Almost forgotten and relegated to the Wimbledon tennis courts, white, the strongest summer colour for centuries has fallen into disrepute. Dolce&Gabbana resurrects white, forget tennis looks and think bon ton vintage ladies.
White is one of the most well loved colours to wear in summer, light, cool and looks great with a tan. Having said this, white has been ignored by the fashion set for a while, preferring to create white looks for winter and printed or bright colours for summer. This season however, as a continuum to the pastels which were big in SS12, white has made a comeback.
Not just a bit of white, but total white. Think Sixties teenagers: white brocade smocks with crochet Peter Pan collar and applied patch pockets. Pretty gold and pearl buttons add a finishing touch. White on white needs accessories, a crochet shoulder bag with metal chain and charms as well as crochet cotton earrings in the shape of flowers with pearl pendants finish off this sixties look.
Moving on to the next decade, a Seventies inspired mini dress made of macramé lace is fresh and uber cool for summer. The transparent ¾ length sleeves with ruffle details add to the freshness. Add some height with white macramé sling backs with bow and golden heart charm. Break with colour and freeze your look by opting for a laminated leather silver Dolce Bag.
Now think Fifties goodie-two-shoes. Brocade shorts with single pleats and turned up hems. Match it to a cotton short sleeve top with macramé lace peter pan collar for a cuter than cute look. The outfit begs for flats, so choose lace ballerina flats with an oversize satin bow.
Styled by: Yuri Ahn
Written by: Valentina Zannoni