Now that summer is officially in full swing, it’s time to trade in your LBD for it’s cool, chic counterpart – the LWD! Wear it anywhere you would wear your LBD because honestly, you can where a white dress pretty much anywhere/anytime (verdict is still out on wearing white to someone else’s wedding).
Keep in mind that a LWD draws attention to sun-kissed skin so it might not be the best choice if you’re a little ‘rouge’. Also, much like a LBD, a LWD is your chance to play around with accessories and show off your favourite shoes or bag. Pair with metallics for a modern spin, tans for a boho-vibe, or bold colours for a sophisticated-yet-fun feel.
Choose a cut that makes you feel beautiful and a style that lends itself to both day and night looks. Not a fan of this season’s slip dress? Opt for a classic shirt dress and pair with on trend accessories to make timeless pieces feel new. Also, look for one that’s lined or made from a heavier material so you don’t have to worry about showing off more than you’d planned on.
With it’s limitless styling potential, your LWD is sure to be your summer MVP. Not sure how to style your LWD? Watch our “How To” Video featuring Cindy Yu of The Vancouverite Blog and see how she creates six completely different looks with one simple shift dress.
Ready to start styling your very own LWD? Here are our ‘Top 5’ little white dresses, all available at Coquitlam Centre.
A short, off-the-shoulder dress with a a wide flounce at the top and pockets in the side seams. Pair with flat sandals and a straw hat for an easy-going beachy look.
Available at H&M $34.99*
Monk & Lou Mist Shift Dress
This shift dress is the perfect blank canvas for all your summer looks. Pair with barely-there sandals and a navel grazing necklace for a sophisticated evening look or with flat sandals and a bucket bag for day out running errands.
Available at Plenty $89*
Wilfred Free Felicity Dress
This slim-fitting slip dress features a scoop back with self-tie detail, side slits and hits just below the knee. Looking for a little more coverage? Layer over a fitted t-shirt or under an oversized cardigan.
Available at Aritzia $80*
Textured Fit and Flare Dress
With it's extremely flattering fit and flare cut, this textured and lined dress is the perfect choice for all of your summer events, or pair with pumps and a blazer for a totally office-appropriate look.
Available at RW&CO. $159.90*
Sleeveless Eyelet Shirt Dress
This sleeveless shirt dress with cinched waist and eyelet detail will quickly become your summer go-to. Pair with mules, sneakers or flat sandals for a easy-wearing yet put together look.
Available at GAP $79.95*
*Prices quoted are regular prices, before taxes. Price and availability are subject to change.