The ART of Wearing White

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Wearing white head-to-toe can sometimes be tricky. 

There are so many rules about wearing white and lets face it, sometimes for a mother with young children, it can be a nightmare to clean.

But what if I tell you, the dress rules have change, there are simple ways to clean white, and adding this shade will breathe new life into your wardrobe.


You should only ever abide by one rule when it comes to wearing white. 

Do not wear white if you are the guest at a wedding. The only people who have the option of wearing white at a wedding, is the bridal party.


You should start by thinking about white as the new black.

White can be a practical colour to wear from the office to dinner, to a picnic and beyond. 

For Work: Instead of black or navy, try a white trench, a white crisp shirt or a white dress with a black blazer on top. Alternatively, pair white pants with light colours such a pale pinks, beige and pale blues.

Lunch: Wear a white dress with a denim jacket and sandals for a more relaxed look. 

Dinner: White is the perfect colour to wear on a dinner date. Pair it will statement accessories, such as a tailored vest, ribbons, chunky necklace, cuffs or a clutch. The simplicity and purity of white, means you will never look overdressed.

Weekend Outing: A white dress is the perfect weekend accompaniment. Wear it with a pair of sandals during the day, and then slip on a pair of heels for night.


  • Your KK. Let’s face it, if you are getting married, you should take advantaged of wearing white as many times as possible.
  • Baby reveal. I love when a mumma-to-be is wearing a neutral colour such as white to her baby reveal. Add a pale pink and blue layered necklace, ribbon or bangles to complete the look.
  • Holiday. Nothing gets you into the holiday mode more then a white dress.
  • Eid. Understated and elegant, white is the perfect shade to celebrate such a holy occasion.


The key is acting fast!

Regardless of the situation, acting fast can be the difference between ruining a garment or saving it.

I suggest soaking the piece (please always read care labels first) in Sard Wonder Superpower Stain Remover or Aldi Di-San Oxy Action with Enzymes Pre Wash Stain Remover, before the stains soak into the fibres completely. 

It will be pure white in no time!

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