astr off the shoulder midi lace dressI never used to be drawn to lace! Even when I went on the search for my wedding gown, I said no satin, no corset, no beaded jewels and no lace. I left the Newbury Street bridal salon being tied between two gowns.. both with lace detailing. Also, not sure what dress I’d find without lace or beading, but whatevs 😆

I used to feel that lace was too matronly, but ya know what? When you find the right type of lace it can be modern, feminine and add a fun dose of texture to your look. I think the key is looking for a lace that’s more statement making and chunky, rather than delicate and dainty.

I stepped out of my comfort zone a couple weeks ago and ordered this lace dress. Today is the perfect day to share it because it’s 40% off, ringing in at $54. that’s really a steal for the quality!
aster off the shoulder midi dressThis dress is out of my comfort zone for a few reasons and maybe you can relate to them:

1.The length: I tend to wear dresses that end on my mid thigh because I have thick calves from running and with where midi dresses end, they often make them look larger than they are. Since the lining of this dress ends higher up, I think the cut isn’t all that bad!

2.The color: I’m not much of a yellow girl. There are many other colors I’d reach for over this like pink, red, blue, purple, black ,white.. uh just about ever end of the color spectrum, ha! What color makes you step out of your comfort zone?
aster off the shoulder midi dress

3. The trend: While this dress is labeled as an ‘off the shoulder’ cut, it’s more of a ‘shoulder cut out’ detail. I am all for off the shoulder pieces, but I hate the shoulder cut out trend. I despise it. But this one was a tad different since the strap are so thin. I felt it made for more of a unique detail, delicate detail than opting into a horrid trend that needs to go away, haha.
aster off the shoulder midi dressIf you’re in the market for a new dress for a special occasion, here are a few others lace dresses that you may enjoy.

1. This one comes in eleven colors, is a midi length and under $100. The bodice makes it so feminine!
2. This one comes in four colors and I’ve been eyeing it in lilac. The cut is a true off the shoulder and it’d be a perfect wedding guest dress.
3. I own this dress in white from a couple years ago and it’s so popular, that it’s back in stock and available in three colors this year. The shift silhouette is flattering for a lot of body types and it hides any date night food babies which is top of mind anytime we go out for tacos 😉 #TreChic
4. This dress comes in two colors – lilac and navy. I love the high neckline and it’s perfect for anyone with an athletic build.
5. This chic dress is 40% off today and comes in three colors. I find the neckline super sassy. I’m eyeing the black option!

I hope this post encourages you to step out of your comfort zone with your next dress. Whether ordering a length you don’t usually wear, a color you don’t normally reach for or a trend you haven’t tried – you may be surprised to find it works for you! Xo Mindy



  1. Hannah says:

    I’m totally with you in that I thought lace was only for old women! I love how modern lace has become, though. I almost bought that ASTR the Label midi dress for an event I went to!

  2. Annaliese says:

    I’m not the biggest lace fan either but I think when styled properly it can be beautiful! This dress is lovely on you, Mindy!

    xoxo A

  3. Deborah says:

    I love that lace dress! So pretty!

  4. Michelle W says:

    These dresses are so stinkin’ cute! Absolutely added some of these to my shopping list thank you for sharing!

  5. the sophia diaries says:

    ohhhh so many gorgeous options! i’m not sure i could wear lace because it’s so itchy but i love the one you’re wearing!

  6. Keating says:

    That fourth dress is gorgeous! i have a couple summer events comimg up that these dresses would be perfect for.

  7. Tabitha says:

    I never used to be a big lace person either, but it’s grown on me and this one is gorg!

  8. Aitza B says:

    I am such a fan of lace in the summer time. That yellow really complements your undertones

  9. PAtricia says:

    I think that pale yellow is absolutely lovely!!!

  10. Betsy says:

    I looooove this dress! It looks so good. I love the whole sort of midi look.

  11. Tara says:

    the dress is exquisite on you – and absolutely perfect for summer!

  12. I loooove lace so much! This dress looks incredible on you! I love how you styled it.

  13. Meg says:

    I’m with you. I used to not be a fan of lace, but now I think it’s so classy.

  14. Emily says:

    I love the first one and the fourth one! The silhouette of the first one is so gorgeous and I love the high neckline on the fourth one.

  15. katie says:

    So many cute picks! I have a few lace dresses and i absolutely love them.

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