Fashion

The little white dresses that will make you retire your LBD

The tried-and-true fashion favourite of the decades, the LBD (little black dress), needs no introduction. It’s a trend so synonymous with luxury and fashion that it’s virtually enshrined in runways across the globe. However, in recent years, we’ve seen the emergence of another dress give the LBD a run for its money – the LWD (little white dress).
 
Lighter, breezier, and more experimental, the LWD offers a modernised look, rendered in a classic silhouette. From staycations to city living, find out how to style your LWD for work, play, a getaway, and an event day, with Indooroopilly Shopping Centre – where you’ll find all of these products, and more.

Work: Refresh your 9–5 ensemble with a clean and tailored LWD

1021_Indooroopilly_White-Dresses_In-Body_942x530.jpgStand out in your office crowd with a LWD that’s understated, yet powerful. The cut, fabric, and shape of a blazer dress emulate a style for the modern woman. Simply add a pair of heels that combines the best of trends, like this one from Tony Bianco that features a clear vynalite upper and square-toe shape. Tie everything together with luxe gold earrings and the latest Apple watch model, which will instantly streamline your entire look.
 
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David Jones Aje Utopia Logo Earring $175
Forever New Hilary Mini Blazer Dress $159.99
JB Hi-Fi Apple Watch SE 40mm $429
Ted Baker Aveeda Bow Shopper Bag $289
Tony Bianco Lazer Clear Vinylite Nappa Heel $199.95

Play: add pops of neon to your LWD for a playful night-out look  

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The best thing about a LWD is that it truly is a blank canvas, giving you endless opportunities to style it in unique ways. Exuding confidence and demanding attention, neon is a summer favourite that transforms any LWD to fun and playful. We’re loving the latest neon shoe trend – a block heel with delicate straps, all in a standout colour will have you turning heads no matter where you go. And if you prefer taking baby steps with the neon trend, add a smaller pop of fluro to your look, like this trendy Balenciaga card holder from David Jones.
 
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David Jones Luv AJ Marbella Hoop $100
David Jones Balenciaga Cash Card Holder $325
Scanlan Theodore Cotton Ring Dress $600
Sunglass Hut Prada PR 16WSF Sunglasses $472
Witchery Abbie Ring $29.95
Wittner Raychie Patent Leather Angular Heel Sandal $220

Getaway: escape city living with a light and airy LWD, perfect for a staycation

1021_Indooroopilly_White-Dresses_In-Body_942x5303.jpgWith white being the coolest shade of summer, a mid-length LWD with an airy fabrication and puffy sleeves is a must-have for basking on beaches under golden sunshine. The perfect summer statement, this dress can be dressed up or down with ease. If you’re off to the beach, pair it with a crochet tote bag and neutral sandals. And if it’s dinner by the sea, add jewellery pieces with elements that remind you of the ocean, such as pearls, starfish, and opal.
 
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Country Road Knotted Beach Tote $129
David Jones Chloe CH0024S003 Sunglasses $715
David Jones Faithfull The Brand Bloom Midi Dress $339
Sportsgirl Zoe Sandal $49.95
Witchery Lonnie Ring $49.95
Zimmermann Shell And Pearl Hoop Earring $250

Event day: show up best dressed in a fairy-like LWD and colour-coded accessories

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Take your LWD to new heights with this corset bodice dress from Aje at David Jones. Its voluminous circle skirt will have you spinning into the party, with all eyes following you. Add some extra life into the dress with a pair of mules and clutch in matching colours. And if you’re heading to an outdoor event, include small jewellery pieces that symbolise the beauty of our planet, like this beautiful dragonfly earring and necklace set from Zimmermann.   
 
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David Jones Aje Midsummer Mini Dress $395
David Jones Coach Turnlock Clutch $750
Mimco Paradise Cuff Bracelet $129
Novo Shoes Maneater Heel $79.95
Zimmermann Dragonfly Necklace $165
Zimmermann Dragonfly Stud Earring $135
 
As the ultimate luxurious summer shade, white dresses are perfect for any occasion. Find your perfect LWD lining the shopfronts inside Indooroopilly Shopping Centre. Speaking of summer, find out how to dress for a QLD scorcher (and score some sunscreen tips too).