Every girl needs an LWD — that perfect little white dress where you feel gorgeous, ethereal and all good things. Summer is the best time to rock the LWD, particularly if you’ve gotten a little extra golden hue on your skin to contrast against the white dress, whether it’s a classic shift, an effortless flowy style, one designed with lace or eyelet, or one with great cut-out details. It’s also an awesome 4th of July option… just play up red and blue accessories. Check out our inspiration, even this fun article featuring celebs rocking their LWD, and then check out our favorite white dress finds for summer.

Just a few quick tips:
– Consider your undergarments! Go for nude (that closely matches your skin tone), not white; it shows.
– Avoid too clingy fabrics in unforgiving styles. While that’s a general rule of thumb, it’s even more important with white.
– Do a see-thru check! Yes, you can wear a slip but if you’re like me in Florida that extra layer might be too much. Can’t tell you how many dresses and linen pants I’ve left at the store because I could see my legs or tush? Countless.

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