Lace has a long history dating back to the 16th century and it became very popular with royalty. In fact Catherine of Aragon, the first wife of Henry VIII, famously supported lacemakers in the Midlands region when she heard they were struggling financially. She destroyed all the lace she had so that she would have to commission new pieces, and in doing so, supported the local lacemakers. Now there is a girl who loved her lace!
So, while royalty may have been among the first to have appreciated lace, since it no longer needs to be handmade thanks to modern technology, lace has now become accessible even to those without blue blood. But lace still retains its association of luxury and elegance. This helps to make it the perfect choice of material for when you want to dress up a little.
Have we inspired you to wear a lace dress on your next night out? Here are a few lace frocks which not only look great but also give you a lovely vintage style look.
The Anna retro style lace dresses are an ideal example of this style. It’s an elegant, lace dress with longer sleeves which would be perfect for a special occasion like going out to the theatre or to a cocktail party. A lace evening dress like this is still comfortable to wear, as it has a little bit of stretch for comfort, longer sleeves and a fair bit of coverage overall – meaning you won’t need to worry about special underwear. Just pop it on and go! The Anna dress also features a flattering cross-over bodice. It comes in the classic colour options of black, red, green, and blue.
And the Anna Black Lace Retro Style Pencil Dress is a great vintage style lace LBD pencil dress.
The Margot lace dresses are truly beautiful and call to mind the classic style of wedding dresses worn by royalty, even in more recent years. And that even includes members of Hollywood royalty, like Grace Kelly, who also wore lace on her wedding day.
The Margot comes in both in ivory (champagne), dark navy blue and classic black. We particularly love the ivory dress as it has a beautiful retro feel to it and would look striking on those with the right colouring. Otherwise the dark navy blue is a solid, dependable colour which would also be suitable for a more serious occasion. And the Margot black is your perennial LBD classic that’s been dressed up with lace to give your look a touch of elegance.
We especially love the vintage style buttons down the bodice on the Margot. And although it’s fully lined it doesn’t come with bust padding, which makes a nice change from many of the lined dresses available these days. It’s a dress that will give you a really feminine and flattering look.
The Sandra is a lovely choice for plus size ladies, coming in sizes from XL through to 5XL. And this retro style lace dress is on point for any dress up occasion. Much like the Anna Lace Retro Style Pencil Dresses, the Sandra is perfect for a night out – a classic lace sheath dress in stand out pink or classic black. Plus you have nice coverage with full lining and embroidered half lace sleeves. Either colour would make a great choice for a date night dress. Plus there’s a bit of stretch to keep you comfortable all night. Just add some heels and a pair of sparkly earrings and you’re ready to go!
So here are just a few of the lace frocks from our range. In case any of these lace cuties peaked your interest for more lace, check out our full range of retro style lace dresses.