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Wanted: The Only Dress You’ll Need to Survive Wedding Season

Let’s confront the pastel and flower crown covered elephant in the room: 2016 wedding season is officially here, which provides you both an excuse and a challenge to shop for the perfect dress. If you’re going as a guest with friends or a plus one with a more-than-a-friend, you’ll need a piece with some pretty specific requirements: A dress that’s not white, not too scene-stealing, not too stiff, a dress you can dance in (a dress you can eat in!), and a dress your Spanx will seamlessly and invisibly support.

Slits and straps may vary per personal preference, but those details can be decided upon later. For starters, why not lean on arguably the most romantic material in a girl’s arsenal! Four little letters spell our favorite fabric of summer: lace. Available in nearly every shade of the rainbow, we’ve got loads of lace for you to ogle. We’re loving lace right now because it’s a traditionally feminine texture that lends itself to diverse silhouettes and attitudes. There are pretty pencil skirt shapes to accentuate your best asset, there are sheer lace peek-a-boo panels to turn up the sexy, and there are nearly endless styles to suit every taste and budget that you can shop on eBay right now. Here are some of our favorites, beyond these 288 DVF listings, 223 BCBGMAXAZRIA options, 14 Alexis choices, 33 Nanette Lepore dresses, 38 Yoana Baraschi picks, 22 Shoshanna selections, and 48 Robert Rodriguez beauties.

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1. Marchesa Notte Red on Nude Lace Embroidered Cocktail Dress

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2. Marchesa Notte Red Embellished Corded Lace Tulle Dress

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3. Marchesa Notte Wine Embroidered Tulle Lace Dress

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4. ML Monique Lhuillier Orange Lace Open Back Gown

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5. ML Monique Lhuillier Black Lace Accented Draped Empire Evening Gown

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6. ML Monique Lhuillier Pleated One-Shoulder Lace Dress

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7. Nicole Miller Open Back Stretch Lace Dress

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8. Nicole Miller Cutout Back Organza Lace Dress

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9. Nicole Miller Artelier Flower Organza Lace Dress

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10. Nicole Miller Black Floral Sequins Lace Dress

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11. La Petite Robe di Chiara Boni Black Lace Trim Off Shoulder Dress

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12. Belle Badgley Mischka Coral Floral Scalloped Stretch Lace Dress

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13. Diane Von Furstenberg Zarita Lace Dress

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14. Erin Fetherston Anthropologie Crochet Lace Dress

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15. Catherine Deane Rissa Sheer Black Lace Dress

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16. Nha Khanh Karla Peplum and Lace Tulle Dress

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