Lace Trim Dresses
Self-Portrait's midi dress has such a feminine silhouette but the cold-shoulder cutouts add just the right amount of attitude. Made from floral-print crepe, it's trimmed with plissé ruffles and latticed lace inserts to show a subtle hint of skin. Take style cues from the brand and ground yours with boots, or alternatively choose heels for a more classic party look.
Dolce & Gabbana's Fall '17 show was a celebration of women - models of all ages and sizes took to the runway. From the collection, this dress is made from black stretch-tulle that's ruched to accentuate your curves. Detach the slip lining and wear it with tonal lingerie if you're feeling brave.
Self-Portrait's maxi dress is refined but still showcases the intricate detailing that we've come to expect from designer Han Chong. Cut from fil coupé chiffon, it's framed with pretty lace trims and intricate bows for a super feminine touch. It's finished with open-knit trims around the bodice to reveal just a hint of skin. When it comes to styling, less is more - minimal jewelry and sandals will do.
Every design by Needle & Thread has an ethereal elegance, including this 'Utopia' maxi dress. It has a floral-embroidered tulle bodice that's left sheer at the décolletage and framed with delicate lace ruffles. The balletic skirt is lightly fluted and defined by a grosgrain waistband.
Needle & Thread's dresses are so beautiful and unique, it's no surprise that Sarah Jessica Parker, Emma Roberts and Dakota Fanning have all been seen in them. Made from tulle that's embroidered with a delicate floral motif, this 'Prism Ditsy' gown has ruffled lace trims and a striped grosgrain band that defines the waist. It fits flatteringly through the bodice and falls to a full, floor-grazing skirt.
Anna Sui's Resort '18 collection draws inspiration from the works of '70s photographers Sarah Moon, Deborah Turbeville and Guy Bourdin - a few of the designer's favorites. Made from weightless fil coupé silk-blend, this 'Decoupage' dress is printed with painterly blooms and has Victorian lace trims. Wear yours with velvet accessories for a play on textures.
Louise Trotter's message for Joseph's Spring '18 collection is: You have to be comfortable in your uniform. So perfect for nearly every summer event, this 'Bronte' runway dress is cut from daisy-print silk with asymmetric panels of black lace through the body for contrast. Pick out the colors in the flowers with bright shoes, adding a cardigan for cooler evenings.
Short sleeve cotton-blend dress in black. Tonal lace trim and gathering throughout. Ruffled trim at crewneck collar and waist. Hook-eye fastening at keyhole closure at back. Tonal stitching.
Marking the end of Riccardo Tisci's tenure at Givenchy, last season's lineup featured tonal looks in shades of red – so to celebrate the beginning of a new chapter lead by Clare Waight Keller, the Resort '18 collection is dominated by pink. Suspended from wide shoulder straps, this lingerie-inspired slip dress is cut from lustrous silk-satin and edged with corded lace.
Nicky Zimmermann created her own fictional muse for Resort '18, calling her a fiery, lovelorn artist. Cut from floral-print voile, this 'Corsair' dress is decorated with crocheted lace trims and ruffles along the bell sleeves and low neckline. Cinch the waist to define the billowy shape. Wear it with: Chloé Shoulder bag, ATP Atelier Sandals, Loren Stewart Earrings, Isabel Marant Rings. -- Multicolored voile - Tie-fastening keyhole at front - 97% polyester, 3% elastane - Hand wash or dry clean
Clean, graphic shapes are Roland Mouret's calling card – they're flattering and always look so good in photos. Made from organza, topped with glittering leopard-inspired fil coupé and trimmed with black lace, this dress has a strapless bodice that's boned for structure and a full skirt. Complement the midnight-blue hue with silver accessories.
Creative Director Jeremy Scott re-imagined a Las Vegas roadtrip for Moschino's Resort '18 collection – the runway was scattered with neon signs and cowboy hats. Part of the show, this silk-crepe slip dress is detailed with a delicate lace trim and a '60s-style pin-up girl appliqué. Vintage sandals will really tie a retro outfit together.
The slip dress has proven to be an endlessly versatile style with staying power - we're still seeing it all over our favorite fashion blogs. Mes Demoiselles' 'Sequoia' version is made from smooth silk-satin with delicate lace trims along the neckline. Layer it over a turtleneck sweater while there's still a chill in the air.
