Designer Christian Dior once said: `In the age of machines, fashion is the only refuge for humanity because of its individuality and cannot be imitated.`

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Transform Bohemian style with lace skirt

Aristocratic background but `easy to adapt`

Lace dresses are made from a special fabric with gaps in different shapes and patterns.

500-year lover of the aristocracy: Lace dresses `both tight and revealing`

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Returning to the material’s roots, lace was originally known as an intricate net, which can be found in cultures that developed fishing nets and were used in garments from about 4000 BC

500-year lover of the aristocracy: Lace dresses `both tight and revealing`

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By the 1600s, more high-end laces were produced in major European countries such as Belgium, France, England, Spain… From then on, lace dresses gradually `reached out` and penetrated the budget.

500-year lover of the aristocracy: Lace dresses `both tight and revealing`

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Lace dresses appeared in religious ceremonies, lavish weddings or wild trips, making this trend more widespread.

500-year lover of the aristocracy: Lace dresses `both tight and revealing`

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“Testimony” for important moments

Many theorize that a lace dress is beautiful not only because of its design and the sophistication of its needlework, but also because of the `aura` of the woman who will wear it.

500-year lover of the aristocracy: Lace dresses `both tight and revealing`

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Fast forward to the next century, the white lace dress embellished with thousands of delicate pearls of actress Grace Kelly also became one of the most famous wedding dresses in history.

500-year lover of the aristocracy: Lace dresses `both tight and revealing`

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500-year lover of the aristocracy: Lace dresses `both tight and revealing`

Paris Hilton.

500-year lover of the aristocracy: Lace dresses `both tight and revealing`

Victoria’s Secret Angel Jasmine Tookes.

No longer the exclusive material of wedding dresses, lace dresses have become extremely familiar to connoisseurs over the past decades.

500-year lover of the aristocracy: Lace dresses `both tight and revealing`

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