It seems Diane Kruger took a few months off late last year to have a few holidays, spend some quality time with her beau Joshua Jackson and recoup before she returned to the couture front row. Ah, it's a tough life.
Well, last night DK was back to her red carpet best. Hurrah! The actress attended the Sidaction Gala Dinner 2012 at the Pavillon d'Armenonville in Paris and we literally jumped for joy. Super-coiffed and looking drop dead gorgeous, Diane opted for a grey lace dress from Erdem's Spring / Summer 2012 collection. WOW. Of course, her ability to look picture perfect is an absolute doddle, but can us mere mortals pull off such a lacy look?
One thing's for sure, lace is making a comeback for Spring. And it's arriving in a range of colours from pastels to neons, proving that this eveningwear classic can be both fresh and modern. From floor-length provocative gowns to cutesy prom-style frocks a la Cameron Diaz, a lace dress is a fail-safe investment.
Teaming it with a sharp statement heel will prevent you looking too saccarin, or too 'Mad Men', which is so last season dahling. And flashing a touch of flesh (modestly, mind) is sure to have heads turning.
Check out Russian designer Ulyana Sergeenko for some shopping inspiration and scroll through our picture gallery above to see how the style setters are working the trend. Once you've got a few ideas, it's time to recreate the look with the help of our top six buys below...