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Off to the Laces

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I don’t know much about royalty or Kate Middleton or what a queen consort-to-be does in her free time, but I know a knockout dress when I see one. Ever since the Duchess of Cambridge appeared this summer in a blue lace dress by Erdem, copycats have popped up all over the Internet.

I love the simplicity of the dress with its bateau neckline and half sleeves, it feels very vintage 1960s. There are many ways you can work a lace dress into your rotation this season without looking like a fad-chasing Kate wannabe. We found a number of timeless, vintage pieces on etsy and eBay this week. Click on each image below to see the full listing.

From the office to cocktails. Vintage 1960s lace dress on eBay. Current bid $49.

Vintage 1950s two-piece pink lace set from melsvanity on etsy. $98.

Vintage Titanic-era silk dress with lace overlay from a French estate sale. Current bid on eBay $15.56.

Vintage 1950s violet lace and chiffon dress from jantiques on etsy. $85.

Vintage 1950s mesh and lace wiggle dress with matching belt from charlottage on etsy. $91.

Va-va-vintage 1950s cobalt blue lace dress from VintConditionStyle on etsy. $76.

Vintage mesh and lace evening gown. $110 on eBay.

Vintage 1960s lace mermaid dress from JunkSisters911 on etsy. $75.

Vintage 1950s delicate black lace sweetheart dress from DOTTO on etsy. $86.70.

Vintage 1960s white Illusion lace wiggle dress from FabVintage on etsy. $44.

Vintage 1960s black lace party dress from lovedodo on etsy. $55.

Vintage mocha and cream lace dress from PuckerUpVintage on etsy. $40.

Vintage 1960s chiffon and lace caped pencil dress from SybilStyle on etsy. $38.

Vintage 1960s pink lace party dress from DecadencePast on etsy. $74.50.

Vintage 1980s black lace cocktail dress from 19vintageclothing on etsy. $45.

Party Girl

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I sense a dark cloud creeping in the distance. You feel it too, I know. That foreboding sense of doom is the end of summer, and thus, the beginning of the holiday party season.

So you’re going to need a new evening gown. Don’t even think about wearing that one from last year. It’s tired and you know it. Be adventurous. Wear some freaking color you Quaker; it’s winter not a funeral. Or if you do go with black, make sure there are interesting details like lace or beading. Don’t make the accessories do all the work. And have some fun, man. It’s just a dress.

Here are some choice cocktail/evening gowns we found on etsy and eBay this week. Click on each image to see the full listing. Cheers.

Vintage 1960s beaded chiffon gown on eBay. Buy it now for $299 or make an offer.

Vintage 1950s Kelly green evening gown with embroidered rhinestone bodice and structured hips. $268 on etsy.

Hello Marilyn. Vintage 1950s bombshell evening gown. $300 on eBay.

Vintage Bill Blass two-piece, quilted black satin ensemble with caped jacket and shift dress. Current bid on eBay $275.

Red carpet ready. Vintage satiny red gown. $49.95 on eBay.

Vintage 1960s hot pink scalloped formal on eBay. Current bid $149.

Vintage Lord & Taylor strapless sweetheart gown. $49.95 on eBay.

Vintage Lord & Taylor seafoam green cocktail dress and matching coat. Buy it now on eBay for $108 or make an offer.

Classic floor length dress with illusion lace bodice. Vintage 1940s Emma Domb evening gown from PaisleyBabylon on etsy. $298.

Vintage 1950s beaded yellow gown on eBay. Buy it now for $100.

Vintage 1950s pale pink and black flocked hourglass gown. $260 on etsy.

A walking Tiffany’s box. Vintage 1960s sheer aqua dress with chiffon overlay. Buy it now on eBay for $78.

Vintage late 1960s to 1970s handmade beauty queen gown from zoevintageboutique on etsy. $250.