Boost a tan and stay cool in this season’s answer to the LBD with inspiration from Eva Longoria, Diane Kruger, Blake Lively, and more.
Eva Longoria brought the swinging sixties to the streets of Paris in a three-quarter sleeve LWD and white peep-toe booties. Look for a minidress with sleeves to work this season’s mod trend like Longoria.
Amanda Holden in Azagury
At the Glamour Women of the Year Awards, Britain’s Got Talent judge Amanda Holden stepped onto the red carpet in a sweet LWD covered in lace daisies by Azagury. The lace back adds a bit of skin to an otherwise demure look.
Blake Lively in Marchesa
Blake Lively appeared on the Late Show with David Letterman in an endlessly elegant white cape dress by Marchesa. Add sparkle to your LWD like Lively did with crystal pumps—hers are Louboutins.
Poppy Delevigne in Jonathon Saunders
Model Poppy Delevigne attended the Glamour Spain 10th Anniversary Party where she accepted the Style Icon award in style (natch). The cream color of her pleated chiffon Jonathon Saunders dress is a softer alternative to pure white, a shade that looks especially lovely with light hair.
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Emma Stone in Jason Wu
At the Italian premiere of The Amazing Spider-Man, Emma Stone was on trend in a LWD by Jason Wu which featured a layered skirt and a black sash at the waist. Adding a black belt to your LWD is a simple way to make your look pop.
Diane Kruger in Chanel
Got a wedding or formal event this summer? Forget the old rule about wearing white to weddings—pick an LWD with subtle floral accents like the Chanel dress Diane Kruger wore to the amfAR Gala.
Minka Kelly in Zac Posen
Summer whites were de rigueur at the Veuve Clicquot Polo Classic, but Minka Kelly stood out in a LWD by Zac Posen with all-over lace and a high-low hem.
Make a big impression in a body-con LWD like the one model Erin Heatheron wore on the Victoria’s Secret Very Sexy Jet Tour in Miami Beach.
Alexa Chung in Louis Vuitton
Make a white top and white skirt into one fabulous LWD. Pair two textural pieces like Alexa Chung did at the amfAR Gala: she mixed two looks from Louis Vuitton Spring 2012, a white silk top and a leather studded skirt.
Ellen Freeman has been contributing to the Fashion Spot since 2010. Since graduating with a degree in comparative literature from Haverford College, her celebrity fashion, wellness, arts and travel writing has appeared in publications including the Matador Network and Philadelphia Weekly. Also a certified yoga instructor, Ellen currently lives in the Japanese countryside—but misses thrift store spelunking in her hometown of Portland, Oregon.