The Little Black Dress (LBD) is a classic staple that never goes out of style, but as the temperatures rise and the demand for you to attend outdoor events grows, you may want to consider investing in some LWDs – little white dresses.
The color white reflects light, thus keeping you cooler when you’re outdoors. It’s also the perfect hue for showing off a summer tan and looks great with any color of accessory, from gold to red and everything in between.
Yes, you’ll want to be more careful about grass stains and barbecue sauce spills, but just sit on a blanket when having a picnic, cover your lap with a napkin, and you should be fine. Keep sticky-finger children at bay, too. The last thing you need are tiny chocolate-covered fingerprints all over your LWD.
Also, remember that white wine gets out red wine stains, so if you spill a little Malbec on your LWD while celebrating your mom’s birthday in her backyard, gently dab at it with white wine to avoid a permanent stain.
The caution you must practice when donning a white dress is well worth it. The LWD is fresh, clean, super stylish and perfect for a sultry day. Start shopping for your summer LWD now by perusing my picks below.
A peasant style LWD is romantic. Pair it with red accessories and channel your inner Maria from “West Side Story.” This LWD is only $65 at New York & Co.
I’ve blogged about my need for power clothes, and an LWD can appear just as confident, capable and sophisticated as an LBD. Yes, the little white dress can work as well in the office as it does at a baby shower, especially when paired with black accessories. This linen shirt dress is $158 at Neiman Marcus.
An LWD with lace, sheer panels or cutouts gives off a sexy and glamorous impression. Wear it with gold jewelry and animal print accessories, such as snake print, and be the chicest chick at happy hour. This lacey number is $129 at Macy’s.