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I have a great love affair with lace especially a good lace dress. For exploring the streets of Florence, I decided that a black lace mini dress would look perfect.

This one in particular by Self Portrait is ultra cute with its white sheer mesh capped yoke, collar bow, and ruffle detail. It’s also easy to move around in because it’s made from a crepe fabric. I paired it with a small yellow suede bucket bag from Marni to add some color.

Self Portrait Lace Dress // NotJessFashion.comSelf Portrait Lace Dress // NotJessFashion.comSelf Portrait Lace Dress //

Dress: Self-Portrait (also love this, this and this) | Bag: Marni | Shoes: Free People

Lace is a trend that’s great for mid-summer but it also carries into fall weather beautifully. Some shades that will never tire of being dressed in lace:

Dark and jewel toned lace has this beautiful candy wrapper effect in summer but it’s also a fall favorite because it’s super color rich.


Plum is one of those pretty but underrated colors. Lace dresses look great in plum because the color emboldens the fabric. It’s a sweet combination but still a little edgy. Now you can feel exactly like the fine wine that you love to drink after work.


Green and lace is not normally something I would go for but an emerald green lace dress, now that’s something I could do. This combination can look very regal so try mixing up the length and going for something on the shorter side. The longer the dress, the more formal the look.


Black lace is a classic which makes the black lace dress an essential. You can look for a dress that’s all lace but some of the prettiest ones are made from silks or satins and have lace detailing. The look can go anywhere from Victorian goth to bedroom dressing but the result will always be chic.

When in Florence, or anywhere else really, go with a lace dress! Black lace is a safe bet but rocking a jewel tone lace transitions great into fall and adds, even more, romanticism to the trend.

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