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White summer dress: 6 tips to show off white

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If well studied, the total white look always has its charm. Whether declined in cotton, denim, silk, or Sangallo lace, white is a timeless summer choice with which to create fresh and impeccable outfits that will bring out your tan and more: discover with us the coolest outfits to inspire you and some practical advice.

Always considered the summer color par excellence, white makes us think of those light and fluttering dresses that we wear to go to the beach and the cool cotton that highlights the complexion on tanned skin. It allows infinite combinations and goes well with any other color whether it be clothing, accessories, or make-up. The total white look loves the streets of cities, more formal places (such as the office ) and also accompany you on vacation, no matter if at the seaside or in the mountains. We have created a guide for you to appeal to before showing off a monochromatic outfit and some looks to inspire you. Summer dresses in white and the total white mania will overwhelm you if it hasn’t already done so!

1. The underwear

We decided to open our guide with the most important point. Of course, both black and white lingerie and thongs are strictly forbidden (the shade may not be the same) as well as for lace, bows, and various details. The solution? The flesh-colored and seamless underwear (the one with laser-cut) that is perfect for total white looks;

2. Experiment with different textures

Contrary to what you might think, the mixed effect of different fabrics is super cool: by wearing different materials you will avoid appearing in a boring and flat look. One of the ways to create perfect total white looks is to use, to break up, the most varied textures for the various pieces that make up the look. Go ahead then to lace blouses or shirts and linen trousers, or cotton t-shirts, silk tank tops, and perforated palazzo trousers. The right balance will enhance the sophistication of your monochromatic outfit

3. Play with lengths

To give the look a little movement, let yourself be inspired by the play of proportions. Opt for a classic white oversized t-shirt and combine it with a long masculine cut jacket, and finish with cigarette trousers. Or, for a more elegant and formal occasion, wear high-waisted, wide-leg palazzo trousers with a tighter top and perhaps with some details;

4. Straw accessories or small jewels

How to counteract the excessive total white whiteness of your look? Combine your Sangallo lace day jumpsuit with a straw accessory, such as a bag or a hat, while for the evening, when the fabrics will become more precious and intriguing, wear your outfit combined with jeweled sandals (more or less high) and clutch with shimmering details;

5. With nude and neutral colors

A total white can be really too much on certain occasions: to play it down, try adding nude, burnt earth, or khaki satin top to your white pants. In this way the neutral shades will release their charm and monochromatic style;

6. Put on make-up before getting dressed

Last but not least and that sounds almost imperative. To avoid the risk of dirtying your dress or top with eyeshadow powder, blush, or lipstick, always wear make-up before wearing white clothing. To avoid the unpleasant effect of halos on fabrics, also apply perfume first.

How to wear white in the city and during your free time

White becomes the protagonist even on the easiest days, those in which you put on a light dress and go.  As for the total white office outfits, on the other hand, go for heavy fabrics such as linen or cotton that give a much more professional look.

Despite being a neutral color, white is often difficult to wear. In the city, in fact, it can happen that a white dress is too transparent, as well as trousers excessively highlight the underwear you are wearing: you must always choose well and carefully select the right garments in order not to run into unpleasant style drops.

If you want to wear a fresh and light dress in the office, always opt for models that are calf-length and not too low-cut. The long A-line shirt model with puff sleeves by ASOS Design is perfect with summer sandals with a square heel and a straw bag while, also signed by ASOS Design, the dress with buttons is to be worn with sliders and flat sandals.

Are you planning an aperitif or a day with friends? The wraparound skirt Pretty Little Thing with a side bow at the waist makes you stand the long sweaty tan! To be combined with flatform sandals or with a slightly hinted heel, crop-top, or very light blouses.

Perfect for those who are always in a hurry and have made the last-minute outfit their philosophy is the long perforated jumpsuit with a bow at the waist by Miss Selfridge: the wide and soft model of the trousers will slim the figure, as well as the skirt-trousers in linen by ASOS Design, always with a bow at the side waist to combine with blouses with a summer flavor or basic t-shirts with prints and designs.

Total white look for the most elegant eveningsWhite summer dress

The choice is really very wide: you can focus on a romantic dress with a pronounced neckline, on a snug and feminine sheath dress, or on a more sophisticated two-piece. For the evening, total white will always prove to be a winning choice.

Total white, the outfits for the evening, and the most elegant occasions. Source: asos.com

Summer opens that fantastic season of outdoor dining, on the terrace or overlooking the sea. Bring out the first tan by wearing a stretch sheath dress but with special details: if you’re planning a dinner with friends, the one-shoulder ruffle dress by ASOS Design will be perfect.

If, on the other hand, you have a more elegant appointment and are in the company of a special person, opt for a long dress but with a deep neckline on the front or focus on a romantic split, consisting of a pencil skirt and fluttering top.

For more formal occasions, instead, opt for a suit with a masculine cut, perhaps with oversized blazer and palazzo trousers, perfect with very high pumps or summer sandals with heels.

The most daring will find a valid alternative in the long jumpsuit: depending on your silhouette, choose a palazzo, cigarette, or culottes model. In general, our advice for the most special and elegant occasions is to combine a small, if not tiny, bag with the total white outfit: always prefer a colored bag or a precious clutch with a shoulder strap.

James Barnes
James Barnes is an experienced wedding organizer and blogger at theannexevents.com. He specialized in organizing outdoor wedding events.When he isn’t writing about weddings and marital life, David usually goes swimming or playing squash.

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