There’s nothing quite like playing matchy-matchy with your favourite cocktails and a head-turning lace dress. I got inspired with this style note on one lazy Sunday afternoon browsing though my Pinterest. No surprise, my feed is filled with romantic, exquisite lace-trimmed dresses as well as cocktails in all shades of rainbow hues – I have to admit sometimes I think Pinterest knows me even better than my husband. It’s sparked a light bulb moment in my head: there has to be one perfectly matching lace cocktail dress for every tastebud-enticing cocktail recipe. It’s kind of like peanut butter and brownies, or nutella and banana crepes – gorgeous cocktails and lavish lace dresses are just meant to be our soulmates for life, right? We scouted the internet to curate this list of 8 most adorably matchy-matchy lacey gowns and cocktails, all fit for Carrie Bradshaw:
♥ Monique Lhuillier x Paloma
It’s our favourite two-ingredient cocktail recipe! Top one or two shots of tequila with grapefruit soda to give a beautiful pinkish blush to your refreshing drink. Garnishing with a lime wedge is compulsory – it’s kind of like the Chanel No. 5 perfume clutch that seals the deal.
Cocktail image & recipe from http://drizzleanddip.com
♥ Loyd/Ford x Pink Dynamite
Empty one can of frozen pink lemonade into a can of vodka or gin. The pink lemonade concentrate is what gives this fun and fearless pink lady its kick.
Loyd/Ford Strapless Dress: $1,635.00
Cocktail image & recipe from http://bitchinlifestyle.tv
♥ Shoshanna x Royal Blue
This royal blue gem is made with cranberry juice, citron vodka, blue curacao, fresh lime juice and garnished with a lime wedge and coarse sugar. Just like the matching Shoshanna dress, it’s brimming with elegance and classiness. Think Kate Middleton style.
Shoshanna Lace Harlow Dress: $395.00
Cocktail image & recipe from http://www.pillsbury.com
♥ RED Valentino x Lava Flow
I’d call this combo the sweetest ‘smiling assassin’. Coconut rum and white rum are mixed with sweet pineapple juice, coconut cream and frozen strawberries – it’s powerful, boozy yet very pleasant and smooth to drink. It’s exactly like why this fierce Valentino brocade dress needs to be paired with red pointy heels. It’s The Devil Wears Prada style.
RED Valentino Lace Brocade Dress: $1050.00
Cocktail image & recipe from http://thechicsite.com
♥ For Love & Lemons x Strawberry Mango Margaritas
When life gives your lemons? Turn them into strawberry margaritas! This For Love & Lemons maxi is as dolly as our strawberry margaritas. With frozen mango chunks, strawberries, tequila, triple sec, limes and lemon juice, this drink is such a balmy summer night classic.
For Love & Lemons Luau Maxi Dress: $356.00
Cocktail image & recipe from http://bakerbynature.com
♥ Badgley Mischka Collection x Caramel Cheesecake Martini
The classic Martini recipe with a sweet twist and a glitzy Gatsby-style glow! Warning: mixing caramel vodka with vanilla vodka, honey and caramel sauce is dangerously addictive.
Cocktail image & recipe from http://happyfoodhealthylife.com
♥ Lover x Coco Snowball
A baby blue rum cocktail with a matching lace midi dress will magically transform you into a Frozen Elsa barbie doll. All you need is Malibu rum, coco lopez, blue curacao, vanilla syrup and a princess’s charm.
Lover Warrior Lace Midi Dress: $1095.00
Cocktail image & recipe from http://weddingblogbythebreakers.com
♥ ONE by Femme D’armes x Black Halloween
When black vodka with triple sec and soda meet a floor length sheer black lace gown? Irresistibly seductive and mysterious.
Cocktail image & recipe from http://www.boligliv.dk
Did anyone say cocktai-licious? Mmmm. How do your favourite cocktail and the matching dress look like? Need more tasty inspirations? Check out other dreamy cocktail dresses on Shopbop here and our recipe for gummy bear cocktails here. Could you spot a matching dress for us perhaps?
Until next time. Stay cocktai-licious.
Disclaimer: This story was written in collaboration with Shopbop while all opinions and style notes are genuinely our own.