It’s Pretty Much Impossible to Go Wrong with Lace Bridesmaid Dresses

Lindsey Lanquist
It’s Pretty Much Impossible to Go Wrong with Lace Bridesmaid Dresses
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There are plenty of considerations to take into account when choosing a bridesmaid dress. Color, length, silhouette—but textile is rarely one of them. Few people base their entire bridal party’s aesthetic on a preconception of what fabric they’d like to use, but I’m here to make an argument in favor of doing so. Specifically, in favor of choosing lace bridesmaid dresses.

While some textiles feel season-specific—tulle and sparkles drip with winter glamour, satin feels like a strictly warm-weather affair—lace transcends these specific, calendar-based restrictions. It feels fit for spring’s fresh novelty, summer’s warmth, fall’s welcome chill and winter’s frigidity (assuming you adjust your palette and silhouette appropriately, that is). And lace’s versatility extends well beyond the boundaries of season; no fabric can skew more sexy—or more prim and proper—depending on how it’s rendered.

The fabric’s aesthetic flexibility make lace a seamless addition to any big day, regardless of what details you’ve already sorted out. And the best part? Lace bridesmaid dresses look just as good on wedding guests as they look on bridesmaids; your friends can easily re-wear the lace dresses you’ve selected for them to weddings for years to come. Versatile in terms of season, vibe and occasion—that’s a wedding win/win/win if you ask us.

STYLECASTER | It's Pretty Much Impossible to Go Wrong with Lace Bridesmaid Dresses

Peplum Lace Pencil Dress, $47.50 at ASOS

Simultaneously polite and sexy—and absolutely perfect for spring.

STYLECASTER | It's Pretty Much Impossible to Go Wrong with Lace Bridesmaid Dresses

PrettyLittleThing Lace Plunge Swing Dress, $22.50 at ASOS

This cute mini has elevated the doily to full-on fashion status.

STYLECASTER | It's Pretty Much Impossible to Go Wrong with Lace Bridesmaid Dresses

Needle & Thread Layered Mini Dress, $205.50 at ASOS

Genuinely obsessed with anything and everything Needle & Thread does—this ruffled dress is no exception.

STYLECASTER | It's Pretty Much Impossible to Go Wrong with Lace Bridesmaid Dresses

Little Mistress Lace Dress, $47 at ASOS

Classic without skewing too simple—and rendered in a stunning palette for anyone’s big day.

STYLECASTER | It's Pretty Much Impossible to Go Wrong with Lace Bridesmaid Dresses

Lace Long-Sleeve Midi Pencil Dress, $119 at ASOS

Perfect for bridesmaids—and anyone with a semiformal occasion on their calendar.

STYLECASTER | It's Pretty Much Impossible to Go Wrong with Lace Bridesmaid Dresses

Taliah Lace Midi Dress, $68 at Lulus

A vibrant shade of pink practically begging to injecting a little fun into a summer wedding.

STYLECASTER | It's Pretty Much Impossible to Go Wrong with Lace Bridesmaid Dresses

Liquorish Lace Midi Dress, $64 at ASOS

Flapper dress meets bridesmaid dress—a combination that maybe shouldn’t work, but that absolutely does.

STYLECASTER | It's Pretty Much Impossible to Go Wrong with Lace Bridesmaid Dresses

Vera Moda Cami Mini Dress, $29.50 at ASOS

By far the cutest dress to make our list—and in such an underrated color.

STYLECASTER | It's Pretty Much Impossible to Go Wrong with Lace Bridesmaid Dresses

Chi Chi London Lace Bandeau Dress, $42 at ASOS

Impossible to go wrong with such a stunning color and classic silhouette.

STYLECASTER | It's Pretty Much Impossible to Go Wrong with Lace Bridesmaid Dresses

Sherbert Lace Midi Dress, $188 at Anthropologie

The perfect go-to midi for bridesmaids and wedding guests, alike.

STYLECASTER | It's Pretty Much Impossible to Go Wrong with Lace Bridesmaid Dresses

Missguided Lace Layered Mini Dress, $22 at ASOS

The easiest way to inject a little subtle, statement-making style into your wedding? Embrace punchy yellows.

STYLECASTER | It's Pretty Much Impossible to Go Wrong with Lace Bridesmaid Dresses

Jessa Lace Mini Dress, $250 at Free People

Whoever said minis weren’t appropriate for bridesmaids had clearly never encountered this little number.

STYLECASTER | It's Pretty Much Impossible to Go Wrong with Lace Bridesmaid Dresses

True Decadence Lace Skater Dress, $76 at ASOS

Because nothing says “bridesmaid dress” like lace rendered in a warm, light pink.

