The spring has us thinking about dainty lace and scalloped hems, but celebrities are shaking up expectations by wearing the trend not in pastels, but seasonally-surprising poppy red. Think of the look as a bridge between winter’s jewel tones and spring’s frothy fabrications. There’s no denying the classic sex appeal of a red lace dress, and you’ll love to hear that the juicy color works on anyone. Keep it classy with nude pumps, gold accessories and a pout to match.
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Scalloped detailing softens a long sleeve, like on the Lover dress that Molly Sims wore to the Oblivion premiere. The high slit in front was balanced by the elegant V-neck and over-the-shoulder waves completed her bombshell look. Mira Sorvino wore an eminently imitable look to the Tribeca Film Festival. Her Shoshanna frock fit her perfectly and gold sandals were an on-point choice for footwear. At the EI upfronts, Kris Jenner recycled a Valentino look that daughter Kim Kardashian has also been spotted in—instead of going for accessories that blend in, she chose red pointy pumps and a black clutch for a look with more punch.
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Short sleeves make this look warm weather friendly. Teen Wolf actress Crystal Reed turned up the heat in a red lace number by Nha Khanh at the MTV Movie Awards. Her gold box clutch and nude pumps let the dress shine. Kim Kardashian knew how to be a hot mama in a scarlet Valentino guipure lace sheath at the Khaos boutique in Las Vegas. A striking red lip was the only accessory she needed—besides her new perfume, Glam, which she was promoting. New Girl’s Hannah Simone wore a romantic Shoshanna dress to the Verte Grades of Green benefit. Her ladylike A-line dress was cinched with a black belt, and matching pumps and a vintage-inspired ponytail finished the sweet look.
Recreate Hollywood’s look-of-the-moment with one of our favorite red lace dresses:
1. Diane von Furstenberg Zarita Lace Sheath Dress – $325; 2. House of Harlow Marley Clutch – $195; 3. Elie Tahari Jette Lace Dress – $278; 4. Oasis Laced Bodice Prom Dress – $137; 5. Michael Kors York Sling Back Patent Nude Beige Heels – $171; 6. Laundry by Shelli Segal Bell-Sleeve Lace Dress – $195; 7. Style Stalker Love Me Do Ruched Dress – 189; 8. Nanette Lepore Treasure Lace Dress – $378; 9. Nars Jungle Red Lipstick – $29