Monday, April 2, 2012

10 Ways to Wear a Lace Dress

When I was a child, my mom loved to buy frilly, over-the-top dresses with skirts that flounce. It didn't matter that her daughter would waste no time dirtying up her appearance, because girls should look like girls. I think the itchiness of the crinoline-like skirts left a traumatizing effect :( It wasn't until late into my teenage years did I begin to entertain the thought of voluntarily wearing a dress (skipping the itchiness please).

I guess you could say I'm the most surprised when I realized that of all my dresses, a lacy/crochet one is my favorite. Mom would be so proud. I've worn the Ann Taylor vintage floral dress to death since purchasing this month last year. Now a year later, I've compiled some of my favorite looks to show how versatile a white dress can be.
Row 1 - "Dressed up" outfits: one, two
Row 2 - "Neutrals" outfits: one, two, three
Row 3 - "Colors" outfits: one, two, three
Row 4 - "Jacket and Booties" outfits: one, two

29 comments:

  1. Love how you have styled the dress :) very versatile piece

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  2. I love your tips. I have the white lace dress from F21 and I'm running out of ideas. Thanks!

    xo Jo

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  3. I love retrospective posts like this! And you wore it so many different ways! (:

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  4. So glad you did this roundup! I think of all the fashion bloggers I've seen wearing lace or crochet dresses you have always styled them the best :) Glad to see all them together here.

    Tasia

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    1. Hopefully in the upcoming year, I'll be able to figure out more ways to wear this dress for a Part II post ;)

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  5. this is by far my favorite dress that i missed out on last year. so sad, lol!! my mom didnt even try to dress us up most times. she gave up early!!
    amber Easy Petite Looks

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    1. I poke fun at my mom now, but just watch... if/when I have a girl, I'll be the same way, hahaha.

      Are you only looking for the dress in white? AT's actually selling the same dress in black this season.

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  6. I love this post especially because I have so many lace dresses now! I have worn one as a skirt though...:-) You have So many combinations I love it!

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  7. This is so cute! My favorite is still the first photo with the scarf around your neck. I remember when you first posted that outfit as if it were yesterday... =)

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    1. You and me both! The first photo is still one of my favorite outfits EVER.

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  8. Ooh, I love collection posts like these! I frequently refer back to your 30 for 30 posts for the same reason. I wouldn't be mad at ya if you did this more ;)

    And ditto on what Kelly wrote, I have that image pinned for inspiration.

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    1. Suggestion noted! I'll dig through my archives to see what else I can round up :)

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  9. really love this, my favorite is the one with the pink blouse and also the first one with the scarf, very classy and elegant!

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  10. Love your lace dress outfit collection! My favourite is the one with pink shirt!

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  11. This is such a beautiful dress and I love all your examples on how to wear it! You look great!
    Creamy

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  12. I like these type of posts. I don't believe I need to go shopping everytime I am going somwhere. I just wish I could find a lace dress, I love them. Karen J

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    1. Are you thinking of a fabric/pattern in particular? If you haven't already done so, I'd suggest going to shopstyle.com and doing a search. Good luck!

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  13. Dying, dying, dying! I want to copy all these looks!!!

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  14. You're so creative, Cee! That's one thing I am still learning - find ways to remix my pieces. My favorite is the first one - simple yet so chic!

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  15. Love all the different ways! Isn't it funny how we rebel against what moms make us wear when we're little, but then we end up getting drawn towards the same thing when we're older? I love it! :) Great dress!

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    1. You know what they say... kids grow up to be like their parents (or something like that, haha) ;)

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  16. I would've never been creative enough to create ten outfits from this! Now I want a lace dress. :)

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  17. YES! My mom did the same thing, and I was anti-dress until probably my mid-20s. I just hope I can avoid the same trap with Brigid :)

    I love how you've been so creative with this dress...so impressive!

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    1. Hahaha, I think if you haven't started Brigid on the frou frou dresses path, you're good ;)

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  18. Ooo I love each and every way that you styled the dress!

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  19. I love seeing posts like these, where you can style a certain item in a variety of ways. My fave has got to be the 1st one with the silk scarf, then the one with the white blouse and the hot pink blouse. xo

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  20. Thanks for this, I have a lace dress but I only know how to wear it one way, with a belt! This has given me more ideas on what to wear with it.

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  21. this is so versatile, cee! i am inspired by layering the dress over long sleeve striped shirts - you are a mix master!

    pandaphilia fashion

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