This season’s humble hero piece, the little white dress, is synonymous with easy summer style. Don’t pack your suitcase without one, says womenswear editor Charlene Barton
Often overlooked for its edgier name-fellow the LBD, the LWD is pure, pretty and, let’s face it, irresistible. It’s no coincidence that nearly every collection at the spring/summer 2015 shows delivered its take on the perfect white dress, from Chloé’s intricate lace catwalk opener to Louis Vuitton’s high-collared shift design. It’s the detail that really sets a style apart, in this case delicate embroidery and a tiered silhouette. This pure cotton piece is beautifully light, making it an ideal choice for sightseeing on holiday or soaking up the sun (or rain) at your favourite festival. Team with a denim jacket, gladiator sandals and a sun-kissed glow.