How to Wear a Little White Dress Liker a Style Icon

There’s something about wearing the color white. It gives off this elegant, pure, and peaceful aura. And when your white outfit is a little white dress, you can only imagine how stunning you’d look.

lady wearing fur little white dress

For one, white is a bright color. It keeps you cool in hot weather conditions by reflecting the sun’s energy. It’s also a good neutral color that contrasts well against other colors.

You can’t don a white dress without getting noticed.  Once this resplendence fuses with the short hems of a little white dress, you’ll surely get some eyes dilating with admiration for your style.

lady wearing little white dress at the docks

Would you like to make this a reality? I suppose, yes. And if that’s the case, let’s dive in to see the best LWD outfit inspiration that’ll suit your style.

How to Wear a Little White Dress

lady wearing LWD with heels sandals

As the name implies, an LWD is a short dress made with white fabric. This fabric could be anything ranging from chiffon to crepe, silk, satin, georgette, mesh, etc.

lady wearing LWD with strap heels

Just as white and black have always been complementary colors, the LWD is the sister to the little black dress. So, while an LBD gives you the provocative, posh look of black, a little white dress gives you the relaxed yet alluring look that comes with donning white.

lady wearing fur little white dress in the desert

From bodycon to mini dresses, shirt dresses, suit dresses, flared dresses, wrap dresses, etc., any type of dress can pass for a little white dress. What matters is that the dress has the defining short hems that make an LWD.

lady wearing little white dress at an event

So, wear this type of dress to a date outing, night out, or any evening occasion using any of these tips:

1. Turn it into a Pinafore

lady wearing white pinafore on a black T-shirt

You can use your sleeveless or short-sleeved white dress to layer your T-shirt or collared shirts. This option is great for creating a smart casual look.

lady wearing a little white dress over a black top with black hat and sunglassses

2. Layer Your LWD

lady wearing swearter on her white shirt dress and knee-high boots

To create different looks from one dress, layer it with a leather jacket, jean jacket, blazer, cardigan, duster, kimono, sweater, or any outerwear you find appealing.

lady wearing a jacket over her little white dress with white knee-high boots

The importance of layering your outfits in fashion cannot be overemphasized. Don’t know how to do it? We have a style guide on how to layer your outfits. Read it to stay informed.

But if you’re saving it for later, let’s proceed.

3. Cinch Your Waist with a Contrasting Belt

lady wearing waist chain as belt on her little white dress

A belt helps to define your waist while making your dress more fitted. But that’s not all.

lady with ice cream wearing a belt on her white shirt dress

If you wear a belt around your little white dress, it adds a pop of color to your look especially if the belt has a contrasting color.

4. Wear a Hat

smiling lady wearing little white dress with hat and handbag

A wide-brimmed hat or bucket hat always has its way of transforming your outfit into a statement piece. Whether it’s a fun time at the beach or a picnic with friends, hats are a nice combo for little white dresses.

lady wearing little white dress with black hat

Wear one to that occasion and become the cynosure of all eyes.

5. Create an All-white Ensemble

smiling lady wearing little white dress with white heels

You can as well go for a monochromatic look by pairing your LWD with white shoes, white layers, and a white handbag. Then accessorize with gold or silver jewelry to add a little flash of glitter to the mix.

lady wearing little white dress in an all-white outfit

6. Make a Statement with Your Jewelry

lady wearing little white dress with statement jewelry

If the occasion is a red carpet or a cocktail event, accessorize with statement jewelry. This complements your white dress and brings some attention to our neck, ears, and wrists.

lady wearing LWD with statement earrings

7. Add More Colors with Your Accessories

lady wearing colorful scarf with little white dress at the beach

Imagine pairing your little white dress with a green mini bag, pink shoes, and a little vintage scarf tied around your neck or a pair of sunglasses. Colorful, right?

lady wearing LWD with pink sunglasses and matching bag

Accessorizing is a great way to add more color to your outfit without touching your clothes. But if you don’t wanna wear colorful accessories, opt for a bold lipstick. It’ll still do the job.

8. Wear Leggings/Pantyhose Underneath

lady wearing pantyhose and knee-high boots under little white dress

Add more deets to your LWD by wearing a pair of leggings or pantyhose underneath.

While it covers your thighs from the full glare of people, it also enhances your sex appeal.

9. Choose the Right Footwear

smiling lady wearing little white dress with heels

The type of shoes you pair with your little white dress all depends on your style intent. That is, the look you wanna achieve.

lady wearing LWD with black knee-high boots

If you’re attending an evening occasion like a dinner or cocktail event, heels are your go-to. But if it’s a daytime casual event, slip on your knee-high boots, sneakers, ballerina flats, or sandals.

lady wearing little white dress

There you have it—the chic ways to style a little white dress. Now go pull any of your favorite looks up and bless the Internet with your pictures.

lady wearing white boots with little white dress

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Victoria B. Willie

Writing has always been a part of me. From writing stories as a young child to studying Communication Arts in the university, it has always been more than a medium of expression to me.

And then one day, I found myself toeing the path of an entrepreneur and becoming a fashion enthusiast. This made me develop an interest in content marketing and copywriting.

That aside, when I'm not writing copy or SEO content, I'm designing statement pieces for my fashion brand, Ria Kosher, crushing on Lucious Lyon, and writing wild stories that always come with a twist.

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