style inspiration: the little white dress

June 30, 2014

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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  • The Adored Life

    Now that I have a spray tan (for the week) I can actually wear white and it doesn’t look awful on me! I have really been drawn to white pieces for summer lately. Great inspiration!

  • Kimberly

    Aww, honored to be included here - I’m a sucker for a great little white dress (I own 3!!)

  • Lyddiegal

    The little white dress is my summer go-to! If I had a dozen different white dresses, I would still want more.

    Chic on the Cheap

  • Amela

    Even though it’s freezing in Melbourne Australia, you’ve just inspired me to go on the hunt for my first little white dress :)

  • Kayla Wallace Gilbert

    How cute is our girl Kim? And I love that floral kimono over the white dress! : )

  • graceatwood

    thanks for including me!! love a good LWD ;) xx

  • megan
  • Tara

    I have yet to find the perfect white dress…I really want one though! Great inspiration!

  • Judy Ahrens

    I bought one from White House Black Market. It is my favorite summer dress!!!!

  • ashleigh

    I actually have two dress I didn’t wear for two years because they were see through! I kept saying I’d get a slip. I did finally get one though but that extra layer is unbearable over 80 degrees.

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