Romantic lace cocktail dresses, a fall and winter favorite, are everywhere right now. That means there are tons of fabulous styles to choose from for every body type and in every price range. From sexy, body-con minis and ’60s-inspired shifty swing dresses to sweet feminine styles and cinched lady-like waists with full skirts, get ready for this season’s soirees in a pretty lace cocktail dress.
I’ve rounded up 25 of my favorite lacy looks in fall’s hottest colors, including plus sizes and pretty lace maternity frocks to help you shop. They’re simply party perfect! Give yourself a pretty party manicure to match and top it off with a sparkly hair accessory for a head-to-toe, one-of-a-kind party look!
25 Party Perfect Lace Cocktail Dresses 1 of 26
A fall and winter favorite, get ready for this season's soirees in pretty lace cocktail dresses. Find 25 cute and sexy styles to fit your body right here!
Sweet Lady Jane 2 of 26
With a hint of grandma and a helping of the '90s, this short lace dress with sheer cap sleeves, waist seam, and gently flared skirt comes in three great colors. Add a metallic or bejeweled belt to make it one-of-a-kind.
Lace Dress, $34.95 at H&M; available in ivory, black, and blue
Flirty and FUN! 3 of 26
One of my FAVORITES! This flirty dress with an uneven, chiffon-layered skirt and lace-capped sleeves is comfy, cute, sexy, and flattering on so many body types. I want it in every color and every style!
Lydia Bright Swing Dress With Lace Top, $133.49 at Asos
Red Swing Dress (seen above); available in red, white, black
BodyCon 4 of 26
This is an easy and UNBELIEVABLY AFFORDABLE stretch Jersey bodycon dress with lace overlay and lacy short sleeves, perfect for any holiday party. Add a bright coat for a little more pizazz!
Jersey Dress with Lace Overlay, $14.95 at H&M
Berry ’60s 5 of 26
Love the '60s feel of this long-sleeved lace a-line shift dress. Flattering on so many bodies and cute with tights and boots or heels as well. Add a swing coat in a leopard print or fluffy black faux fur with gold details to complete the look!
Pop Boutique Lace Skater Dress, $56.95 at Asos
Sweet Romance 6 of 26
Nha Khanh finishes this delicate drop waist lace dress with a tulle skirt ... so reminiscent of what a ballerina would wear. It's so pretty, though even the sale price has got me squeamish. I adore it though. It's the little black dress that combines provocative with innocence and results in party-perfect.
Nha Khanh 3/4-Sleeve Lace Dress, $416-$595 at Neiman Marcus
Similar dress available in ivory : Nha Khanh Tulle-Skirt Lace Dress, $416-$595 at Neiman Marucs
A Little Asymmetry 7 of 26
This short and fitted asymmetrical one-shoulder dress in sequin-embroidered mesh is sophisticated and seductive at the same time. Do pair it with tights if the length is as mini as it looks.
Lace & Sequined Dress, $49.95 at H&M
Va Va Va VOOM! 8 of 26
A dress like this is a really great staple to have in your closet. You can sex it up or really play it down, but either way, it's a show-stopper and the price is ridiculously right.
Lace Body Con Dress, $34.95 at H&M
Short & Capped 9 of 26
Probably best left for the younger generations, this cute and lacy cap-sleeve dress is ready for a party night on the town.
Lace Dress, $24.95 at H&M available in ivory & black
All Bumpy Stages 10 of 26
Designed to fit through all stages of pregnancy and made from a soft woven fabric blend, this V-neck, scallop-trim lace empire dress comes in a few perfectly fall colors and is designed to skim over bumps with its fluid skirt and gentle pleating. It's pretty and flattering and could take your bump right into the new year.
ASOS Maternity Exclusive Lace and Chiffon Midi Dress with Wrap Front, $71.19 available in burgundy and blue
Two-Toned Dress 11 of 26
This Ivy & Blu lace dress applies a duo of colors rarely seen together and makes this look even more breathtaking. This dress is perfect for a company holiday party.
Ivy & Blu Two-Tone Cap-Sleeve Lace Dress, $122-$175 at Neiman Marcus
Feathers & Lace! 12 of 26
Feathers and LACE! I love this pretty drop waist frock made from a delicate woven fabric blend, lace overlay, and feather trim. It's literally the PERFECT party dress! (DIY Your Own!)