STYLECASTER | It's Pretty Much Impossible to Go Wrong with Lace Bridesmaid Dresses

Sass and the City Lace Tiered Flounce Dress, $42 at Lulus

Black bridesmaid dresses are very much on the table—especially when they look like this.

STYLECASTER | It's Pretty Much Impossible to Go Wrong with Lace Bridesmaid Dresses

Linear Lace Pencil Midi Dress, $41 at ASOS

We’ve said it once, and we’ll say it again: Gray bridesmaid dresses are seriously underrated and seriously fairytale-worthy.

STYLECASTER | It's Pretty Much Impossible to Go Wrong with Lace Bridesmaid Dresses

Carlina Crochet Lace Mini Dress, $54 at Lulus

Shades of marigold yellow and crochet fabrics both promise to be huge in 2019, so this lace bridesmaid dress is pretty much the trendiest piece around.

STYLECASTER | It's Pretty Much Impossible to Go Wrong with Lace Bridesmaid Dresses

Long-Sleeve Prom Dress, $135 at ASOS

Universally flattering, and so, so classic.

STYLECASTER | It's Pretty Much Impossible to Go Wrong with Lace Bridesmaid Dresses

Daydream Bodycon Slip, $69.95 at Free People

Worth re-wearing to future weddings—and honestly, parties.

STYLECASTER | It's Pretty Much Impossible to Go Wrong with Lace Bridesmaid Dresses

Lace Prom Mini Dress, $36 at ASOS

Just a perfectly adorable, perfectly classic dress to add to your repertoire.

STYLECASTER | It's Pretty Much Impossible to Go Wrong with Lace Bridesmaid Dresses

Paper Dolls Bardot Lace Pencil Dress, $49 at ASOS

Off-the-shoulder pencil dresses are always a good idea.

STYLECASTER | It's Pretty Much Impossible to Go Wrong with Lace Bridesmaid Dresses

Aijek Mini Lace Shift Dress, $111 at ASOS

Dress up with minimalist gold and silver pieces, or chic up with maximalist, statement jewelry.

STYLECASTER | It's Pretty Much Impossible to Go Wrong with Lace Bridesmaid Dresses

Vila Lace Midi Dress, $103 at ASOS

A midi sure to complement any stunning white gown that walks down the aisle.

STYLECASTER | It's Pretty Much Impossible to Go Wrong with Lace Bridesmaid Dresses

C by Cubic Fishtail Maxi Dress, $25.50 at ASOS

Not your average off-the-shoulder maxi.

STYLECASTER | It's Pretty Much Impossible to Go Wrong with Lace Bridesmaid Dresses

Chi Chi London High-Neck Lace Pencil Dress, $128 at ASOS

Basically designed for bridesmaid-wear.

STYLECASTER | It's Pretty Much Impossible to Go Wrong with Lace Bridesmaid Dresses

Lace Smock Drop-Waist Dress, $36 at ASOS

A cute and out-of-the-box choice for a cute and out-of-the-box bridal party.

STYLECASTER | It's Pretty Much Impossible to Go Wrong with Lace Bridesmaid Dresses

Jarlo Frill Cutwork Off-Shoulder Midi Dress, $144 at ASOS

Can imagine no better setting for this than a wedding.

STYLECASTER | It's Pretty Much Impossible to Go Wrong with Lace Bridesmaid Dresses

Lace Smock Drop-Waist Dress, $54 at ASOS

Drop-waist smock dresses are feel distinctly fashion-forward—while still being classic enough for any wedding.

STYLECASTER | It's Pretty Much Impossible to Go Wrong with Lace Bridesmaid Dresses

Parisian High-Neck Lace Dress, $21 at ASOS

A bridesmaid dress that doubles as a hot AF look for date night.

STYLECASTER | It's Pretty Much Impossible to Go Wrong with Lace Bridesmaid Dresses

Premium Lace Skater Mini Dress, $44 at ASOS

Hard to argue with a long-sleeve, cinched-waist dress—especially one in such a fun shade of blue.

STYLECASTER | It's Pretty Much Impossible to Go Wrong with Lace Bridesmaid Dresses

Flutter-Sleeve Maxi Dress, $119 at ASOS

Because floor-length lace gowns are totally on the table, too.

STYLECASTER | It's Pretty Much Impossible to Go Wrong with Lace Bridesmaid Dresses

Love Poem Lace Dress, $64 at Lulus

Equal parts cute and re-wearable—what’s not to love?

STYLECASTER | It's Pretty Much Impossible to Go Wrong with Lace Bridesmaid Dresses

Bardot Tara Lace Dress, $73 at Revolve

This adorable little number looks like it was designed with bridal parties in mind.

STYLECASTER | It's Pretty Much Impossible to Go Wrong with Lace Bridesmaid Dresses

Girl in Mind Lace Midi Dress, $45 at ASOS

High neck, long skirt, can’t lose.

 

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