10 MUST HAVE LACE DRESSES

Lace dresses are hot. Lace is no longer just for old ladies and weddings. While using  lace was once designated to the role of trimming collars and hems this has changed in modern years. I remember when a lace trim on a collar made the garment look juvenile or old-fashioned. These days are behind us and lace has now become a fabric used to create fashion forward garments that stun us on the modern runways. 

Lace is a delicate fabric made of yarn or thread in an open weblike pattern, made by machine or by hand.

Originally linen, silk , gold, or silver threads were used. In fact now lace is often made with cotton thread, although linen and silk threads are still available. Once made by hand it was considered one of the most valuable fabrics . Since the renaissance lace has been a treasured fabric and is still used for our most important garments in society. Therefore wedding dresses and christening gowns are often made from lace.

LACE TODAY

Of course our relationship to lace has changed greatly overtime . In fact this traditionally elite fabric has become more commonplace .For this reason the quality of the fabric used varies greatly. Of course high end fashion houses use handmade fabric made by artisans often used in couture garments, RTW uses many variations of machine made fabric.

Furthermore we can find many different patterns , scales and colors of lace. Hence this fabric has become much more versatile and has been shown in so many creative ways . Designers have embraced this fabric and are showing a huge amount of lace for Spring/Summer 2017.

LACE ON THE RUNWAY S/S 2017

In my opinion there is one common thread that ran thru most of the S/S 17 collections and that is femininity . Of course other elements come forward as trends but ruffles , florals, pastels and lace stand out.

Meanwhile Designers across the spectrum have lace dresses in their S/S17 shows . Ultimately  the overall theme was ultra feminine . Detailed  frilly and lace dresses stand out as a theme. The use of lace is   first and foremost. Lace dresses come into their own in many styles and designs.

DESIGNERS LACE THINGS UP

Sara Burton for McQueen  designs a romantic craft oriented collection that featuring sinuous dresses knitted from wool lace. This collection is  inspired by the crafts of the Shetland isles and lace dresses were arguably the centre of the show. In fact the show is named "Traditional Lace and Islands ".

Self Portrait designs a collection that stays loyal to the frilly look many customers already embrace. The frocks this season are less rigid , However relaxed lace dresses that seem to be falling off the body with ease are  prominent.

Meanwhile  Ellie Saab uses lace inserts .Similarily  at  Zimmermann they create tiered, flouncy, youthful lace dresses. Dolce & Gabbana gives us lace dresses that are reminiscent of Scilian widows. Runway looks by Johnthan Simkhai , Altuzarra, Rodarte and Prabal Gurung  gave us various themes on lace dresses .

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10  LACES DRESSES FOR SUMMER 2017

The lace dresses I have chosen have something for everyone . I encourage all of you to shop these looks, order early and enjoy these beautiful lace dresses. Perfect for summer parties,and summer weddings . 

DOLCE & GABBANA

Dolce & Gabbana's AW17 Heritage collection epitomises the Italian fashion house's signature feminine style, with lace namely at the core. This pretty beige floral lace dress is beautifully crafted from a luxurious silk and cotton blend.
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ZIMMERMANN

Black cotton broderie anglaise dress from Zimmermann
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RED VALENTINO

Blue/Grey silk lace flared dress from Red Valentino. This is a perfect dress for the summer wedding season. While being completely made of lace this dress is youth and chic.
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ALTUZZARA

Blue and red silk blend 'Harry' dress from Altuzarra. I love this lace dress in fact this dress is one of the influences for this post.
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SELF-PORTRAIT

Tapping into current trends with its asymmetric style and off-the-shoulder design. Therefore the lace frill mini dress from Self-Portrait stands out from the crowd with its lovely pink hue.
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ALEXANDER MCQUEEN

Actually this red silk blend lace A-line mini dress from Alexander McQueen is a personal favorite. Above all I like the ruffled design,since it shows the blending of two trends. All things considered this dress is a show stopper.
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ELIE SAAB

Ultimately this yellow silk floral lace panel dress from Elie Saab is a ray of sunshine. Yellow of course is one of the top colors for S/S 2017.
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BURBERRY

The symmetrical floral embroidery on this Burberry dress makes another remarkably elegant statement. The understated bell sleeves and the subtle white lace used as a backdrop allow all of the focus to fall on the feminine attention-to-detail.
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MSGM

All things considered this grey single shoulder lace dress from MSGM touches on so many S/S 17 trends. Of course it is lace , one shoulder , has ruffles, the lace is floral, and it gives an 1980's vibe.Loving it.
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Consequently this orange and green cotton blend checked ruffled lace dress from MSGM is a personal favorite. Since I've show cased this dress before I repeat here because I love it and its on sale.
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THE SEASON OF LACE DRESSES

IN CONCLUSION THIS SPRING AND SUMMER WEAR THESE GREAT LACE DRESSES. MY CHOICES HERE WERE GIVEN CAREFUL CONSIDERATION . THEREFORE ENJOY AND SHOP EARLY FOR THESE BEAUTIFUL DRESSES. CIAO FOR NOW JANDREW.

2 thoughts on “10 MUST HAVE LACE DRESSES

  1. I love lace dresses and love how lace designs have been updated for modern times. I really like the dress from self portrait.

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