Sunday, April 15, 2007

The year of the dress part 3: the Little White Dress

While the little black dress (lbd for short), which Audrey Hepburn in Breakfast at Tiffany's propelled into iconic status, will remain an closet favourite for years to come, its lesser known cousin the little white dress (lwd, also featured in the film but for some reason was not as popular), is fast picking up on the popularity stakes. Particularly now with white such a prominent feature in the Spring 2007 collections, and its airy colour very suitable for spring.

The famous little black dress.

The, until recently, sidelined little white dress.

Catwalk options:

From Balmain. As you can see, it takes "little" literally.

From my current favourite label---3.1 Philip Lim. For a very "white" collection, check out Badgley Mischka's Spring 2007 show. It is a bride's, and those harbouring bridal ambitions, dream.

From Michon Schur. White, short and chiffon-y. What's not to like.

From See by Chloe. Love the Grecian details.

I got this from Forgot the name of the designer, but it looks really 1920s. Would be lovely to pair with ballet flats and wear to school.

From Theory. I like the detailing. The hardware toughens up this piece and the juxtaposition is just great.

Prada. Can't or won't afford this? Miss Selfridge has a similar option at a fraction of the Prada price.

This is from Alice + Olivia.

This is also Alice + Olivia. I prefer this piece. Very Merrakesh or Ibiza.

I'm not sure where i got this picture from. But i really really like this dress and the way the model's hair goes with it. I'd wear this to school too.

From Milly.This is a cute interpretation of the Little White Dress. It's mod shape provides a nice difference from the other floaty white pieces.

For high street options, besides the Miss Selfridge number shown above, there are these:

This Bebe piece is just pretty and can be easily dressed up or down.

From Mango. The buttons are a cute touch.

Mango was really smart to get Milla Jovovich as their spokesperson. Not only is she gorgeous but she has a very cool sense of style and her label Jovovich-Hawk stands out from most celebrity labels as actually being creative and chic (L.A.M.B is another one). This tunic and the gold lining is a great combination, and it has a gives out a easy elegance vibe.


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