My Top 12 Lace Dresses for Spring

Does this dress look familiar? I tried it on at Nordstrom a couple weeks ago (in this post), but didn’t buy it at the time because, well, it’s still pretty cold here and I didn’t have anywhere to wear it. But, after thinking about it, I realized I couldn’t pass up a dress that fit so well off the rack. And by fits well, I mean the torso, straps, and bust. The midi style does run long on me, so it hits at a weird length (not midi, not maxi), but I just said F it. When you own it, people don’t notice all the little details, right?

Astr the label lace dress

ASTR the Label dress, Zara leather jacket (old, identical), Steve Madden Born sandals (under $80), Cult Gaia acrylic ark bag, Ray-Ban rounded sunglasses

Ray-Ban rounded mirrored sunglasses
Best spring dresses

Cult Gaia ark bag small black

Cult Gaia ark back acrylic black
Astr the label white lace dress

Steve Madden Born sandal

S H O P  T H E  P O S T :

Lace dresses have never been on my must-have list, but if you like more feminine styles, they’re a great go-to for just about any occasion. Lace can be extremely girly, but paired with the right accessories you can go the complete opposite way and toughen it up (more my style). I also really love lace because it adds texture, which always looks gorgeous in photos and adds dimension to your outfit. While, I don’t typically gravitate toward spaghetti strap dresses, I figured I could layer this one with a jacket or even another top and wear it as a skirt. For those of you interested, it also comes in a baby blue color and classic black. Normally, xs runs big on me, so I would say size up, especially if you’re busty.

Since spring is all about pretty lace dresses, I’ve rounded up 12 of my favorites, all under $300!


  1. April 6, 2017 / 7:24 am

    I don’t mind the length on you – mostly because that’s where it would be on me too ;) Love the idea of pairing lace with leather!

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    • Crystalin
      April 18, 2017 / 7:49 am

      Haha, well thank you :)

    • Crystalin
      April 18, 2017 / 7:49 am

      Thank you so much, Elise :)

  2. Christie
    April 6, 2017 / 1:03 pm

    I think you look great! If you want to alter the length all you would need to do is cut the lace. You can copy how they did the original hem and cut around the flowers.

    • Crystalin
      April 18, 2017 / 7:50 am

      Oooh, good to know. Thanks for sharing!

  3. April 6, 2017 / 3:20 pm

    I purchased a very similar one last spring but have yet to find the right place to wear it! I have a similar issue with the length, it fits me like a maxi but I think it would look better on me if I had it properly fitted for my height! My own nerves get in the way with all that fabric around my ankles/feet!

    xo, Rebecca

    • Crystalin
      April 18, 2017 / 7:53 am

      I feel you on that. Since the lace is nice and airy on this dress, I didn’t feel completely overwhelmed.

    • Crystalin
      April 18, 2017 / 7:55 am

      Thank you! If I like something, I tend to get it every color, lol.

  4. April 6, 2017 / 7:34 pm

    I feel your pain with the not-midi, not-maxi conundrum. You pull this off, with heels it looks great! If you are looking to shorten it though, a thick lace like this can sometimes be trimmed right along the edge of the lace ie. you hem it by cutting along the lace edge as it is currently. Oh, and I love how you toughened this up with the black add-ons. :)

    • Crystalin
      April 18, 2017 / 7:56 am

      Thanks for sharing. Another gal said the same thing above. How did I not think about this already. I’m an avid DIY’er when it comes to hemming, so this shouldn’t be that scary, right? lol

    • Crystalin
      April 18, 2017 / 7:56 am

      Aww, thanks Jennifer. You’re always so sweet :)

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