It may not be very practical, (hello stains!) but the winter white trend looks fantastic and can be done at any price point. Here are my tips for rocking this look:
If you carry your weight in the hip and thigh area, wear your winter white on top. White is an expansive color, which means it makes you look a bit bigger where it’s worn. By avoiding it on your fullest areas, you can balance out your body. Be strategic!
On the other hand, if you have a thick middle and thinner legs, try a pair of warm winter white cords. (This also works well if you can’t wear white close to your face.) Pair the cords with a color on top that suits you – I’ve shown chocolate brown below.
A winter white dress looks rich and elegant and is a great choice for work or upcoming holiday parties. Do refrain from wearing it to a wedding though - be sensitive to those brides who wish to be the only woman in white.
Afraid of wearing white? Have small kids that are destined to stain anything you wear? Try a touch of winter white with an accessory like a knit hat or scarf. When buying clothing at inexpensive retailers like Old Navy, Kohl’s and Target, buy in neutral colors – they always look more expensive.
Jill Marinelli is a style & beauty expert who appears regularly on WPRI’s The Rhode Show and 92 Pro-FM radio. Her passion is helping everyday women look and feel great. To learn more about Jill, visit www.jmstylist.com.