Curvily’s LWD (Little White Dress) Guide

LWD Cover Pic

Whether you are headed to a theme party, your own pre-wedding festivities, or just want to lighten up your look, the LWD is a new summer staple.  You can dress it up or down based on the occasion, and despite rumors to the contrary, a well cut LWD can look just as good as an LBD.  I was wary of the style myself, but when I finally tried it, I loved it.  I’ve searched the internet for the best curvy and plus size little white dresses, and these are my top picks.

I have received a bunch of feedback asking for more styling suggestions, so I am including ideas and links for inspiration (or for shopping directly, if you are so inclined 🙂 ).  Let me know what you think about this type of feature below, and which LWD is your favorite.

AX Paris LWD

AX Paris Curve Sleeveless Skater Dress, $33 (on sale!)

This is the ultimate blank slate LWD – the styling possibilities are endless.  I’d start with a coral statement necklace and a contrasting strappy wedge for a fancy brunch look.

Beyond Vintage LWD

Beyond Vintage Chiffon Embroidered Dress, $122

The sweet detailing on this LWD would be perfect on its own for a wedding shower, or could be toughened up with a leather jacket and ankle booties for a downtown vibe.  Its also a serious steal right now at 65% off the retail price at Saks Off 5th.

BB Dakota Lace Sheath

BB Dakota Lace Sheath Dress, $120

This is the perfect summer rehearsal dinner dress (man I am jealous of all the options plus size brides have today!)  Complete the look with these sweet metallic wedges from Kate Spade, or a more minimalist rosy pair from Marc Jacobs.

Forever 21 Lace Bodycon

Forever 21 Ornate Lace Bodycon, $23

The lace insets on this dress add some va va voom, which can be played up for a night out with a hot red heel.

BooHoo Evie Mesh Hem Dress

BooHoo Evie Mesh Trim Dress, $40

Little White Dresses are not just for wedding events, though.  This Alexander Wang-esque tee dress with mesh trim from BooHoo’s new plus line is perfect for an edgier take on the trend.  Embrace the 90’s trend with chunky heeled sandals from Miista.

Modcloth Cutout Dress

Modcloth Cutout Stripe Dress, $60

If you aren’t ready to go with a pure white dress, the subtle stripe and fun cutout on this one makes it the perfect gateway LWD.  Play up the nautical vibe with a red espadrille, or style it for work with a cropped black blazer and an unexpected green pump.

 


Manhattanite, body positive fashion blogger, & Associate Fashion Editor at Plus Model Magazine