{Sheer Black Lace Dress for Spring}

{Sheer Black Lace Dress for Spring}

I’m just going to start this post out by talking about my disbelief with how ridiculous the weather has been in 2018 so far. Not quite the warm welcome I had hoped for this year! It is literally almost May and it is still dumping snow in some locations. I’ve been needing a jacket every morning and evening here in Austin when it’s normally hitting the 90 degree mark! The need for layers or light-weight long sleeves is a must with the cooler weather sticking around. It’s been tough to find date night appropriate looks as I really don’t want to whip out my Fall clothing again. My other option would be to start layering with frumpy cardigans and I really don’t want to go that route either. I want to wear cute summer clothes! Needless to say, I was quite excited to find this black lace dress online.

THE PERFECT BLACK LACE DRESS FOR THE SEASON

Fully equipped with sheer long sleeves, I knew this black lace dress would be perfect. It’s definitely not that summer look most of y’all are going for but if you need a chic date night look without needing a jacket, this could definitely work.  The details on this dress are absolutely stunning. I was immediately drawn to it when I saw it on the Chicwish site. Does anyone else get sucked into that site and want to order everything because its so cute and affordable?? I know I can’t be the only one.

Anyway, let’s talk more about this black lace dress and why it is going to be a staple for me this year. I normally don’t like to spend a fortune on dresses. Living in Austin, there is really no need to own many super dressy pieces of clothing. Everyone is so damn casual here it drives me crazy! BUT there are those times where we actually feel like looking a little sharper than normal. Don’t get me wrong though, that’s extremely rare. 😂 Anytime I dress up I always opt for an empire waist, fit and flare dress or a maxi. Like I’ve explained in many of my blog posts, my body type is extremely weird so I mask it with my clothing. This style of dress fits my body type the best and evens everything out. It is definitely the most flattering out of anything I would normally choose to wear.

The sheer sleeves on this black lace dress are perfect for those chillier evenings if you aren’t wanting to lug around a jacket. Even if it’s hot outside restaurants like to crank up the AC and have it like an ice box! I chose to pair this dress with a classic heel from Steve Madden and a more casual crossbody bag. Just for reference, I am wearing the size small in the Gucci Marmont. If you have been eyeing this bag and aren’t sure what size to get (mini or small) I did an entire post going over the sizing here. Most of these bags are on pre-order so order soon before the list gets too long! This dress does come in a short sleeve version too if you aren’t feeling the sheer sleeves.

Sizing wise, this dress runs true to size. I am normally a 0/2 or small in most dresses and figured this style would run a little small. I opted for a small to test it out and it actually fit perfectly. Even though this black lace dress has quite a bit of sheer lace on the top you can actually wear almost every style bra with it. Depending on the fit and how lose the material is up top I will either wear pasties (I wear these with everything), a lace bralette or a regular black or nude bra. Something with lace straps or lace detailing would be such a cute extra touch with the existing lace overlay. You can always go the strapless route too!

Black Lace Dress Outfit Details:

Dress – Chicwish // Handbag – Gucci Marmont in Small

Sunglasses – YSL // Shoes – Steve Madden // Earrings – Baublebar

DTKAustin shares the perfect, lightweight dress that you can transition into summer for those cooler days. Gucci Marmont Small Beige Crossbody, Chicwish Dress - Sheer Black Lace Dress styled by popular Austin fashion blogger, Dressed to Kill

DTKAustin shares the perfect, lightweight dress that you can transition into summer for those cooler days. Gucci Marmont Small Beige Crossbody, Chicwish Dress - Sheer Black Lace Dress styled by popular Austin fashion blogger, Dressed to Kill

DTKAustin shares the perfect, lightweight dress that you can transition into summer for those cooler days. Gucci Marmont Small Beige Crossbody, Chicwish Dress - Sheer Black Lace Dress styled by popular Austin fashion blogger, Dressed to Kill

DTKAustin shares the perfect, lightweight dress that you can transition into summer for those cooler days. Gucci Marmont Small Beige Crossbody, Chicwish Dress - Sheer Black Lace Dress styled by popular Austin fashion blogger, Dressed to Kill

