Wearing white in 2018

Posted on October 29 2018

In a world where anything goes, it’s hard to believe that there are still some unwritten fashion rules. What a person wears is often seen as a personal choice or a choice made for particular reasons. Wearing white is no exception to this. There are still rules surrounding wearing white and depending on who you are and where you come from these rules may differ. But here are some basic ones:

Don't Wear a White Dress to a Wedding

This is one that most fashionistas seem to agree on. The only woman who should wear a white dress to a wedding is the bride. It's fine if your ensemble has white in it, but head-to-toe white for anyone but the lady exchanging vows is generally seen as a no-no.

Warmer Climates Usually Have More Leeway

If you live in a tropical environment, white clothing probably seems necessary, even in winter, especially if your days are full of warmer than normal weather. You can probably pull off cute summer dresses in light colours year-round, and no one in such a hot climate will bat an eye.  White overthrows or kimono’s are a great option over beach wear.

Wear Off-White in Cool Weather

If you just love white and the way it complements your complexion, but you're still afraid to wear it during the winter, choose off-white, cream, and beige clothing instead. Even die-hard fashion traditionalists are usually fine with winter white.

White Clothes in City Environments

For anyone who lives in a bustling city and relies mainly on public transportation, wearing white clothes can be akin to courting disaster. Between trains, buses, dirty seats, and puddles, it would be a miracle for a white dress or slacks to make it through the day unscathed. This is one of the main reasons you see so many metropolitan women sticking to black ensembles - they don't show dirt as much. It doesn’t mean you can’t wear it, you will just have to be a lot more careful!

Choose Linen when wearing white

Linen is one of those unique fabrics that can be dressed up or down.  It can also be worn in all sorts of clients and is very versatile. Much our our product range at Ann G Linen comes in white, and our pieces can form the basis of any outfit.

Wear the Right Shoes

Heavy black heels paired with lightweight white dresses can be an odd combination. If you wear a white dress in the spring or summer, better options include natural toned or white sandals. If you choose to wear white in autumn and winter, brown shoes still look better than black.

Maybe you grew up hearing the rules for wearing white and you're a stickler for them. Or you may have heard these rules and decided to wear what you want, when you want, anyway. Fashion changes all the time, so what was considered a "law" at one time could be outdated today. Traditionalist or fashion rebel - when it comes to white clothing, the choice is yours.

Ann G Linen has a wonderful choice of fashionable pieces if white linen is something that you love. Not only are they stylish, they are comfortable and complimentary to wear. Visit our online store to find something to suit your individual style.

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