Monday, August 6, 2012

The Little White Dress

While the Little Black Dress is an undisputed classic, there is nothing as summery and fresh as a white dress for warm days, making the LWD our new favourite wardrobe staple. It can be as simple or as elaborate as you like, and, unlike many summer frocks, it can easily be winterised with a pair of tights. Here are ten favourite styles we've rounded up, and how we'd wear them:

The Little White Dress

1. Peter Pan Collar: If you want something simple, sweet, and a bit offbeat, then this style is for you. Just avoid pairing it with a hairband and Mary-Janes if you don't want to look like an overgrown toddler.
Peter Pan dress -

2. Tiered Lace: Unabashedly girly, this look may be too sickly sweet for some. Either toughen it up with leather accessories, or embrace the sugar by teaming with pastels. 

Scalloped dress -

3. Body Con: Not for the faint of heart, this style of dress requires a kick-ass pair of heels (preferably neon) and maximum levels of confidence. 

Hervé Léger white day dress -

4. Monochrome: This chic option begs to be worn with sleek hair and red lipstick. And possibly a pair of amazing yellow shoes. 
Mango flared dress -

5. Wrap Around: This dainty number calls for delicate jewellery and pretty ballet flats. Perfect for garden parties and afternoon tea.

L'Wren Scott cap sleeve cocktail dress -

6. Grecian: Make like a goddess and pair a simple dress like this with gladiators, a messy chignon, and soft make-up.

Club L single shoulder dress -

7. Peplum: This polished, of-the-moment style would work well for an evening event, worn with classic heels and bright lipstick.

John Zack slip dress -
8. Shirt Dress: Offset the structure of this look by wearing with tousled hair, stacks of bangles, and well-worn sandals.
Farhi by Nicole Farhi white long sleeve dress -

9. Broderie Anglaise: Crisp and feminine, a dress like this is perfect for a day at the beach, along with a floppy sunhat and espadrilles. 

White day dress -

10. Waterfall Hem: This style can be dressed down for day, with sandals and loose waves, or up for night, with metallic heels and an elegant chignon.
Gold cocktail dress -


  1. Wow, that was so interesting! I have always loved the little white dress, especially in the summer. Thanks for the great ideas!


  2. Wow Ma, thanks for your comment - so formal haha!!! Do I have to call you Patricia now??