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3 Ways to Wear: The Little White Dress
Local fashion bloggers show us how it’s done. By Michelle Thomas
Comments () | Published June 13, 2013

The LWD: It’s like the LBD’s cooler, cheerier cousin. And for summer, the little white dress’s light, breezy vibe and blank-canvas hue mean it’s just as insanely versatile—and super chic, too. Need proof? Witness a trio of our fave local bloggers rocking their LWDs in three completely different ways.

Summer Cocktail

Photos by Michael Bennett Kress Photography, via Metropolitan Thread.

We love the surprise of crisp white for a nighttime look, and Kendal of Metropolitan Thread does it perfectly by glamming it up with a major statement necklace and gold clutch. Her pleated shift adds just the right touch of on-trend texture.

Steal her style: Erin Fetherston’s leather-and-chiffon dress ($152.75 at Last Call) mirrors the texture blending. Dress it up with a tribal-style bib necklace, like this one by Jules Smith ($120 at Couture Candy), and BCBG’s gold leather pouch ($55.25 at Last Call).

Seaside Style

Photos via Classy & Fabulous.

Hellooooo, vacay! Elena of Classy and Fabulous nails the nautical look with her airy strapless number, which she paired with neutral ankle-strap ballet flats and a structured satchel. Beachy waves and oversize sunnies complete the carefree look.

Steal her style: Try Express’ cotton voile frock ($47.94), plus lacy Steve Madden flats ($49.95 at Nordstrom) and a neutral two-toned bag, like this Rebecca Minkoff version ($329.99 at Zappos).

Nouveau Ladylike

Photos via Be Loud Be You.

Krystin of Be Loud Be You puts a fresh spin on delicate lace with her feminine dress, which combines a dainty silhouette with sheer lace inset detailing. Lace-up sandals in a salmon hue add a dash of soft color and a trendy finish.

Steal her style: Try Sanctuary’s lace mini ($98 at Nordstrom) paired with Schutz’s lace-up stilettos ($220 at Shopbop).


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  • Dwimby

    Although the color of any model should be irrelevant, that "woman of color" in the last photo is looking mighty beautiful, as are all the models...

  • Linda Jean

    Washingtonian...what a class act!! What a great little piece on the little white dress, but BRAVO to showing a woman of color wearing white!! Love it!!

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