It’s time to get white hot! I’m gonna debunk some myths and show you why you must wear white. Maybe – just maybe – you’ll think twice about dismissing this lovely color.
WHITE can’t be worn after Labor Day.
This is such an archaic “rule” dating back to the 1800’s after the Civil War. No, I’m serious: high society women created dozens of fashion rules to distinguish those with money from those without. One of those were the women wearing white after Labor Day didn’t have enough money to change their wardrobe. Isn’t that INSANE? Learning where this rule originated from, I laugh that I followed it growing up since we were anything BUT “high society.” So, quit being a snob and break that ridiculous rule. I’ve also ditched the theory that certain fabrics are seasonal: the dress I’m wearing is corduroy. #RuleBreaker
WHITE isn’t flattering for my body.
If worn correctly, white can actually accentuate all your assets. (pardon the pun.) Need to add curves to a boyish figure? Cinch your waist with a contrasting color to make your waist to hip ratio appear more curvy. Are you pear shaped? (smaller on top / bigger on bottom)? A white top paired with a dark skirt or pants gives an illusion of a fuller bust while minimizing your hips/butt. Are you pale like me? A white dress that hits above the knee will make you’re legs look longer. There’s no break in color, therefore the illusion is a taller statuesque. belt it to make your waist look small. again, an illusion that draws the eye to the belt and makes the rest look curvier. (angelina jolie with brad pitt black belt white dress) Or a long statement necklace with bring attention to your neckline. Or bustline.
WHITE doesn’t look good on me.
Like nude pumps, complimenting your skin tone is a must. Some whites will wash you out, so you need to determine what shade: cool or warm compliment your complexion
WHITE is boring.
White allows you to show off your favorite statement piece: colorful purse, shoes, that you couldn’t wear with anything but a blank canvas.
WHITE isn’t classic.
There is nothing more classic and sexier than a well tailored white tuxedo. And, who can forget Sharon Stone rocking the white top at the Oscars? And, Coco Chanel was known for wearing white year round. (it was her fav color). My motto is #WWCD – What would Coco do?
I’m encouraging ya’ll to grab anything white from your closet and try these tips. Post a pic on Instagram and tag #HelloWhitney and I’ll feature you on my Instagram page! Click below to follow me there.