August 19, 2014 § 4 Comments
Hello Beautiful People,
So, this is the first look of the birthday marathon, the second look ‘SEEING RED’ was published earlier. This look was done right before I did my weave.
For my hair, I did a blow out and packed it into a pony tail/ afrotail. It was a slow day at the office and I realized I had brought my camera, so I put on the smile and took a few photos. The lighting was pretty poor but hopefully you guys can see my face. I love my Bobbi Brown ‘soft rose’ lipstick, It’s just right…not quite nude and not quite pink.
White dresses are refreshing, elegant and summery but there are a few things to keep in mind when wearing white:
– Choose a shade of white that suits your skin tone. Nigerians are really lucky seeing as Ebony skin tones are more versatile and work with most white shades and go with both silver and gold accessories.
-Thicker white fabrics tend to look more expensive and professional. Thicker/opaque fabrics reduce the ‘see-through curse‘. Before buying a white dress, place your hand under the fabric and hold it against light. If you can see your hand clearly, the dress will show EVERYTHING.
-Never wear white underwear under white. Wear black or a nude that’s really close to your skin tone. Avoid lace and printed underwear too.
-Apply makeup AFTER and perfume BEFORE putting on white to avoid staining.
– When wearing white, stick to pieces that have a cinched in waist or pieces that are paneled, as white reflects light and tends to make people/things appear bigger.
– Accessories should be kept simple as white is elegant, do not overwhelm the white canvas. Choose wooden, straw, beaded or feminine accessories. Click here to see the beaded clutch in my previous post.
Remember that a white dress is always in style. You will need to replace white seasonally as it tends to yellow.
Neckpiece and earrings: Sybils Jewelry House (SJH)/ Shoes: L.K. Bennet/ Watch: Folli Follie/ Ring: Max store at The Palms Mall,Lekki.
I would love to hear from you. What are your tips for wearing white ?
Click below for a few white accessories that can be delivered to Nigeria.