Fashion Tips: How To Wear White This Season
First, avoid the temptation to accompany white clothes with white underwear. Granted, this was the received wisdom just a few years back but the underwear tends to show through. Perhaps the development of flesh tone underwear in the intervening time has had something to do with the new prevailing trend. Try to find a bra and knickers that match the tone of your skin when rocking your cool, clean summer whites.
White hosiery is out if you are no longer in primary school. It's not the 80's, and you're not Helena Bonham Carter. If you are HBC cut it out!
Similar caution applies to the white shoe ? O.K. for the long leg with small foot, but tends to sectionalise or 'chop up' your leg if you are of a more average build (with shorter legs) ? resulting in you looking shorter.
This next point may seem obvious, but don't wear white to a wedding unless you are the bride! A white blouse is fine as part of a multi-coloured ensemble, but you will win no friends competing with the bride on her big day.
If you are unsure that white suits your particular body shape, don't try and force the issue ? this season you will have a variety of pastel and off-white colours like eggshell and ivory to choose from. The most important thing is to make sure that you feel confident and comfortable in the clothes that you step out in.
Get a quick preview before you hit the high street ? try having a peek at this season's new lines, online; sites like New Look are good place to get an idea of women's clothing for the coming season.