Monday, October 17, 2011

Lace for Less

Lace is classic, romantic, and overly ladylike.  I fell in love with the Diane von Furstenberg dress on the left when I saw it on ShopBop.  The cut is perfectly flattering and the exposed lace edges is what I love most, but I have tons of dresses and I just can't justify spending $325 for a dress that I have no reason to buy [the devil on my shoulder says this reasoning is flawed].  I did set out to find comparable replacements though and thought the Zara and h&m ones were pretty damn close, which of course, makes me happy.  The nice thing about lace is that you can easily go in two directions with styling it: keep it clean and feminine, sticking with accessories like flats, pumps, and layering simple jewelry or you can toughen it up with boots and blazers to add a balance of menswear to the outfit.  Either way, it's a win.

Lace for Less

Diane von Furstenberg ivory lace dress
£293 -

Short lace dress
$48 -

Velvet Torch scoop back dress
$46 -

French Connection cocktail party dress
$90 -

H M corset dress
£30 -

H M lace dress
£25 -

Zara short dress
$60 -

Miss Selfridge lace cocktail dress
£45 -

Oasis lace dress
$27 -

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