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LACE FORMAL DRESSES

Among the most popular of styles in recent years, lace formal dresses are at the top of their style game in 2016! There is no fabric more feminine and romantic than lace. We think lace is lovely in every form: stretch lace styles, traditional lace patterns, sheer illusion mesh styles, lace overlays, full lace silhouettes, laser cut lace, and lace embellished with crystals!

LACE IS THE FABRIC TO THE MODERN DAY QUEEN IN ALL OF US

Although no one can pinpoint the original origin of lace, it has been documented that the first use of this single thread open work fabric emerged on the lace collars and ties of royalty in the late 15th century. Lace collars were the first decorative element added on top of dresses. The collar was an independent piece that could be worn over more simple garments and “change the look” to a more formal appearance. The love for lace exploded with the fashion prowess of Marie Antoinette in the 17th century. She hardly had a dress that did not have extravagant lace details. Her tailors were sourcing lace from all over Europe for her over the top fashion gowns that have become iconic to that era. Lace took a break on the fashion scene in the 1800’s with a huge comeback launched by Queen Victoria who is quoted as saying “you can never have too much lace.” Queen Vic is known for wearing lace from head to toe!

For common citizens of society, lace formal dresses became increasingly popular and associated with wedding dresses. Lace has been a go to accent to formal dresses for centuries and as colored lace became increasingly sought after for social occasion dresses, lace has remained in demand to the present day. In terms of today’s trends, lace is all over the board from colored lace to creative uses where lace is the applique over sheer mesh illusion fabric and dresses completely made from this open work fabric being see through themselves. Lace formal dresses are making their own legacy in modern fashion times.

LACE FORMAL DRESSES LEAVE A LASTING FASHION IMPRESSION

Whether you are wanting a more traditional style dress with lace accents or a fashion forward see-through stretch or body hugging lace style, you can capture the camera and make a style moment all your own in lace! We adore this romantic fabric and love the feminine look of lace formal dresses. Like no other fabric, this open work needlework fabric has a look all its own. The boho style trend called eyelash lace is huge in contemporary fashion and there is no better fabric than lace to create your formal bohemian look. The options are countless when you consider colored lace. Perhaps you are looking to create an alluring look in lace? Consider black lace over nude under fabric. This lace combination is extraordinarily popular in all silhouettes and can go from completely classic to over the top with bling beading.

Truly the choice is all yours when it comes to lace formal dresses. From pink, purple, blue, red and every color in the rainbow between black and white, you can achieve your fashion fantasy in colored lace dresses this year! A stand out look is lace overlaying mesh illusion with hot press stone beading. This look is hotter than fire! The sheer illusion mesh is see through and the lace details covering all the right places allow for peek-a-boo flashes of skin that create a sexy look in lace that is unstoppable. If you are looking to get your “sexy on,” this is the lace look for you!

POPULARITY BRINGS YOU LACE FORMAL DRESSES IN EVERY SIZE AND SILHOUETTE

Because of the demand for lace formal dresses the past several seasons and increasing popularity of this style this year, lace formal dresses are now available in all dress silhouettes as well as sizes. We carry sizes 00-24 regular to 14w-30w in plus sizes. As a rule of thumb, most lace does not stretch, so it is important that you order your size accordingly. Don’t expect the fabric to “give a little.” Lace simply does not have the flexibility that knit fabrics offer. For this reason, you will want to order your dress by your largest measurement between your hips, waist and bust. Lace formal dresses are usually somewhat simple to alter due to the lace covering any place alterations may need to be made. The lace offers a great disguise for the alteration area. So order accordingly as simple alterations usually can be made easily should the dress need to be taken in. You can find our “Alterability Rating” on the product description page. We rate every dress for its ability to be altered to assist you with your dress selection process.

Should you have any questions about dress fit, size or style options in our lace formal dresses collection, give us a call or send us a chat box. Our Stylists are knowledgeable about all of our lace formal dresses and can help you to find your perfect dream dress. We love our Christellas Community and how our shoppers help each other by returning to post a picture in their dream dress and leave a review. Be a big help and come back to post your picture and review your dress too! We can’t wait to see how amazing you looked in your lace formal dress at your special event!