9 Celeb-Inspired Ways To Wear A White Dress This Spring

Move over LBD, the LWD—little white dress—is taking over the spotlight. Even better? We found a style and styling trick to suit every personality this spring.

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    Available in all manner of silhouettes—think: fit and flare, curve-hugging sheaths, and beach-ready spaghetti strap styles—the white dress has become the obsession du jour of the fashionable set, including Kate Middleton, Olivia Palermo, and Taylor Swift. Now it’s your time to test-drive the look! To keep this wardrobe essential feeling fresh well through the summer months, take note of these nine foolproof outfit ideas.

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    Kate Middleton

    If it’s a sweetly feminine look you’re after, consider an eyelet dress. As seen on Kate Middleton during her Australian tour (wearing a Zimmermann dress), the style is perfect for dressier daytime events, especially when paired with nude wedges, like her Stuart Weitzman Mix High Heels ($395).

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    Kim Kardashian

    Show off your killer curves in a body-conscious knit version a la Kim Kardashian in Wolford’s Marino Rib Dress ($795), Acne Studios jacket, and Aquazurra Sloan Tie Back Sandals ($625). Just be sure to stick to neutral accents, as to not take away from your dress.

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    Jaime King

    A little white dress, like King’s Tory Burch Kimberly Dress ($375), serves as the perfect canvas for statement accessories, so take cues from the Hart of Dixie actress, and throw on a pair of look-at-me-now sunnies.

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    Emma Roberts

    A peek-a-boo moment by way of sheer panels leads to a subtly sexy, yet still elegant outcome. Take Palo Alto’s Emma Roberts, for example, who attended a PaleyFest event in Hollywood wearing a Finders Keepers dress paired with Jimmy Choo’s Trina Pointy-Toe Jewel Pumps ($3250).

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    Olivia Palermo

    Let your white dress be a stylish backdrop for displaying interesting accessories. We love the way Palermo’s Louis Vuitton dress at the fashion house’s Frankfurt store opening allowed for her chain link necklace, Louis Vuitton clutch, and Aquazurra Positano Elaphe and PVC Pumps ($885) to take center stage.

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    Erin Heatherton

    An all-white color palette is always a refreshing choice during the warmer months, so follow Victoria’s Secret model Erin Heatherton’s lead, and style your little white dress—in her case, Club Monaco’s Warren Eyelet Dress ($199)—with a white leather jacket.

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    Lizzy Caplan

    When all else fails, red accents are the perfect accompaniment to a white dress. At PaleyFest two months ago, Masters of Sex star Lizzy Caplan opted for the bold hue (Kurt Geiger Britton Ultra Pumps ($400) and a red lip) to add a pop of chic color to her Wes Gordon lace dress.

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    Leslie Mann

    A simple way to ground a feminine white dress is to throw on a black motorcycle jacket. The Other Woman’s Leslie Mann did precisely that for an appearance on Good Morning America, wearing Oscar de la Renta’s Belted Eyelet-Hem Dress ($21,402), and the results were utterly cool.

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    Taylor Swift

    Your dress doesn’t have to be solid white. A small print, like Swift’s To Tommy From Zooey Polka-Dot Printed Shirtdress ($170), can add a playful touch to your look.

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Warren Eyelet Dress

Warren Eyelet Dress

Club Monaco, $199
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Trina Pointy-Toe Jewel Pumps

Trina Pointy-Toe Jewel Pumps

Jimmy Choo, $3250
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Sloan Tie Back Sandals

Sloan Tie Back Sandals

Aquazurra, $625
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Britton Ultra Pumps

Britton Ultra Pumps

Kurt Geiger, $400
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Belted Eyelet-Hem Dress

Belted Eyelet-Hem Dress

Oscar de la Renta, $21402
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Positano Elaphe and PVC Pumps

Positano Elaphe and PVC Pumps

Aquazurra, $885
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Mix High Heels

Mix High Heels

Stuart Weitzman, $395
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Polka-Dot Printed Shirtdress

Polka-Dot Printed Shirtdress

To Tommy From Zooey, $170
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Kimberly Dress

Kimberly Dress

Tory Burch, $375
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Marino Rib Dress

Wolford, $795
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