What to Wear When the Invite Says "White Attire Only"

It's a summertime fantasy for the ages: lounging on a rooftop with a tropical drink in hand and chatting it up in a sea of crisp, white outfits. Summer soirées are a dime a dozen, but there's always an air of sophistication when it comes to an all-white party.

It's natural to stress when a party invitation with a special dress code attached hits your inbox. Be it cocktail, beach casual, or festive attire, it's not always easy to interpret exactly how to look. But there's particular stress brought on when that RSVP includes a specific  “white attire only" outfit protocol. We assume the least clumsy and most bold-color-averse people might like the challenge, but for anyone else, a dose of inspiration helps.

That said, the looks ahead offer several different ways to interpret the famed white-from-head-to-toe dress code from a creative and fresh perspective. So whether your white-attire party takes place on a yacht, on a chic hotel rooftop, or in the basement of your favorite neighborhood bar, consider yourself thematically covered.

With craftcore's big splash happening right now, an elevated crochet pant set feels just right.

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@emmanuellek_

For an avant-garde look, layer a playful crop top over textured high-waist shorts.

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@hannamw

This modern, anti-body-con silhouette and these strappy heels feel totally effortless and chic.

Pull out a cool set of pearls to dress up a simple knit bralette and high-waist trousers. 

Unique details, like this wrap effect and the skinny straps, add something special to an otherwise basic ensemble.

This floppy hat might be breaking the rules, but we think it's worth it. 

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@taniasarin

You're sure to adhere to the party's dress code in head-to-toe white—including your heels.

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