Three ways to wear your lace dress this Christmas party season
Shop the lace dresses, left to right: Aftershock London Dunston Maxi Dress, ¬£251; Kate Fearnley Blue Gracy Dress, ¬£186; Lipstick Boutique Frankie Dress in Red, ¬£60.Ladylike and lovely Ladylike style and lace go hand in hand and if you take a leaf out of Dolce and Gabbana and Victoria Beckham's look book nothing is more elegant than a demure midi-length lace dress. Kate Nash can credit much of her style transformation to the chic black lace dress. At the Pride of Britain Awards recently Kate donned a super-flattering midi lace dress complete with bingo wing-concealing long lace sleeves and a vintage-esque gold belt to nip her in at the middle. Hailee Steinfeld went for a similar style in her high neck mid-length baroque and lace effect dress by Erdem. We love how she teamed the ladylike style with sheer shoe boots for an edgy twist. More mature ladies and those looking for an afternoon tea-worthy lace dress, take a leaf out of screen siren Julianne Moore's book and go for a complementary nude coloured crochet frock with full-length sleeves, which works to elongate the limbs, and a modest knee-length cut.
Shop the lace dresses, left to right: Body Frock Grace Lacy Dress in Navy, ¬£175; Rock-a-Bye Rosie Leah Dress in Cream, ¬£55; Fazane Malik Ann Cocktail Dress, ¬£70.Seriously sultry Lace is undeniably one of the sexiest fabrics around and with designers like Alexander McQueen and Lanvin sending night dress-like lace dresses down the AW13 runways this is a Christmas party dress trend you (and your boyfriend!) don't want to miss out on… Luisa Zissman sizzled at the Pride of Britain Awards in a full-length fishtail lace dress - take note, because this extravagant trend is going nowhere when it comes to Christmas party dresses - which helped to balance out the sexy lace dress fabric and deep V-neckline! Joss Stone went down a similar route with her flesh-coloured lace dress designed carefully to cling to her best assets, emphasising her womanly silhouette. Going one step further Jennifer Lopez also opted for a revealing lace panel dress, which teamed with velvet and dark, vampy make-up, made quite the statement. If you're looking for a show-stopping look for Christmas parties to come, this is it!
Shop the lace dresses, left to right: Honor Gold Angie Dress, ¬£74.95; Lipstick Boutique Leila Dress in Black/Nude, ¬£80; Ukulele Grunge Dress, ¬£148.Shop all lace dresses.