Trend Report: White

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In direct contrast to the somber colors populating the fall runways, spring saw a plethora of all white looks that are as fresh as an ice-pop in July.

First, let me address the elephant in the room and say that it’s not the color that makes you look heavier, but how you wear it.

True, there is less wiggle room with white just because it reflects light and any puckering or pulling is more visible, but with the right style, a minimalist, white look is refreshing on any body type.

Laws for Wearing the Color White

Make sure that your clothing fits. It should skim or float on the body, no bulges or pulling please!

Wear nude undergarments, white (or black and colored) undergarments will show through. VPLs are never cute!

Keep them clean. This might be the most difficult rule, and as someone who can’t come within fifty yards of a ketchup bottle and carries a tide-to-go pen everywhere, I know I can’t wear this trend (as much as I would love to). So perfect your table manners ladies, and double check where you sit.

General Guidelines for Wearing  White

Pair white with neutral accessories such as blush, cognac, gold or silver. Black can look too heavy and white too matchy-matchy.

Pick heavier fabrics like a thick knit, denim, stiff cotton or cashmere. They will disguise panty-lines, and if you’re nervous about any unflattering pulling or stretching they will hold everything in.

That being said, a great way to create interest for a truly minimal look is to play with textures such as silk, cotton voile, chiffon, denim, and even white leather. Try mixing different shades of white such as cream, optic white, and sun-bleached denim.

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