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Though always present in fashion, all-white outfits were incredibly prevalent on Spring/Sumer 2016 runways this year. This look never goes out of style; it just goes through phases of higher and lower popularity. Well, 2016’s Spring/Summer season is highly in favour of this fresh, ultra-modern look so it’s the perfect time to give it a try! Here are a few ways to get in on the trend.
All White Everything
So how can you adopt this style? The easiest way is the most obvious—simply wear all white! Put together an outfit featuring only white clothing and accessories and make sure that they’re all either the same—or very close to the same—white. Our Popsicle Corset Skirt and Allure Top in white would make a show stopping outfit that’s perfect for a night out! Some white garments are brighter or duller than others though and some have a very slight hint of blue or yellow to them; for the best results, be sure your whites match or the outfit will look a bit sloppy!
Building an outfit with this trend in mind is really as simple as matching white pieces, but there are a few ways you can make your all-white look even more fabulous. Basic flat or solid fabrics are great to create a totally sleek effect but you could also take advantage of a variety of textiles to add more interest. Fabrics that are sheer or textured will add depth to your outfit and break up all the white without taking away from the boldness of all that bright white. Lilika’s Besotted Lace Sheath Dress is an example that combines both of these—the lace offers a sultry see-through effect and has a slight texture to it. Pieces that have a tone-on-tone pattern are also wonderful for all-white outfits, like our Daisy Pretty White Shorts that have a delicate rose design woven into the material.
Though the head-to-toe white style looks fantastic, some may be intimidated by the idea of such a bold outfit. Don’t worry! You can still try a version of the look. Try choosing all white clothing for your outfit but matching it with accessories in other colours. Brown, black, grey, or deep jewel tones can reel in the brightness of the white and offer a good balance to bring the overall look into more subtle territory. Even just adding on some metallic jewelry can offset the large amount of white.
Not Quite All White
Another reason some may want to pass on this trend is the concern that they won’t be able to keep their fully white outfit spotless through course of the day. Depending on lifestyle, career, and even clumsiness, some people are more prone to getting stains than others. If you know you’re most likely to get someone on your top or bottoms, switch out that particular item for a piece of white clothing that has a dark or coloured print on it. For example, put together your outfit will only white pieces but swap out a solid white top for something like the Flossy Classic Tunic. The look will still be very white, but the pressure to avoid potential stains will be lessened.
Undergarment Choice Matters!
One thing that should be noted is the underwear situation. Even if your clothes don’t seem sheer, wearing coloured or patterned undergarments can still show through. Most people know this much and opt for white, but even white can show through—it just makes those areas extra white! With white clothing the best option is to choose nude undergarments. They won’t show through the fabric and there’s no difference in shade between where they’re placed and where the clothing is against your skin.