VPL, YSL, LFW, OOTD, RTW, FROW. The fashion industry is FULL of acronyms but there’s a new kid on the block: the LWD.

Just like Wednesday is the new Thursday, and Thursday is the new Friday, the LWD is set to take over from the classic that is the LBD this Summer. If you’re reading this thinking we’ve gone slightly mad and and have started our own Klingon style language fashion language {Fashgon?!} them you would be forgiven. Let us clarify! Every girl has a Little Black Dress hanging in their wardrobe but we are talking about the Little White Dress and in particular the crochet, lace and broderie anglais varieties. With designers lapping up white this season and it firmly finding it’s feet on the catwalks, the LWD is set to become a wardrobe staple and we couldn’t be happier. When Valentino, Roberto Cavalli and Erdem are all doing something you know it’s going to be big and these designers along with many more showed us a LWD or 2 in their SS15 collections.

We love how the LWD blurs the lines between fashion and bridal, seeming fresh and elegant day to day while still having a very ‘special’ feeling when event dressing. Probably one of the most versatile pieces you can wear this Summer, the LWD can be dressed up for the races or that garden party with bright colours or metallic tones, or down for a laid back feel with a tan leather bag and some strappy gladiator sandals. Mentioning tan, obviously a LWD works well with a sun kissed glow but be careful not to slap on that fake tan before you get ready or have too many glasses of bright pink Pimms for fear of spillage! You may have to take a tiny bit of care when wearing this little number but we promise you won’t look back.

See the LWD as a blank canvas and get your inner Picasso on to style your look your way with your own personal take. Go maximalist and layer up the accessories or keep it paired back, slick and simple. Go classic and ladylike, or boho with a festival vibe. The contrast of a hard black leather biker jacket with a light, feminine dress to balance out the innocence of white with a little darker rock n roll edge is look we really love. Its endlessly versatile!

We picked a few of our favourite LWD’s to show how they can work in a variation of styles, whether you prefer something 60s short and sweet, fitted & feminine, off the shoulder flirty or a true Summer sundress. If you are looking for one versatile piece for your wardrobe that really screams Summer, the LWD is it. TOTES, OBVS, NATCH.

Alice & Hannah

Alice & Hannah

Alice & Hannah are the two fashion-loving girls behind hot British brand Belle & Bunty. Having met at the London College of Fashion, they debuted their first ready-to-wear collection in 2003, followed by their bridal collection in 2010 after their own weddings. These two ladies ooze style and will be sharing items from their coveted Belle & Bunty LOVES collection alongside the hottest fashion trends right here every month!


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