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Choose a shade of white that suits your skin tone. Not everyone can wear bright, crisp white, but fortunately, there’s a shade of white for every skin type.
Cool skin tones (with blue and pink undertones) work well with classically bright white (because it also has cool undertones) and pair well with silver accessories.
Bronze skin tones (with orange, yellow, or red undertones) go best with white or ecru, especially when paired with gold accessories.
Ebony skin tones (which can have yellow, blue, or red undertones) are more versatile and work with white or ecru as well as both silver and gold accessories.
Warm skin tones (dark brown, light brown, or even pale provided that there are golden or yellow undertones) go best with cream or ivory whites and either gold or silver accessories.
Olive skin tones (with a pale greenish or yellow undertone and no pink) looks best with ecru.
If you’re not sure what your skin tone is, stand in bright, preferably outdoor light and compare your skin to a sheet of white paper.
Be careful wearing white during your period. Leakages are very obvious!
White tends to become see through if wet. While wearing a white dress, try to not to run through the sprinklers/fountains/etc.
Never wear a white dress to a wedding, because only the bride is supposed to wear white, and you don’t want to draw attention away from her.
Wear underwear that is the same color as your skin. Counter intuitively, white underwear is actually quite visible beneath white fabric, so avoid it – and anything other than your skin color, for that matter. Skin-toned underwear will ensure that nothing peeps through to draw the eye to the wrong place; use skin-colored slips, underpants and bras.
Start with a shift dress The soft pleating keeps it from clinging, while the lyocell ensures a beautiful drape. Best of all, it’s machine washable, so you won’t face a dry cleaning bill every time you wear it.
Wear nude underwear (NOT white) is a must. Barely There’s Comfortable Curves Bra in soft taupe makes sure you’re in good form, while you can cover your assets with their Flawless Fit Hipster in lightweight microfiber.
Perk up your skin with the soft glow of bronzer without all the dangers of the sun: we love L’Oreal Sublime Bronze Self-Tanning Lotion, which is safe for face and body and gives you an extra kick of SPF, so “bronze” doesn’t turn to “burnt.”
Accessorize appropriately with delicate layered necklaces or a stack of sleek silver bangles. Steer clear of clunky shoes and never wear white sandals. Airy flats with a bold bright hue are best like these ribbon sandals, or for more demure sophistication, pair up with pale gray spiderweb flats. You can also add pop to your outfit with print bags in organic cotton or Paris Tote Bag depending on the occasion.
Move over little black dress because the little white dress is the new wardrobe staple and thus what prompted this article about how to wear a little white dress! It’s incredibly versatile, as you can dress it down or glam it up with just a few key accessories, just like you would with a little black dress! Plus, wearing white is always a great way to instantly create a fresh, chic look. Little white dresses are definitely one of spring and summer’s hottest fashion trends, so to help you get
started, here are 7 tips on how to wear a little white dress.
Matching patterns with your little white dress is also a great way to make a statement. Just like colors and metallics, the white will make any pattern you match with it stand out. You can pair your little white dress with a colorful patterned scarf, leggings, or blazer. Make sure not to add more than one patterned accessory to your white dress, as it will look too overpowering.
When it comes to where you should wear your little white dress, remember there are no fashion rules. (Except not to wear it to a #wedding, as that’s a big taboo!) Also, be sure to be careful while eating or drinking with your dress, as any little stain will show horribly. Besides that, wearing a little white dress will make you #look gorgeous for almost any event! Do you like wearing little white dresses over little black ones? If so, what’s your favorite way to wear it?