How to Style Dainty Bow and Lace Dresses for a Chic and Feminine Look

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We used to think lace dresses with bow accents were better reserved for younger actresses.

It seemed like fresh faces such as Chloë Grace Moretz or Kiernan Shipka were the only ones who could possibly get away with wearing anything with dainty bow details.

But after seeing Jessica Biel and Jennifer Lopez rock these bow and lace dresses, we mentally kicked this fashion stereotype.

I mean, can you say anything bad about these two? Their outfits have absolutely no traces of juvenile flair!

1. Jessica Biel’s Monochrome Lace LBD at the Tribeca Film Festival

For the premiere of "The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea" at the Tribeca Film Festival, Jessica Biel donned a Self-Portrait creation that included an elegant necktie elementFor the premiere of “The Devil and the Deep Blue Sea” at the Tribeca Film Festival, Jessica Biel donned a Self-Portrait creation that included an elegant necktie element (Credit: C.Smith/WENN/ Andres Otero)

Of course, the 34-year-old — with hubby Justin Timberlake in tow — attended the Tribeca Film Festival in this Self Portrait Pre-Fall 2016 lace LBD accentuated with a dainty bow at the neckline.

Jessica Biel sported a three-quarter sleeve black lace dress from Self-Portrait's Pre-Fall 2016 collection, featuring a captivating cape-like designJessica Biel sported a three-quarter sleeve black lace dress from Self-Portrait’s Pre-Fall 2016 collection, featuring a captivating cape-like design (Credit: C.Smith/WENN/ Andres Otero)

The actress kept the look monochrome by pairing it with black t-bar pumps.

With her hair parted at the center and paired with black heels, Jessica Biel flawlessly rounded off her stunning appearanceWith her hair parted at the center and paired with black heels, Jessica Biel flawlessly rounded off her stunning appearance (Credit: C.Smith/WENN/ Andres Otero)

We would have preferred a bolder lip color for this look, as Jessica looked a tad pale in contrast to the dress but other than that, she looked spot-on.

Jessica Biel with her husband, Justin Timberlake, at the Tribeca Film FestivalJessica Biel with her husband, Justin Timberlake, at the Tribeca Film Festival in New York on April 15, 2016 (Credit: C.Smith/WENN/ Andres Otero)

2. Jennifer Lopez’s Daring Outfit on Live With Kelly and Michael

Opting for an ensemble that might not be the typical choice for morning television, Jennifer Lopez confidently pulled off the combination of over-the-knee leather boots and a mini skirtOpting for an ensemble that might not be the typical choice for morning television, Jennifer Lopez confidently pulled off the combination of over-the-knee leather boots and a mini skirt (Credit: Jennifer Lopez photos supplied by WENN)

The 46-year-old donned a similar dress for a TV guest appearance.

Jennifer Lopez's daring outfit might not be conventional, but she effortlessly owned the look, radiating her signature vibrancy and sparkleJennifer Lopez’s daring outfit might not be conventional, but she effortlessly owned the look, radiating her signature vibrancy and sparkle (Credit: Jennifer Lopez photos supplied by WENN)

Lopez made the dress look edgier in true JLo fashion by teaming it up with knee-high Christian Louboutin Ladyboot platform boots.

The Shotgun Wedding actress was there to promote the new season of her show “Shades Of Blue” and engaged in a game called ‘J Lo or J No’ with the hosts.

She shared her opinions on topics like Spanx, singing in the shower, and carbohydrates, giving them a ‘J Lo’ rating. The Cell actress expressed disapproval of man buns and sexting.

Appearing on "Live With Kelly And Michael" to promote the new season of her show "Shades Of Blue,", J Lo's presence was as captivating as everAppearing on “Live With Kelly And Michael” to promote the new season of her show “Shades Of Blue,” J Lo’s presence was as captivating as ever (Credit: Jennifer Lopez photos supplied by WENN)

Jennifer, a busy single mom, talked about her numerous roles, including being an executive producer and judge on “American Idol” and having a Vegas show. She mentioned that her job allows her to share unique experiences with her children, despite the challenges of being a working mother.

She sometimes takes photos of her sleeping children to let them know she checks on them, especially when she arrives home after they’ve gone to bed. J Lo revealed that her eight-year-old twins support her career, and her daughter enjoys watching her perform.

While her kids have talent, she’s unsure if they will follow in their parents’ footsteps and pursue singing careers like their Latino superstar father, Marc Anthony.

Jennifer Lopez promotes ‘Shades of Blue’ at ABC’s ‘Live! With Kelly and Michael’Jennifer Lopez promotes ‘Shades of Blue’ at ABC’s ‘Live! With Kelly and Michael’ on March 29, 2016 (Credit: Jennifer Lopez photos supplied by WENN)

Picking between these two looks is hard! We think both celebs did a great job wearing this trend. We think Jessica had a feminine look, while Jennifer ensured the dress stood out with edgier styling.

But what do you think? Whose styling do you prefer?

Both dresses are not yet available online, but if you want some alternatives, here are some dresses you can get:

Alexander McQueen Bow Embellished Dress1. Alexander McQueen Bow Embellished Dress, $888.15

Red Valentino Bow Detail Sleeveless Dress2. Red Valentino Bow Detail Sleeveless Dress, $495.00

Dolce & Gabbana Lace Shirt Dress3. Dolce & Gabbana Lace Shirt Dress, $3,675.00

Boutique Moschino Bow Detail Sleeveless Dress4. Boutique Moschino Bow Detail Sleeveless Dress, $995.00

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