There’s something unabashedly pretty about lace dresses—no doubt the reason they’re so popular with brides the world over—but this season, both high-street and runway designers are buying into something a little bit different. We might not go as far to call it “edge” exactly (lashings of lace will always feel at least a bit ladylike, after all), but thanks to button-down shirtdresses, rich autumn colour palettes and, in the case of one very special Kitri dress, ’80s-style power shoulders, the new influx of lace dresses have a lot more to say for themselves (just check out the Dolce & Gabbana A/W 17 collection).
Of course, there are still delicate lacy dresses on offer, but why not toughen things up by teaming a super-pretty frock with a pair of statement boots—we’re big fans of over-the-knee styles right now—and some carefully chosen bold jewellery?
Keep scrolling to shop our pick of the best lace dresses out there right now.
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