Orange Pieces Look Great with your White Dress

white dress for women in the ages of their 50's, 60's, & 70's.

Orange Pieces Look Great with your White Dress

Quote of the day: “The best apology is changed behavior.”

So let’s take a minute to examine this title. I actually changed it after downloading all of the pictures. Because my initial planning had been for this post to be the white dress paired with a bright color. And once I saw all of our outfits lined up, I realized that I must have been in an orange mood!

But at least I used different pieces of color in the outfits. I had mom put on a lightweight cardigan, and I thought Nancy could try a neck scarf, while I donned a wrap (it’s actually a sweater that I wore as a wrap). Funny how at times, the outfits can be so similar. Even down to our strappy sandals!!

I probably should have blogged about wearing a white dress at the beginning of summer instead of the end of it. I know, many women may put away their white items after Labor Day even though that rule has been changed nowadays. But, hey, you can always pin these images to one of your Pinterest boards or come back next spring and review these ideas (have you ever noticed I organize my blog posts by categories on this page?) For those of you, who believe in white at any time of the year, then read on, and if you missed it, we styled these dressed with neutrals here!

And just to prove my point even more….I’d like to quote from OK Magazine Style Week Fashion that just came out a couple weeks ago: “What you Need Right Now!—#4-the Little White Dress. It’s as clear as black and white: This is your warm weather version of a LBD. The little white dress is fresh and feminine for the summer months.” So see…it’s not just me saying this!!

Jodie’s (50’s) Outfit: Here’s another sweater that I’ve knitted.

It’s actually a non closing cardigan, but since mom got to wear a cardigan for her outfit, I thought I’d use it more as a wrap. It has a lacy star design on the back—somewhat visible with the white dress underneath. I’ve held it together in the past with a pin and a shawl stick.

white dress for women in the ages of their 50's, 60's, & 70's.

This was our outing for Nancy’s birthday when she wore her jumpsuit a month ago!

We went to Perry’s Steakhouse and they have such a nice waterfall right outside their door! And as every good fashion blogger knows, this is a perfect backdrop for on outfit photo!!

white dress for women in the ages of their 50's, 60's, & 70's.

white dress for women in the ages of their 50's, 60's, & 70's.

Since I don’t have orange shoes, and I was originally going for the subject of bright colors, I threw on my fuchsia sandals.

The sweater does have a multitude of colors in it, so the shoes are not so crazy, right?

white dress for women in the ages of their 50's, 60's, & 70's.

Dress: VacaStyle (here)~~Cardigan/Wrap: I knitted it (similar here–come on, we know I’ll never find something like this, but here’s a shot)~~Shoes: LOFT (similar here only in 2 sizes or here but in suede)~~Necklace: Charming Charlies (similar here with earrings)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here just coral, no black)~~Clutch: Banana Republic (similar here)

Nancy’s (60’s) Outfit: I left Nancy’s outfit very neutral except for the scarf at her neck. She usually doesn’t love a scarf so close to her neck, but I think this looks so chic!

It reminds me of the choker necklaces except with more coverage for those of us starting to notice changes in this part of our body!! This is a regular rectangular sized scarf, but since it’s polyester, I was able to roll it into a thinner width, and then wrapped it twice around her neck.

white dress for women in the ages of their 50's, 60's, & 70's.

If you’ve been noticing–we bought these skinny belts (they were a 3 pack) at H&M not long ago.

Nancy isn’t one to wear belts often (I’d say close to never), but I do think there are times they can be the perfect finishing touch.

white dress for women in the ages of their 50's, 60's, & 70's.

As for the shoes, they were also a recent purchase. We intentionally bought them to wear with her jumpsuit for her upcoming reunion!!

We also found the pair she wore in the jumpsuit outfit post (here), thinking it might be nice to have another pair to change into in case one pair became uncomfortable. Do you like one better than the other?

white dress for women in the ages of their 50's, 60's, & 70's.

Dress: Xhileration (similar here with short sleeves and here sleeveless)~~ Shoes: Aldo (similar here with thicker straps)~~Belt: H&M (similar here)~~Scarf: (similar here with watermelons)~~Earrings: (similar here under $10)

Charlotte’s (70’s) Outfit: Here’s my attempt to cover up those buttons again on mom’s white dress.

