Do you know all the best ways to wear white? If not, you might want to brush up: white is set to be one of the hottest trends of 2014. While we might have all embraced the Little White Dress last season, this year will go one step further: it’s not just mini dresses that are getting the all-white treatment; you’ll see it everywhere. White is glamorous and chic, but it’s also a bit daunting. Here’s some great tips on ways to wear white, so you can be sure you’re getting it right. 


Did you see Lily Aldridge’s white silk Rosie Assoulin gown?! While it’s slightly more wedding-y than you’d probably want to wear every day, it’s ideal for the red carpet event that she’s rocking. From the draped sleeves to the fitted waistline and billowing hemline, she looks every inch on trend, and her groomed hair and carefully selected accessories avoid her looking too bridal. She makes a good point: white doesn’t have to equal weddings! You’ll find you enjoy a whole lot more ways to wear white if you embrace that.


Miranda Kerr kept all eyes on her and showed off her fashion credentials at the launch of her ShopStyle collaboration in New York. She wore a high-necked cropped tee teamed with a textured white pencil skirt, showing off her amazing abs. Brushed-to-one-side hair and black shoes ensured that the white did all the talking, and she brightened the whole think up with lashings of orange-red lippie. Gorgeous. White doesn’t have to be boring: play with high fashion looks, too.


Anything that you’d normally wear in black will probably look great in white. Case in point? Selena Gomez’ all-white BCBG Max Azria jumpsuit. With It’s low neckline, wide legs and cut-out sides, it’s every inch glamorous, and Selena brightens it up with gold accessories and red lipstick. A jumpsuit is an amazing way to wear white over your whole body without veering into bridal territory, so if you’re feeling nervous, grab yourself a jumpsuit that you love.


Gothic in white?! Yes. Give white dresses a tough edge by teaming them with gothic violet lipsticks, studded rings, big bangles, black sandals, black clutches…you get the picture. If you need inspiration, check out Jessica Alba in her gorgeous white lace Ralph Lauren dress. The feminine floral design is instantly updated with her black clutch, dark nail varnish and matching lip, and she looks bang on trend.


See-through lace panels and cut-out areas are huge at the moment, but it can be tough to keep your outfit looking prim-and-proper if your skin is on show. Opting for a white version adds some innocence and femininity, which means you’ll get away with a lot more than you would in black! Adelaide Kane rocked the People’s Choice Awards in a lingerie inspired dress with a see through top, bustier and thick white silk skirt. It’s risky and sexy, but feminine too.


Wearing more than one white item? Don’t colour match. A white skirt, textured jumper and sandals is an easy and stylish white look, but don’t feel that they all need to be the same. Subtle differences in shade will make the outfit look more chic, and give you a carefree vibe. Make sure your handbag is a different colour, too. You don’t want too much white!


The absolute best ways to wear white?! Be bold! Sandra Bullock gave the cape trend a try in a gorgeous white dress that made it seem classy and tailored. Joan Smalls opted for a white t-shirt and blazer teamed with white lace trousers. Sophia Copolla regularly wears an oversized white jumper over her little white dresses. White is a great colour, and it’s fresh enough to take on any trend. So be brave, and as long as you don’t look like a runaway bride, give it a go. You’ll be glad you did! 

What are your favorite ways to wear white? Do you find yourself building all-white outfits, or are you sticking to cute white dresses that require very little planning? Everyone from Sandra Bullock to Emma Watson and Amanda Seyfried are embracing the trend, so it’s time you did too. And don’t forget to leave a comment with your favorite ways to wear white!