10 of the best lace dresses for summer

Perceived as the epitome of femininity, a lace garment should definitely not be missing from a woman’s wardrobe, especially this summer when the romantic lace trend became even more of a statement on and off the runway. Delicate, pretty, sexy or edgy, the lace dresses embrace a myriad of silhouettes, cuts and colours this season, which can only mean that the one complementing your aesthetic isn’t all that far away.

Allowing everything in between a minimal styling approach, a sophisticated or an edgy one, the lace dress morphed into a summer 2013 staple, transitioning with ease from day to night with just the right accessories. For your inspiration only, we gathered 10 of the best lace dresses that you can discover right after the break.

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Three Floor – About A Girl Dress

With the release of the super cool Three Floor spring 2013 look book, the brand offered plenty of trending examples positioning the lace dress under a bright spotlight. Amongst them, this electric blue one stood out most as it seemed to blend the edgy and the feminine into one flawless piece, perfect to celebrate the endless days and magic summer nights.


Three Floor – About A Girl Dress at Asos.

Lover – Rosebud lace halterneck dress

Brimming with romance and delicacy, the rosebud lace halterneck dress in cherry red makes for an ultra-feminine choice that’s ideal for cocktail hours and summer parties that end late into the night. Styled with nude accessories and an easy chignon, the dress gains an effortless and incredible light feel.


Lover – Rosebud lace halterneck dress at Net-a-Porter.

Burberry Prorsum – Lace open-back dress

It’s not all that hard putting together an impeccable outfit using the Burberry Prorsum lace dress with an open-back, as departing point. Envisioned as to flatter the figure and to evoke supreme elegance at the same time, the green piece is already a favourite amongst stars. Use nude accessories and a natural make-up for a day rendition, and switch to gold heels and red lipstick for the ultimate night look.


Burberry Prorsum – Lace open-back dress at MatchesFashion.com.

Diane von Furstenberg – Tilda Shadow Dot Lace Dress

Nothing like a luxe leather and lace dress covered in black to speak about the edginess hiding beneath such a ladylike piece in appearance. Polished, modern and chic, Diane von Furstenberg’s design is a splendid blend. Style it with leather sandals and a nude clutch.


Diane von Furstenberg – Tilda Shadow Dot Lace Dress at mytheresa.com.

Sally LaPointe – Cutout lace dress

Mixing two of this season’s most remarkable trends, the cutout lace dress from Sally LaPointe makes for an easy choice if you’re in search of something defined by femininity and sex-appeal. The delicate nude tone and the lace overlay find balance in the core cutout and the ultra-short sillouethe.


Sally LaPointe – Cutout lace dress at Farfetch.

Alice + Olivia – Clover Macrame Lace Dress

The sky blue color is the first to steal your eyes upon witnessing Alice + Olivia’s beautiful clover macrame lace dress. Mirroring the light spirit of summer, the dainty dress translates to a mini sillouethe, an open-back, short sleeves and a superb lace detailing.


Alice + Olivia – Clover Macrame Lace Dress at mytheresa.com.

Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti – Embellished lace dress

A white lace shift dress that is simple enough to be worn with a pair of flat sandals on a hot summer day, but complex enough to be making a statement is something that every woman needs in her closet. Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti’s embellished frock makes for a timeless investment due to its classic cut and subtle detailing.


Philosophy di Alberta Ferretti – Embellished lace dress at Net-a-Porter.

MSGM – Lace sleeveless dress

Sophisticated and sleek, MSGM’s interpretation of the lace dress mixes the delicacy of the white and navy tones with a bright pop of yellow. The colorful waistband begs for an equally bold styling. Think in terms of pumps dipped in fresh citrus tones and splashes of neon.


MSGM – Lace sleeveless dress at MatchesFashion.com.

Victoria, Victoria Beckham – Lace Dress

A long sleeved dress is without a doubt a refreshing take on the spring and summer lace trend, assuring a smooth transition between seasons due to its versatile character. Featuring a nude underlay and the most beautiful shade of duck egg blue, Victoria Beckham’s design betrays her signature aesthetic and her preference directed towards all things classy.


Victoria, Victoria Beckham – Lace Dress at mytheresa.com.

ASOS – Shift Dress With 3D Flower Lace

With a sillouethe that evokes a certain nostalgia, the yellow dress coming from Asos blooms in delicate 3D flower lace appliques that speak highly about the modern technologies. Youthful, fun and uncomplicated, the classic shift dress serves to complete the recipe for an unforgettable summer. Style it with a high bun and ankle strap sandals.


ASOS – Shift Dress With 3D Flower Lace at Asos.

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Shaped by all things beautiful and feminine, Nicoleta Parascan’s first steps towards entering the captivating world of fashion were taken somewhere around the young age of six, when she received her very own first fashion magazine. Discovering an entirely new universe, filled with pretty ladies and beautiful clothes, there was not much able to ever beat or compete with the fantasy land that was suddenly opening up. Surrounded by books, constantly thinking about the next best outfit, in search of a signature style and defined by a nostalgic calling towards the past, Nicoleta believes in taking chances, in destiny and in building her own path in life. When she’s not writing, you can easily find her playing with her cat, reading an old book, watching movies, exploring the city or blogging her own daily adventures.