Don’t worry, you’ll see the “special” buttons in the next post, but I wanted our “color” to be the star of the show for this look.

white dress for women in the ages of their 50's, 60's, & 70's.

white dress for women in the ages of their 50's, 60's, & 70's.

The necklace is an old timer in mom’s wardrobe! And as much as I try to steer away from the matchiness that mom absolutely loves, I caved in this time.

The brighter orange necklace is a fun accessory with the melon colored cardigan. Besides the bracelet and glasses add in a little pink as another color!!

white dress for women in the ages of their 50's, 60's, & 70's.

Dress: Mom made it (similar here as a sleeveless version or here in a long sleeve version)~~Cardigan: Nine West-thrifted (similar here with buttons or here with no buttons)~~Shoes: Joyce (similar here a little higher up the ankle)~~Necklace: (similar here woven)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here as bangles)

I know many women don’t have a lot of orange in their closet. But I think I’ve shown how a small orange item can add a pop of color to your white dress!!

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Now I’ll concentrate on the short sleeved white dress:

  • Kathleen McDermott

    Have recently bought many pieces (blouses, tunics, sleeveless blouses, cardigans, scarves and shoes) in various shades of orange, coral, peach, etc. I love the shade. Beautiful with the white dresses. Love all of the orangey pieces you chose. Your sweater is lovely and a great shade on you. Love Charlotte’s and your glasses. Nancy looks good with the skinny belt. I love gold sandals or shoes with a white and bright orange outfit – will be my Saturday out to dinner ensemble!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Kathleen!!
      Are you going somewhere special Saturday night?? We are planning a fun prime rib dinner on Monday night with some friends!!

      • Kathleen McDermott

        We have a gift certificate to a lovely old restaurant in Morristown (about a half hour from us). We are taking my brother and his wife to dinner. I think we’re finally supposed to get some warm, sunny weather this weekend – it’s been cool, rainy and dreary here for weeks with only an occasional peak of sun. My fleece bathrobe and socks have not yet been retired! (Peek, that is!)

        • Jodie Filogomo

          Ah, how fun!! Enjoy!!

  • PetiteOver40

    How fun that you were in an “orange mood”! I kind of like that you have a consistent color this time around so I can focus on the elements themselves and how you’ve styled them with white. So, for example, I can see how your orange wrap-sweater with that cool star pattern knitted into the back connects to the orange in Nancy’s scarf and the melon/orange of your mom’s cardigan. For some reason–and maybe it was just this post–I looked less at the style of each of your dresses and more at the accessories you paired with them. The dresses became the canvas for each accessory. Now, when I go to style my own white dress, I can remember vividly how well an orange neckerchief looks next to white or an orange wrap or cardi. PLUS, your pink shoes provide an extra little peek at another idea–popping in colors that harmonize with an overall look! Bonus!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Your sentiments are so wonderful Sherry, but really your writing is incredible. You take a comment and elevate it to a poem!!
      I think it can be a good idea to work some sameness into our outfits instead of always trying to show variety—thanks for that thought!!

  • Alecia Mariana

    I’m a sucker for a great graphic tee, I love love this post!!


    Alecia – La Joie de Vivre

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Alecia!!

  • Happinessatmidlife

    White and orange is so pretty together. All of you 3 ladies look fab!

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Alice!

  • Jodie I love your white dress, but your knitted cardigan/wrap is to die for!! I absolutely love it!
    🙂 gwingal

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Nikki!! I do love to knit—it’s so relaxing, yet I have something to show for it after awhile!!

  • I am a huge fan of white dresses and I am wearing one today! I have been experimenting with tying a scarf at the neck like Nancy and am really liking it. It took me a bit to get used to it though. Love the orange color combinations!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Aren’t they the best, Janeane??
      I’ve been wearing neck scarves recently…although I did have someone comment that it reminded them of airline stewardesses—well…that’s not the worst thing I’ve been called—ha ha!!

  • We are a Clemson family, so I Love orange and white! 🙂 I like the open weave knit of your cardigan and how it stands out against the white. Bright pink and orange go so well together I would have chosen them even if your wrap didn’t have the bits of pink. The touch of orange in Nancy’s scarf is lovely and I like how it is tied. I like the partially buttoned cardigan on your mom and the flattering way it works with her dress.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Jennie!!
      I think I actually shied away from orange for a long time because it was our high school color—but funny how for college it’s different, huh?

