Lace lives a double life – the fabric is fragile and feminine but also undeniably racy. It’s a classy way (most of the time) to show a little skin. You can sex it up with leather or tone it down with pastels. And when you’re wearing lace, you don’t have to worry about accessories as much because you’re already covered in a gorgeous richness. Here are lace dresses for every occasion, be it Easter brunch or a night out on the town:
Dolce and Gabbana Ruched Lace and Cady Dress: An LBD with sass, this classic black lace dress can be worn casually, but I say with something this dark and romantic, take it out on a date or at least to a nice party. On Net-a-Porter for $2,035.
Tory Burch Bovary Silk Chiffon-Trimmed Lace Dress: Be a modern day Madame Bovary (without all the affairs!) in this loose, casual dress, trimmed refreshingly in chiffon. On Net-a-Porter for $495.
Valentino Cotton Viscose Lace Dress: Pantone has chosen emerald green as the hue of 2013, so start the year off right in this bright, spring shade. Pre-order on Luisa via Roma for $3,750.
Emilio Pucci Viscose Lace Dress: This semi-off the shoulder style is very ladylike, but with such sheer lace placed over the simple white strapless body, it’s also super hot! Pre-order on Luisa via Roma for $2,503.
Diane von Furstenberg Zarita Dress: I love the delicate look of fringed lace against your skin. Let it turn you into a red-hot seductress for Valentine’s Day (and for such a great price!). Exclusively at Barneys New York for $325.