White is nice
For days you feel like breaking free from black, why not trade dark for light and rock a LWD (little white dress)? Fresh, fun, flirty and elegant, these looks will have you feeling fabulous no matter where you go.
1. One-shoulder dress (Shopbop.com, $367), 2. Drape dress (Lacoste, $255),
3. Bow detail dress (Mod Cloth, $148), 4. Tiered dress (GAP, $25)
Look summery and sexy in this silk-chiffon off-the-shoulder Alice + Olivia dress (Shopbop.com, $367) featuring elegant draping and a gathered elastic waist. We love that this look is simple and sophisticated, perfect for a summer afternoon wedding or other semi-formal affair in need of an understated frock.
We love the relaxed look of this simple drape dress, designed by Catherine Malandrino for Lacoste ($255). Asymmetrical gathering at the hip and shoulder make for a unique silhouette and the loosely draped neckline adds a flirty, feminine touch to this otherwise effortlessly chic look.
Bow detail dress
It's not every day a dress this cute comes along. We were instantly smitten with this playful, strapless frock (Mod Cloth, $148) with a pretty pleated bow in front and a half-moon cutout in the back. Whimsical without being over-the-top, this fully lined LWD will look fabulous with peep-toe wedges, a statement cuff and pretty, dangling earrings.
Whether you're meeting friends for drinks on a patio or you're on vacation and need something that will keep you cool without compromising style, this versatile tiered dress (GAP, $25) fits the fashion bill. It's fully lined with a v-neck and will look perfect paired with metallic accessories – bangles, a clutch or even shoes.
5. Lace mini dress (Lily Pulitzer, $368), 6. Sequin dress (Top Shop, $120),
7. Tank dress (Shopbop.com, $275)
We can't resist this summer's trend towards all things vintage and this adorable lace mini dress (Lily Pulitzer, $368) is no exception. We swooned upon seeing it and love the 1960s feel, flared sleeves and empire waist. Pair with strappy heels and understated accessories – this piece doesn't need a lot of dressing up to look great.
Strut your stuff and turn heads in this white sleeveless sequin mini dress (Top Shop, $120) with chain detailing at the back and a cowl neck. Not only is this look a guaranteed show-stopper, it easily adapts to many different settings depending on what you pair it with and the accessories you choose.
Sometimes all you want to do is throw on a dress, grab your purse and go. No muss, no fuss and no taking your look to0 seriously. Times like these call for something simple, comfortable and flattering – all the components of this easy-wearing scoop neck style (Shopbop.com, $275). Pair with wedge sandals or T-strap heels and an armload of colorful bangles.
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