Little White Dress

by jennine on March 18, 2011

phillip lim dress

There is nothing like wearing a white dress on an early spring day… on a summer day, on any day really! Black dresses are great, but lately I’ve been feeling like a white dress can make a statement and be classic at the same time. I have always had a thing for white dresses and this season there seemed to be a huge selection of pretty ones. Especially this Philip Lim 3.1 silk dress with open back. It was love at first sight… however, I mulled over it for about a month before actually buying. It turned out to fit perfectly even down to the tie in the back perfectly covering my bra hooks. Who knew? As someone who has never went backless, this was a liberating day.

Wearing Philip Lim 3.1 dress, Miu Miu sandals, glasses courtesy of Spex Club.

Photo taken by Mai Le, worn for the Keynote Speech at the Texas Style Council Confernece at SXSW. Read the speech here.

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{ 37 comments }

Linda March 18, 2011 at 1:32 pm

You looked absolutely amazing in the dress. It has a lovely, vintage feel! Thank you so much for coming to the TxSCC. I left Austin feeling inspired by your speech and personal experiences.

Poochie March 18, 2011 at 1:33 pm

Very pretty. I just bought a white dress for summer too. I already have my whole outfit planned - white dress, white oxfords and a lace parasol.

jennine March 19, 2011 at 11:17 am

ooh lace parasol!

featherfactor March 18, 2011 at 1:44 pm

You look lovely! I’m obsessed with white dresses right now.
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Em March 18, 2011 at 1:48 pm

Holy moley, you look fantastic in the dress-I love the cutout. Your shoes look great with it too-very inspiring. I can see I am going to have to get over my fears of being too messy for white clothes.

jennine March 19, 2011 at 11:32 am

oh i’m the messiest eater alive! everything comes out except oil… so don’t wory, also i’m much more careful in white. so it kind of works out.

Dana March 18, 2011 at 1:49 pm

You’ve got a very Marylin Monroe windswept look going on in this picture. I wish I could pull off the open back, but unfortunately I can’t. It looks awesome on you though!
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TheShoeGirl March 18, 2011 at 2:02 pm

Jennine!! You’re SO cute!! <3

Jessie March 18, 2011 at 2:02 pm

what a fabulous little white dress! i love it.

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Kori March 18, 2011 at 2:34 pm

You look adorable and I covet those shoes! I know you probably already entered, but the Spring giveaway ends today! Check it out! And, don’t forget to vote for Fine Man Friday! Kori xoxo

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dressperado March 18, 2011 at 3:12 pm

You look adorable. Love the look!

Tofu March 18, 2011 at 4:29 pm

superbe !

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Ginta March 18, 2011 at 5:03 pm

You look so ethereal, so beautiful! And you’re wearing your birthday shoes! ;) Perfect! :)
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vanessa March 18, 2011 at 6:37 pm

I feel like a little white dress is the fun new cousin of the little black dress. You stand out, and look so fresh in a room of black.
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Marie March 18, 2011 at 7:45 pm

That dress was so gorgeous! I thought it might be vintage at first glance when I saw it @ the conf. because it was so beautifully sweet and floaty. And I am a vintage fanatic.
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Louise March 18, 2011 at 8:10 pm

Wow. What a gorgeous picture! I love the contrast between your chunky eyewear and the floaty white dress. Great inspiration for me this spring and summer!

Melissa March 18, 2011 at 8:35 pm

What an adorable dress! Looks great on you.
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Alice Olive March 18, 2011 at 10:06 pm

You look fabulous! You look very happy and very stylish.
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Sylvia March 19, 2011 at 1:16 am

oh my gosh! it’s impeccable, jennine. looks like someone’s looking for a new girl crush… haha

xo!
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jennine March 21, 2011 at 1:45 pm

i’m always looking for a new girl crush!

House in Tillford March 19, 2011 at 1:46 am

I’ve always been a lover of white dresses (just take a look at how many live in my wardrobe) and yours is divine, love the back
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wikigirl March 19, 2011 at 2:14 am

Love this outfit! It’s so pretty :) Loved your keynote as well, I just read it. Shame I couldn’t be there to meet everyone!
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eli March 19, 2011 at 12:39 pm

It looks absolutely beautiful on you! and the shoes! you are truly a vision here
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Emily March 19, 2011 at 9:28 pm

LOVE your dress!! Isn’t it totally liberating to go backless? I love it!
xo Emily (BELLISHMENT)

P.S. Also - I just ordered a few photos from CiaoChessa - so it was really cool to just click on your blog and see an ad here for her work! I absolutely adore her photos!
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Anna March 20, 2011 at 10:50 am

very nice styling: the dress and the shoes…I was looking Michael Kors SS 2011 and liked the combination of white and tan leather (though I like your shoes’ hue much better). The back of the dress is also awesome…and it allows you to wear a bra too…I am so annoyed when some dresses are designed in such a way that they don’t work well with any kind of bras!!
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ilexica March 20, 2011 at 11:02 am

You look really, really lovely. I’ve never commented before but I just wanted to say how much I love this outfit. Beautiful!

Carly March 20, 2011 at 3:00 pm

You look flawless in this white dress! Love the cutout.

OK…so I had those Miu Miu shoes in my Barneys online shopping cart over the weekend and got shy at the end. I have a store credit from a xmas gift….you are making me want to “add” them to my cart again….they are AWESOME!
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good girl gone blog March 20, 2011 at 8:14 pm

Jennine, you look gorgeous. This may be my favorite look yet!
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Nnenna March 21, 2011 at 3:52 am

This little white dress is so pretty and shows off your back amazingly! :)
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classiq March 21, 2011 at 5:25 am

You look lovely in the dress! It’s so chic and it goes perfcetly with the camel sandals. I myself am looking for the perfect LWD for day. Ada
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Eboni Ife' March 21, 2011 at 10:12 am

Oh Jennine! It’s lovely. I am not a big fan of my back so going backless is also a rarity for me, but I’d be willing to put my insecurities aside for that gorgeous number. You look stunning and the shoes are amazing, too!
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Laura Connell March 21, 2011 at 10:23 am

I love white, too, and feel it is such a flattering colour for many people, more so than black. I love the design which allows you to wear a bra. Those are the things that make a dress perfect to me.

flor de maria fashion March 22, 2011 at 4:15 am

This little white dress is so beautiful and romantic. I love the back!!! And those Miu Miu heels are gorgeous, I may have to have them too :)

xo
Flor

Alanna March 22, 2011 at 1:58 pm

PERFECT ON YOU! wow! wish we could have nicer days in NYC (they will be here soon, right?) so I can wear my new cream sundress (white is too harsh on me!)

xo
Alanna

Blah Blah Becky March 22, 2011 at 2:08 pm

I adore the little white dress in spring/summer - I have a white lace skater dress that’s been hanging on the outside of my closet for almost a month and it will continue to do so until I can wear it!
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la femme March 23, 2011 at 6:24 pm

you look so happy and beautiful :)
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Jasmine Sinclair March 24, 2011 at 3:38 pm

I love, love, love, that dress!!!!!!!!! You look so great! And so happy!!! Beautiful!

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