What would a summer wardrobe be without the perfect Little White Dress (or LWD in fashion-speak)? For me, this tailored eyelet sheath had my name on it. And at a super sale price, it just might be my style score of the season.
I first spotted this dress in store and bought it on the spot. It’s feminine, fitted, and finished with the kind of tailored details you don’t see that much anymore. I especially love the set-in grosgrain waistband and ruffled shoulder straps. But I didn’t try it on until I got home, and that’s when I decided that at 5′ 8″ a Tall would suit be better. I have long arms and legs but I’m also long-waisted, so I often choose this online option offered by brands like Banana Republic, Madewell and Ann Taylor. Best of all, when I logged onto the site it was on sale. So, I bought it twice but kept it once!
I’ve styled it very simply here, with mostly all white accessories — slide sandals, wristlet bag, enamel bangles and feathered-and-beaded earrings. But…I could see it paired with neutrals or dressed up with black. Bright yellow or red would add a fun color pop as well. And when the temps dip you could layer on a jean jacket for a festival vibe or grab a pretty shrug or shawl. Come Fall, I might even go for a Royal Tenenbaum take and wear it with a tissue-thin black turtleneck, black tights, and black booties. We shall see if I’m daring enough!
All of which means that a Little White Dress might just be the fashion refresh you too have been looking for. And with sales like the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale (July 12-18) and Amazon Prime Days (July 15-16), you can have your LWD and save, too.
Dress: (Banana Republic, I am wearing a size 4Tall, now 66% off and going fast!) Also love this, this and this.
Sandals: (Vince Camuto, sold out) but love this toe-loop version and this one with an earthy wood grain heel.
Wristlet: (Kate Spade, old) Love this (ruffles), this (white and gold and 50% off until 7/14!) and this (under $13!).
Bangles: (old) Similar here and here (available monogrammed or engraved, too!).
Earrings: (I didn’t get these fantastic Yoruba creatures on sale, but you can here). Also like these (on sale too!) and these.
Photos by MP Allegaert and Kristin Moore-Gantz (@artdirecthis)
9 thoughts on “Little White Dress”
Movie star. ⭐️ Reconsidering white!
Thanks so much, KMG. You made me feel like one, that’s for sure!
In the “dog days” of summer, white is such a positive “anti-color”! Whatever your accessories: beach, pool, CC or simply entertaining at home. Just add what feels right. The idea is just be comfortable!
So true! Thanks, Elisa!!
Please do be daring enough for the Royal Tenenbaum take!
We shall see!
You’re rocking this sweet dress, M-P! It looks great on you.
Thanks so much, Dede! Hope you’re having a great summer!!