Little White Dress: Day to Night

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When it comes to warm-weather dressing, I’m all about the little white dresses! They’re so easy to throw on to wear during the day (and look put together without even trying!), but they’re just as easy to dress up after dark. While I already have a few white eyelet dresses in my closet, I couldn’t resist this dress when I spotted it on Zappos. The voluminous shape makes it extra special and so fun to wear!

white eyelet dress nighttime outfit

When a dress has a lot of volume, it tends to overpower a lot of our frames and we just end up looking like we are swimming in material… You know what I mean? It can be hard to pull off! But this dress is different… The high-low hem shows off more of your legs and the way it’s cut and ever-so-slighty pleated makes it cascade behind you, rather than swallow you! Plus, since the eyelet material is completely sheer, the included slip underneath gives you both coverage and shows a bit of your figure underneath, too. It’s seriously so fun to wear.. And surprisingly flattering for having so much volume! The dropped waist helps to elongate your frame, as well. These simple design details make all of the difference!

clayton white eyelet dress

Little white dresses are so easy to wear because they’re a blank canvas… The styling options are endless! For a dressier look, I paired the dress with my favorite sandals of the season (that I’ve been wearing non-stop!) and my go-to leopard print clutch. I added a bold red lip to really take the look from day to night! When I was styling this dress, I also loved it with a nude ankle-strap sandal and a bold colorful clutch (like this or this!). And how cute would it be with this pom pom, tassel clutch?!

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Get the Look…

Dressed Up
White Eyelet Dress c/o Zappos
Ivanka Trump Lace-Up Sandals (almost sold out.. similar style here!)
Clare V Leopard Clutch
Tom Ford Sunglasses (similar hereherehere & here)
Michael Kors Watch
Gold Cuff

white eyelet dress, tan lace up heels

With a voluminous dress, it’s almost guaranteed that I’ll look short and stocky with a pair of flats or sandals. But again, that high-low hem is a lifesaver! I’d been lusting over these pom-pom sandals for months and knew this would be the perfect dress to show them off. I forgot my jean jacket in the car when we were shooting these photos, but I love this look with a denim jacket over the top! I carried my blush pink clutch, but how cute would it be paired with one of these pom-pom totes for a farmers market run?! Your go-to summer straw tote would be perfect, too! Or even this little wicker crossbody!

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Get the Look…

Dressed Down
White Eyelet Dress c/o Zappos
Loeffler Randall Pom-Pom Sandals c/o Zappos
Azalea SF Blush Pink Foldover Clutch
Celine Sunglasses (similar here for less!)
Michael Kors Watch

loeffler randall saskia pom pom sandals

blush pink clutch white eyelet dress

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  1. 5.2.16

    Love the look!! I have been looking for a heel like the Ivanka Trump one you shared, perfect timing!


  2. 5.2.16
    Natali said:

    I have always loved high-low dresses and this one is fantastic for Summer and suits you perfectly! You look stunning!

  3. 5.2.16
    Monika said:
  4. 5.2.16
    Annie said:

    Adore this dress! I’ve been eyeing those LR sandals – so cute!

  5. 5.2.16
    Minau said:

    Beautiful look! Like the first lil more!

  6. 5.2.16
    Lucy said:

    I love both the looks! The dress is super cute & perfect for summer & I adore the leopard print clutch in the night time look & the embellished sandals in the day time look are just gorgeous!

  7. 5.2.16
    Kate said:

    Love both pairs of shoes! You styled this outfit perfectly!

  8. 5.3.16
    TAMMY said:

    You are rocking all of those little white dresses for summer with your favorite go to high heel sandals for summer and I like the flat sandals here too. Perfect blog for my summer whites. You are ready for summer.

  9. 5.28.16
    Emily said:

    i need these sandals in my life! xo

  10. 6.7.18
    Buffy O'Neill said:

    I MUST find this dress! Do you know the brand? It is absolutely adorable!!!

    • 6.8.18
      Jessica said:

      Clayton is the brand! It’s from 2016