One for work, one for cocktail parties, one for Sunday afternoons: We all own at least a few LBDs. But as the days get longer and the temps rise, a more playful look is in order. The easiest way to nail the transition? Get your hands on a little white dress. As versatile as its moodier counterpart, the LWD transitions seamlessly from Monday mornings to summer Fridays, and with well-chosen accessories, can telegraph innocent charm or downtown cool. Here, the very best ones for any body type.
The Best Little White Dress for Every Body Type
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If You’re Pear-shaped: Go Full In The Skirt
Two things you want to do here: highlight your best assets while still feeling breezy and carefree. But if you have wider hips, a lot of straight-cut summer dresses are likely your worst nightmare. Instead, opt for a dress with some structure—specifically a fitted bodice, a nipped waist and a pleated skirt. Then, twirl.
If You’re Pear-shaped: Try A Plunging Neckline
There’s a time and a place for everything—including a time to turn some heads. That’s where a cleavage-skimming V-neck comes into play. (Hellooooo, bombshell.) Not only do you get to flaunt your elegant neckline, but the upside-down triangle also draws the eye upward to elongate your middle and draw attention away from your lower half.
If You’re Apple-shaped: Avoid The (completely) Shapeless Sack
Well, isn’t this the summer dress of our dreams? Look for something that drapes your figure without hugging your midsection too closely, but don’t settle for just a tent dress. Try to find one with a slight trumpet hem to give the illusion of a smaller waist. Trust us: It works.
If You’re Petite: Try A Halter
You’re one of the few body types who can pull this off without over-accentuating the shoulders.
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