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Style Guide: When To Wear All-White

White on white is summer's version of head-to-toe black (which we all know I love), but even I have to give up my dark hues during these scorching summer months. Luckily, white dresses are a super easy and chic way to add some glam to your warm weather looks. I for one have jumped on the off-the-shoulder trend, but here are several styles to get you through any hot moment you may encounter...

THE CASUAL TOUCH

Sporty style is at it again! Choose a simple, easy and casual summer dress and wear it with your favorite fancy sneakers. I like adding some feminine touches to an outfit like this by replacing sneakers with ballet flats and wearing pretty, dainty jewels. Looking for a more trendy approach? Wear your white midi length dress with a pair of metallic slip ons and a mini-bag. Harrison has the perfect festival look!

Style Guide: When To Wear All-White | Mel Boteri Style Guide | Gilty as Charged

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1. RAQUEL ALLEGRA Mini Dress 2. MADEWELL Denim Jacket 3. EUGENIA KIM Fedora 4. VALENTINO Sunglasses 5. ATP ATELIER ROSA Cutout Slides 6. REBECCA MINKOFF Stud Ring 7. NADRI Band Ring 8. MEL BOTERI Marissa Small Tote Handbag and Shoulder Bag

 

MODERN ROMANCE

I love love LOVE white dresses in delicate, feminine fabrics. A white mini dress in lace looks great with a pair of ballet flats for work or sexy heels for post-work drinks. You can also use accessories (like a floral coat) to keep piling on the romance. 

Midi and maxi dresses shouldn't be ignored either. Both are equally capable of reflecting the sex appeal of a mini. Emphasize your femininity with a pair of glam shoes or high-heeled sandals, and make sure the dress fits well - no one looks sexy in a tent! How cute is my new blogger crush Lauren Smith in her white ensemble? Can it please be socially acceptable to carry around balloons every day?!

Style Guide: When To Wear All White | Mel Boteri Style Guide | Life to Lauren

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1. SELF-PORTRAIT Lace Mini Dress 2. LAGOS Ring 3. LAGOS Stacking Ring 4. BY TERRY Rouge 5. LAGOS Pearl Bracelet 6. BAUBLEBAR Drop Earrings 7. ELYSEWALKER Sandals 8. MEL BOTERI Turquoise Coco Small Shoulder Bag - Python 

 

SEXY AND ELEGANT

My favorite thing about a white dress is how sensual and sexy it can be, especially when you show off some deliciously tanned skin. Impossible to resist! If you are blessed with long, toned legs don't hesitate to invest in a long white dress with a high slit. My Tip: accessorize with nude accents, and it will appear as though you are showing off more skin than you actually are! Christina's look is one for the books. Definitely inspiration for my next date night.

Style Guide: When To Wear All White | Mel Boteri Style Guide | Fashion and Frills

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1. GIVENCHY Draped Off-shoulder Dress 2. BANANA REPUBLIC Chandelier Earrings  3. SOLE SOCIETY Metal Cuff 4. YVES SAINT LAURENT Lipstick 5. RMS BEAUTY Nail Polish 6. SOLE SOCIETY Crystal Ring Set 7. JIMMY CHOO Leather Sandals 8. MEL BOTERI Gunmetal Metallic Python Leather Aarti Cocktail Clutch

I have a special place in my heart for monochromatic, so you will definitely be seeing me in all-white this summer. Above all, I love the ease and chicness of the perfect LWD. Really, the only place you should never, EVER wear one is a wedding...pastels only please!

Hopefully you found some white dress inspiration this week. Be sure to join us next time when we will be discussing 4 New Ways To Style The LBD - you can't pull me away from black for too long ;)

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