In Your 20’s
The catwalks went all virginal for 2012 with designers showcasing white in every possible form, from the crisp summer suiting at YSL and The Row to soft flowing goddess gowns of Ralph Lauren. Use fabrics and textures to add interest and personality to an all white outfit by combining perforated fabrics and cut-out keyhole details on the midsection, with frothy skirts or sheer panelling. Trade last season’s nude heels for this season’s must-have white heels for a super-fast and easy wardrobe update.
In Your 30s
For a smart office look, try a white peplum skirt or dress as an alternative to black or grey. If this feels ‘too much’ go for a softer look with a knee length white pleated skirt and sheer white blouse tucked in for a subtler and softer approach to this trend. For a smart-casual look in your 30s when it comes to white, adopt principles from the sports-luxe trend in ss12 and team mesh tees and vests with loose fitting white pants and shorts and a pair of converse.
In Your 40s
Try a white tailored summer suit, a popular look on the ss12 runways, as an alternative to your usual office garb this year; tailored shorts and a jacket look so chic in the city when the sun shines. Keep it simple as seen at The Row’s runway and team with your Kelly bag. The trick here is to wear with confidence! If wearing with this season’s white shoes, look for a modern style and never be tempted to revive those stilettos from the 80s!
Tip for All Ages
Women surprisingly often worry about the practicality of buying white and having concerns over its’ maintenance can put a woman off a purchase. Just check the care label before buying and ensure the fabric is washable in the machine – if so, it’s not much more difficult to maintain that other light colours in your wardrobe.