Is White Difficult to Wear?
Personally, unless I have a tan, I have always found pure white difficult to wear, particularly close to the face, as my pale skin tone does it no favors. Therefore, I tend to go for off-white/creamy shades. Just like black, there are so many shades of white that, when you find a tone that suits you, you’ll be able to embrace this versatile color, which represents a blank canvas for pretty much anything you pair with it.
10 Top Tips for Wearing White
If you have pale skin, then go for creamier shades of white in order to warm up your skin tone. Those women with a warmer, olive-type skin can carry off a more crisp, blue-ish tone.
Bold, crisp whites can be very stark, so to soften them up, go for looser fabrics in a more flowing style. This also applies to textures too. A soft texture such as lace or pleating will make whites appear less bold.
For a chic, timeless look team white with beige, navy or black, or embrace the warmer weather with a pop of color such as cherry red or fuchsia. Nautical-striped tops teamed with loose linen pants or white jeans will give you a relaxed, classic feel, in a trend that is both timeless and ageless.
White can be unforgiving when it comes to showing up those figure flaws. Avoid skin-tight white and go for looser shapes, which will be far more flattering.
Head-to-toe white is so on-trend right now for summer 2013, however, avoid that clinical look by embracing softer shapes and textures.
Add some warmth to your whites by pairing them with neutral accessories such as beige, nude tones and tan. Natural wood in chunky styles make a good combination, or for some laid-back lure add a flash of metallic.
When it comes to underwear, keep to nude, flesh tones. White underwear will show up under white, whereas a beige tone will not be visible.
For some summer wardrobe staples go for a white blazer, which can be thrown over almost anything, and a pair of loose-fitting pants. A blazer is one of those pieces that does double-duty and can take you from casual to chic in one easy step. Push up the sleeves for a modern look.
Look lovely in lace by embracing one of the year’s most on-trend fabrics, with a feminine white lace dress. Pair this romantic piece with low-key make up.
When it comes to summer holiday dressing, white shorts are smart and effortlessly chic. Team them with a luxe top for a glamorous upgrade in summer style.
If you want to look more on-trend than classic for summer 2013, then for a more directional take on white summer dressing layer a mix of textures, which provides a softer, mis-matched look. Whether its lace, brooder Anglais, draping, pleats or pin tucks – all add a softer yet contemporary edge.