Summer Must-Have: White Lace Dresses

05/23/2007 at 07:00 PM ET


What says summer like a little white dress? Britney Spears, Mischa Barton and Kate Hudson are already showing off this season’s latest twist on the classic — airy crochet and lace. We’ve got the styles that the stars are wearing, and of course, how to get their look for less!

Love Britney Spears’s front pocket 3.1 Philip Lim crochet shift dress? Get it for $396 at Get the look for less with this Patrick Robinson for Target eyelet shirtdress, $30 at

Love Mischa Barton’s simple Juicy Couture dress? Get if for $328 at, or get a simple eyelet tunic for $25 at

Love Kate Hudson’s Ella moss dress? Unfortunately, so did a lot of other shoppers! Kate’s dress is all sold out online, but try this similar looking Vince dress, $290, at, or get the look for less with this eyelet shift dress, $40,

Click here to see our Ultimate Guide to Summer Style. Everything you need to beat the heat — from the hottest shoes to the coolest shades and the sexiest bikinis!

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AnnieM on

All three ladies and dresses look great!

alia on

I think these dresses are really cute….I love anything white lace…I think it’s a great trend for the summer…very cute!

btw…I like Kate’s the best!

Kristen on

I love,love,love this look!! The white eyelet lace dress is so pretty. Eyelet lace is fabulous. I just bought a pretty blue-ish colored eyelet lace dress.

Elda on

these dresses remind of summer, fresh, cool and all three look super cutie with them on!

Crystal Beach girl on

Very fem! Love them!

JaneSays on

Wow, a dress that appears to be flattering on many different body types. SWEET!!

Ashley on

Too cute! These dresses look good on all these ladies. They look fresh and each dress has it’s own subtle personality. Love ’em!

Lorna on

Didn’t stylewatch already do an article on these dresses? They’re cute, but I have a feeling the rest of us normal size mortals would look like washed out whales in them.

enigma on

J.Crew had the most lovely, romantic taylored eyelet sundress several years ago which they (actually carried for couple summer seasons)! It was so pretty!! I should have bought 5 of them instead of just one!! That dress was perfect for going out on a date, or going to a wedding, or to attend an art opening or to even just hang out in!! I miss that dress, something terrible! :( whaa!…he-he-he!

Heather on

I think Mischa Barton looks really cute and stylish in that white dress

glad on

i love them…they are super cute and feminine !!!
just like me !

Mary on

I like white lace dresses in general (especially the ones from BCBG), but none of these really do it for me. Of these three, I like Kate’s dress the best, but even so, it’s a bit too short for my taste.

Alice on

I don’t like these dresses… they look like something made of Grandma’s curtains… so ugly. Kate is the only one pictured here who can get away with it. At least it fits her usual “hippie” style. As for the rest… no way.

Ali on

I like this look. If you take notice, everything right now is very 70s inspired. This look is the mecca of what what chic and hot in the 70s. I just wish we didn’t have to look to the past for fashion sometimes. The 70s was a time of originality and independence, why can’t the 2000s be like that? Someone needs to start something that no one has ever seen, ever. I think either Vera Wnag or Marc Jacobs could do it. They have to be the most orginal designers today.

Ali on

I love them, but we need to move away from the 70s. the seventies was original, and it isn’t anymore. Marc Jacobs and Vera Wang are the only modern designers we have.


i don’t really like the outfits their wearing i think they make them look boring,and everybody knows that their not boring people. those outfits are something i would never wear,but everybody has their own opinions.

laura mccaffrey on

Kate’s dress looks a lot like one from Express, it’s not eyelet but really cute, I think tee shirt dresses are in…

alexis and laura

Susan on

Britney is wearing 3.1 Phillip Lim, Mischa is wearing Juicy Couture, and Kate Hudson is wearing Ella Moss. To find out exactly what celebs wear,

sophieb on

Britneys dress doesnt look very eyecatching with that awful hairstlyle,but the bag is nice and the shoes are lovely and dainty.Kate and mischas outfits look cute setting them of with gladiators and I love kates hair.Kates look does it for me.Im tempted to buy an eyelet dress now!!!!!!!!!

Monika on

Hmmmm… looks a bit like a pj to me…

Perfect! on

are they getting married?looks like a wedding dress from hell!

Lolita on

i think this idea of eyelet dresses is great! It offers soo much versatility and class. these dresses are perfect for a day of shopping or a dressy party! LOVE IT

Corin on

Anyone know what kind of sunglasses Kate Hudson is wearing?

VB on

I love Kate’s dress and Mischa looks so sweet. I hate Britney & her dress though.

lale on

thanks for your services. please send me your beautiful images of dresses,tops,skirts,… .

era on

wow that.s all wonderfull.
l like white dresses because just marred kk

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