How To Wear Winter White

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.


Buying info:

Button poncho

Rachel Zoe corduroys

Hybrid pencil dress

Scoop neck sweater

Knit beret

Dark green skinny jeans

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