While Cate Blanchett made a stunning recent appearance in the black version of the sculptural white Givenchy dress Rooney Mara wore last week in Tokyo for the premiere of The Girl With A Dragon Tattoo, Mara made a case for alternative red carpet dressing in winter white and looked all the more memorable for it.
Consider white as a fresh alternative to party dressing and the ubiquitous L-B-D as it is certain to make you stand out from the crowd in a discreetly chic manner when planning your next night out on the town.
For Mara, the color choice also highlighted the piece’s decadent peplum waste, frothy ruffles and the actress’s flawless milky complexion.
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Follow the actress & ‘It’ girl’s lead and make white work for you by keeping your hair, make-up and accessories paired down so the eye remains focused on the design of your white hot dress.
And remember, when wearing a white dress to a special event it should have a design statement or signature quirk to it -no need for a boring, ho-hum number. You don’t want to look too summery or girlie.
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