Lace Formal Dresses

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When it comes to prom dresses, there are endless choices for style, fabric, and color. One classic option to consider is wearing a lace prom dress.

The History of Lace Dresses

Lace was originally developed in the 16th Century and quickly embraced by royalty and aristocrats. In the 18th and 19th Centuries, high-quality lace was seen as a symbol of wealth, and many people paid highly for lace dresses. In later centuries, as lace became machine-developed, this fabric became much more common and widespread.

Lace Dress Inspiration

You can always count on the beautiful women of the red carpet for fashion inspiration. If you need to see some lace dresses in action, check out Jennifer Lawrence's stunning black lace dress at the 2016 Oscars, Jennifer Lopez's sexy mermaid lace dress at the 2013 Golden Globes, or Priyanka Copra's elegant white lace dress at the 2016 Oscars.

Or, if you're feeling extra fancy, check out the Kim Kardashian's lace wedding dress with cutouts she wore when she wed Kanye West.

How to Style Lace Prom Dresses

Lace dresses can be styled in many ways. While a lace dress is considered a classy choice, as it's typically associated with weddings, it can also be sexy. Choose a bright red lace dress with cutouts for a sleek and sensual look. Or choose a long sleeve lace dress that is formfitting. Long sleeves can balance out a tight prom dress.

When it comes to lace prom dresses, we recommend you choose a dress that compliments your body type and style. Lace is a great fabric that can be rocked by anyone, and lavender prom dresses are a top seller this season. Whether you're short, tall, plus size, skinny, with a modest or a revealing style, you can find the right lace prom dress for you.

Compliment your lace dress with accent accessories or a brightly colored shoe to pull the entire look together.

Lace for all Occasions

Lace dresses aren't exclusive to prom either. A lace dress is a great choice for any special occasion, such as a military ball, a pageant, a birthday party, or a wedding. If you choose your lace prom dress correctly, you'll be able to get multiple uses out of it in the years to come!

Is your dream prom dress something that is classy, timeless, but still exhibits a little sex appeal? Then a white lace prom dress is perfect for you! We see celebrities frequently walking the red carpet wearing lace evening dresses. Famous faces such as Taylor Swift, Eva Mendes, Katy Perry, and Emma Roberts have all been known to rock designer lace red dresses at galas and events. Whether you go with an all-lace dress or a lace accented dress, you certainly cannot go wrong.

Designers like Alyce Paris and La Femme have got lace detailing down to an art. Miss Universe 2012, Olivia Culpo, sported a lace short asymmetrical dress to the Sherri Hill New York Fashion Week show (with Nick Jonas on her arm, might we add) and made something so classic look so sexy! Haley Reinhart from American Idol Season 10 showed up at the Philadelphia Music Alliance Gala in 2015 rocking a super cute lace Alyce Paris gown. And Seventeen Magazine Prom Edition 2016 featured many different La Femme lace dresses from cover to cover. Dresses with lace are one of the most sought after trends in fashion. At this day in age it's nearly impossible to avoid lace on a prom dress, but why would you want to?!

Whether it's a two-piece, a mermaid style, sassy long-sleeve prom dresses, a flowing chiffon gown, or a ballgown, a little (or a lot) of lace detailing turns something drab into fab. If you're searching for your perfect stage dress for a pageant, grab a beautiful lace gown with sparkling accents from head to toe so you can shine in the spotlight. If you're shopping for lace dresses online for a military ball or gala, get yourself a lace sweetheart neckline silhouette to keep it classy and timeless. Or if you're on the hunt for a non-traditional wedding gown, a lace mermaid or ballgown silhouette will do the trick. No matter the occasion, lace is the perfect staple. Genealogy's online selection offers everything from elegant high-end lace gowns, to simple lace dresses with a cheap price tag!

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