Tuesday Trends: The Lace Dress


Lace is on fire this season, especially the lace dress!
This week’s look has been spotted many times this spring from designers like, Oscar De La Renta and Chloe.
Seeing that I don’t have $3490 to spend on a dress this week, Sorry, Oscar,
I thought it would be wise to make my own because I’m so thrifty like that…. or because it’s out of necessity, ha!

Oscar De La Renta inspired Lace Dress and Nicole Lee Clutch

So anyways, this lace and sheer combo shift dress is a very flirty dress and very similar to last year’s Juicy Couture tutorial, here, the only except is that it’s more body conscious.

For for this specific look, I’m using one of my must have patterns from McCalls, m6886.

If you are new here, I have used this trusty old pattern over and over as it is a classic silhouette and can be used over and over each season.

I have to be a little honest,
I’m starting to feel a little self conscious of the many times I go back to this easy look (here, here, here),
but  it’s a classic silhouette and I promise, eventually I will get over it but I have to get it out of my system – ha!
I’m also choosing this pattern over others because I found a very similar lace over at the Loft at Michael Levine’sin LA that has a great stretch.

When recreating this Oscar de La Renta inspired look, you will need:

Directions:

  1. When cutting fabric, you want to cut the lace about 5 inches longer at the hem, as seen below,
    Oscar De La Renta inspired Lace Dress and Nicole Lee Clutch
  2. THEN, continue to sew according to pattern instructions and you are DONE.

It’s such an easy pattern that it can be completed in an afternoon.

When styling, I’ve really loved the white lace and black detail game.
By not matching my dress with my shoes and purse, it helps my ensemble look less like I’m getting married and more high fashion.
Especially with this Nicole Lee Tropical Flowers Print clutch!

Oscar De La Renta inspired Lace Dress and Nicole Lee Clutch

I am obsessed with this tropical floral print print,
it was hard deciding which one I liked best as it comes in a few other colors (white, pink, and black)!
But like ALL of the Nicole Lee purses I own,
the craftsmanship detail is out of this world.
I love the sleek design and as an-on-the-go mother of four, I’m obsessed with the strap option.
Most clutches are shoulder strapless, so I really appreciate something effortless to wear!

Thanks for stopping by and have a glamorous day!

xo/Riva

Tropical Floral Clutch, Nicole Lee
Hair – Beachwaver
Sunglasses, Firmoo

 

Oscar De La Renta inspired Lace Dress and Nicole Lee Clutch

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Oscar De La Renta inspired Lace Dress and Nicole Lee Clutch

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    Réka

    I recently found your blog and you are absolutely amazing! 4 kids??? I can’t believe 🙂 And these dresses… love them. It’s very refreshing to see how creative and bold you are – I find your blog inspiring, you know I reada lot of sewing blogs but yours is extraordinary. Keep up the good work!

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      Riva

      WOW! Thank you so much, that was so wonderfully nice nice of you to write that, your kindness inspires me!
      Your words came at the perfect time and I REALLY appreciate the feedback!!
      xoxo

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