How to style a white Pencil Dress without looking like a Bride

How to style a white Pencil Dress without looking like a Bride
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How to style a white pencil dress

A white pencil dress looks absolutely amazing and very elegant, doesn’t it? There is just one problem: It almost screams “bride”. Don’t get me wrong, brides are amazing. But I am sure we all don’t want to look like we came straight from the wedding altar, do we? So in the following, I am going to show you how to style a white pencil dress without looking like a bride.

PS: Maybe you even own a short, fitted wedding dress and find some inspiration on how to style it in a different way. 😉

RetroCat wearing a white dress, big hat and long black gloves inspired by the New Look

Outfit Details:

Pencil dress: Ginger Jackie, similar here* and here*

Hat: Seegang Berlin*

Belt: Madeleine de Sade

Long gloves: Vintage, similar here*

Tights: Wolford, similar here*

Pumps: Menbur, similar here*

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How to style a white Pencil Dress: My Advice

RetroCat wearing a white pencil dress and black retro accessories

When styling a white dress, accessories are very important. You shouldn’t choose something too romantic or playfull. I personally rather like to add some contrasts with black accessories. Navy blue works well, too. However, then your outfit will get a more nautical look.

A big Hat

I decided to crown my outfit with a huge black hat by Seegang Berlin*. The hat is not only a great eye-catcher, but also super stylish and absolutely reminds me of Dior’s New Look. If such a huge hat is a bit too much for you, of course you can also go for a more subtle fascinator.

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Black Accessories meet a white Pencil Dress

RetroCat wearing a white pencil dress by Ginger Jackie and matching retro accessories

Beside the hat, I went for some more black accessories. Long vintage leather gloves, black pumps as well as a black waist belt add some stylish and cool contrasts.

Worn like this, a white dress looks super stylish and not at all like bride. O what do you think?

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