The Lace Dress

For some time I’ve had it in my head that my wardrobe is missing a key item – a lace dress and I’d really like to find one for Christmas Day. I have plenty of other things I could wear for Christmas Day but for some reason I have been fixated on a dress and preferable a lace one. I’ve come close a couple of times to buying but the fact that I haven’t maybe means that I haven’t yet found “the one”. Although it could be that I have and no other measures up – because of course the one I love is £650 and now only available in a dolly size (6)! And clearly I am not the only one who has decided a lace dress is a Christmas must buy because many have sold out in sensible sizes.

Here’s my lust have – Lace dress from Goat.

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This one from Kaliko could be a contender – reasonably priced and in a range of colours. The navy is now £69 but only available at John Lewis in a 14.

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It also comes in a lovely minky grey (£99), black (£99), purple and fuchsia (both £69 although I think the purple and pink versions look a little cheap)

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This one from Adrianna Papell is lovely but is only in an 8, 10 or 16 and is £179, but I love the full skirt shape.

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Also from Adrianna Papell is this fitted option at £150

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Next one from Jigsaw (£139) which I really like but I find their sizing small and their dresses are always above the knee – so great if you are petite.

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The next one is from Untold (reduced from £180 to £108) which also comes in purple but again most sizes have gone. All sizes available in black still.

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I love the colour of the next one from L.K. Bennett which strangely they have one size 8 and 9 size 14’s in. But at £295 and only wearing it once or twice per year doesn’t justify it’s place in my wardrobe. Also being quite fitted it would probably restrict indulgence in turkey and Christmas pudding!

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One from Per Una at Marks and Spencer – actually is much nicer in the flesh and is still available in sizes 10-16 (£75)

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Phase Eight is worth a look as they do have a range of lace dresses but for my purposes they are either too short, too eveningy or too fitted.

And that’s it for dresses which look good (there are quite a few much cheaper dresses around but the lace looks just that – cheap) are reasonably priced and still have some sizes available.

What will you be wearing for Christmas Day? It looks like the “Fashion Gods” have decided I will be wearing something I already own.