. Pigalle 120 Multicolor Spiked Leather Pumps, $1452.37, Christian Louboutin, saksfifthavenue.com
i. Fontanela Heel, $139, vincecamuto.com
Note: Prices correct at time of posting