Tips for accessorising a white dress

What could be more suitable for summer than a white dress? Just as important and versatile as your other wardrobe staple, the little black dress, a white dress can be transformed for any occasion this summer. Whether you opt for flowy and feminine or chic and stylish, all you need are a few accessories.

Tips for accessorising a white dress

1. Layers

Tips for accessorising a white dress
Adding a shirt or a denim jacket breaks up an otherwise all-white maxi dress. Choose a cropped jacket or knot the shirt in front and roll back the sleeves to keep the overall look summery. Avoid picking heavy and thick materials but do experiment with colours and even patterns, depending on the look you are trying to achieve.

Nude underwear is a must! If your dress is quite thin or see-through, consider wearing a slip underneath.

2. Hat

Glamour Magazine has reported that oversized hats are the look for this year. To create this look yourself, a wide straw-brimmed hat is the perfect addition; however, you can choose any style. Pick one in a lighter summery colour that flatters your face shape.

3. Jewellery

You can really go to town here! Think belts, earrings, bracelets, necklaces and rings, keeping in mind the style of your white dress. A tailored chic white dress goes well with dainty gold jewellery for a subtle look, while a white maxi dress can carry off chunkier pieces for a more casual fun look. Add pops of neon or animal print to stay on trend. A dress such as an AX Paris white maxi dress can be paired with a belt to create detail and highlight your silhouette.

4. Bag

As with jewellery, there are so many different options here. More obvious choices are a light tan boho-style bag or this season’s straw tote. Cross-body bags are great for more casual looks, while chic clutch bags work well for more dressy or evening looks.

5. Shoes

Almost anything goes with a white dress when it comes to footwear, whether you are into trainers or heels, sandals or pumps. If you have kept the rest of your look quite light, this is where you can add colour and embellishments without it feeling overpowering. Add wedges or heeled sandals for the office or party, trainers or pumps for a casual day, and sandals or flip flops for the beach.