There is an exception when it comes to wearing white pants.
I generally never ever wear white pants because they don’t love me and all my leg “nooks and crannies” appear magnified. Do you know what I mean?
White pants are in the most part unfriendly and certainly unforgiving however svelte we are. The only exception is if they are worn with a very long tunic style top and even then, it is an outfit with limits.
The only white I can take when it comes to my lower half are jeans. I absolutely love a pair of white jeans. I don’t know why they work but I believe they do.
After my last pants suggestion, I do understand there are doubters amongst you and I respect that, I should be nervous to share my white jean crush with you. I am not because I always want to hear other opinions and enjoy our conversations wholeheartedly.
I am still going forward with my side stripes and can’t deny they are my favourites right now.
For those of you who won’t wear a side stripe, do get your white jeans front of house. They are the perfect pants, when summer is in the most part behind us and yet it is far too soon to contemplate winter fashion.
Last week I spent a few days with my gal pals in Italy. Isn’t it always the best being with girlfriends? Comfortable, fun and so much laughter come to mind when I reflect on our days together.
These girls are beauties and wear a white jean fabulously well.
We also noticed other women wearing their white jeans with a variety of tops; not only tees, man style shirts but also blouson style blouses whether bohemian or silky. They all looked so smart and age didn’t come into it at all.
The white works in principal because the thickness of the denim hides a multitude and the detailing moves the eye away from close inspection.
I will often wear mine with a longer shirt tucked loosely in front and hanging out over my backside. That is a very neat trick for a more slimming look. I will also apply the same method to an oversized tee shirt. In at the front, out at the back.
My favourite is to wear a black blouson style shirt with white jeans. The contrast is flattering and for no other reason than I am a big black and white fan.
One of the girls wore hers with a full silk white blouse and that was a great look too. Another had an off the shoulder cotton top in pale blue which was very pretty. It made me realise there is big mileage in the white jeans. Add a pump style shoe and a tailored blazer and there is a whole new story.
The moral of this story?
I am wearing my white jeans a whole lot more. xv
The Best Exceptions
these fit well
image linda rodin photographed by gabor jurina for fashion may 2014