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.