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The classic white dress makes an instant style statement on this week’s post. I am also bringing you my featured looks from the 7th My Refined Style Fashion Over-40 Linkup. Also, make sure to sign up for the giveaway of a new pair of reading glasses from the Spring line of

classic white dress

Classic White Dress

When it comes to style, few things can compete with crisp white. This classic white dress has a traditional sheath cut; however, the quilted texture of the fabric adds instant visual interest.

classic white dress

The choice of jewelry and accessories is particularly important with the all-white color palette, because the eye is immediately drawn to them. For this outfit I chose classic black accessories, but I could have easily implemented brightly colored accessories.

classic white dress

I chose a hand-made, wooden necklace from Luang Prabang, Laos, a beaded Vietnamese clutch, an Ann Klein belt and sunglasses from

classic white dress

I should mention one important consideration for wearing all-white…just as all-black visually slims the body, an all-white color palette can add visual width. In this case, consider adding a belt to better define the waist.

Spring Readers Giveaway

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Featured Looks From My Refined Style #7

My Refined Style had another fabulous linkup of stylish fashionistas over 40. Here are some featured looks that caught my eye! One thing that really stands out about each of these women is how they rock their own personal style vibe in such a convincing, confident way.

Theresa – Blue Velvet Vintage

Theresa - Blue Velvet Vintage

Osy – Style Diary By Osy

Osy - Style Diary By Osy

Susan – Une Femme

Susan - Une Femme

Kathrine – Katherine Eldridge Wardrobe Stylist

Kathrine - Kathrine Eldridge Wardrobe Stylist

All Featured Looks Have Been Pinned To The My Refined Style Pinterest Board!

I hope you are inspired by all these fabulous looks! Catch all my fashion posts by subscribing with your email in the right side bar of the blog/home page or Follow with Bloglovin’! Also, check out the other fabulous fashion linkups I’m joining this week – My Linkups!

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  1. indah nuria says:

    really love the classic look. And the accessories as well. I have to admit that I rarely wear white because it gives the impression of extra width 🙂

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Hi Indah, you are right that white can add extra width. It’s important that we all know what works best on our bodies.

  2. This dress is stunning on you and love how you styled it!

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!


  3. Rosemond says:

    Love the classic white dress and the black accessories. There’s just something so lovely about a classic white dress!

  4. Dawn Lucy says:

    Looking classy & gorgeous in that white dress with black accents! Thanks so much for sharing with Fun Fashion Friday!

    Dawn Lucy

  5. jess says:

    The LWD is on my wish list today. Love this pencil dress with the texture and the interesting necklace Shellie 🙂
    Nice choices with the ladies as well
    Thanks for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesday
    jess xx

  6. Melissa says:

    I love a classic white dress! You can do anything with it. Super versatile! You look great 🙂

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Thanks Melissa! Yes, I can see a lot of possibilities with that dress.

  7. Rania says:

    The white dress is so understated but I find it makes just as much of an impact as an LBD. I love how you have it accessorized and styled. Looking great! Would love if you can link up to

  8. jodie says:

    I love a white dress and you do this one right!! jodie

  9. Patti says:

    A classic LWD is always in style – and this one is perfection, Shellie. You look wonderful and thanks for linking up, xo


  10. Love you LWD and I adore that necklace with it! Thanks for the feature and have a terrific week!

  11. Jessica says:

    Great dress and love the accessories. Amazing look!! 😀