Winter Whites 1 (Dressy)

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winter whites for the 50's, 60's & 70's

Winter Whites for the 50’s, 60’s & 70’s: the Dressy Version

Quote of the day: “Fear is going to be a player in your life, but you get to decide how much.” Jim Carrey

Most of us grew up with the “rule” that you shouldn’t wear white after Labor Day.  Let me be very clear—this rule is now extinct!  So don’t stow away your white pieces in your “summer clothes” just yet (unless they are very lightweight and totally impractical for the colder months–although you can use them with the trick of layering).  Of course, if you still have an aversion to wearing that stark, bright white in the colder months, how about going for the winter white?  Winter white is described as white wool: a much softer white with a hint of beige to it.  For this series of blogs I’ll have a monochromatic look, a partial look and the accessories look for our different age groups.

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50’s Winter Whites (the monochromatic look): I have to admit I’m not a huge fan of a monochromatic look, however, the easiest way to get this look is with a dress!  Then it all flows effortlessly and all you have to pick out is the footwear!

Dress: Victoria’s Secret (similar here)~~Boots: Alfani (similar here)~~Coat: Gap (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

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60’s Winter Whites (the partial look): If you are trying to showcase the winter white for the top half, I’d recommend keeping the bottom half subdued.  With that in mind, wearing the grey skirt and grey shoes puts all the attention on the flowery blouse.

Blouse: Ann Carson (similar here)~~Skirt: Weekenders (similar here)~~Shoes: Michael Shannon (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)~~Bracelet: (similar here)

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70’s Winter Whites (the accessories look):  For the silver haired ladies, winter white accessories can be a better look. Since this is the dressy version post, I thought, why not pile on your strands of pearls (faux or real) for a layered effect? Call it a pearl scarf.  The shrug is a great addition if you’re looking for a little extra warmth (see the snow on the ground)!

Dress: Mom made it (similar here)~~Boots: Bellini (similar here)~~Necklaces: (similar here)~~Shrug: Mom made it (similar here)~~Earrings: (similar here)

A special thanks to Maureen for this blog idea!!!

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Photography by Kari Strand Photography

Someoptions for venturing into the winter white dresses:

  • Kathleen McDermott

    Lovely. You look so chic, Nancy looks stunning and Charlotte looks elegant. There’s something so ethereal about white. I just love it year-round.

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Me too, Kathleen. I just can’t comprehend staying away from white just because it gets dirty!! Don’t women realize that other colors get dirty too—and if you can’t see it, that doesn’t mean it’s not there…right?

  • First, you look great (can’t believe you are 50 anything)! Love wearing winter white and you pulled off the monochromatic look very nicely. Your Mom always look so snazzy!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks for the compliments…especially for my mom. She doesn’t always believe me when I compliment her, so it’s nice to hear it from others!!

  • dan

    A white dress is very nice, also in winter!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks!! I think it adds lightness to the ever present dark days!!

  • Darlene Fadem

    Lookin’ good ladies!

    • Jodie Filogomo

      Thanks Darlene!!!