White: Cool or Not?

A few years ago, in a fit of something I can only call ‘an acute mental disorder’ in retrospect, I got a white dress… I say I must have been out of my mind because white is most definitely not my colour (have you seen how pale I am??!! And this is me when I’m “tanned”…), and I’ve never had anything white. No, wait, there was a white jacket, years ago… A funny thing, whenever I was wearing it, I somehow managed to pour my coffee all over it, every single time… Since then I’ve only had white T-shirts to wear with something more colourful.

Vivienne Westwood dress

But about the dress… I had this idea that I needed a white sundress, having seen so many people look fantastic in their white beach dresses or romantic lace… As I said, I must have been out of my mind:  I don’t do romantic… I am the most unromantic woman on the planet (and my husband would surely agree), and even my wedding dress wasn’t white.

Vivienne Westwood dress

I don’t wear this dress very often, usually only when the weather gets hot. I love Vivienne Westwood dresses for hot weather: they’re made of cotton and can be washed, the skirt is wide (as much as I love fitted dresses, in hot weather I need something loose and not so close to the body…). Now, you’re probably wondering “how many Vivienne Westwood dresses does this woman have?” The answer is 4, the blue one I showed you a week ago, a pink one and a black one.

What’s your hot weather style?


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  1. Jacqueline Stewart
    21 July 2014 / 8:02 am

    I'm pretty much translucent most of the time, but I still enjoy wearing white, although I do get that coffee problem too! I love this dress and the neckline and bow is really pretty :D

    • Tiina L
      22 July 2014 / 8:05 am

      Thank you for your nice comment. I always think that my face could benefit from a bit of colour around it, so I tend to avoid white (and black).

  2. Mascha
    21 July 2014 / 6:23 pm

    What a famous white dress!(I'm too such a white woman in my skin…and I like parasols )

    • Tiina L
      22 July 2014 / 8:06 am

      Parasols are a must for people with very fair skin… I use mine quite a bit.

  3. Marea Dotz
    21 July 2014 / 8:20 pm

    Definitely cool and crisp! I hope you continue to wear this romantic dress for the rest of the summer. You look very beautiful in it.

    • Tiina L
      22 July 2014 / 8:07 am

      Maybe it's the 'romantic' I struggle with… Although I like this dress whenever I do wear it.

  4. Jill James
    22 July 2014 / 7:35 am

    A perfect hot summer dress, enjoy wearing it, so pretty on you. Thank you for your kind comments.

    • Tiina L
      22 July 2014 / 8:08 am

      Thanks, Jill! I don't actually like summer much, way too hot for me…

  5. MIS PAPELICOS Sacramento
    22 July 2014 / 10:37 am

    You look soooooooo beautiful in white, dear Tina.How fabulous to have you as a member of Share-in-StyleXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX

    • Tiina L
      23 July 2014 / 8:14 am

      Thank you, Sacramento. I guess I always think that white is not a good colour for someone pale…

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