Style Junkie: A whiter shade of pale

Wear a white dress to celebrate Shavuot.

By JERUSALEM POST STAFF
May 29, 2011 17:05
1 minute read.
Whiter shade of pale

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Holiday traditions include wearing white clothes for Shavuot. But even apart from that, when it gets hot, wearing white makes sense. Wearing light white cottons seems the civilized thing to do on steamy summer nights. In Israel, the weather calls for summer clothes almost year round and there are very few days when white is inappropriate.

But sensible or not, a lot of women shy away from wearing white dresses not only because white gets dirty so easily but also because some believe it adds kilos to their appearance and may be too bright and attention drawing.

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That said, remember that it’s also a neutral and versatile color that is easy to accessories and match with other pieces. So, which is your favorite way to wear white? Will you brave the spring trend and try it out this holiday?

A few no-nos

❖ Do not wear a white dress to a wedding. The only woman who really should wear a white dress to a wedding is the bride. It’s fine if your ensemble has white in it.

❖ Wear the correct shoes: Heavy black pumps paired with lightweight white dresses or pants can be an odd mixture. Better choices include natural toned or white sandals.

❖ Keep away from white clothes in city environments. Between buses, taxis, dirty seats and kids holding sweets, it would be a miracle for a white dress or slacks to make it through the day unscathed. This is one of the principal reasons you see quite a few metropolitan females sticking to black ensembles – not merely are they slimming, they do not show dirt so significantly.


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