So many looks on Prada's Resort '18 runway were underpinned with mini dresses like this one – we love how the pretty lace trims could be seen under the sweetheart necklines. This black version is cut from smooth satin and suspended from slim shoulder straps. When we're not wearing it with sandals, we like to tuck it into jeans or tailored pants. Outfit 1: Prada Pants, Prada Shoulder bag, Prada Pumps. Outfit 2: Prada Shoulder bag, Prada Pumps. -- Black satin and lace - Slips on - 60% cupro, 40% silk - Dry clean - Made in Italy
Tallulah Willis wore Alice + Olivia's 'Launa' dress to the brand's Spring '18 New York Fashion Week show - she was one of eight female artists enlisted to create installations for the night. Cut from plush velvet, this mini style is embroidered with bouquets of flowers and trimmed with lace at the hem. The simple fit-and-flare shape works equally well with heels, or layered over tights and a turtleneck.
We've always deferred to Chloé for easy, feminine dresses, and Natacha Ramsay-Levi offers them in spades for her debut Spring '18 runway collection. This silk-blend style has an asymmetric skirt and raw-edged butterfly sleeves with pleats that mirror those at the hips. The frothy ruffled lace trims add a touch of weight so it moves beautifully.
Dolce & Gabbana's 'Maiolica' dress is aptly named after vibrant floral patterns found on celebrated Renaissance ceramics - it's a piece of wearable art. Cut from airy cotton-blend poplin and trimmed with delicate lace, it's fitted at the waist before falling to a tiered maxi skirt. Pair yours with a raffia tote on your next sun-soaked vacation.
EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM Self-Portrait's off-the-shoulder gown is inspired by pieces worn by Brigitte Bardot. Perfect for relaxed beach weddings, this ivory satin style is trimmed with signature guipure lace that's softly scalloped at the edges. The shorter front hem is ideal for showcasing statement heels on your big day.
LoveShackFancy's 'Nat' mini dress is made from a featherweight silk and cotton-blend detailed with delicate fil coupé Swiss dots. The ruffled trims frame the sheer lace sleeves and match the pretty tiered skirt. Slip it on with sandals, adding gold jewelry when going out in the evening.
Burberry's midi dress is cut from cotton-jersey and silk-satin to look as though it's a T-shirt and glossy slip layered together. Inspired by boudoir pieces, this style is detailed with delicate lace to highlight the wrap-effect skirt and waist. Wear it with color-pop heels.
MICHAEL Michael Kors' mini dress is cut from stretch-jersey trimmed with pretty cotton-lace flowers to highlight your waist. The gathered shoulders and fitted cuffs accentuate its billowy sleeves, and the skirt is fluted for movement. Complement the bold red hue with silver accessories.
Cut from fluid silk crepe de chine, Chloé's navy dress is decorated with pintucks and pretty lace trims. The handkerchief hem is full of movement and looks so chic styled with heels or over-the-knee boots – just like it was in the Resort '18 presentation. Unfasten a few buttons at the top to showcase a gold necklace.
Described by the designer as nomadic eclecticism, Giambattista Valli's Cruise '18 collection borrows elements from both Indian and Japanese culture. This midi dress is patterned with pretty chinoiserie-style flowers, including dandelions and lily of the valley, and has delicate lace trims along the neckline and waist for subtle definition. The pleated skirt moves and drapes so elegantly.
Slip dresses will forever be a street style staple, and with good reason – they're endlessly versatile and flattering on all body shapes. SJYP's version is made from slightly crinkled shell and has a square neckline and delicate lace hem. Wear yours over a simple white tee with a pair of boots.
Mirroring the designer's personal style, Tory Burch's 'Sonia' dress is at once glamorous and bohemian. Cut from lightweight cotton and silk-blend, it's detailed with sheer lace trims that are framed by lustrous gold beads, with sweeping tasseled ties at the neck and waist-defining belt. Allow the maxi hemline to skim the floor by wearing yours with flat sandals.
Maje's breezy dress looks like a piece you'd spend hours trawling through thrift stores to find. Inspired by '70s styles, it's cut from printed chiffon that falls to a swishy handkerchief hem. The neckline is trimmed with intricate crocheted lace, while the shirred waistband defines your waist.
