Like a well-made trench coat or Anna Wintour’s bob, the simple LBD will always be in style. On bone-chilling mornings, or when we’ve overslept, there’s something comforting and safe about slipping on that favorite frock.
As the days get longer and the weather warmer, a more playful look feels right. The easiest way to nail the transition? Get your hands on a little white dress.
As versatile as its moodier counterpart, the little white dress transitions seamlessly from desk to dinner, and with well-chosen accessories, can telegraph uptown elegance or downtown cool.
In hopes that you’ll give your LBD an overdue vacation (or at least a few summer Fridays), we’ve enlisted three Keaton Row stylists to track down what we think might be the perfect little white dress.
Note: The dress featured in each look is Diane von Furstenburg’s “Montana,” $385. Details for all other pieces can be found at the bottom of the post.
Office: “The little white dress is a great alternative in summer to a more serious and somber black dress. Pair it with nudes and pastels for a truly refreshing take on summer whites.” -Lauren Finney
Weekend: “To dress down a little white dress for the weekend, pair it with comfortable but chic accessories, like flat sandals, a denim vest, and a fedora. All of these items are closet staples, so it’ll be easy to pull them all together for a weekend outfit.” -Jessica Shia
Date night: “A little white dress provides such a clean palette against which to work. By pairing it with sleek black heels, the beautiful pops of color from the green and blue tones in the earrings and clutch stand out all the more” -Olivia Peters