White can be a controversial color but when styled with pretty accessories and using the latest styles and fashions, it looks stunning. With the warmer weather of spring and summer on the doorstep, now is the time to take a fresh look at white.
White clothing is beautiful. Depending on the piece and its styling, it can be both dreamy and romantic, a stylistic nod to exquisite Parisian clothing that can see us through to summer’s end. Whether it is the main color or a supporting one in your chosen outfit, it is a flattering color for the summer months.
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Straight leg, high-waisted white jeans
Let’s start with denim, a heavyweight cotton material that we have never fallen out of love with. From light blue to indigo-dyed jeans, there is always something flattering about denim.
White jeans are a great investment. The beauty of white is that it can be worn with any other color or pattern, and still look great. If you are new to wearing white and are a little fearful of getting it wrong, a pair of white jeans with a high waist and straight leg are incredibly flattering.
Wearing these with a striped t-shirt for a cool, nautical feel or, for an on-trend finish, a polka dot shirt or top with puffed sleeves will see you right.
The white blazer
A semi-formal jacket, the blazer is perfect for dressing up or down. The versatility of white as a color means that a white blazer can add the top layer to a wedding outfit or be your go-to jacket for the entire summer, whether that is popping into the office or enjoy a long lunch with friends.
For a casual look, wear with black jeans and a block-colored top or wear with a floral-patterned dress for a more formal finish.
The all-white dress
A white dress is a great investment and one that you’ll wear time and time again. If you are unsure which style to opt for, choose the style that flatters your body shape. There’s the slightly tailored fit of a knee-length white dress that has a slightly formal feel about it or, for hot, lazy days, a full length, floaty bohemian style white dress will tick all the boxes.
The fitted shift dress is also super flattering and can be worn as is or with a thin belt to draw the eye to the waist.
The white top
If you want to showcase your radiant skin and glowing tan, experts suggest that wearing a white top will give you the look you want!
Thankfully, there is plenty of choices and again, if you are new to wearing white, starting with a white top in a flattering style is a great place to start.
Choose from high-neck blouses that have a strong foot in the Victoriana camp or a slightly less tailored style with a boat neckline can also be just as flattering.
Mix with pretty floral patterns
From bold prints to ditzy floral patterns, a white top, jacket, trousers or skirt will sit perfectly well with your choice.
The same is true no matter what colors mingle in the pattern and so if you like bright, strong, and bold colors and patterns, white is still your friend. Use a white jacket or cardigan for layering your floral pattern look. The more styled and tailored the jacket, the more formal it will be.
Should you wear all white?
You can, but like black, make sure that all the pieces are meant to be worn together. In other words, choose a white trouser suit, for example, and you’ll never look back!
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