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Lace Dresses

There are many different styles of lace dresses available this season as lace has become the latest fabric craze. Once seen as old fashioned and of yesterday lace has really hit the popular stakes once again.

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The lace dress trend was already in play but when the Duchess of Cambridge (nee Kate Middleton) choose lace as the prominent fabric in her wedding dress the demand for lace dresses both as wedding dresses but also as party dresses or occasion dresses soared. Lace adds a feminine and pretty feel to dresses as well as adding depth and detail to how the dress looks.

In the past only a small amount of lace was included, edging lapels or sleeves but most common this season are lace body con dresses (bodyconscious dresses). These are usually made of two layers of fabric. The underneath is cotton and is stretchy in nature, the lace shift which goes over the top is is very soft and usually also has a little lycra in it and so is slightly stretchy too.

When is the best time to wear a lace dress?

Lace dresses are fantastic going out dresses. They are very versatile, if you want to create a feminine impression a lace dress would be the perfect choice for a romantic meal or drinks in a lovely cocktail bar. You can glam Lace dresses up with heels and a sparkly clutch bag or if your heading out to meet a few friends dress you lace dress down with boots and a jacket for a more cool urban look.

What are the rules when buying a Lace dress?

The key to success is not to over do it – too much lace can appear overly fussy or frumpy. The best designers this season have created some lovely fifties inspired A line dresses with round neckline, full skirts and no sleeves. These would look great with a classic high heeled court shoe and a little cardigan – very Jackie O. if you choose a dress with short sleeves go for a vintage look otherwise you may fall into the old fashioned trap. Long sleeved lace dresses are often more fitted in the body and if you are slim and have great legs would be perfect for you. Wear with high heels and carry a delicate handbag to create an effortlessly chic Parisian look.

What are the most popular colours for Lace dresses?

The classics are the most popular including,

Red Lace dresses
Black Lace dresses
Cream Lace dresses
White Lace dresses

Although any colour of lace dress is acceptable as long as the detailing complements the colour chosen.