Get ready, girls – sailor season is upon us! Maybe it’s the blue summer skies or the heady beach temperatures of late, but we’re going gaga for all things marine inspired. Navy blue makes a style statement that is elegant and understated – just in time for swanky summertime soirées. Feminine, fitted and flirty, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite navy lace dresses to get you navy blue inspired!
It’s a style we’ve seen repeated on the red carpet time and time again. Everyone from Kim Kardashian to Taylor Swift has wowed in a lace dress composed of risqué cut-out appliqué lace. Here, it’s the turn of fashionista Kim Le. Her take on the trend is this stunning midi-length navy blue lace dress. The silhouette of this style, with its high-waisted fit and flare effect is perfectly suited to smaller, more petite frames. This style is perfect to wear to a summer wedding or any other event.
If you happen to fall on the more diminutive side, take a style tip from the blogger. She complements her navy blue lace dress with a pair of nude ankle strap stiletto heels. By choosing footwear in a shade close to her skin tone, she creates the illusion of seemingly longer legs. The eye is drawn downwards making her body frame appear taller and more streamlined. Gorgeous and genius – what more could you ask for!
Navy Blue by the Seaside
Ask any fashionista for the most versatile shade in their wardrobe and we have a sneaky suspicion they’d all agree: navy blue for the win! Navy blue is also a great neutral color that is a bit lighter and more fun than black. Sometimes the little black dress is overplayed- right now we’re all about the little NAVY dress. Click here to get more info.
Here we see London-based travel and style blogger Emma Louise Layla poised and polished in a fitted navy blue lace dress. In her own words: “It’s so versatile, it’ll be worn to everything from weddings to work, summer evenings out and lunch at the weekend!” Who are we to argue, right?
We can see this navy blue lace skater style working perfectly for just about any occasion. Dress it up with a pair of slinky stiletto heels and red lips for a night on the town. Or, for a lazy Sunday brunch meet up, dress it down with a pair of edgy Converse sneakers and a little denim jacket. One dress, two ways!
Then we get to the more daring among us. Who doesn’t want to turn a few heads every now and then, right? For those occasions that require something a bit more chic and sleek, this crochet medallion design in stylish navy blue lace ticks all the right boxes. This silhouette from Lily Boutique strikes the perfect balance between daring and demure. This fitted lace dress is perfect to wear to a summer cocktail party or dinner out with friends. The dark navy color will also take this style into the Fall and Winter seamlessly.
The length falls conservatively below the knee while the top half of the dress features a cheeky cut-out design just below the bust. A nude-colored liner meanwhile provides the backdrop to an intricately woven navy blue crochet lace pattern. Best of all, the style is fitted and body-skimming, meaning no uncomfortable tugging or adjusting to keep the dress in place. Easy-going yet ultra-glamorous – summer nights have never looked this good!