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White Formal Dresses

There’s something so elegant and sophisticated about an all-white dress. Whenever you slip one on, you’ll exude confidence and poise. White garments are flattering, flawless and look fabulous with any skin tone. It’s no wonder that most women opt for a crisp white wedding dress for their big day. But that doesn’t mean you have to reserve white formal dresses for just your wedding. Let’s talk about the wonderful world of white formal dresses, where to wear them and how to style them to make a gorgeous statement.

Desk to Dinner
Show up to your 9-to-5 in something sleek, polished and new. Short white formal dresses like a sheath dress or shift dress have a tailored fit and lend themselves naturally to an office-appropriate look. Not only will they pair perfectly with your favorite blazer, but they also make the transition from desk to dinner effortless. Just swap your blazer for a faux-leather jacket and you’ve got a whole new look.

Cocktail Hour 
There’s no better combo than a crisp white hue accentuated by sparkle, so glam it up with a fit and flare style that’s covered in sequins or subtle beading. Because you’re prepping for a party, you can explore all kinds of silhouettes and necklines you haven’t worn before, like a midi-length halter dress or an off-the-shoulder look with a flaunt-able bodycon fit. If your dress is modern and minimal, link it up with a bright pointed-toe pump or a metallic sandal for maximum impact. It’s always fun to pair a simple white dress with one statement accessory or a bold red lipstick.

A Red-Carpet Affair
If you’ve got a fancy event coming up, it’s time to try on an assortment of long white formal dresses. White is a striking choice that will stand out in pictures and set you apart from the star-studded pack. When searching for white formal gowns, fabrication is a key thing to consider. Heavier fabrics like brocade or scuba crepe are structured and flattering, while lighter fabrics like chiffon or silk will lend an airy appeal to your look. It’s the perfect time to experiment with designer details like a big architectural bow or monochrome feathers.

White Dress Etiquette
The one exception to the white dress rule: skip it if you’re headed to someone else’s wedding, dress rehearsal or bridal shower so you don’t make a serious fashion faux pas.

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