StyleOnTheCouch Loves: All White for Spring

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White Dress Body Con Style French Connection Capped Sleeves StyleOnTheCouch

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StyleOnTheCouch French Connection Body Con Dress Little White Dress Capped Sleeves Victoria Beckham style

It seems fitting, Blog Reader, to write about white after a week or so of snow here in the UK.  It’s been coooold in England!

These photos are from one of my last photography sessions with my good friend Lydia Hudgens back in the US last year.  We shot this series in the Ace Hotel in Manhattan, a chic and fun place to stay with very close proximity to some amazing fashion…  Opening Ceremony‘s boutique at the front of the hotel stocks a great selection of designers: Proenza Schouler, Band of Outsiders and Alexander Wang for starters.  I have a soft spot for the place, it being where Rodarte held their sample sale when I first arrived in NYC and snapped up my Nicholas Kirkwood for Rodarte heels at a bargain price!

This dress is two of my favourite things rolled into one.  ’Body conscious’ or well-fitted as you might call it, and the colour white.  I bought it from French Connection eons ago and at the time I think I felt it was as close to a Victoria Beckham piece as I was ever going to buy….. These days (ok, still no Victoria Beckham in my wardrobe but hey) it’s still a great dress to wear for cocktails or dinner.  And although silhouettes aren’t quite as structured this spring, the more relaxed summer styles make for a little more wearability (is that even a word?) and styling possibilities.  My round up of the best at designer and high street prices, below:

Reiss ‘Crew’ Knitted Sweatshirt Dress, 120 GBP

T by Alexander Wang Jersey-Cotton Dress, 50 GBP and Carven Asymmetric Dress 147 from The Outnet

DKNY runway snowball leather dress, 843 GPB

Tibi Pleated Neoprene Dress at Net a Porter, 484 GBP

Clean Textured Shift Dress, 50 GBP from TopShop

Oh and finally – Victoria Beckham Lace-Trimmer Stretch Cotton Dress at Net a Porter (you might have seen Scarlett Johansson wearing this on the cover of February’s Elle Magazine), 1,700 GBP

And because I love this piece sooo much – white with a twist – Alice Yim Flora Romper in pearl, price available on request.

I also found a lovely round-up of spring whites from the catwalks on the blog PinkHappens - perfect for some inspiration on how to get dressed in this summer.

Wearing: Dress from French Connection.  Clutch from my friend Nicole Rosano who has a lovely Etsy shop!

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Comments

  1. says

    Lydia’s photos only get better and better. I love the delicate ness of the dress – it has a certain vulnerability to it which is also quite sexually teasing – it has an aware innocence to it. Your friend’s clutch is very chic too.

  2. says

    One day, just one day, I would love to have something in my wardrobe that was labelled “price on request.” It’s silly, especially because a dress from French Connection can be equally, if not more, beautiful. Lydia is such a talented photographer and she really knew how to show you at your very most gorgeous :)
    xox,
    Cee

  3. says

    white is definitely my fashion must have for spring, i just bought a white leather jacket from zara but it´s so clean and chic that it looks like jil sander.
    some of my blog readers found white is not the best color for a leather jacket but i´ll prove them wrong in spring, ha!
    i think your dress is something i would also buy, no doubt. you look like a celebrity, amazing and beautiful. and the pictures….wow, i wish my husband was as talented as your photographer, haha.

    xx doro

  4. says

    Your photographs are always amazing, and you are beautiful! I love reading your posts, brings a different perspective to fashion, more refined, so chic, and elegant, which I truly enjoy. Like works of art:) I can identify with your taste, and style. Really exquisite!
    Regards,
    Marie

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