Age-Appropriate Fashion Trends: White

Let’s face it, white can go off the rails in an instant (fringe? Cringe!). Here's how to keep it on track.

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Trend: White

For a look that’s spot-on, wear soft fabrics and gold-accented extras.

 

Juliet & Company resin necklace, $49; julietandcompany.com

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Banana Republic polyester blouse, $70; bananarepublic.com.

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Spring Street enamel ring, $35; spring​streetdesign.com.

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Simple fabric, forgiving shape: a white dress at its basic best.

 

H&M polyester dress, $40; hm.com for stores. 

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Jennifer Lopez plastic sunglasses, $36; kohls.com.

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Izzy and Ali faux leather tote, $70; izzyandalihandbags.com.

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Sequin enamel bangles, $28 to $30 each; sequin-nyc.com.

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A white pump? It’s either old-fashioned or tacky; take your pick. A flat sandal is super elegant.

 

Nine West PVC sandals, $79; ninewest.com

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Ladylike and grownup, this clutch is just big enough.

 

Ivanka Trump handbags PVC clutch, $90; shop.ivankatrump.com.

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Go nude...in undergarments for a foundation that’s invisible under white.

 

NEARLY NUDE spandex and nylon slip, $68; nearlynudeunderwear.com.

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How to Wear White

Lightweight but not sheer Avoid eyelet and lace (peekaboo is never age appropriate). What to embrace? A combination of shades, ranging from off-white to ecru, as in the top with taupe pants.

 

Let the accessories shine Gold looks rich, and rich looks sophisticated. You do the math. When clothes are sleek (like the dress, 4), go for extra texture and detail in add-ons such as the tote, clutch, bangles and necklace.

 

Colorless by choice Resist the temptation to include something bright (even lip and nail color should be neutral). This look achieves its quiet flair by staying monochromatic, like the look at left from Diane von Furstenberg.

 

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First Published Fri, 2012-06-29 09:54

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