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You’ve likely made more decisions in the months leading up your wedding than ever before in your lifetime, starting with “the dress”. So, when it comes to what to wear to all the supporting events (engagement party, bridal shower, rehearsal dinner, brunches — to name a few), why not make it easy and consider the Little White Dress (LWD). Dressed up or down, it can’t go wrong and works for all seasons. In summer, white always looks pretty and fresh, from eyelet sundresses to smooth sheaths to swirly cocktail numbers. In cooler months, winter white is always understated and classic. Unless you have called for black tie at one of your events, you’ll not be requiring another floor-length gown so these dresses can be above the knee. It’s perfectly acceptable to wear a dress that you already own. Chic separates, such as a silk blouse with a full satin skirt, can also work. Looking for inspiration? Here are 100 white dresses for every wedding occasion, from ethereal gowns to party frocks and everything in between.

The Little White Dress is a sartorial nod to The Little Black Dress — a concept credited to Coco Chanel in the 1920s, when ladies dressed more formally for almost all occasions and it was a challenge to keep up and always look good. It became a dictum that every woman own at least one elegant black sheath that could be dressed up or down by accessorizing to fit the occasion. A staple of the wardrobe, the LBD was intended to be simple but well-made, so as to last forever and never go out of fashion. It’s a template that’s timeless and still works today for fashion lovers among us.

And if that doesn’t convince you of the power of the LWD for your wedding events, consider that white looks good with almost any shoe. Here are 22 non-traditional wedding shoes to consider.

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