We are used to seeing red and even black as a smouldering hot colour on the body. This year however, hot is painted in an unexpected colour – WHITE.
White is usually depicted as a colour of purity or innocence, hence the colour is a typical choice for traditional wedding dresses. It is not deemed stimulating to the senses and can sometime give off a strong sense of neutrality. In short, it is no way near the definition of hot.
Yet the fashion gods think otherwise. As we’ve seen on the runway, white has been viciously stripped off of its cherubim innocence and has been revamped into a sexy colour. For the moment, it is seen as a strong competition against black in dresses, elevating the status of Little White Dress as an alternative to the LBD.
White was the standout colour in the Spring 2014 runway. Models looked heavenly hot from head to toe as seen from models of Oscar de la Renta, Thakoon, Derek Lam, Carolina Herrera, Tracy Reese and on the red carpet, from sizzling Latina celebrities like Jennifer Lopez and Eva Longoria.
The white hot look strikes hottest in dresses. To get the look, think Little Black Dress but in white. Long flowing dresses and even structured white dresses can work to your advantage if they hug the right curves of your body. Try playful and sumptuous fabrics in different patterns and textures like sheer, lace or silk.
Layer up different shades of white, blending ivories, cream and bright white. A specific white of choice of designers Marc Jacobs, Valentino and Celine is milk. Milk is the shade for the coming autumn/winter season as it is warmer in tone, making it colour appropriate for the rest of your colder season ensemble of somber hues.
Finally, complete the whole racy white package bypairing your dress with white heels or go even bolder with sexy pumps or strappy sandals of black, nude or striking colours. Accessorize with a simple jewellery or none at all to highlight your bare skin on white. To get even extra hotter in white, up the ante with a red bold lipstick on your lips and a slick of mascara on your lashes.