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little white dress
fashion over 40, little white dress

Wow, it’s hard to believe we are already in the last week of July! This whole summer has been a blur for me as I’ve gone straight from one event to the next…and, I don’t see anything slowing down until late August.

I have also been adjusting to the 12-hour time difference from Asia to America. In Manila, I was always a day ahead of the US, which has made it hard for me to adjust my old posting schedule to American time. So, I have decided to change my Monday fashion post to a Tuesday fashion post instead!

Little White Dress

The little black dress receives a lot of hype, but when it comes to summer and hot weather, the little white dress (LWD) is the perfect choice for looking stylish and sophisticated.

little white dress

I picked up this fabulous little white dress at a Jones New York going out of business sale. Evidently, Jones New York is no longer operating its own retail stores. But, I found the same dress on the Saks Off 5th website for $39.98!

I love the pleated detail in the front.

little white dress

The simple style of this dress could be easily pair with a blazer to keep it dressy or a denim jacket and wedges to add a more casual feel.

little white dress

I chose black and white jewelry to further enhance the the sophisticated simplicity of this dress. When it comes to dresses like this, the detailing speaks loud enough that everything else can be kept to a minimum for maximum style effect.

The little white dress is a great choice for fashion over 40, just keep in mind that the all-white palette can add visual width. If this is an issue for you, try adding a wider contrasting belt or a tailored blazer.

Do you own a little white dress or are you sticking only to the little black dress?

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  1. Jennie says:

    Beautiful white dress and so perfect for summer! The pleating in the front is a nice touch and I like it styled with black. Thanks for linking up with Fabulous Friday! Hope to see you back this week, Shellie.


  2. Sheela Goh says:

    What a classy dame.

  3. Great dress on you! I have a white eyelet dress that i love to wear this time of the year.

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


  4. Patti says:

    Love, love this LWD with black accents, Shellie! Thanks for sharing your great look with Vis Monday, xox


  5. jess says:

    Love this dress on you Shelly, the pretty necklace and the sheath shape is so lovely! I am more of a fan of the LWD than the LBD. Very chic look!
    Thanks for linking up with Turning heads tuesday
    jess x

  6. Dawn Lucy says:

    Always a class act!

    Thanks so much for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday & hope you had a fab weekend!

    Dawn Lucy

  7. Leslie says:

    Great tips. Yay YOU for styling a LWD rather than a little LBD. Never have been a huge fan of black. Those strappy sandals are so sassy and you look breath-taking!

  8. Shellie, this little white dress looks so cool and neat. Of course it is you that make it. That was a great price that you got it for. I totally understand the time change confusion and adjustments.

    Bloggers Pit Stop – the home of great posts

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      I am beginning to get my footing, Kath. I miss being 12 hours ahead of the US…the posting schedule was a lot easier πŸ˜‰

  9. Ada says:

    I always love a LWD and you look gorgeous in this classic sheath. Love it with the elegant black sandals. =)

    Don’t forget to stop by and linkup with my brand-new linkup from this week. Thanks, Ada. =)

    Enjoy the weekend!

  10. Nicole says:

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.