Shopbop is running a surprise sale today and I was (truly) surprised to see the Free People Forever Lace Babydoll Dress marked down 70% in two colors. It’s currently still full price (or on a moderate sale) at Free People, Revolve, Nordstrom, Lord + Taylor, Gilt, and Bloomingdale’s.


I normally avoid dresses with an empire waist because I don’t have a very defined waistline, but the “nude” lining and sheer lace panels together create the illusion of a narrowing in that region. Not shown in this post is the gorgeous open back design which counteracts the sweetness of a lace babydoll dress.


The dress fits true to size for Free People. For those my size, I am wearing size 0 here, and it is definitely a holiday dress option that will allow you to feast without feeling constricted.

Free People Forever Lace Babydoll Dress (Also sold here, here, and here) || Ann Taylor Refined Pocket Cape (past season) || Rebecca Minkoff Quilted Mini Affair Bag || Ann Taylor Mila Leather Pumps

Some other picks for the Shopbop Surprise Sale: Salvatore Ferragamo Ginny Cross Body Bag, Sam Edelman Petty Booties (also here), Sam Edelman Francis Flats, Salvatore Ferragamo Melike Bag, MLM LABEL Maison Off Shoulder Dress, meli melo Classic Thela Halo Bag, Anna K Off Shoulder Dress, Schutz Loriana Caged Sandals, and Sigerson Morrison Elias Wrap Ballet Flats.


Happy shopping!