Amazing Lace! – 5 Pretty Lace Party Dresses

If you’re stuck on the outdated notion that wearing lace at 40, 50 and beyond will make you look like your grandma, then you need rethink that. Lace continues to be strong for the holiday season and the choices out there are modern and sexy. Take a peek at these fabulous, lace, holiday party dresses that look nothing like Victorian lace doilies!

Black Lace 
black lace dressThis beautiful black lace dress with its scalloped neckline and hem is a great choice for a Christmas cocktail party, or any special occasion, including as Mother of the Bride (Yes, you can wear black).

The 3/4 length sleeves are a fantastic way to show some skin and look sexy, but still cover up any giggly bits.

purple lace dressPurple Lace 
Look like a queen in this classic sheath dress in stunning purple a color associated with creativity and royalty. A classic shape + a pop of color makes this dress a recipe for 40+ chic.

Red LaceSometimes red lace is so bright, it looks tacky, but this beautiful berry colored dress oozes elegance and class. The cut out detail at the shoulder makes it  a bit sexy, but still very lady-like.  red dress lace
Blue Lace Here’s a dress that’s particularly flattering if you have generous hips. The wide V-neck balances the hips by making your shoulders look broader and the tiered effect of the lacing down the front camouflages any hint of a tummy. Plus, this gorgeous cobalt is so now.  blus lace dress
Head to Toe LaceA nude colored underlay makes this charcoal lace dress look extra sexy. That’s balanced nicely with an elegant, bateau neckline and  simple, form-fitting gown with peek a boo cut-outs that looks classy and modern.Will you be wearing lace this winter?  long black lace dress


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  1. S HAMILTON says:

    Where can I find the dresses?

    • Hi S. Hamilton,
      So sorry, these dresses are now out of stock. However if you go onto the Nordroms website you will find lots of styles from this years collections.
      Good luck!

  2. Lisa Scott says:

    These dresses are very pretty. But so few with sleeves! It is winter here and I cant help but think this article and pictures are just for those in warmer climates. Why? What are we cold weather girls supposed to do? Plus, even if I was living in Fla year round, I would like some sleeves to cover the unattractive parts of my upper arms. And I have a feeling I am not alone in this.

    • Hi Lisa,
      These dresses can be worn all year, but you just have to have a good coat and shawl to add. However, you do have a good point about keeping the arms a little more covered and we will try to find more dresses with more fabric…. I do understand that many women have issues with their arms.
      Thanks for writing in.

  3. Oh I love the first and the 5th dress especially. If only I had reason to wear then I might purchase.