International recording artist, X Factor judge (and reportedly, ex-girlfriend of Lewis Hamilton!) Nicole Scherzinger is well known for her sophisticated, rock ‘n’ roll inspired style. Performing at the Summer Music Festival in Rome this weekend, her choice of a long-sleeved, high-neckline black lace mini dress was a classic twist on the LBD. As Nicole was rated one of the top ten sexiest music artists of all time, who wouldn't want to steal her style? Nicole showed us how to stay ahead of the crowd by dipping in to one of the key trends of AW13 – gothic romance. This autumn the timeless lace LBD will be making a return to the catwalk, with Dolce and Gabbana and Givenchy turning back to black and embracing the sophistication and extravagance of lace and velvet. With long, tousled hair and understated jewellery, we love how Nicole has captured this trend perfectly. Channel Nicole’s gothic glamour for only £55 with our Aftershock London Alisia dress in black. The cut-out back is balanced with the semi-sheer hemline and cropped arms, ensuring that this wardrobe staple is perfect for formal events as well as a night on the town. Team this body-con, lace mini dress with our classic Aftershock Avra clutch bag in black and accessorise with our Lagom Ava Necklace to complete your sophisticated, gothic look.Get the look: Aftershock London Alisia Dress, £55; Aftershock Avra Clutch Bag £71; Lagom Ava Necklace £65. Shop all lace dresses here.