With Summer just around the corner, we've got little white dresses on the brain. And who better to turn to for inspiration than some of the most fashionable famous faces? We're talking about Marion Cotillard, Jessica Chastain, Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Isla Fisher, Eva Longoria, and Kerry Washington, and the list goes on. The best part of breaking out the LWD is that it's just so easy to style . . . with just about everything. From a classic white pump to a metallic sandal to a fun pop of color via a crossbody bag, it's all fair game. Click through to see how 46 celebrities styled their LWDs, then put your own spin on it.
Whether you're packing for a tropical getaway or simply strolling around town, let the maxi dress be your go-to solution for every Summer occasion. This versatile dress can be dressed up with high heels and glamorous jewels for a dressier evening, and with strappy flats in the daytime for a look that's just as effortlessly chic. Our irresistible picks include: cool blue prints from Missoni and Karen Zambos; beach-worthy tie-dye options from Joie and ASOS; and ethereal white wonders from Free People and Alice + Olivia. Shop your perfect maxi dress below.
Who can blame Gatsby when Daisy is being played by the lovely Carey Mulligan? Though we first fell in love with her in the 2005 adaptation of Pride & Prejudice, it's her ravishing red carpet style that has us on constant Carey watch. Donning everything from simple silhouettes adorned with subtle jewels to high-shine confections twinkling with enchantment, we are consciously under this British beauty's style spell, and we have no plan of ever coming out. While promoting her latest film, The Great Gatsby, Carey Mulligan has been on a chic streak, showcasing dashing designs from Lanvin, Prada, and Victoria Beckham — just to name a few. Get ready to be captivated by this leading lady's effortless elegance in 49 dazzling looks.
Like Memorial Day BBQs and Fourth of July fireworks, we count a perfect white dress as a Summer essential. It's the go-to staple that's as fit for a cocktail party as it is for a weekend at the beach. Whether you are replacing an old favorite or need inspiration for a totally new twist, consider this your one-stop shop to finding your perfect white dress — for any body type or budget. From an office-appropriate shift to a special-occasion gown, it's all inside. Click through to find them all or choose your style from the list below.
- Shift dresses
- Evening dresses
- Body-con dresses
- Maxi dresses
- Fit-and-flare dresses
- Tank dresses
- Lace and eyelet dresses
- Strapless dresses
- Draped dresses
When taking stock of the biggest red carpet moments at the Cannes Film Festival, the standouts are pretty black and white — quite literally. The style set ditched their rainbow hues in favor of chic two-toned gowns. Just look to Emma Watson in Chanel, Jennifer Lawrence in Dior, and Carey Mulligan in Vionnet for the proof — and evidence of just how chic the black-and-white palette looks on a variety of evening gowns.
Sure, the color scheme is particularly hot this season, but it's also a classic. So whether you're looking to be at the forefront of fashion or seeking something a little more timeless for your wardrobe, a great black-and-white gown is kind of like the win-win of both style camps. It's an elegant, seasonless look that's bound to get you noticed at your best friend's formal wedding this Summer or your cousin's black-tie nuptials this Fall — or years from now. Need another reason to invest? We've pulled 12. Shop our editors' picks to channel a little Cannes glamour for your next big event.
The white dress is an undisputed player in every warm weather wardrobe and the latest cuts from Stella McCartney, Tibi, and Balenciaga will surely make you want to add one (or two) to your artillery. Our favorites range from sheath silhouettes to elaborately detailed lace numbers to scintillating minis. Shop more than 50 of our favorite picks below.
It's officially wedding season, and if the slew of invites filling your mailbox (or inbox) have you thinking "What am I going to wear?" we've got you covered. Finding the perfect dress — one that simultaneously fits the dress code and will make you stand out (in a good way, of course) — can be difficult, so we culled the top 30 gorgeous dresses for you to shop. Just keep in mind: never, ever wear white and never go too short, or too tight for that matter. If it sounds complicated, we're making it easy — from sophisticated lace sheaths to black-tie-appropriate gowns, we found the perfect dress options for every kind of budget. After all, you never want to be that girl at the wedding. Click through to see and shop our editors' picks now.
Sienna Miller knows how to start (and own) a trend — boho chic, anyone? — but her latest turn toward a more feminine fit-and-flare silhouette is something she has actually loved for years. While Miller's long-sleeved, light blue Matthew Williamson box-pleat dress may be the most recent example of her penchant for the girlier style, she has also stepped out in Topshop, Valentino, and Twenty8Twelve iterations. And it's not hard to see why she loves a fit-and-flare dress — and why, if you haven't converted yet, it's a really flattering choice for most body types. By cinching the smallest part of your waist and letting the skirt flare out over the hips, it creates an illusion of a bombshell-like figure. And for those of you who aren't after a totally body-con fit, this route touches on something halfway to formfitting. All the proof you need, according to Sienna Miller, is right here.
Can we talk about Miranda Kerr's amazing fashion sense? It's no secret Miranda has solidified herself in the street-style hall of fame, but the Australian beauty has also mastered the art of turning up the heat on the red carpet. Showcasing her flawless figure in body-hugging creations, high-shine minidresses, and carefully cutout gowns, Miranda's penchant for sexy silhouettes makes her a red-carpet favorite. To be fair, she doesn't always opt for seductive styles, as evidenced by the ethereal, embellished Valentino confection she wore at this year's Vanity Fair Oscars party. Whether channeling a '50s pinup or a Grecian goddess, it's clear Miranda's style savvy knows no limits, and in honor of her recent birthday, we're looking back at her best red carpet moments yet.
It seems like it was just yesterday when Kate Middleton and Prince William tied the knot, but as the saying goes, time flies, and today marks their two-year wedding anniversary. In celebration, we'd like to rewind back a few years and toast the day they announced their engagement — and the day Kate made this Issa "Forever" silk-jersey wrap dress ($290, originally $575) famous. The good news? The Outnet just restocked the dress and you can now shop it on sale, and make your own memories in this chic wear-to-everything dress (and also say you own a little bit of royal history!). But shop fast, as sizes and quantities are very limited. Once you're done with your online checkout, don't forget to take a trip down memory lane with our huge roundup of all of Kate and Prince William's royally chic style throughout the years.