How to wear white with style

Taking inspiration from the likes of Ellie Goulding, Sandra Oh and Helen Mirren, white is set to be a fashion statement for summer 2019, but with so many rules surrounding white – not to mention the chore of keeping your ensemble clean – just how do you wear it well?

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The wedding dress

Unless you’re the bride, of course, it’s completely off limits to wear to anyone’s wedding but your own. That said, there’s no reason you can’t enjoy a gown fit for a bride at other occasions as celebs such as Sandra Oh showed us at the 2019 Golden Globes. Also in white you’ll find images of Jamie Lee Curtis, Regina King, Amy Adams, Rachel Weisz and Ellie Goulding, all wearing stunning big-day-worthy dresses to the Golden Globes, Baftas and Oscars this year.

In a slight deviance from the classic white dress, Dakota Fanning appeared at the 2019 Golden Globes in a stunning floor-length shiny silver dress, showing if you’re not quite ready to take the leap and wear white to a formal event, silver can offer a similar effect.

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A casual approach

Naturally, if you’re a celebrity, you can wear any sort of dress you like, but for us mere mortals a wedding style dress is only really appropriate on our big day. But not to fear! Just because white is a staple wedding dress doesn’t mean you have to forgo this colour in your day to day!

Take Sandra Oh, for example, choosing a simple white trouser suit to keep her looking fabulous and professional. If you’re uncomfortable with a full white look, try adding brown accessories such as a cinching belt or statement handbag to break up the cleanliness of the look.

If you want a compromise, a white maxi dress or gypsy skirt and blouse might give you that feminine-yet-not-too-dressy look you’re dreaming of. Find your perfect maxi dresses in a range of colours at


White has always been a bit of a staple for ladies’ day at the races, and Aintree has already confirmed that white and monochrome looks are set to be firm favourites for the 2019 Yorkshire Ladies Day.

On the high street, too, we’ve started seeing a wash of white flooding shop fronts ready for fashionistas to stock up on this crisp, clean look.