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Thursday, August 5

Tipster Thursday: Little White Dresses

Every fashion writer, stylist and designer worth her stilettos will advise a fashion challenged client to have a few little black dresses "aka" LBDs in their closet.  Wedding planners will happily assist you with picking a long white dress to walk down the aisle. But if you need a little WHITE dress... available credible advice is somewhat lacking.

Fashiona admits that wearing all white can be tricky.  So as the Summer winds down and the last of the All White Parties generally end around Labor Day...Fashiona has this advice.

  • Black is slimming and white...well is not. If you are even the least bit curvy PLEASE  avoid thin white jersey dresses.  They reveal nooks and crannies that you would rather not share with your Facebook friends.
  • White dresses that are structured are MUCH more  camera friendly. Consider the event, linen and cotton are good for pool parties and BBQs.   Satin and silk are better choices for dressier events.
  • Avoid too much lace in a short white dress...it can look too lingerie like.
  • Wearing white shoes with white dress can  read too "bridal" or can resemble a little girl's Easter outfit. Considering wearing a pop color shoe if you want to make a statement or black  or a nude heel if you want to keep it simple.
  • And some good news an  A-line white dress looks good on just about every woman.

Photo Credit: Bluefly.com

Carmen Marc Valvo

white jacquard beaded scoopneck dress

Photo Credit: Elle Macpherson
Elle Macpherson

Photo Credit: Huffington Post

Scarlett Johansson

Queen Latifah wearing white at the People's Choice Awards

Edition by Georges Chakra Spring 2010 gown

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