We’ve all heard about the versatility of the little black dress. Endorsed by Coco Chanel, the LBD is a timeless wardrobe staple that works for almost any occasion. For some reason the little white dress isn’t quite as popular. Why is that? Sure, it’s not quite as easy to style, but trust me — it’s just as chic. As we approach warmer weather, I’ve been really into the little white dress and putting my spin on the trend.
The little white “dress” I’m wearing here is a versatile piece by Zimmermann. It can be worn as a top, jacket, or dress and has slowly become one of my favorite things I own. A lot of Zimmermann’s lace pieces can be worn a variety of ways, even as swim coverups. I plan on packing this on every trip I take this summer, so prepare to see it on my feed like… a lot.
At first I planned on wearing this over denim, but I’m happy I went for a pair of white wide leg pants instead. My goal was to give this lacey coat dress a chicer edge and these M Martin pants did the trick. I finished the look with a Louis Vuitton clutch, heels by Stella Luna, and sunglasses by Gigi Barcelona.
If you’re wondering if you can pull off the dress-over-pants look, you totally can. It really comes down to proportions. If the combination looks off on your body type, consider shortening the dress or removing the hem from the trousers. You can’t go wrong.
If you’ve got any tips on styling a little white dress or want to weigh in on the dress over pants trend, drop a comment. I’d love to hear if you guys are planning on giving this trend a try. I love the mixture of femininity with minimalism, do you agree?