It’s the Classic Color Combination. Black with your White Dress
Quote of the day: “Aging is a physical process, but age is a state of mind.” Ted Smith
I know that black & white is a classic and an easy combination for everyone! So since we’re wearing the same white dress over and over, we might as well pair it with this obvious neutral too! I’ve had the most blog posts about these two colors together with the first being this one and the last being this one!
I probably wouldn’t have used the black and white combination if it were up to me, for two reasons. 1-It seems so obvious and I like trying different and unusual combinations. 2-Because I do have many blog posts already dedicated to these two neutrals! But as soon as I pulled out this dress for mom, she piped up that she has a belt that “goes” with the dress! I realize most of us wear a belt with many items in our closet, but only my mom would have a specific belt for this dress (because it matches the buttons)—gotta love her!!
And for your viewing pleasure, I varied our black elements for this category. Mom chose the belt, Nancy wore a bolero type cardigan, and I put on a removable collar. Even our shoe colors vary from lightest to darkest!!
In my way of thinking, there really is no combination that wouldn’t work with our white dresses—any other color, any other neutral or just plain white would go wonderfully. But for the sake of this series, I showed these exact dresses with neutrals (here) and orange (here).
I know many women will comment or be concerned that white will get stained. But really so will any clothing. The advantage of a white piece of clothing, is you can easily bleach the entire garment. The concern I would bring up, is the thickness of the material. Unless you don’t mind wearing a slip & camisole, you might want to make sure the dress is lined.
Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: First, this collar! My husband’s sister, sent over this piece of material/lace.
I had no idea what it’s really meant to be, but I added a button to it to create a removable collar. I even found a white dress you could purchase with the dark collars attached here.
We were going out to eat this evening (do I say that a lot?—because we do enjoy eating out—my husband is quite the foodie).
And it had been raining, thus I pulled my hair back. I wished I had left a couple strands in the front; it looks so severe to me this way!
Dress: VacaStyle (here)~~Shoes: Abound (similar here)~~Collar: (maybe I don’t know what to look for, or maybe you just can’t buy something like this but this is as close as I could find similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here smaller in size)~~Purse: (similar here)
Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: The best thing about a fit and flare dress? It twirls so nicely!!
I really like how this bolero jacket hits at the waist of the dress.
I think a normal length cardigan might have looked too overpowering.
Nancy’s wearing my favorite shoes.
Since they are a black & white snakeskin, they really go with so much in her closet, and they aren’t super high!
Dress: Xhileration (similar here with short sleeves and here sleeveless)~~Bolero: R & K (similar here)~~Shoes: Gianni Bini (similar here not a snakeskin but very pretty)~~Necklace: (similar here a little bigger, but a great deal)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)
Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: Now you can see the wonderful buttons up close and personal on mom’s white dress!
And she picked this belt because it matches perfectly!
Since we have to give the buttons all the admiration we can, I left off a necklace and had mom put on some dangly, long earrings!
Dress: Mom made it (similar here as a sleeveless version or here in a long sleeve version)~~Shoes: Anne Klein (similar here)~~Belt: (similar here a chain version)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here thinner version)
Jude (my blogette): Jude was happy to be involved again for this category!!
She enlisted the help of her husband, Jay to take a couple photos of her wearing a Carole Little white dress from a couple years ago.
I think wearing sneakers with the dress is a perfect casual combination! As I’ve said before (and will say again), it’s always good to check out other departments for your clothing—Jude got these sneakers at Walmart in the boy’s department!
It’s just another way to wear your white dress. It is amazing how just switching up the colors of your shoes, accessories and toppers can transform the entire look!
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