The Little White Dress

We all know how important the “little black dress” is. It’s the one article of clothing that will get you through any social event on your calendar. But now that it’s summer, maybe we should switch things up and try a “little WHITE dress”. Yes, the old rules dictate you should only wear white Memorial Day through Labor Day (and we are now in that time frame), however, I do believe the white dress can be worn all year long with the right accessories and other pieces in your closet. White is classic, crisp, and chic, and looks fabulous with a tan. Here are some celebrities rocking the LWD.

Jessica Stam is stunning in Marchesa

Tali Lennox in this season’s hot trend-the shirtdress

Gabrielle Union is perfection in this three-quarter number

Caroline Sieber shines in an almost kimono-looking ensemble

Cameron Diaz is chic in this white jumpsuit

Vanessa Hudgens personifies glamour in this gown from Philosophy di Alberta Ferritti

Ashley Madekwe in adorable in this shift from Zara

Rachel Bilson opts for couture Chanel (love this one)

Natalie Portman in a darling LWD

Every designer and retailer offers a LWD this time of year. Here are some of my favorites in stores now.


From left to right:
Lucca Couture Chiffon Tie Top Baby Doll Dress $69 from Urban Outfitters
Warehouse Metallic Lace Shift $83.50 from ASOS
Johann Earl for Urban Renewal Surplice Dress $59 from Urban Outfitters

Knit Lace Dress $98 from Banana Republic
Scallop Lace Tube Dress $98 from Arden B.
Amie Maxidress in whisper gauze $69.99 from J. Crew

Sunny Repose Dress $98 from Anthropologie
Calvin Klein Sleeveless V-Neck $99.50 from Macy’s
Pleated Bodice Dress $79.90 from Express
JNBY Asymmetrical Hem Tshirt Dress $80.90 from Nordstrom

There are so many great options for the LWD. It is the perfect summer staple and will quickly become your go-to item for all occasions. Paired with flip flops or heels, this dress is sure to be a hit.




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3 responses to “The Little White Dress

  1. Jo

    Great!! I love that you show us the celeb’s choices, but then give us ‘normal’ folks choices as well. Thanks.

  2. Pingback: Summer staples: The maxi dress « Librarian for Life Style

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