What to Wear When the Invite Says "White Attire Only"
It’s natural to stress when a party invitation comes with a special dress code attached. Be it cocktail, beach casual, or festive attire, it’s not always easy to interpret. But there’s a particular stress brought on when the RSVP reads “white attire only.” We assume the least clumsy and most bold-colour-averse might like the challenge, but for anyone else, a dose of inspiration helps.
That said, the looks ahead offer several different ways to wear the colour white from head-to-toe that feel creative and fresh. So whether your white party takes place on a yacht, a chic hotel rooftop, or the basement of your favourite neighbourhood wine bar, consider yourself thematically covered.
A hint of a colourful accessory, as long as it's not overpowering, is okay in our book.
Choosing neutral accessories is a pretty safe bet.
For an avant-guard look, layer white pants and a white skirt.
If your party allows, err on the more eccentric side with a printed top and sparkly bottoms that mostly feature the colour white.
Just because your party calls for a basic color, liven up your look with a bit of frill.
If an all-white party look feels too plain for you, turn up the volume of your silhouettes.
Minimalists can simply grab their favorite white dress, add a pretty dangly earring, and be on their way.
While your party look may be all white, play around with a darker beauty approach like a smoky eye or deep wine lipstick.
For a casual event, mix your everyday essentials—like a light turtleneck and a wide pair of pants—for an easy party look.