The Little White Dress


We all know that the Little Black Dress, or LBD as it’s affectionately referred to, is a classic, go-to wardrobe essential. But it’s time to add a LWD - a Little White Dress - to your repertoire. I swear, once you begin to work this white-hot look into your wardrobe, you’ll find yourself reaching for it time and time again. What I especially love about this classic little magic-maker is that it’s all too easy to slot into your existing wardrobe.

If you thought that wearing white was a daytime affair only, think again. It can be dressed down for work or play, and dressed up for evening. Take cues from celebs like our swiish Women Of Style – Kim Kardashian, Gwyneth Paltrow, Blake Lively and Eva Mendes.

Over summer, I’ve been a big fan of my crochet LWD, and from the feedback that many of you sent to the swiish emailbox, you were too. Simply paired with neutral accessories, the dress is the statement.

As the temperature begins to cool over the coming months, you can still wear a LWD – style it by throwing a chunky knit cardigan over the top and belt at the waist, add a scarf and boots. For a more edgy look, pair your LWD with a leather biker jacket and ankle boots. Instant winter street style cred!

For evening, metallic accents are the way to go. They really set off a white dress for a dressier event… think a statement cuff, necklace or metallic belt. If you want to show off those killer legs you’ve worked so hard for, then reach for your heels, sky-high heels! Add a pop of colour with neon, or keep it monochromatic with black stilettos.

With designers like Chanel, Louis Vuitton and Valentino sporting fresh new takes on this stylish classic we’re sure to keep seeing celebrities and stylistas gracing the red-carpet or hitting the streets in white-hot style! Being so versatile, there are countless takes on the LWD – which means there’s one for every swiish fashionista out there.

swiish tip - A bright pout is an amazing contrast to the LWD so use that as another accessory if you feel your outfit needs a little more punch.

You can shop the look at Next Direct, Sheike, Zara, Topshop, ASOS and The Iconic.

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