To give a necessary jolt to our fave seasonal go-to, we enlisted local model and owner of top Beverly Boulevard designer resale boutique, Espionage, Taylor King. Just watch her take that white dress and makes it sparkle. From breathtakingly elegant to flirty and boho, this stunner serves up three looks that will have you floating on cloud nine. Bonus: All featured pieces (and more!) are available at Taylor's rad shop, so take that outfit envy you're sure to be feeling and turn it into some buying action. Your summer wardrobe will thank you.
The Go-Anywhere Dress
Opt for a flat or chunky sandal (no spindly stilettos here!), and your white dress can take you from a daytime cookout (careful with that Tapatio) to a swanky evening with friends. Tip: A more modest sleeve length lends itself to versatile venue-hopping.
Reiss Deis Lace and Frill Fitted Dress, $192, available at Reiss, Michael Kors Thin Bangle, $95, available at Michael Kors, Tarte Bronze & Glow Matte Bronzer & Cheek Tint, $32, available at Sephora, Ecote Mixed Print Embroidered Envelope Clutch, $49, available at Urban Outfitters, Topshop Sacha Wooden Platforms, $116, available at Topshop.
The Gatsby Dress
When going formal with a white gown, it's crucial to keep things firmly on the right side of bridal — that is, you don't want to look like a runaway bride. To maintain that balance, skip the silver heels and chose a flat instead, and go for earthy tones in your accessory choices. Vintage-inspired metallics keep things luxe (though this Nina Ricci number doesn't need much assistance!).
Nina Ricci Fishtail Lace Gown, $2457, available at Matches Fashion, Orelia Thread and Chain Plaited Lariat Necklace, $42.43, available at ASOS, Whiting and Davis Peacock Bag, $225, available at eBags, Forever 21 Faux Pearl Bow Hair Pins, $3.80, available at Forever 21, Loeffler Randall Luella Mignon Flat Sandals, $236, available at Loeffler Randall.
The Classic Shirt Dress
This wardrobe workhorse can take you from the office to an afternoon shopping escapade in sweet, effortless ease. Brown-leather accessories keep it grounded, while a hot-pink box clutch adds some sass to this more buttoned-up look.
Diane von Furstenberg Montana Stretch-Cotton Shirt Dress, $375, available at Net-a-porter, Dorothy Perkins Round Sunglasses in Black, $14, available at Dorothy Perkins, Anthropologie Reflected Buckle Belt, $58, available at Anthropologie, Serpui Marie Woven Minaudiere in Bibba Pinks, $187, available at Shopbop, Seychelles Thyme Wedge Sandals, $95, available at Urban Outfitters.