A celebration that often signals the beginning or the end of the spring and summer season, a white party is just as much about fashion as it is about the festivities. The general rule of thumb when attending a white party is to wear something, well, white. In your fashion quest, explore stylish white options that run the gamut from dressy to casual.
A white dress is an all-purpose garment for a white party. Choose a style -- maxi, midi or mini -- then dress it up or down. Determine the fit, design and additional details of your white dress based on the dress code for the white party -- formal or informal -- and your personal preference. A party is a festive occasion that may feature dancing and socializing, so choose a dress that is comfortable.
A white suit -- for men and women alike -- is equally sophisticated and chic. Consider the dress code before you buy one, because you don't want to show up in something too dressy when the event is casual -- or vice versa. Also, determine where the white party will take place. For example, an outdoor event may call for a white suit in a cooler fabric, like linen. Choose a style of suit that reflects your personal style. Complete your look with casual or dressy shoes, jewelry and other accessories, such as hats.
Because many white parties are held during the warmer months of the year, choose attire that will keep you cool throughout a night of partying. White shorts, a white romper or white denim are weather-appropriate and stylish enough for a white party with a more casual dress code. Pair white shorts with a white blouse with billowy sleeves for a casual and cool look. Slip on a romper -- a jumpsuit-like outfit that features short pants -- with dressy sandals. Wear white denim shorts with a white blazer in a cropped or waist-length design, and throw a tank or cami underneath. White denim capris, white skinny jeans or white wide-leg denim trousers are other casual party options.
When you can't decide whether to wear a white suit or a romper, a jumpsuit may be your best option. It combines them both in one chic outfit that's fabulous for a white party celebration. Style it with a blazer or jacket to create the illusion that you're wearing a white suit. Choose the pant length -- wide, skinny, relaxed or boot-cut -- that makes you feel the most comfortable and cool.