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 colour as your skin. Counterintuitively, white underwear is actually quite visible beneath white fabric, so avoid it – and anything other than your skin colour, for that matter. Skin-toned underwear will ensure that nothing peeps through to draw the eye to the wrong place; use skin-coloured 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.