How To Style The Little White Dress

how toThe little white dress does not get as much attention as the little black dress but it is definitely a summer staple. The LWD is a perfect holiday wear. Also what else you could wear when you want to show off your beautiful tan?!

The LWD is just as versatile as the LBD and you can wear it for a casual summery day or dress up for a special night. You can create many different looks by choosing different accessories. Any white dress can switch its style in a second with the help of shoes. Wedges or ankle boots will create a boho chic vibe, sandals are perfect for holiday and killer heels will make it very cocktail appropriate.

My Favourite Looks on Runways

lwdAntonio Berardi/ Chloe/ Antonio Berardi spring 2014

lwd2Christopher Kane/ J. Mendel/ Christopher Kane spring 2014

lwd3Tory Burch/ Chloe/ Tory Burch spring 2014

lwd4J. Mendel/ Giambattista Valli / Calvin Klein spring 2014

White Days

The best thing about the look is that it can easily be dressed up or down. For relaxed days choose shift linen, lace or full skirt dress and pair it with earthy tone accessories.

Outfit Idea

casual white dressDress: Vero Moda Short Summer Dress £32
Tote bag: Zign Tote Bag £100
Bangels: Oliver Bonas Argan Wood Bangles £16 & Wood Resin Bangle £16
Necklace: Mango Multicolor Bead Necklace £11.99
Wedges: Carvela Kurt Geiger Koffee Wedges £95

My Picks From The HighStreet

casual white dresses3

1. Vila Floral Embossed Skater Dress £32
2. Arrogant Cat Skater Dress with Lace Trim £33
3. ASOS Swing Dress In Lace With Broderie Trim £18 (was £30)
4. Little White Lies Layered Polka Dot Organza Dress £45 (was £90)
5. ASOS Shift Dress In Texture With Pockets £31(was £45)
6. Mango Drop Hem Embroidered Dress £44.99

White dress can be worn to the office either. Just this time choose a sleek silhouette for more formal look and add some colourful accessories.

Outfit Ideas


Dress: Karen Millen Flippy Cotton Summer Dress £145
Handbag: B Brian Atwood Gena Medium Tote Bag £302
Necklace: Oliver Bonas Feedei Beaded Knit Necklace £24
Sandals: Miss KG Eva Blue High Heel Sandals £49 (was £85)

white for office


Dress: French Connection Viven Panelled Jersey Dress £70
Blazer: Giambattista Valli £486 (was £760)
Belt: Fendi ‘Crayons’ Pink Saffiano Leather Belt £211
Bracelet: Karen Millen Acrylic and Chain Cuff £75
Handbag: Ted Baker BURALLY Tote Bag £160 (was £229)
Shoes: Vince Camuto Kain Pump £58

My Picks From The HighStreet

formal white dresses

1. ASOS Pencil Dress with Fold Sleeve Detail £48
2. ASOS Peplum Dress In Texture £42
3. ASOS Belted Pencil Midi Dress £18 (was £45)
4. River Island Sleeveless Cut Out Dress £33 (was £45)
5. ASOS Crochet Mix and Match Pencil Dress £75
6. ASOS Premium Pencil With Sheer and Soft Panels £60

White Nights

To create a cocktails-appropriate style pair your white dress with glam high heel sandals in gold, silver or snake print. To get rid of all associations with a wedding day or innocence wear statement or edgy jewelery – a large cocktail ring, a gold choker or an unexpected armband. Finish your look with a glowy skin, red lipstick and slicked-back hair.

Outfit Idea

white cocktail dressDress: Jane Norman White Asymmetric Peplum Dress £40
Clutch bag: Coast Gold Snake Peony bag £45
Bracelet: Vince Camuto Horn Dagger Hinge Bracelet £81
Ring: Henri Bendel The Crosby Wrap Ring £24-£40
Sandals: Sam Edelman Addie High Heel Sandals £99 (was £180)

My Picks From The HighStreet

white cocktail dresses.2

1. TFNC Cami Dress With Fluffy Knit Skirt £24 (was £40)
2. ASOS Ruffle Bonded Texture Bodycon Dress £38
3. River Island Bandeau Pencil Dress £50
4. Aryn K Dress with Spaghetti Straps and Cut Hem £55 (was £90)
5. River Island Jacquard Peplum Dress £37 (was £50)
6. Forever Unique Structured Bandeau Dress with Origami Wrap £110 (was £220)
7. Arrogant Cat Pencil Dress with Deep V Neck £27 (was £55)
8. ASOS Asymmetric Dress With Step Hem £65

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