08 May 2013

Spring/Summer must have! - Little white Crochet/Lace dress

If there is one trend that I am really looking forward to try this season, it would be the little lace or crochet dress.  This trend has been coming and going for a while but this time around it came back with a bomb!  So many choices to choose from and the lace are more delicate and some with exceptional quality.

In my opinion it is important to keep the dress classic and tasteful while being trendy and not looking trashy or tacky.  Oh, yes, it can look tacky alright! Right length is key to the dress, too short or too long can be very unflattering. Avoid cutouts or see through patches (except for the arms), unless we are Madonna, Ga-Ga or a runway model strutting the catwalk, mere mortals like us would not be able to pull off this look without sending the wrong message.  Showing too much skin doesn't ring a sexy bell instead try looking for a nicely shaped, simple clean line dress for a more classic look. 

In short, I believe that white lace/crochet dress is a great piece to have in the wardrobe given a proper style.  Here are some of my choices - sleeveless, short sleeves and longer sleeves version


Splurge on this! Joie




 Love this one and it's on sale! Nanette Lepore


Value for money! Velvet


Splurge! DVF


Love this one! Candela


Value for money! Velvet












30 comments:

  1. I love your picks... the DVF has me drooling! Very tasteful and classic. :)

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  2. Hi there-great picks here, my favourite has to be the Marc Jacobs one! Have a great week xxx

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  4. My favorite piece is the marc jacobs dress... simple yet full of details!
    Kisses from Miami,
    Borka
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  5. I agree with everything you said:) and I really like your choices.

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  6. Oh my goodness! What beauties!
    I'll take the 3rd one by Candela!

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  7. This is a nice trend :) You remind me that i need to find one too
    Cammi @ Cammilicious

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  8. I need a white dress, they are gorgeous!


    -Vogue&Heels
    www.vogueandheels.com

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  9. Quite pretty! Some are a bit short for me .. but there are some good lengths .. Think I like the Catherine Malandrino dress the best .. of course, I would .. it's fairly expensive .. lol

    Monica
    www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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    1. I know.. it cost an arm and leg but so so beautiful! I bought a pair from Karen Kane which I though is quite nice in good price range. Hope to post her here on the blog soon :)

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  10. I love this trend because I love lace. Actually I bought a white lacy dress two years ago, when there was no lace boom yet. Mine is very similar to the one you showed here, from Velvet with longish sleeves.

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  11. I really like all that dresses and DVF is soonice. Have a great day.

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  12. So ladylike, beautiful selection Mrs C, I think the second one is my favourite although I'd happily take any of them in my closet ;)

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  13. Me too, I'm looking for a crochet dress. Love the first one!

    xo Jo

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  14. These are so pretty! I really like the Free People and the Velvet one!

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  15. I am loving the LWD in lace right now, I saw one similar to the Joie on Etsy before!

    SDMxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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  16. These are all super gorgeous but I seriously LOVE the first one, so so pretty!

    xoxo Bree
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  17. Agree with all your tips, the first three are to die for! If only they were more affordable :(

    Mili from call me, Maeby

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  18. The Catherine Melandrino looks so sleek and classy, i would love to have a similar one! you have such classy taste, love these picks!
    anyways, every summer i always get myself a piece or two of white lace or crochet dress, it is indeed a must have for summer. perfect for resort outfits :)

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  19. Love this post, beautiful drsses ;) xx andy

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  20. I want one as well (SO summer chic) and all of these options are absolutely gorgeous! Can't wait to see which one you pick!

    ~Jacy

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    1. None of these, Jacy :) I bought a pair from Karen Kane, a 3/4 sleeves lace dress.

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  21. these crochet dress are awesome perfect for the summer and the beach!

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  22. I love white and I love lace...these dresses are AWESOME!!! Happy Mother's Day!!!

    xo,
    Janise
    http://MamaInHeels.com

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  23. I love this post! this style of dresses is so pretty!

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  24. These dresses are all So Pretty! I've always thought my colouring was too pale for a white lace dress, but a couple of the photos show models who are, in fact, quite fair. Perhaps I will try something similar on. See, this is one of the cool things about blog reading. I learn new things everyday. {PS, loved your travel post too}

    Sue xo

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    1. Thank you, Sue :) Truly appreciate it. I think white is versatile hence the white wedding dress. There's something pure and soft about it that is not pretentious in my opinion

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