With Memorial Day fast approaching this coming Monday, it got me thinking about the old rule of not wearing white after Labor Day or before Memorial Day. I did some research and there are widely varying opinions on how this rule got started, but most people agree that it’s ancient, outdated and, well, antiquated, and therefore it is hardly necessary to observe any longer. Whether you are a follower of The Rule or not, there is no denying that white can be stunning! I found three great dresses around which you can base a white-inspired ensemble.
The first is the least expensive from H&M ($17.95): it is a short, white floral dress with a twist knot on the front and small cut-out on the back.
The second dress is from The Webster at Target (part of the new Shops at Target campaign – $39.99): it is a short, white eyelet dress with a tiered skirt and a large “crossback” cutout on the back. I tried this dress on the other day at Target and I absolutely loved it! The elastic on the back of the skirt, plus the cutout, ensure that it will fit anyone; sadly, they didn’t have my size so I couldn’t purchase it. These designer duds from Target always sell out fast!
The last dress is from Topshop (oh, how I wish the nearest Topshop wasn’t 260 miles away!) and is the most expensive at £45.00, but might just be worth it: it is a short, white lace dress with three small buttons and a large heart-shaped cutout on the back. It’s a fairly simple dress, but I think all the small details make it that much sweeter!
I just love how each dress, while very similar, can be styled by the wearer to be completely unique! Each dress is short, (mostly) white with some type of cut-out on the back, but each can be dressed up or dressed down with heels, sandals, flats, monochromatic accessories or lots and lots of colorful accessories. The possibilities are endless, especially with the blank canvas of a white dress!
Thanks for reading :)
ps. I also found these adorable white crochet flats from H&M ($14.95) and just couldn’t resist sharing!