Sunday, May 24, 2015

Sunday Style - Little White Dress

Hello and welcome to another edition of Sunday Style with the JET Team! Tomorrow is Memorial Day in the USA, but this long weekend is also the unofficial start of summer! There used to be a fashion rule that you couldn’t wear white until after Memorial Day. That rule has been broken for quite a while now, but white still feels right for summer.

LWDs (little white dresses) are a fresh summer alternative to the LBDs (little black dresses) that have been popular for years. One of the reasons women reach again and again for their LBD is the versatility. And just like a LBD, you can accessories a LWD for a variety of occasions and to reflect a variety of moods.



Since it is now summer, let us start with a beachy look - something you could wear walking on the boardwalk, or for a casual dinner at a beachside restaurant. A breezy bohemian tunic dress (1) from AUROBELLE is a great start. The details of pin tucks, hand embroidery, and ruffled edges make this easy to wear dress special. Greek strappy sandals (2) from Leatherhood and a beautiful fringe handbag (3) from RusticMoon13 add more tan leather and more of that boho spirit.

Add bohemian accessories for a breezy summer outfit. An amazing long necklace (4) from DeetabyDesign pairs well with Foret’s lovely dragonfly stick earrings (5) and littlebrownbird’s sweet leather bracelet (6). For carefree beach waves in your hair try Sea + Salt Hair Mist (7) from HerbsandOilsBath. Or if it’s windy, or too sunny at the shore, top your look with a fun and practical hat (8) from EllaGajewskaHATS. Add cserpent’s bronzite and tiger’s eye gemstone anklet (9) to finish the beach chic look.




Our second LWD outfit is a little dressier. Lace dresses are trendy, but a LWD in lace can scream “wedding dress!” A beautiful alternative to lace is eyelet, which gives the same airy feel but says “retro summertime fun dress!” Start with a fit and flare peplum dress (10) from Twelve26Plus in the aforementioned eyelet. Add some sparkle and more vintage feel with a rhinestone bobby pin (11) from BlancheB.

Another way to avoid looking like you are going to elope at lunch break is to add color accessories to your LWD. I picked purple just because it’s my favorite color.  (12) have the perfect purple twinkle. Add some funkiness with a kumihimo spiked bracelet (13) from NancysCrystalFantasy, and a bold statement ring (14) from ArtJewelerNYC.



Define your waist with a smart skinny belt (15) from ABOVETHEFRAYCO, and carry an unusual clutch bag (16) with a dandelion illustration from redrubyrose. Leather wedges with strappy ankles (17) from BaliELF are cute but wearable. A good choice for your manicure to complete this dressy outfit would be Pastel Dreams above by GirlosityCosmetics.

Enjoy your weekend, and see you all next week!
LoriDashery

23 comments :

Erika Price said...

I love both purple and white, so for me these are just great looks - thank you Lori!

Mollie Ann said...

Perfect for summer - beachy, breezy, boho fashion. And, of course, a LWD!

Val Swanson said...

Gorgeous combinations Lori! Purple and white is perfect.

Stacy Browner said...

Well done!

Eula Taylor said...

Hello JET Jewelry!! I am the designer behind Twelve26, and I want to thank you for featuring my white eyelet dress on your blog. I love how you styled it with the purple accessories. For your readers, I'm running a Memorial Day sale that continues to Tuesday. Use code MEMORIALDAY at check out, and you'll receive 40% off your purchase. Thanks again!! Eula

Deena Roberts said...

What an amazing combination of gorgeous pieces! I would totally wear each and every piece together just as you have paired them, Lori. Thank you so much for including my long Pearl necklace.

Jean Sandell said...

Gorgeous!!!

Gloria Flynn - EarthEnergyGemstones said...

Everything about these LWD is beautiful and I love the way you've accessorized them!

Urban Pearl Studio said...

Lovely!!

Judith Lott said...

Love the choices. Beautiful summer style.

SatinDollCo said...

Great post! Love both looks.

SendingLoveGallery said...

me too Lori! you're a great stylist!

Jet Central said...

Stunning combinations, Lori! And major kudos to Eula Taylor for offering us 40% off her creations!

Lori Taggart said...

Thanks everyone! And a special thank you Eula for offering such a great deal on her beautiful fashions to our readers!

Ribasus said...

I love to wear white and that first dress reminds me how much I love Indian kurtas...gotta find one now! Thanks for including my butterfly earrings, too. White and off white depending on your coloring (me, I am a pale olive complexion so off white for me) works and doesn't make me look too clinical or bridal depending on the outfit! HAHA Great articles. Well done♥

Beadsme said...

Great combinations. Just love the beachy boho feel.

cserpentDesigns said...

Wonderful! Love the purples with the eyelet dress! Of course purple is my fav color! And thank you for including my anklet!

LoveStoneArts said...

I really like white especially tops and tunics. Accessorizing with leather and naturals, brilliant!!!

Michele said...

Lovely post!!! White for spring/summer and purple a color for all seasons!!!!

Gemstones on My Mind said...

Beautiful choices that scream summer! The boho look is so free and breezy, it gives me a relaxing feeling just thinking about wearing it! Thanks Lori, for your fantastic advise and fashion sense!

Brooke said...

Two white dresses, two completely different looks. This is great and the jewelry really compliments the outfits!

Nancy Russell said...

Gorgeous and crisp whites always look so cool and refreshing. And almost anything goes as far as color for accessories. Love the selections you have chosen, and thanks for including my bracelet.

Jennifer said...

Beautiful, beautiful, BEAUTIFUL!