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Top 10 Lace Dresses

Take your holiday party game to the next level with the best lace dresses!

Take your holiday party game to the next level with the best lace dresses!

When it's time to cut a rug, be it with your co-workers or friends, it's best to have some great go-to frocks on the ready. This shouldn't come as a shock given that Thanksgiving is Thursday, but the real holiday party season is upon us like woah. Everyone knows that after Thanksgiving passes, the holiday social scene really heats up — we're betting you've already seen more than one Paperless Post party invite in your inbox. And what better way to celebrate 2015 than with a fetching lace dress? Play with texture and expectations in any of these lovely dresses, which run the gamut from sexy and daring to casual and fun. You'll also see a range of price points – we're interested in providing something for everyone. Happy partying!

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November 24, 2015

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For Love & Lemons Noir Lace Mini Dress

Not for the faint of heart, this lace mini dress has come to play. Contrasting mesh insets give you an alluring illusion effect, so you can be certain that you'll turn heads when you bring the party to town in this number. 

HD in Paris Lace Garden Pencil Dress

Aren't you an elegant lady? Look the part in this flattering pencil dress that will remind everyone that while there may be a chill in the air and snow on the ground, there is a light at the end of the tunnel (aka spring).

Diane von Furstenberg Zarita Lace Sheath Dress

Not content to be your basic LBD, we love the full body zipper and lacy sleeves that add a bit of intrigue and sexiness to this DVF stunner. A deep v-neck in the back ensures that you'll stand out from the crowd. 

BCBGMAXAZRIA Elyssa Scalloped Lace Dress

An all over eyelet pattern is a wonderful thing, as this scalloped lace dress proves. We love the ladylike silhouette and the layered, straight hem. We suggest pairing these with tall, tall high heels to get a leg up on all the other dresses out there. 

Tadashi Shoji Cord Embroidered Lace Cocktail Dress

Be a walking piece of art when you show up to the party in this number that's lacy all over, and looks just as elegant in person as it does online. It comes in five different hues, so you can pick your poison. 

BB Dakota Yale Lace Panel Fit & Flare Dress

A great holiday dress for less than one hundred bones? We're sold! We love the swingy silhouette of this jaunty dress that has sheer lace sleeves (to set it apart) and a nipped in waist to highlight your figure. 

Black Halo Sanibel Lace Two Piece Dress

Buck the dresses trend and throw on this two piece little number to be the talk of your gathering. We love the hint of midriff at the stomach and the fire engine red hue – just make sure you match your lipstick to it. 

Byron Lars Embroidered Brocade Dress

Everyone likes a winner, and designer Bryon Lars was named Women's Wear Daily's ‘Rookie of the Year’ for his first collection. With a glance at this sophisticated offering, it's incredibly easy to see why.

Alice + Olivia Amie Scoop Neck Lace Dress

It's all about the fit and flare, baby. Look like an elegant ballet dancer on a night off in this scooped neck dress that beautifully flares out into a full skirt complete with all the lace you need for an expert look. 

ASTR The Label Lace Midi Dress

Playful, party-ready, and complete with breezy lace cutouts, this is the ideal option for all the outdoor events on your calendar this spring and summer.

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