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Our Do's and Don'ts for Wearing White

a short white dress

The color white seems to come with many “rules” attached. You can’t wear it after Labor Day. It’s typically reserved for brides. It stains easily, so avoid it at all costs. How did the simplest shade become so complicated?

Well, these unwritten rules are meant to be broken, with the exception of wearing white to a wedding (please don’t do this…ever). We outlined a few do’s and don’ts to keep in mind in regards to the pretty pearly hue. Whether you sport the shade on the reg or are contemplating it for an upcoming event, have these tips handy to look your best in blanc.

Do: Accessorize!

A white dress is like a playground for accessorizing, so don’t miss the opportunity to dress it up with colorful jewelry, fun heels, or a dazzling handbag.

Don’t: Wear it to a wedding or related event

We said it once and we’ll say it again: this “rule” is one to abide by. Unless the invitation specifies it’s an all-white dress code for guests, avoid the color for a wedding, bridal shower, bachelorette party, or rehearsal dinner.

Do: Consider Similar Options

If white’s still too intimidating, try ivory or a print style with a white backdrop. Baby steps, peeps.

Don’t: Limit it to one season

Yes, it’s time to put that Labor Day myth to bed. White can be worn year-round, whether it’s for a June graduation or the annual Winter Wonderland dance. Seriously, the limit does not exist.

Do: Keep stain remover handy

Tuck a tide-to-go pen in your purse, just in case…trust.

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