Almost all of us have that go-to LBD in our closet. And if we don’t, we should. There’s no denying it’s a wardrobe staple and can make the best companion to even the most last-minute invitation. But recently, the LWD has been appearing at events and on red carpets. It’s so fresh and sophisticated that its got to last. And there’s no better dress for the summer. Below some great LWD options.
Victoria’s Secret aptly names this the Date Dress. Perfect for date night, with a bit of sexy and a lot of classic. This could easily be dressed up with silver or gold accessories and heels, or dressed down with flats and leather accessories.
Angelina Jolie works the little white dress above. Again, it’s sophisticated and classic. Add a blazer and take this dress to the office.
I love how this LWD is punched up with vibrant orange jacket, belt and scarf. The neutral bag and shoes keep it from feeling too matchy-matchy.
This is such a flirty crocheted lace LWD. I like that it has long sleeves with the short skirt, so it highlights those leggy assets!
The Barcelona Chair (pictured above) reminds me of a well made suit. It’s timeless and uncomplicated, yet paired with the right accessories, like this zebra print carpet and the bold black and white artwork, it becomes sophisticated and chic just as a suit you wear to the office would benefit from good accessorising.
Isn’t this throw and lace pillows reminiscent of the lace LWD posted earlier? This is a great example of how to bring your own personal style into your interior. Looking for items for your home that correlate to those in your wardrobe (or vice versa) is an easy way to try to extrapolate your style from one to the other.
Creating an engaging space centred around one colour can be challenging. There must be elements of interest, which allow the eye to rest rather than continually seek the space for something to take its attention. With a single colour in the room, texture and lighting become even more important than usual. Texture can be brought in through contrasting finishes, such as ceramics and roughly finished furnishings, furs (or faux furs), wool, leather, reclaimed wood, etc. The room above is successful because of the contrast between the rustic headboard, the glamourous chandelier and the fine cotton bedding, which in combination are a surprise to the eye.
Again in the above living area, the contrast between tailored furnishings and textured finishes add interest and depth to the space.
So, if you haven’t already will you invest in an LWD? What about living with an all white interior? Is it something you would do?