  • This shows that it may be possible for me to wear an all white outfit. Your wrap breaks it up perfectly. I love orange too.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I think orange is one of those unappreciated colors—it can do wonders for our complexion and goes with so much!!
      Happy Sunday!

  • White and orange and white and raspberry are two of my favorite summer color combos! They just scream summer to me!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Kinda like an orange creamsicle? Love those!!

  • Dawn Lucy

    Beautiful! You look so good with your hair pulled up! And yes the fuchsia shoes TOTALLY work! So cool that you knitted that wrap too! Of course all the ladies look lovely as always!

    Thanks for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday and have a fab weekend!


    Dawn Lucy

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Dawn!!

  • Versatilestylebytracey

    I see a nod to Fall in these with the orange touches, lol I love all these looks and am still awaiting my perfect white dress which seems to elude me …

    • Jodie Filogomo

      You could be right—orange is very much associated with autumn and pumpkins!!
      As for the perfect dress—good luck and happy shopping!!

  • You all look great in your white dresses! I love them with the pop of orange!
    Jeans and a Teacup

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jessica!!

  • White and orange is such a fun summer combo! Love seeing your styling options!

    Doused In Pink

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Jill!!

  • Love these touches of orange Jodie! Check out your specs, love em! Ill say it again, talented with the sewing and knitting, love the colors in your knitted shawl. Great looks on all the ladies!
    jess xx

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Jess!!
      I love the knitting & sewing…it seems more productive to have something to show at the end of all that time (unlike cooking—which I like too—but poof, and it’s gone!!)

  • Fabulous, Jodie! I love your sweater and it pairs wonderfully with the pink sandals. And your glasses are amazing! So are Charlotte’s glasses! I need to add more glasses to my repertoire! I used to always have at least 8 pairs at once, but I have gotten lazy and now only have 2 pairs in rotation.

    Thanks so much for linking up with me On the Edge of the Week! I hope to see you again next week. Have a marvelous weekend!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      Right—I know! I just ordered a pair of pink ones!! It’s so nice you can get some inexpensive ones nowadays!!

  • I don’t have much orange in my closet, so I like seeing the way you all styled it. Beautiful ladies!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Amy!! I actually don’t have that much orange either—but it does seem to elicit more attention, so maybe I should get more?

  • Lovely way to incorporate orange is various styles. I like coral (orange) hues, and all of you are looking great. <3 /Madison

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Madison—I feel like orange is not as popular as other colors—but really fun!!

  • First, I love the quote! Second, I am really loving your wrap/cardigan. Third, thanks for partying with us on #FridayFrivolity I always love to see what you bring every week.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’m a sucker for a good quote—it’s direct, meaningful and fun!! And this one is true for all!!
      Thanks for stopping by Audrey—I really appreciate it!

  • You ladies are just rocking it with these style post! Absolutely love seeing 3 generations of style. The pop of orange with white looks so classy and chic.

    Thanks for linking up to #UntamedStyle!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much Veronica!!
      I’m hoping to prove that age doesn’t mean frump!!

  • All you ladies look just beautiful! I love that you all picked out the same pop of color!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Ruth!! Well, it’s all my fault—either I plan it that way or subconsciously I make it happen—ha ha!

  • Jean Ann

    Hey Jodie great color with white. Your glasses fit perfect not to big for your face and the pink sandals are great with your shawl/ cardie. I like Nancys metallic sandals for an evening event with her jumpsuit and these ones for a casual daytime activity! Your moms glasses are really cute. On a technical note since you changed the blog format the email goes to my junk even when I put you in my vip list I hope this isn’t happening to any one else.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for the insight Jean Ann (and compliments!)
      I had to change my email notification due to the amount of emails going out (there’s always a good & bad to getting more popular, right?).
      I never thought about the emails going into spam. I looked it up on Constant Contacts FAQ site—if it’s an annoyance to you they have a letter you could send to your ISP company:
      Letter Your Subscriber Sends to their ISP

      To: ISP Customer Support
      Subject: Remove Constant Contact Block

      Hello. My name is XXXX and I have been a customer of your services since XXXX. I understand that you employ filters and/or blacklists to protect customers like myself from unsolicited email; however, this has made it impossible for me to receive newsletters, announcements, and promotions that I have requested. I value these communications and would like to receive them using this email address.

