We love white evening gowns, especially for summer and especially if you have tanned skin (use a self-tanning lotion! Suntanning is unhealthy).
The only place where you can’t wear a white evening dress is if you’re a guest at a wedding – that would be a big faux pas. But other than that, white evening gowns are a gorgeous summertime choice.
When choosing a white evening gown, whether you have a tan or not, remember to choose a color that flatters your skin tone. So, if your skin has cool undertones and you generally look best in silver jewelry, go with pure white evening dresses. If your skin has warm undertones and you look best in gold jewelry, off-white and ivory are your best bet.
Specific recommendations? We adore the elegant simplicity of this Ivory Satin Top Cocktail Dress. It features rhinestone pins on the straps with front and back draped neckline in lustrous satin fabric. The Empire-waist design and the bias-cut skirt will flatter almost any figure.
If you prefer pure white, try our White Satin Beaded Evening Dress. It features spaghetti straps with a sweetheart neckline, and a satin top. Sparkling, multicolor beads adorn the empire waist and add femininity and glamor. It’s one of our favorite white evening gowns.
To avoid looking like a bride, pair your white evening dress with metallic, or even colorful, shoes and handbag rather than choosing white accessories.