Little White Dress

Let’s be honest, no dress has received more praise throughout history than the little black dress, and sure, it’s proven itself worthy of being a must-have in every woman’s wardrobe, but summer is {almost} here and it’s time to lighten things up.

Enter, the little black dress’s often-underestimated sister, the little white dress (LWD). Whether your preference is mini, midi or maxi, white dresses are popping up everywhere including Seed, Cue, Sheike and COS.

In my opinion, the little white dress is the ultimate summer staple because it’s simple, chic, can be dressed up or down and can easily transition from day to night by swapping out your accessories.

And because a dress the ultimate ‘one-and-done’ piece, all that’s left to do it add your the finishing touches and you’ve got a full outfit.

It’s the ultimate blank canvas and accessories are a great way to show the world a little more of your personality.

But if you find that side of things overwhelming, we’re here to help.

If you want to let your fabulous frock shine, keep your accessories neutral and simple—your favourite leather heels, a clutch, finish it off with gold jewellery and you’re ready for drinks with friends.

Or pair a white maxi dress like this one from COS back with sneakers and a cross body bag for a sport-meets-chic vibe, or style the same dress for a weekend brunch with a pair of low sandals and a tote.

Alternatively this mini dress from Seed Heritage would be perfect with a blazer, belt and heels for the office, or can just as easily be worn with a bright coloured shoe and bag for a pop of colour and dopamine dressing.

Whether you opt for a simple and chic sheath, a curve-hugging wrap dress, or a classic fit-and-flare, the quality of fabric always matters—beware of thin white material as it can become see-through, and underwear in your skin tone is the best way to go.


U on Sunday Fashion Editor Brooke Falvey knows what it means to dress for the occasion. After living in London for just over a year, Brooke Falvey returned home to Brisbane to share her style storytelling talents on her blog, Blonde Ambition. With a background in journalism, Brooke shares thoughtful lifestyle and fashion pieces through her Instagram account, What Brooke Wore, and her blog, Blonde Ambition, inspiring her readers to start doing what they’ve always dreamed of doing—and giving them tips on how to look good at the same time!. Ready to dress like you mean it? Get to know the girl behind What Brooke Wore.