4 Chic Ways To Wear a Little White Dress (LWD) in Spring and Summer

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The LWD or little white dress has become one of the hottest dress trends for the spring and summer seasons.

While we will forever love the classic LBD (little black dress), the LWD is our go-to option when the temperature starts rising. Not only does the white dress make you look instantly chic; it also has a very youthful and fresh vibe when worn and styled right.

Here are some of the best ways to wear an LWD this season:

1. Romantic

White dresses with details like lace, ruffles, and soft fabric have a very romantic look. This kind of dress can be styled with beachy hair waves or a messy updo for a laid-back feel.

Kiernan Shipka flaunted her legs in a white Valentino dressKiernan Shipka flaunted her legs in a white Valentino dress

Kiernan Shipka rocked a Valentino Pre-Fall 2015 frock with gorgeous details on the bodice and the skirt.

Kiernan Shipka at the "Mad Men: Live Read & Series Finale"Kiernan Shipka at the “Mad Men: Live Read & Series Finale” held at The Theatre at Ace Hotel Downtown in Los Angeles on May 17, 2015

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2. Sexy

Irish model Vogue Williams has a lot to show off, from her super toned legs and arms to her gorgeous smile. She showcased her assets with a sexy white dress at the Insurgent London premiere. The dress’ side slit and short hemline flattered her enviable figure.

Vogue Williams shows how to look sexy yet classy in a little white dressVogue Williams shows how to look sexy yet classy in a little white dress

Unlike LBDs, which can be very vampy, white dresses are a little more toned down, making them great for sexy looks.

Vogue Williams at the world premiere of "Insurgent"Vogue Williams at the world premiere of “Insurgent” held at the Odeon Leicester Square in London, England, on March 11, 2015

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3. Glamorous

For more glamorous looks, go for white dresses with a little more texture and volume. Silk and satin fabrics with some embellishments and appliques will easily be red-carpet-worthy.

Dakota Fanning looked lovely in a white spring dress from Zac PosenDakota Fanning looked lovely in a white spring dress from Zac Posen

Dakota Fanning wore a Zac Posen Spring 2015 dress that exuded simple elegance. Make sure to accessorize with a couple of your favorite baubles to further glam up your look.

Dakota Fanning at the screening of "Franny" at the 2015 Tribeca Film FestivalDakota Fanning at the screening of “Franny” at the 2015 Tribeca Film Festival in New York on April 17, 2015

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4. Edgy

Rooney Mara is the perfect canvas for edgy looks. The actress rocked a stunning and edgy getup at one of the photo calls in Cannes. She opted to wear a gorgeous Alexander McQueen dress featuring patterned perforations, a textured fabric, and a bold belt.

Rooney Mara flaunted her legs in a gorgeous Alexander McQueen dressRooney Mara flaunted her legs in a gorgeous Alexander McQueen dress

When doing an edgy look, go for a dress with unexpected details to amp up the effect. This can be anything from thick modern belts to zipper details. You can also try minimalist edgy by wearing very simple, shapeless silhouettes. Finish with dark lips for a dramatic look.

Rooney Mara at the "Carol" photocall during the 68th Annual Cannes Film FestivalRooney Mara at the “Carol” photocall during the 68th Annual Cannes Film Festival in Cannes, France, on May 17, 2015

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