      The sender of these emails uses an email marketing service called Constant Contact. Constant Contact is not an open relay and has strict anti-spam policies in place. Because your filters block emails from Constant Contact I am unable to receive these communications.

      I ask that you please help me determine why these emails are being blocked. For further information about Constant Contact or to request more information from them such as log files, the Operations team can be reached at – 781.472.8103 or

      Mail from Constant Contact can be found by the following characteristics for whitelisting:

      “Envelope from:” domains:

      Thanks again for the heads up—it’s always something…:)

  • Really great combination of white and orange colors! Everyone tend to think that white color makes visually fuller, but using these accessories, it is the other way around makes slimmer. These outfits look very spectacularly!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for the nice words!
      I so agree with you—I don’t really think a color makes you look slimmer or not—I truly believe it’s the fit and other details!

  • I love it all! #orangeismyfavoritecolor
    Especially the item you knitted! #youaresotalented
    Is knitted a word??

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Knitted is a word–and even if it wasn’t—you’re totally allowed to make them up as you go along (at least in my world!!)
      I didn’t realize you loved orange—isn’t it such a fun color. Not as popular as some, but more vibrant and interesting than the common blue!!

  • I have worn my white dress with a lot of pink shades this summer but never orange. I need something orange quick so I can recreate this look. The vibrant shades against the white look great

    • Jodie Filogomo

      But really, the white dress is super versatile—I don’t think there’s a color it won’t go with!!
      Thanks for the continued love Michelle!!

  • Deborah Ross

    Wow-your knitting is amazing! I like all three looks on you lovely ladies! I am inspired by the scarf worn tight against the neck. I think I’ll give that look a try. I have experimented this summer with wearing white more. I like to add color, though, like you all did. White alone gives me a washed out appearance. Loved the post!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks so much for the fabulous compliment Deborah!!
      I know some people think the scarf close to the neck shortens their neck and looks like a flight attendant—however, I think it’s quite flattering!! I’d love to see you try it!!
      I always have liked white—even if the shade I’m wearing isn’t the best for my complexion—-it just seems so clean & bright!!
      Thanks for giving your voice!!

  • I didn’t know that Orange and white would go so good together. There is an inspiration! You know I am showing my white dress tomorrow, I wanted the title to be white dress with neutrals! Yeah, I changed it already! Ha ha. I like the other colours you add to the outfits too. A bit of pink with it is very beautiful!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I can’t wait to see your white dress Nancy—it sounds like you’re much happier about it than the black one! To me it’s a happier piece (if that’s possible!)
      See you tomorrow and thanks for the love!

  • Laura

    I don’t often gravitate towards orange, but I really like it paired with white! All the different shades of orange really work well together!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Laura—I’ve decided orange is one of those colors that’s not as popular, but can be so fun! It definitely stands out against the white so well!!

  • Amy D. Christensen

    Very pretty outfits. I really like this pairing of orange and white. Who cares if it is the end of summer anyway! I like that your are still posting summer outfits. As much as I love fall I really don’t want summer to end! So thank you for that. You look adorable. I love your hair up and that sweater is so pretty. Nancy looks so stylish and chic with just that pop of color near her face. Mom looks beautiful. That orange cardi is the perfect compliment to her dress. Now i’m thinking I need a white dress….ha, ha. ha. I was going to invest in a white skirt this summer but I never did, but I may see what I can find at a thrift store. I think white works great for winter. Hmmmm. That may have to be a future blog post. What do you think? Ha, ha. Great looks, Jodie. Keep up the fantastic work! – Amy

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I love my white any time of year—but I haven’t always had luck finding it at the thrift stores—I usually find some stain on it when it’s not new. I used to always be able to get a great deal at the end of the season on my white pants & dresses, but now that it’s okay to wear them all year, I don’t find that as much. See—always a good & bad to everything.
      Thanks for such nice compliments—I really do appreciate the time!

  • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom

    I really don’t have a lot of orange in my closet, but I do love coral… and, I don’t have anything against orange- I guess I just find it challenging to style it. But, it looks beautiful all 3 ways with these white dresses. I really like the short/neck-tie scarves I’ve been seeing everywhere lately, too! I will be wearing my white dress till Labor Day, but I do wear my white skinnies all year! Lol!!


    • Jodie Filogomo

      So you won’t wear your white dress after Labor Day? At all? But you’re so young, I’m surprised you’d say that Carrie!! Although I do feel like a white dress is more summer, but if it’s warm enough out—I’m going to buck the system and wear it (it’s surprising how much gumption I’ve gained as I’ve gotten older)!!
      I’ve always liked orange since I used to wear a lot of neutrals as my pants & jackets—so I always thought the orange added a nice element of color. I think it’s one of those colors that’s not as popular, but can be fun!
      Thanks for stopping by!!

      • Carrie @ Curly Crafty Mom

        I’ll wear my white denim 🙂 I haven’t tried my white dress after labor day, though. It just seems like SO much white. Maybe if I layered it. 🙂 Have a good day!!

        • Jodie Filogomo

          I get it Carrie—but it’d be good camouflage in a snow storm—ha ha!!

  • Can I just say how wonderful your bright glasses are?

    I love the scarf with the white, so chic and it adds colour near the face if white has a tendency to wash you out, (like me).


    • Jodie Filogomo

      I’m glad you like my glasses Suzanne—in reality I think they are a tad too big for my face, but since I love the color so much, I ignore that fact!!
      Thanks for the love!!

  • Nicole Mölders

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style. I love your look.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Nicole!!

  • donnaduck

    I don’t own a little white dress! I think I’ve always looked at all white as that it would wash me out, color-wise. However, after seeing you pair the white dresses in different ways and adding color to them, I’d have to say that maybe I should look at getting one! I really like the color pairing today, as opposed to the neutrals of yesterday’s post. Guess there’s just something about pairing a solid color with something that adds pop to it that attracts me. I wouldn’t even wear the LBD without some color pop, so I guess that’s where my feelings are coming from. Move over LBD, my closet needs room for a LWD now!!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      This is my first thought when putting together outfits with my white dresses–pull out color, color & more color—for some reason, I just love the contrast!!
      You really made me laugh with that move over part in your comment!
      When it comes down to it, I think a white dress is just as versatile as the LBD—and not as expected!! It’s good to have a few surprises up your sleeve, right?

  • Judy Gramith

    I’m not surprised that your theme of “brights and whites” transitioned into shades of orange and hot pink with white. Those two colors are as optically vivid as you can get!
    Your knitting ( or crochet?) skills are very evident in the beautiful sweater/wrap you’re wearing Jodie! The pattern on the back against the white dress is gorgeous!!!
    Nancy’s neck scarf is very cute and highlights her pinky cheek tones! Charlotte’s peachy sweater and burnt orange jewelry are great but her colorful, fun spectacles are becoming her trademark accessory!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      I really like the contrast of a bright color with the white dresses—it’s definitely in my box!!
      Thanks for appreciating my knitting!!
      Don’t you just love these glasses on mom? They really make a fun statement!! I keep forgetting to have her switch them up when we’re taking photos!

  • Laura Morone

    Love your blog, your style is so fresh and I got so much inspirations from your posts, I really love it!

    Would you like to follow each other? Follow me on Blog and Google+ and I’ll follow you back!

    Love, Laura xx

  • You ladies look LOVELY! Love the pop of orange on white. I actually don’t have a little white dress – not a casual one, anyway. The only one I have is more of a party dress. I’ve worn it twice, and I loved wearing a white dress. I might have to invest in a more casual version!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Jo-Lynne!! I just happen to like white way more than black (thus I have 4 white dresses and only 1 black one in my closet!!).

  • ADA

    I am so glad you gorgeous ladies wore Little White Dresses today. Love all the styling. Also, great minds think alike Jodie, because my co-host today and I are styling white dresses, too. =)

    • Jodie Filogomo

      How funny Ada!!
      I think white dresses are so much better than black ones—they’re lighter and fun and way more interesting!! Thanks for stopping by!