DTKAustin shares the perfect, lightweight dress that you can transition into summer for those cooler days. Gucci Marmont Small Beige Crossbody, Chicwish Dress - Sheer Black Lace Dress styled by popular Austin fashion blogger, Dressed to Kill

DTKAustin shares the perfect, lightweight dress that you can transition into summer for those cooler days. Gucci Marmont Small Beige Crossbody, Chicwish Dress - Sheer Black Lace Dress styled by popular Austin fashion blogger, Dressed to Kill

DTKAustin shares the perfect, lightweight dress that you can transition into summer for those cooler days. Gucci Marmont Small Beige Crossbody, Chicwish Dress - Sheer Black Lace Dress styled by popular Austin fashion blogger, Dressed to Kill

DTKAustin shares the perfect, lightweight dress that you can transition into summer for those cooler days. Gucci Marmont Small Beige Crossbody, Chicwish Dress - Sheer Black Lace Dress styled by popular Austin fashion blogger, Dressed to Kill

DTKAustin shares the perfect, lightweight dress that you can transition into summer for those cooler days. Gucci Marmont Small Beige Crossbody, Chicwish Dress - Sheer Black Lace Dress styled by popular Austin fashion blogger, Dressed to Kill

DTKAustin shares the perfect, lightweight dress that you can transition into summer for those cooler days. Gucci Marmont Small Beige Crossbody, Chicwish Dress - Sheer Black Lace Dress styled by popular Austin fashion blogger, Dressed to KillThis black lace dress post contains affiliate links.

18 Comments

  1. April 24, 2018 / 4:09 pm

    I love your dress! It looks fabulous with your Gucci bag!

    XOXO
    Cathy

  2. Erin Callihan
    April 24, 2018 / 4:13 pm

    That dress is so beautiful! Since it is black, the white/nude sheer and lace makes it more springy! <3 <3

  3. April 24, 2018 / 4:13 pm

    I’m glad the sizing fit perfectly. I really like the accessories that you paired with the dress, especially those black earrings.

  4. April 24, 2018 / 5:24 pm

    The perfect mix of feminine and edgy! This is such a beautiful dress on you!

  5. April 24, 2018 / 5:26 pm

    This dress is gorgeous, you look perfect in it! X

  6. April 24, 2018 / 11:44 pm

    Your dress looks so cute on you!!

  7. April 25, 2018 / 3:42 am

    I agree with you about this crazy weather! Loving this dress on you. The accessories you paired with this look are on point! Chicwish is a dangerous site, I have to be careful when I go on there or I will end up with enough clothes for 17 years.

  8. Liz
    April 25, 2018 / 3:41 pm

    This is ssooo pretty! I love all the lace!

  9. April 25, 2018 / 4:32 pm

    What a stunning dress!

  10. maggie
    April 25, 2018 / 5:13 pm

    That dress is so pretty!!

  11. April 26, 2018 / 4:57 am

    That dress looks so gorgeous on you!! It definitely fits you perfectly.

    xo, Laura

  12. April 26, 2018 / 5:53 pm

    Such a fun dress! I love black lace, it’s instantly dramatic in such a beautiful way. You styled it perfectly!! It’s been pretty cool here (NYC) too, but I like the extra chance to wear layers.

  13. April 27, 2018 / 12:46 am

    I LOVE this dress!! It’s so pretty for a datenight!

  14. April 30, 2018 / 5:18 pm

    THIS DRESS!! So, so gorgeous and unique. I love the lace, the mesh (is it mesh?) everything! You look stunning, girlfriend!

  15. Brooke
    May 1, 2018 / 3:06 pm

    That dress is sooo sooo cute!! you’re killin it girl!!

    Xo
    Brooke
    Charmedjerseybelle.com

  16. May 8, 2018 / 7:59 pm

    this dress is insanely pretty! it goes so well with your hair! beautiful as always.

  17. May 15, 2018 / 12:02 am

    That dress was made for you! Love!

  18. May 15, 2018 / 12:09 am

    Girl this dress is so gorgeous on you! I love the black lace details 🙂

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