It is true that white is black’s paler, less slimming twin – but it won’t have you looking like a solemn widow. White is softer and prettier. It is a no-matching-required option for creating a super chic outfit!
It is no secret, however, that many women are afraid to wear white because it can be challenging to make white look flattering on your body.
Here are some ideas to help make white work for you.
Peplum is figure-flattering and feminine because it cinches in at the waist, then floats away from the midsection – and it’s all the rage for Spring 2012.
I recommend a white peplum dress or pair a peplum blouse with cigarette pants or a pencil skirt.
Maxi dresses are the most effortless and comfortable article of clothing you can wear. They elongate your silhouette and flow away from your body. A white maxi dress is an easy way to master the all-white look. Pair it with chunky wooden jewellery and you’ll look like a bohemian goddess.
The Androgynous Look
If frills and long dresses are not your thing, give the androgynous look a try. Pair wide-leg pants with a structured blazer or blouse. You’ll look crisp and confident in this classic combination.
So, try on white for a change!
You may be surprised with how chic you look when you switch over to the lighter, brighter side.
Forget the Oscars and Grammys, any fashion fanatic would agree that the Met Gala is the biggest night for red carpet glamour.
This year’s Met Gala, in celebration of Prada and Schiaparelli’s exhibit titled Impossible Conversations, proved to be another exceptional night of high fashion fabulousness.
From feminine and flirty peplum to the Return of the Cape (after Gwytneth Paltrow stole the show at the Oscars), there were some celebs that deserve honorable mentions.
Solange Knowles in a peplum Rachel Roy gown.
Lana Del Rey looking mysterious and gorgeous in Joseph Altuzzara, complete with a cape.
Camille Belle looked stunning in an old Hollywood glamour inspired Ralph Lauren gown.
Coco Rocha rocking pink hair and vintage Givenchy – previously worn by Elizabeth Taylor. Not your typical Met Gala attire but I thought it was fun and fresh!
Their were also more than a few risk-takers, or as I call them:
Marc Jacobs in a lace dress. I repeat: Lace. Dress.
Florence Welch in Alexander McQueen. I know it’s couture, but I despise it. It’s a weird combination of Big Bird meets the Christmas tree.
It’s hard to miss Christina Ricci in this ridiculous Thakoon dress that features an obscenely large bow.
Mary-Kate Olsen looking frightening and frazzled in this weird widow-inspired look.
What were your favourite looks from this year’s Met Gala?
I have to admit, it was only recently – as in just last week – when I learned what peplum was. And ever since, I’ve been obsessed. It’s also a fun word to say, as demonstrated in my poetic alliteration, “pearly pink patterned peplum”.
What is it
Peplum is a short overskirt attached to blouses, blazers, dresses and skirts, adding a flirty and whimsical dimension.
Why I love It
It’s figure-flattering and feminine because it cinches at the waist, then falls away from your midsection.
How to Wear It
If wearing a peplum blouse or blazer, keep the rest of the silhouette sleek by pairing it with cigarette pants as seen on the Pink Tartan runway, skinny jeans, or a pencil skirt.
Peplum looks from Pink Tartan - FW 2012
Blake Lively in a Peplum Jason Wu Dress
Kate Middleton in a LK Bennett suit
Cara Delevingne wearing a Burberry Prorsum blazer
Will you be rocking this fun, flirty and fabulous peplum trend this spring? I know I will be!