Tuesday, July 05, 2011

The Red Lace Dress Trend

Trend Spotting
The Red Lace Dress

The red lace dress has been a favourite amongst celebrities, stylists and models. The subject of this trend is a 3/4 or long sleeved dress, with round neck and hemline above the knee. The vintage-inspired red lace dress has a babydoll shape, whereas the modern version is more fitted. The colour ranges from coral to scarlet to deep burgundy. 

Celebrities that are on board with the red lace dress trend.

Top Row
Rachel Bilson shoots a campaign for Sunglasses Hut wearing a French Connection Fast Anna lace dress. She styled it with sheer black stockings and black suede ankle boots.
Britain's newest style icon, Pippa Middleton wears a long-sleeved version of the dress, also by French Connection.
Nicole Kidman in a fitted lace dress by L'Wren Scott. She paired it with red and white printed Charlotte Olympia heels.
Ginnifer Goodwin wears a romantic red lace dress with nude underlay by Valentino.

Bottom Row
Michelle Williams wears the most popular of all red lace dresses, by Erdem. She added leopard print heels to the mix. The dress has been sold-out everywhere.
Alexa Chung wears the same Erdem 'Margot' dress for a spread in Net-a-Porter magazine. The dress looks so different on both ladies.
Isla Fisher went for a darker shade of lace, in a sparkly, high-neck dress by Elise Ă˜verland.
Natalia Vodianova models the lacey focal piece of Etam's new collection.

Get the Look
1. Dress by Therapy. A scalloped edge lace dress with sheer sleeves. £20 or R215 from houseoffrasier.co.uk
2. AM to PM dress by Backstage. A bodycon long-sleeved crimson dress with low back. $149.99 or R1010 from gluestore.com.au
3. Fast Anna dress by French Connection. Get Rachel Bilson's look with this fully lined strawberry red dress. $188 or R1265 at frenchconnection.com
4. Cristina lace dress. My favourite pick, a 3/4 sleeve babydoll dress with pleated skirt. Includes a tan skinny belt. £26.99 or R292 at missguided.co.uk
5. Dress by Dorothy Perkins. Try the trend without the sleeves in a babydoll 50's style scarlet dress. £40 or R433 from dorothyperkins.com
6. Nicole by Nicole Miller dress. A 60's shift dress with crochet trimmed sleeves and neckline. $34.99 or R235 from jcpenny.com

If you're not really a 'red' person, try the trend in a more muted colour, like Katie Cassidy did (below) in a peachy coral lace dress by Bec & Bridge. She paired her dress with matching suede Brian Atwood pumps.

Steal Her Style
Dress by Topshop. A sweetheart lace bodycon dress with 3/4 sleeves and scalloped hem. 
£40 or R433 from topshop.com
Matching heels in a different make. Steve Madden coral suede 'Bevv' pumps. 
$69.90 or R470 from nordstrom.com

Hope that this feature helps you find your perfect 'little red lace dress'.

Happy Shopping!


Janine / Being Brazen said...

I REALLY want a red lace dress - if you see any locally , let me know.

Sam said...

Hi Jay,
I will do that.
The ones I featured are available for shipping to South Africa.

Anonymous said...

Hey, are black suede ankle flat ankle boots fashionable and do they look nice with a floral patterned flared short dress? Am trying to dress nicely but it's outside my comfort zone, I usually just wear denims and sneakers.

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Nicole Kidman in a fitted lace dress by L'Wren Scott. She paired it with red and white printed Charlotte Olympia heels.