Dresses, hats, lost scarves and bags littered the floor. It’s apparent music is playing loudly somewhere nearby, but it’s muffled by a few doorways between. A seemingly lost but determined girl dodges jagged heels and scattered garments in a maze formation.
It’s closet cleaning day.
An activity that commences in my home at least every few months, this is the time when ever item is pulled from its place (or misplacement), steamed, sorted and either refreshed back into place or discarded for the girlfriends to sort through in the upcoming days. This particular episode of wardrobe organization, I noted one distinct shift in the pieces hanging in my “keep” division: less are the little black dresses, and more are the little white dresses, which begs the question: are white dresses the new lbd?
Sure, they both have their place in this world. And in a minimalist fashion wardrobe like my own, there’s no lacking in either department. But what is it about the little white dress for summer that’s taking over fashion? Here’s my take with partners at David Lerner on the not-so-sudden takeover of white dresses we’ve been spotting all over Instagram, fashion magazines and in your wardrobe.
The pros of wearing white dresses:
- The color is modern, minimal and clean
- You’re not going to match 90% of the other guests wearing black
- Your closet probably still has some space for grabbing your favorite pieces in white instead of black
- You won’t sweat as much during girls outdoor brunch
- You’ll be on top of the little white dress fashion trend
Wearing white has a lot of perks. After all, you know everyone and their mom (literally) is going to show up at the next event in all black. White maintains a minimal, neutral style while portraying a modern take on the classics.
Everyone has always worn black; wear white.
Bonus, if your brunching outdoors with a squad of your besties, you won’t be as roasted by the summer sun in white. Looking for some all-white dress Inspo? This is one of my favorites from friends and partners in crime at David Lerner. It’s got a great stretch, so the fit is super flattering – and if you’re brave enough – the material is thick enough to go sans-bra (my fav). And while white dresses are fun for a summer update, does that mean the lbd is gone forever? Let’s be real, the lbd isn’t going anywhere. You. Just. Can’t. Leave it.
Little black dresses will forever remain a favorite in the heart of fashion lovers around the world. It’s timeless, classic, and always the right amount of dressy or casual for every occasion. No matter the cut, material, length, you name it… it’s almost impossible to deem a favorite black dress as obsolete even after years of wear. Plus, black dresses have white dresses beat in one definitive category: they don’t show dirt (as bad).
Ever worn a white dress in the NYC subway?
[Drops the mic]. Yeah, black dresses are certainly easier to wear, and that’s probably one reason why they’ll never go out of style. This one is a super-stretch off-shoulder little black dress from David Lerner. The midi-skirt length makes it office appropriate, while the off-shoulder frill makes it an easy transition from work to the after party.
What’s your take on the little white dress vs. the classic lbd? Let me know in the comments. Until next time… xoxo
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