Whether it is the main course of a catwalk show or simply the aperitif, ladylike lace has been woven into collections everywhere this year. From the delicate lace accents that adorned the SS13 marine-themed range at Just Cavalli and Louis Vuitton’s AW13 ‘lady of the night chic’ creations, to the heavy lengths of all-over lace that took centre stage at the Dolce and Gabbana SS13 and Elie Saab AW13 shows, the crème de la crème of celebrity style icons including Lily Collins, Kate Perry and Catherine Zeta Jones are falling head over their oh-so-glamorous heels for this ultra-hot trend. As our addiction to lace looks set to stay for the foreseeable future, we've compiled an edit of the best summer lace dresses inspired by the catwalk and the red carpet. Read on to discover the new season lace dresses that will guarantee you a seamless transition from SS13 to AW13. Team LBD approves! DAYTIME LACE DRESSES 

Left to right: Kate Fearnley Blue Gracy Dress, £186; Hedonia Sasha Lace Halter Dress in Black, £65; Hedonia Leah Lace Fit and Flare Dress in Ivory, £85.

If you want to ensure you keep your cool in the heat this summer, our range of new season daytime lace dresses promises to do just that. Whether you opt for a fit and flare design or decide that body-con is more up your street, 'summer-proof' your lacey number with a cute pair of wedges and a tousled up-do … and when the colder months start to draw in, style your LLD (little lace dress, of course!) with Chelsea boots and an on-trend, ever-chic leather jacket. Perfect! EVENING LACE DRESSES


Left to right: Forever Unique Regina Dress in Blue, £330; Forever Unique Jasmin Dress in Black £220; Aftershock London Sinora Dress in Cream, £356.

Nothing says traditional Hollywood red-carpet glamour like a show-stopping lace evening dress. And, with our fabulous range of new season lace evening dresses you are sure to find an unforgettable gown for an unforgettable night. From the short but chic lace mini dress to the extravagant floor-length creation, our range of beautiful dresses deserves to be adorned with a plethora of luxury accessories. Match with a pair of sophisticated ankle-strap heels and a classic clutch for an ensemble that really will stand the test of time.

Shop the fabulous full collection of new season summer lace dresses at LittleBlackDress.co.uk here.