14 Lace Dresses That Are Anything But Ordinary

There's something inherently feminine about lace frocks. The cutout design is delicate and ladylike, showing just enough skin to work for everything from weddings to date nights. Basically, it's an all-in-one look. However, unless you're Kate Middleton, there's also something insanely boring — yawn — about them.
But, before you think all lace dresses are the same, check out the 14 numbers ahead that are anything but snooze-worthy. From colorblocking to cutout trim to designs with the sneaky illusion of lace, we've got a pick for everyone. Now, which one to buy...

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Tempest Dolly Pencil Dress With Lace Sleeve and Beaded Collar, $222.48, available at ASOS.
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ASTR Mesh Inset Lace Dress, $72, available at Nordstrom.
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Ali Ro Lace-Print Knit Dress, $288, available at Neiman Marcus.
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Thakoon Side Gathered Lace Inset Dress, $1,990, available at Shopbop.
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ABS Lace Dress, $168, available at Saks Fifth Avenue.
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Kensie Short-Sleeve Lace Colorblocked A-Line Dress, $54.99, available at Macy's.
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Topshop Sleeveless Crop Lace Dress, $110, available at Topshop.
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Erin Fetherston Delia Dress, $395, available at Erin Fetherston.
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Jonathan Saunders Helen Lace-Print Satin Dress, $1,060, available at Net-A-Porter.
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Cheap Monday Frances Lace Dress, $110, available at Nasty Gal.
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French Connection Vienna Lace Inset Jersey Fit & Flare Dress, $168, available at Nordstrom.
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Three Floor Heart You Dress, $252, available at Revolve Clothing.
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Cameo Into the Flame Lace Dress, $170, available at Neiman Marcus.
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Free People Floral Mesh Lace Dress, $128, available at Free People.
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