Saturday, May 17, 2014

The Season for White

Scientists define white as the "presence of all colors" when light is split by a prism into its many hues. In America, the rule of "Don't wear white shoes before Memorial Day or after Labor Day" is thought of as strange in other countries and cultures. White is the color for brides to wear here, and the color of mourning in Japan.
Whatever the culture, I think the white frocks shown on the following celebrities highlight why we wear white, it is a neutral which flatters most skin tones.

When an outfit is right, it's so right, as proven by the stars who made our best-dressed list this week. Emma Watson showed us how to take an item from our everyday wardrobes and make it red carpet ready, while Cate Blanchett, Paz Vega and Nicole Kidman made us crave white, white and more white for months ahead.
Check out our best-dressed of the week picks and let us know if you agree!
Jennifer Lawrence in Jason Wu
Jennifer looks like a goddess no matter what color she wears!
It is so nice to see Jennifer Lawrence out of a Dior ball gown and into a slinky, sexy dress. The velvet fabric is clinging to her body in all the right places and her red lipstick adds the perfect pop of color.
Selena Gomez in Lanvin
Two neutrals combined for a cute, classic look. Black is best worn by dark haired women
The satin bows going up the side of Gomez's dress make this one incredibly sexy look -- business in the front, party on the side.
Cate Blanchett in Ralph Lauren
Cate can carry off this goddess look. White looks stunning against the neutral pebble background.
Blanchett looks like a statuesque beauty in this one-shouldered white dress. The column gown is the perfect silhouette for her long and lean figure proving, once again, that Cate is a true style icon.
Emma Watson in Ralph Lauren
Emma has a sophisticated fashion sense. Note grey against another neutral does not "pop."
THIS is how you make a white button-up appropriate for the red carpet. Watson's carefully draped grey skirt adds just enough elegance to her white top, yet still makes the "Noah" star look comfortable and fashion-forward.
Nicole Kidman in Altuzarra
Nicolle looks so cool and ladylike  yet her shoes are so attractive and playful, they highlight her slim ankles.
White is one of those colors that instantly helps you look young and fresh. This pleated frock makes Kidman's red lipstick and strawberry blonde hair shine, while also being light and fun for her press tour.
Paz Vega in Elie Saab
Paz would look lady-like with a lined skirt, but her neutral shoes elongate her legs in this longish skirt.
In case you didn't know, pearls are IN. And here, Vega is showing us the perfect way to make this tried-and-true trend work. Her ivory dress skims over her body ever so gently and the embellishments add just the right amount of texture.

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