5 Practical Tips for Picking Out Your Little White Dress
Now, let’s get uber practical. Girl to girl, let’s have a talk. Little white dresses can be oh so tricky and go oh so wrong. Let’s help each other out here. Here are our five helpful hints for selecting your LWD.
1. Look for the Lining
One might steer clear of white dresses due to the idea of it possibly being see through. And we get it, of course! However, we have solutions to that possible problem. First, look to see if it’s a lined dress. If it is, more than likely it won’t be see through. It goes without saying, we recommend you try on the dress in the store to make sure and also look in a couple different mirrors (one in the dressing room, one out on the floor) to see it in different lighting. If it’s not lined, don’t worry and just keep reading…
2. Feel the Fabric
As we mentioned above and in our previous article, you want to select quality fabrics. The better quality the fabric, the better it’ll fit! And quality fabric does not have to mean expensive. You can find tons of items of wonderful quality at affordable prices. As well, depending on the fabric it might not even matter if it’s lined, so again be sure to feel it and try it on in different lighting. Now, if there’s no lining but you do love the fabric, that’s not a problem!
3. Utilize Undergarments
Also mentioned briefly above and in our previous article, undergarments are so important, especially with white dresses! But you need to choose the right undergarments.
First, opt for nude undergarments, not white! Match your undergarments to your skin tone, not to your dress. This is an important key!
Second, if your dress isn’t lined and it is see through you’ll need a solution. And that solution is a slip! You want a lightweight, form fitting, nude one that is essentially invisible. It’ll still do its job, but you want to make sure it fits right so you’re not messing with it all day and night and if it feels barely there then that extra layer won’t bother you.
4. Select the Shade
It’s funny to think about because white is, well, just white, but did you know there are so many different shades? From ivory to cream to eggshell to bone (and the list goes on), not all white dresses are the same shade! If you have fair skin you might want to shy away from a sharp white hue. Instead, opt for something warmer. And if you have a darker complexion, most shades should work great, but you might want to first try cooler tones. In the end you want to wear what you feel most comfortable in and there are no rules, but the shade of white is something to certainly consider!
5. Where to Wear It
Finally, you want to think about what you’re buying said white dress for. And if you don’t have a specific occasion, that’s ok too! If you do, however, have an upcoming event you’d like to wear a white dress for, what is the attire? If it’s dressy you would want to steer clear of a cotton tee type dress. And if it’s a backyard BBQ, you might want to stay away from chiffon, for example. Consider the occasion so you’re on point with the attire!
And, of course, never wear white to someone else’s wedding or shower. While some brides certainly wouldn’t care in the least, you want to veer on the safe side and respect their day in case they do care. Save your LWDs for non-wedding events.