I could easily argue that a little white dress is a summer staple and yet my closet was lacking that perfect style that could be dressed up or down. Then I was introduced to Tailor and Stylist and I came across this gem. The lightweight fabric is ideal for summer and I love the mix of hard and soft (feminine pleats + faux leather straps). I decided to share two different ways to wear my new favorite LWD to show how to seamlessly transition this piece from day to evening! If you’re having a hard time finding that just-right style, you can always rent a designer dress.
Love this transition from day to night! I love the faux leather straps on this dress! So adorable. I need to get myself another white dress!
Sincerely Miss Ash
jenn~the stylish housewife says
LOVE how you styled this dress both ways! I had my eye on it but was worried it would be too short on me. Now I'm kicking myself. SUPER cute. Also, your skin makes me want to never EVER go in the sun again. =)
XOXO, Jenn The Stylish Housewife
how tall are you? i love the dress but i think it might be short on me
Amanda Graus says
I really like the leather detail on that dress. Gorgeous. That Zara clutch is lovely too!
The Pretty Pinhead
Perfect dress and you've styled it well both ways 🙂
I love the dressed up version! The mix of the leather and chiffon is so unexpected, especially that buckled back!
Looks perfect! Love it 🙂
Candida Maceo says
That dress is amazing and looks gorgeous on you!
I love both options!
Mlle W says
incredible styling of both looks…adore your nighttime with that superclutch
Fash Boulevard says
Oh my goodness, I don't know which I like more. You look absolutely gorgeous, love. 🙂
Melanie Fontaine says
I'm loving both of these looks, but my favorite is the nighttime look because it showcases the beautiful leather details of the dress. It's such a beautiful piece of clothing, kind of reminds me of a Greek Goddess dress 🙂
FootprintsIntheCity Inna says
You look so stunning in your evening look! That hairstyle looks beautiful on you! I was thinking of a similar style, and now I will definitely be trying it!
Footprints in the City
Wow, I love the dress!!! And I love both looks but probably prefer the evening look!! Beautiful! xo, Christina
barefoot duchess says
Love the harness at the back!
@emorris4, I am 5'8" and it's a little shorter of a length than I normally wear, but because it is flowy & loose, it works 🙂
What a gread idea! Love both outfits! x
Sofia Donatelli says
I love this dress on you and that you showed 2 looks in one post. The leather straps are a great contrast to the flowy material. It's so flattering on you.
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That dress is amazing! Great post! I love the transformation to evening & I love that style of dress with ankle boots & a jacket too! Andrea x
this dress is amazing and love the day to night transition (so funny based on our convo). and you'll appreciate my post today… it's ALL about the LWD. Too bad I couldn't have included this inspiration pix. xo
Milly Mira says
The details on that dress make it stand out. I love it's girly but though look. You styled it perfectly and it can also go with low sandals for weekend shopping.
Lady of Style says
What an amazing transformation of your gorgeous dress from day to night.
This is truly inspirational!
Lady of Style
Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl says
I love the back on that dress…gorgeous!
Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl
That dress is so pretty! Such unique details with the leather straps & buckles! I love the ways you styled it, it looks so cute un-belted for the casual look! Super cute styling, lady!
I saw this dress on Sidewalk Ready…you both look amazing in it! Is it the dress? Or just you 2 bloggers? 🙂
~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life
You are so lovely in both versions…yes the dress is so FAB!!
Seriously looks like two different dresses but that LWD with the camel leather accents is so beyond! I love these looks and you look gorg as always!
Classy Chic & Chardonnay
Rachel Lynne says
oh my gosh, this dress is AMAZING! I love the faux leather straps and the back details! Love the transition from day to night too 🙂
Suzanne Carillo Style Files says
What a great contrast of the leather with the chiffon. I love the dress.
Love both of these looks!
Amy Shaughnessy says
This dress is complete awesomeness. SHEESH girl you look amazing!!
Fashion and Beauty Finds
Emma Finlayson says
The leather (or leather look) details on that dress are amazing! I love how you have styled both looks!!!
Ladies in Navy says
this dress is SO beautiful!
kw ladies in navy
Kodi Jensen says
The back of that dress is so awesome! Perfect for a date night. You look pretty!
grey et al
Lili Morton says
I'm absolutely in LOVE with that dress!! I love how you styled it as well. xoLili
Kayla Gilbert says
Perfect day to night look! That dress is so pretty! : )
I LOVE the leather details on your second LWD! You look gorgeous and you transitioned from day to night perfectly.
Chelsea & The City
I saw this same dress on M Loves M recently and I loved it there too! Nice day to night look! 🙂
Style by Joules
Tiffany M* says
Seriously crushing on this dress! The detail on the back is stunning and dressed down with a cargo jacket is perfection!
Love this dress so much I had to order it immediately! Thanks for sharing- I love how you styled it!
Shannon Willardson says
Loving how easy it is to switch this from night to day!
Ashley Elizabeth says
Great transformation! Love both of these looks!
Sandy a la Mode says
that dress is gorgeous! and i love how you styled it 2 ways!
Sandy a la Mode
Chic Trends says
What an amazing look, we really like the brown leather accents on the white dress! Love how affordable this look is!
Best, x http://chictrends.co.uk/
The leather straps are amazing! I love that they are brown leather and not black as I think black would makes it look a bit too bondage.
Both ways of styling are so cute but I'm particularly drawn to the 'evening' style.
that dress is amazing!
The details on that dress are so great! It's definitely a perfect stand-alone piece for night 🙂
Blonde in this City
That dress is gorgeous…love the leather detailing!
Wow, the leather on that dress is so unexpected but beautiful! I love how you dressed it up and down, you have a wonderful knack for that!
How fabulous is this dress!!
Just loving the leather details
That dress is so gorgeous! Love the harness detail. <3
Just discovered your blog recently from Glitter Guide and love your fresh and affordable approach! Agree with all the above comments- dress is divine and I, too, ordered it immediately. Question- did you just rotate the belt around backwards? It looks skinnier than the online catalog pics so just curious if you replaced it? 🙂
Everything about these outfits are PERFECT. I've been looking fir a cargo jacket and ankle booties for a while now and I'm obsessed with little white dresses!
Thank you so much – I'm happy to have you as a new reader! Yes, I rotated the belt around and tied it in the back instead of the side or front (which you could also do). Hope you enjoy your new dress!
Melissa Wright says
Love this dress and the leather look straps! Your style always amazes me and inspires me! Thank you for having such a fabulous blog!
Melissa Wright says
Love this look and the leather look straps! You have amazing style and always inspire me! Thaks for having a fabulous blog!
99 Boxes of Shoes on the Wall says
I love your night look! Smokey eye make up is beautiful on you and I love the metallic detailing!
99 Boxes of Shoes on the Wall
Krystin Tysire says
Amazing post! 🙂
-Krystin Tysire xo