This Classy, Anti-Trend Dress Style Has the Backing of Kendall Jenner and Sofia Richie

Sometimes in the fashion world, less really is more, and there's no better illustrator of this sentiment than a particular blossoming dress trend. It doesn't get any simpler than a black and white dress, and we've noticed the style circulating in fashion circles and being worn by celebrities and influencers to elevate their spring style.

Kendall Jenner recently styled a white Rodarte dress adorned with black ribbons at the shoulders and featuring puff sleeves, a form-fitting silhouette and an ankle-length cut for a pretty and polished look. Recently, I've seen a surge of dresses with either a black or white base and the opposite colour as an accent or trim, much like Jenner's.

Kendall Jenner wears a white dress with black bows.

(Image credit: @kendalljenner)

Meanwhile, Sofia Richie Grainge took more of a colour-block approach with the black and white dress she showcased via Instagram—a style from her recently launched collection with Solid & Striped. Featuring a black top and a white, draped skirt, Richie Grainge crafted a relaxed look that celebrated her quiet luxury style perfectly.

Sofia Richie wears a black and white dress.

(Image credit: @sofiarichiegrainge)

The dress trend has been slowly taking over my Instagram feed, so naturally, it makes sense that high-street and designer brands are beginning to stock the style. From Reformation's elegant black midi dress which features a delicate white trim on the bodice to Mango's striking floral style, read on to discover the black and white dresses we're loving this season.


Natalie Munro
News Writer

Natalie Munro is Who What Wear UK’s news writer. Having worked in the fashion industry since her time at university—where she obtained a BA in Journalism from University of the Arts London, Natalie's experience spans journalistic and styling roles. In the early stages of her career Natalie predominately worked on editorial shoots for fashion publications such as British Vogue, Vogue Ukraine, AnOther Magazine and Elle UK, before moving into journalism roles.

On completion of her degree she interned in the editorial team at British Vogue and later went on to freelance for the publication. Here, she developed her interest in reporting on the latest fashion news and trends. Inspired by the dynamic nature of the industry, Natalie went on to write for other lifestyle and fashion brands and publications before taking on the role as News Writer for Who What Wear.

With an interest in uncovering the latest fashion trends, Natalie takes a leading role in identifying news for Who What Wear UK. Focusing on trends on and off the runway, as well as street style and celebrity fashion, Natalie reports on a daily basis, ensuring that she remains ahead of the trends. Natalie also creates content for Who What Wear’s social channels including TikTok and Instagram on a weekly basis.