White Hot
Posted by on March 16, 2012 | 2:05 pm EST

Color play may be the season’s most pronounced trend, but the unobtrusive simplicity of white is in a league of its own. Although it is often an allusion to youth and innocence, it has also taken on a chameleon skin—able to conform or rebel—with and from the dictates of high fashion. We adore how these designers have taken the color to new heights, breaking the stereotype that white is too safe, too plain and too common to elicit a symphony of jaws dropping on the floor.

Proenza Schouler

Proenza Schouler dresses up the new biker chick in deconstructed white.


Sportmax ups the style ante with black accents and a peplum-like flare on the hem of the top.

Stella McCartney

Minimalism took on a two-toned aesthetic in this Stella McCartney number.

The Row

The details on this dress from The Row exude a heaviness that complements the airiness of the entire look.


Simplicity and luxury stole all the attention in this Valentino number.

Vera Wang

Vera Wang challenges naiveté and sultriness with this light and see-through ensemble.


Versace delivered a refreshing kind of urban innocence with this dress.

Elie Tahari

Sharp lines and gold trims complement this sleek look from Elie Tahari.

Images from Proenza Schouler, Sportmax, Stella McCartney, The Row, Valentino, Vera Wang, Versace and Elie Tahari

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