Since launching Sacai in 1999, Chitose Abe has remained in complete creative control of her brand. Continuing to break wardrobe conventions with her Resort '18 collection, this blue, white and black striped dress is cut for a loose fit that gathers at the hips with a rope belt. We like it styled with chunky sandals.
Vanessa Bruno's 'Izais' maxi dress is cut from breezy cotton-voile and embroidered with bright-blue paisleys. It has a V-neckline that's outlined in vintage-style lace. It's fully lined for opacity so you can wear it beyond the beach with sandals or slides for market shopping trips.
With over 30 years of experience under his belt, we can safely say Michael Kors knows what women want to wear. This mini dress is one of those pieces you can quickly throw on and still look effortlessly chic as you leave the house. It's made from navy chiffon and trimmed with a horizontal strip of guipure lace.
For its 50th anniversary, Etro opened the Spring '18 runway with a series of white pieces that felt celebratory and jubilant. This gown is made from lustrous cotton and silk-blend gauze subtly printed with tonal paisleys, and trimmed in lace at the twisted bodice, cuffs and tiered skirt. It will make a beautiful option for an outdoor wedding.
Goen J was the winner of Samsung's 2017 Fashion and Design Fund Award and is one of South Korea's most exciting brands. This mini dress is cut from lace-trimmed crepe de chine and printed with orange and pink blooms against a black background. It has a flattering wrap front that you can tighten using the satin waist ties.
Self-Portrait's Spring '18 collection is informed by the '70s and '80s, so Han Chong naturally thought of Bianca Jagger's iconic disco style. Suspended from metal chain straps, this chiffon maxi dress is detailed with ruffles and skin-baring lattice inserts at the bodice, and pleated through the skirt for swishy movement. The shimmering gold fil coupé catches the light as you move.
If you're looking for something to wear to a rehearsal dinner, then Rebecca Vallance's 'Demoiselles' dress is a great place to start - its subtle 'Lemon' hue and pretty lace detailing is perfect for the nontraditional bride or her maid of honor. It's cut for a slim fit with darted seams to create a bustier-style bodice. Team yours with metallic accessories.
Paul & Joe's 'Julia' design is a stylish nod to '40s tea dresses. Fully lined for a smooth fit, it's cut from subtle floral-jacquard and traced with delicate scalloped lace along the bodice. Try yours with summery espadrilles.
The red, black and white floral-print and flirty ruffles of Self-Portrait's midi dress feel so playful and feminine. It's made from fluid, pleated crepe de chine and has a waist-defining guipure lace trim. Wear yours with espadrilles in the summer and ankle boots come fall.
Needle & Thread's 'Iris' dress is an elegant option for upcoming wedding receptions. Cut from delicate tulle, it's embroidered with hundreds of pretty flowers and has cape-effect sleeves that are outlined with lace. The swishy tiered skirt is perfect for an evening spent on the dancefloor.
EXCLUSIVE AT NET-A-PORTER.COM. The secret behind Roland Mouret's success is down to his precise cuts and unexpected but always flattering details. Expertly made in the UK from wool-crepe, this 'Ulverston' dress is darted at the bust, nipped in at the waist and has a flared, wrap-effect hem. Highlight the fringed macramé lace cuffs with a stack of bracelets.
Few things make getting ready in the morning as effortless as a button-down dress and this 'Félicie' style by Vanessa Seward ticks all the right boxes. Cut from claret silk, it's delicately trimmed with lace along the yoke and sleeves and has a sash-like belt. Wear yours with boots now, swapping for mules come spring.
Ariana Stein and Charlotte Lewis co-founded Paloma Blue after discovering their mutual obsession with resort wear – the pair would riffle through local market stalls while on vacation searching for their ideal pieces. Cut from breezy floral-print silk, this 'Luna' dress is perfect for sunny getaways and can be worn beside the beach or while roaming the city. The lace-trimmed waist is elasticated to define your silhouette.
Temperley London's Spring '18 collection is inspired by the designer's recently released book, English Myths and Legends . Part of the lineup, this dress is made from the softest merino wool, detailed with pretty ruffled cuffs and a detachable guipure lace collar. The ribbed waist is so flattering.