Ladylike Lace Done Right

Amelia McDonell-Parry / October 26, 2011

Lace — especially white or cream lace — has the tendency to look either childish or totally matronly. Surely it isn’t that hard to make, say, a lacy frock for a mature but still youthful and hip woman? H&M heard our plea, or we assume they did, because they’ve made this amazing cream, long-sleeve sheath and we’re coveting it hard. The just-below-the-knee length, 3/4 sleeves, and crew-neck, combined with the tight fit, offers just the right amount of sex appeal. This dress is 100 percent ladylike va-va-voom. [$79.95, H&M]