Six tips for wearing a white dress

Everyone can wear white, and here are some tips and tricks that will help you to get it right every time.

Dress to Suit Your Skin Tone

If white typically makes your skin look sallow or dull it is likely that you are trying to wear the wrong shade. As this article illustrates, all-white outfits are amongst some of the greatest ensembles that have ever graced the catwalk, red carpet or silver screen.

Fair skin shines with warm whites, as stark white tones can easily wash you out. Olive complexions look beautifully balanced with cool silk and champagne whites. Medium skin tones look radiant with creamy whites and ivories, and if you have a deep complexion you will find that you can wear every shade of white with ease.

Match Materials with the Setting or Occasion

When shopping on the high street you will find that maxi dresses are available in just about every material you can imagine. A white maxi dress in a flowy material is ideally suited to a summer picnic or trip to the beach, whereas a crepe or wool dress would be more ideally suited to a professional setting.

Wear Skin Tone Appropriate Undergarments

Simple underwear that matches your skin tone will allow your white dress to shine without distraction because every other colour, including white, will be visible beneath your dress.

Consider Wearing a Slip

If you can clearly see your hand through your dress, you will likely benefit from wearing a nude slip underneath. Avoid slips with any detail or embellishments, and ensure that it is a few inches shorter than your dress.

Add a Final Finishing Flourish with Well-Chosen Accessories

Every white maxi dress at AX Paris has been designed to look great alone or when accessorised with other pieces. A statement necklace can add additional visual interest to an ensemble, and loose white dresses always look great with bohemian inspired jewellery. Similarly, your boho look can be further enhanced with a woven leather belt in a beige, brown or tan colour to cinch in your waist.

Select the Right Footwear

Your choice will ultimately be determined by the occasion, but you could choose to go bold with a bright colour, introduce a touch of glamour with a metallic heel, or dress down your ensemble with some flat gladiator sandals or trainers.

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