So fresh and so clean – what to wear to Le Dîner en Blanc
Le Dîner en Blanc is almost upon us, which means it’s time to start thinking wardrobe. Considering the event is named for its famous dress code, outfit selection is crucial. Don’t make the rookie error of thinking all white everything is easy to do, or you’ll be in for a gnarly surprise when you realise that curating a Blanc look is something of an art itself. Fear not, fam! We’ve got your back – all it takes is a trip to Wintergarden and an open mind, and your fresh aesthetic will be sorted from head to toe in no time.
Wearing the pants is a power move in many situations, so we’ve wrangled the best in bottoms to slice your selection time. White jeans are a bold statement, and who better to help you make it than Lee? Sheike has white goods to spare –from mini to maxi, it’s all covered. Channel nautical vibes with a pair of tailored shorts – this airy linen pair from R.M. Williams fit the spring bill just nicely.
Not gonna lie, matching bits and pieces can be very tricky business when you’re dealing with a shade as opposed to a colour – who knew there were so many variations of blanc? We’re here to help. Draw attention to that décolletage with an off the shoulder or fun cut-out top from Oxford, or go for futuristic feels with pleats and metallic from Veronika Maine. For those who want to max out on spring vibes, peep this adorable pom-pom tee at French Connection. Take your top half to another level with layers – UNIQLO has a super-soft jersey jacket and this frilled bolero from Seed is sweet like sugar.
Dress to impress
Co-ordinating separates be damned! A chic dress is a sure-fire way to take the stress out of the matchy-matchy factor, and can feel a little less intimidating than sourcing bits and pieces. Cue has a stunning contrast pleat panel dress (pictured above) that gives a subtle nod to tennis styling, and French Connection have gone all-out adorable with this sleeveless star cut-out number. This crane dress from R.M. Williams is so crisp it hurts, and the playful hem on this H&M asymmetric offering simply slays.
All the trimmings
Accessories maketh the outfit, girl. The right piece can take your outfit to a place you never even thought it could go. White leather is a winner, and this Pikolinos handbag from Peter Sheppard ticks the boxes. If heels ain’t your bag, these sneakers (pictured above) from Sambag have a perforated star pattern that’s a bit quirky and sure to stand out. For those who love a bit of flair, this orchid bangle from Dinosaur Designs brings just the right balance of fun and class. If you want to get fancy, pick up some classic pearls from Jan Logan – instant glamour.
Let’s hear it for the boy
Hey fellas, we’ve got the goods to get you looking white-hot for the night. For those seeking more of a casual vibe, pair this Rodd & Gunn short sleeve with these fresh as heck M.J. Bale shorts. Those keen to go all-out should definitely invest in this M.J. Bale Zuman jacket (pictured above), because is there anything more baller than a white suit? Ben Sherman is the go-to for English class, such as this classic Oxford button-up. For trousers, look no further than sartorial saviours H&M and UNIQLO. Sorted!