Ahna O'Reilly Formal Lace Dress

My sister, Toni is an absolute naysayer when it comes to lace formal dresses. She thinks lace dresses are dated and tacky what with the tasteless floral like motifs and unrefined feel of the fabric.

I don't know if you feel the same way as she does but I beg to differ. Lace dresses have gone a LONG way since then. Well, maybe I'm biased as I love lace, so sue me!

I mean, seriously, have you seen Ahna O'Reilly in her lace embroidered tulle dress in this ravishing shade of red? I think the dress is an absolute perfection. Needless to say, she is #1 on my list of celebs who totally nailed it when it came to lace dresses.

Ahna O’Reilly at‘The Sound and The Fury’ Venice Film Festival Photocall & Premiere
And then, there is Miranda Kerr. This Australian model is definitely on our watchlist when it comes to anything fashion. I love Miranda's green lace dress which she sported on the QVC Red Carpet Style event with a dazzling pair of gold metallic T-strap pumps.

Miranda Kerr at the QVC Red Carpet Style event
The next celebrity worth mentioning here on our list would be Angelina Jolie. Angie made her appearance on the red carpet of the 23rd annual Producers Guild Awards in a somewhat laid-back, sensual style - a long black dress with stunning lace cut outs and a bold thigh high slit. I think it's a breath of fresh air.

Angelina Jolie at the 23rd annual Producers Guild Awards
The number #4 celebrity on our list is none other than American Idol judge, Jennifer Lopez. J Lo was strutting the Golden Globes red carpet in this long sheer dress with impeccable white lace appliques. I just love the dress because it speaks volume on its own and who can say no to its subtle sweep train?

Jennifer Lopez at the Golden Globes red carpet
Last but not least, say hello to this stylish red number donned by Taylor Swift at the Billboard Music Awards. The young talent rocked this long dress with a fitted lace bodice that cascades down to a flowing skirt with soft, delicate pleats.

Taylor Swift at the Billboard Music Awards

Love our top 5 list? Would you consider a formal lace dress for your next event or soiree? Leave us a comment and share your thoughts!