All white, all right – the must-have pieces for your Le Dîner en Blanc outfit
Ladies and gentlemen, we’re getting dangerously close to Le Dîner en Blanc time. If you were lucky enough to get tickets to the sophisticated soiree, you’ll no doubt be aware that one of the most exciting (albeit challenging) aspects is the outfit selection. How hard can it be to hustle an all-white ensemble? Turns out it can be really darn tricky – but worry not! We’ve done our research and handpicked some of the best spots in Brisbane to sort you out from head to toe, as well as highlighting some killer pieces to make your outfit look white-hot.
All in one
When you can’t be bothered co-ordinating separates, go for an all-in-one solution. Make a statement with one of Gail Sorronda’s jaw-dropping white dresses, or for something to hide the inevitable food baby that still look super chic, nab one of these breezy cotton gauze dresses from Sunday Social. Petrol has a stunning selection of white dresses and jumpsuits, but our top picks would have to be the Cameo Metal Clouds ivory jumpsuit (pictured above) and Blessed Are the Meek Ariana dress. If you want an all-in-one with some surprise pants action, you can’t go past this How Soon the Dawn jumpsuit from Dissh – those wide legs are a dream, yes?
Let’s start at the very beginning, shall we? Sorting yourself out up top is serious business, so we’ve picked some crisp white options for various tastes and coverage levels. Cold shoulders are having a real moment – embrace the look with this embroidered dot top from Veronika Maine or this broderie top from Seed Heritage. You can’t go past a classic – for a strong look, embrace those androgynous vibes and rock this Country Road tuxedo shirt. If your tastes are more feminine, the bow detailing on this H&M blouse is a springtime dream. To make a statement, give bell sleeves a go – this cotton number (pictured above) from Sunday Social is a total winner.
Now that the upper portion is covered, it’s time to sort the pins out. If skirts are your thing, Shieke has got you covered with this fluted knit and Dotti’s glam squad option is totally chic. High-waisted culottes are a killer option for something a bit different that still retains a feminine edge – check out these tie-up treasures (pictured above) from Portmans or Shieke’s nautical-themed castaway culottes. For a super summery vibe, this Cosmic Class skort from Verge Girl is a top pick.
The finishing touch
What good is a killer outfit without the right accessories? Take your ensemble to the next level with these stunning finishing touches. If you don’t already have some classic white pearls, swing by Jan Logan to pick up the perfect set (pictured above) – these will never go out of style. This Dinosaur Designs resin leaf bangle is totally dreamy and definitely makes a statement, while these Alannah Hill gloves can add a touch of retro glam to your look. White shoes can be risky, so you may as well go all out with these sturdy ROC platforms from Princess Polly. For a stylish way to stash your things, you can’t go past this timeless In the Fold clutch from Mimco.
You didn’t think we were going to leave the dudes out, did you? Here’s the long and short of it – you can show a bit of leg in these UNIQLO chino shorts or opt for a more formal vibe with these McQueen pants from M.J Bale. You don’t necessarily have to rock a button up – this Études award tee from Contra makes a statement while still being comfortable to wear. It’s usually a pretty steamy affair, so you can forego long sleeves in favour of this Zanerobe camper box shirt from General Pants (pictured above) if you want to catch a breeze. If you don’t want to go down the road of a linen shirt, why not opt for this Stampd white denim shirt from Violent Green? Stand out from the pack! For white shoes you’ll actually wear again, nab a pair of Converse All-Star lows from Hype.