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10 Chic Ways to Style a White Dress

From casual to dressy, a white dress makes for an excellent backdrop to show off unique accessories and styling ideas. Here is Buzzle's attempt at giving you 10 chic ways to style a white dress with very little fuss.
Chic way to style a white dress - unique jewelry
Women think of all colors except the absence of color. I have said that black has it all. White too. Their beauty is absolute. It is the perfect harmony.
— Coco Chanel
If you think a little white dress can't be playful enough, think again. With well-chosen accessories, and a little bit of help from our side, we can help you transform into an elegant uptown or a cool downtown chick. If you're a savvy shopper, you would know how smart it is to invest in a white dress. Apart from a wedding, this dress can work its way to glory at any occasion. So, what are we waiting for? Let's get down to business and see how to style a white dress.

10 Ways to Style and Accessorize a White Dress

Pairing white or black accessories is done to death. With only two simple, yet classy accessories, we've given you ideas on adding color and unexpected elements together. You need something that'll give your outfit an edge, and still help you walk out of the door in a matter of minutes.

Blue and Brown Accessories for White Dress

Look 1 - Denim on a white dress is something you just can't live without. And the best part is, the less you do with it, the more fun and creative it looks. The blue accessories, keeping them to a minimal, make this style a must for every woman. Go just about anywhere in this outfit, and you'll make every woman jealous.

Look 2 - It seems like everywhere you go, there's always someone rocking the white dress and brown belt combo. Well, it's about time you started cashing in on the trend before it fizzles away. Your white dress will be like a canvas that the brown accessories adore. Just be careful as to not overwhelm the canvas.

White Dress with Gold and Pink Accessories

Look 3 - The lustrous gold accessories pop against a white dress. A cocktail ring and sexy heels add up to make the white dress gleam even more. Nothing in this style will distract an onlooker; the gold only adds variety.

Look 4 - Play it safe, but with a definite fashion-forward stand, pair your white dress with lovely pink accessories. This combination is fun, girly, and comfortable for any event. If you're going to spend a fair amount of time on your feet, skip the heels and go straight for pink sneakers instead.

White Dress with Green and Purple Accessories

Look 5 - Inspired to look pure, polished, and poised, a white dress with green accessories is like a breath of fresh air. The overall look isn't forced, but works wonderfully in your favor. Wear it for an afternoon tea or at a baby/bridal shower, this style will surely fetch you tons of compliments.

Look 6 - One amazing aspect about combining white and purple hues, you can exploit all color schemes of purple. Depending on which shade you lean towards more, pastel purple, pansy purple, dark violet, lilac, imperial purple, etc., you can easily incorporate it with your dress. This combination heightens the level of sophistication, without having to do much.

Red and Orange Accessories for White Dress

Look 7 - Talk about a "pop" of color! The brightness from the orange accessories really amps up the white dress, doesn't it?! And, it certainly does add a "wow" factor with those sexy shoes. Just be careful not to overdo the whole thing, or else you'll ruin the entire appeal of the ensemble.

Look 8 - Pulling off red accessories is a tough job. If you're not confident from the inside, it'll show on the outside. Red is one color that needs as much drama, fire, and confidence as you can give it. This combination is all about a few dozen levels of oomph. So, work on the look, or it'll leave you behind.

Yellow and Gray Accessories for White Dress

Look 9 - Being an excellent companion for your crisp white dress, silver accessories will make you stand out. The frosty theme is exquisite for an evening out with friends or a special someone. And if wristwatches aren't your thing, simply wear a chic stack of silver bangles instead. It'll intensify your look for sure.

Look 10 - Brighten up your dress with yellow accessories, but be warned not to step onto the neon territory. The addition of yellow may be an alien thing for some women, but trust me, it works like a charm. You not only get the polished look with a burst of color, but also make a subtle, yet memorable appearance.

Always keep the weather in mind while you finalize the ensemble. Even though we've given styling options for little white dresses, you can apply the same ideas on ankle-length and white maxi dresses as well.
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Published: December 10, 2013
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Appreciate it, Mukulika! - Sheetal [December 16, 2013]
I love all the looks, but Look 5 and Look 9 are simply WOW! :) - Mukulika [December 16, 2013]
Thanks, Naomi. Thank you so much, Rose. Appreciate your comments :) - Sheetal [December 12, 2013]
Loved all the combinations but 2,5 & 8 topped the charts.. - Rose [December 11, 2013]
Holy chic. Nice one. - Naomi Sarah [December 10, 2013]