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Tuesday, May 26th 2009

wearing white: now and this fall

It’s the day after Memorial Day and, by the old maxim, the first day of the season of white. Now, that rule has been broken by fashionable ones for some time, but in its honor, let’s take a look at the color that’s always clean, always chic, always a summer favorite.

There is something so romantic about airy white dresses and blouses. Delicate lace acts as secret texture, and gathering here and there gives the whitewashed fabric volume and intrigue. Even minimalist silhouettes feel ethereal in ivory. Paired with accents in shades of light grey and tan, white is sophisticated and ladylike. And with distressed jeans and bright accessories (like candy-colored Marc by Marc Jacobs handbags) a romantic blouse becomes a work of city chic.

And the colorless color promises to be a favorite come fall. Style.com says white frocks will give the little black dress a run for its money in the autumn months, which means the rule of white will be (stylishly) cast aside once again.


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