- Silk woven dress
- Crinkled texture throughout, embroidered and beaded appliques throughout, scoopneck, optional tie belt at waist, tonal top stitching, panel seaming
- Hidden back zipper with hook and eye closure, fully lined
- 36 inches from shoulder to hem; Measurements were taken from a size 4
- Model's height is 5 feet 10½ inches; bust 34 inches; waist 23½ inches; hips 34 inches
- Dry clean only
100% silk shell. 100% acetate lining
Is there anything under the sun more ladylike than lace? As Miuccia Prada once said, it's the most important fabric in a woman's life, with her at birth, marriage, and everywhere in between. There's no milestone required to wear it this season—a backyard barbecue or a weekend by the sea will do just fine. And don't underestimate how versatile a lace dress can be, transforming from coquette to vixen with a quick flip of the accessories. Get inspired by the many ways to wear this favorite summer number, then snag a lace dress of your own in the sale below.
—TRACEY LOMRANTZ LESTER, Editorial Director
Designer Nanette Lepore’s ultra-feminine wardrobe staples are anything but bland. Based in NYC, Lepore turns out bright, bold dresses, skirts, coats and jackets, shoes, and other clothing and accessories that stand out for their highly imaginative prints; her hybrid animal-floral patterns, zigzags, and kaleidoscopic motifs turn basic silhouettes into celebrations of color. Lepore’s diffusion line Oonagh adheres to the same standards as her flagship label, with contemporary shapes inspired by her boho upbringing in Ohio. From military-inspired “Temptations” trousers to elegant bikinis and swimwear, Nanette Lepore’s designs consistently amp up the girlishness without forgoing sophistication. Her effortless style has helped her become a celeb favorite as well as a guest judge on Project Runway.