Lipsy VIP Waxed Lace Shift Dress with Feather Trim, $204.68 at Asos
Sweet Heart 13 of 26
The Dolce Vita Winsor dress exemplifies femininity in a fit-and-flared silhouette. I especially love the round neckline which creates a sweetheart illusion and the lace organza over tonal underlay. It's simply a pretty dress.
Dolce Vita Winsor Cap-Sleeve Lace Dress in red, $169-$242 at Neiman Marcus
Wiggle Wiggle 14 of 26
I love this retro-inspired pencil wiggle dress with a lace bodice. It's sultry and sexy without being super short or super revealing. It looks as though you may need to wear a cami underneath, though a black bra could be enough.
Ponte Pencil Dress With Lace T-Shirt, $80.09 at Asos
Midi Lace Bumpin’ It 15 of 26
Stay chic throughout your pregnancy with the ASOS Maternity collection. Flatter your bump with gorgeous maternity dresses, like these midi lace dresses.
ASOS Maternity Exclusive Midi Lace Dress, $34.71; available in ivory and black
Black and Blue 16 of 26
I love the blue and black combo/contrast on this pretty lace dress with a scallop hem. It's pretty and sophisticated all wrapped up in one dress.
Shelli Segal Short-Sleeve Lace Sheath Dress, $276.50-$395 at Neiman Marcus
Belted Cuteness 17 of 26
This is a cute lacy skater dress by ASOS CURVE in a soft sheer stretch lace fabric with a boat neckline, lace sleeves, and sweetheart underlay. It comes with a brown leather belt, which is great for day. For night, add a pretty jewel-toned or metallic belt to make it party perfect!
Winter White 18 of 26
Here's a pretty winter white lace dress by DVF that is delicate and party perfect. It would also make a great winter engagement party dress for all you brides!
Diane von Furstenberg Zarita 3/4-Sleeve Lace Dress in white, $365.00
Sexy Back 19 of 26
This floral lace and chiffon dress is pretty, but the back is what makes it a stunner! Elise Ryan creates a collection of party-ready dresses inspired by catwalk trends and celebrity style.
Elise Ryan Lace Skater Dress with Scallop Back, $85.43 at Asos
Shifty Lace 20 of 26
This '60s-inspired lace over ivory shift dress with 3/4" sleeves creates a striped pattern that is not only flattering, but comfortable too. Add a pair of bright tights to make this look pop!
Junarose Lace Skater Dress, $106.79 at Asos
Lace Silhouette 21 of 26
With a nod to the catwalk trends, Paper Dolls offers up figure-sculpting dresses to enhance natural curves. Think tailored bodycon dresses in stretchy luxe fabrics with punch-packing prints and color pop styles. I LOVE THIS DRESS!
Paper Dolls Mirrored Lace Bodycon Dress, $103.23 at Asos
Oh So ’90s 22 of 26
Go for a '90s feel with this lace trimmed slip dress. Enhance this lingerie-inspired Haute Hippie slip dress with a leather jacket or crepe blazer for the full effect.
Haute Hippie Lace-Trim Slip Dress, $206-$295 at Neiman Marcus
Maternity Skater Dress 23 of 26
Stay chic throughout your pregnancy with the ASOS Maternity collection. Flatter your bump with gorgeous maternity dresses designed to fit through all stages of pregnancy
Maternity Lace Skater Dress With Belt, $49.83 at Asos — available in three colors
Find even more stylish maternity dresses here: 10 Maternity Party Dresses for the Holidays
Key Hole Back 24 of 26
The Alexis Vendela dress brings romance to your LBD collection with its feminine lace and tonal underlay, round neckline with straight illusion, and gorgeous open back.
Alexis Vendela Open-Back Lace Dress, $495 at Neiman Marcus
Strapless Uneven Hem 25 of 26
A little bit different from the rest and at a mighty cost as well, this strapless lace overlay dress with an uneven tulip hem is pretty and a stand-alone stunner.
Alexis Sierra Strapless Lace Dress, $572.00 at Neiman Marcus
Major Splurge! 26 of 26
MAJOR SPLURGE ALERT!!! With intricate lace for a whisper of romanticism, this Valentino sheath dress keeps you on-trend with the prim, polished looks of the season. It is by any means not affordable in the least, but I couldn't help but include it because it's just so pretty.
Valentino Sleeveless Lace Sheath Dress in pink, $3690.00 at Neiman Marcus