It’s now time for the little white dress
Fashion bloggers from around the world are singing the praises of that most alluring of summer staples.
Memorial Day marked the unofficial start to summer, and for many it's time to break out the white pieces in their wardrobe. It’s an age-old fashion rule that people have been talking about, even if not abiding by, for decades. Whether you play by this rule or break it year after year, the little white dress (LWD) has officially emerged as one of fashion’s most alluring summer staples.
Romantic, airy and even a bit dreamy, women everywhere are pushing aside the black dresses in their closets and embracing the agility and freedom that a little white number offers.
“White is a big blank canvas: You can make it whatever you want it to be,” Marissa Webb told the New York Times. “You can style it up really sweet, or you can rock it. That’s why women, whether they’re fashion-forward or conservative, seem to be embracing it.”
The word’s female fashion bloggers have caught the all-white-everything bug. Below, we highlight some of our favorite international bloggers showing off their summer style.
The Shirt Dress
Aimee Song of Los Angeles-based fashion blog Song of Style is shown here wearing a Zimmermann shirt dress. We love the casual, carefree feel of a shirt dress this summer. This look is ideal for a trip to the farmer’s market, a day on the beach or a weekend night out paired with some strappy heels. Take this look to a whole new level of lovely with a pretty flower crown.
The White Evening Dress
The Italian blogger Chiara Ferragni of The Blonde Salad looks ultra-elegant in a simple, all-white Calvin Klein dress in Cannes. You’ll want to be sure to steer clear of anything with too much lacy detailing so as to avoid looking as though you’re about to walk down the aisle. We strongly advise against wearing this look to a friend’s wedding.
The White Maxi
Korin Avraham of Tel Aviv-based Ya Salam adds a pop of color in an oversized white maxi. A white maxi dress will transition well from day to night, and flatters just about any silhouette. Due to its length, this dress is also ideal for work.
The White Fit-and-Flare Dress
Julia Engel of Gal Meets Glam on the streets of San Francisco is seen in this photo in a Banana Republic white eyelet dress. The fit-and-flare dress is sweet, girlie and figure flattering (for those of us with hips!).
Lindsay E. Brown is the managing editor of Eco-Chick, the web’s first ethical fashion, beauty and travel site for women. She has written for Whole Living Magazine, Edible, and Cottages & Gardens. Lindsay has been featured as a fashion and beauty expert on the Veria Living Network. Lindsay holds a BS in Global Business Studies and Marketing from Manhattan College, and received the 2012 Honors Award at Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
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