If you're keen to stand out from the crowd, nothing beats white, one of the hottest trends of the season. When done well, a white ensemble is effortlessly chic.

As a nation, we have a thing for black, so it's refreshing to see someone dressed head-to-toe in white. With a bit of know-how it's easy to master this "tricky" hue.

For some inspiration on how to pull-off summer's most sizzling shade, check out my white selection.

You don't have to be a bride to wear a long white dress. Knuefermann's Long Bow dress is a showstopper, the perfect choice if you're off to a fabulous party such as Diner en Blanc where the dress code is all-white.

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Diner en Blanc is an annual French-inspired evening picnic, touted as Auckland's most exclusive and glamorous dinner party. Camilla and Marc's Kinetic dress, worn over their Vignette skirt, cuts a long, lean silhouette.

Add a bit of sparkle with Juliette Hogan's Sloane off-white sequined shift dress for relaxed-glam at its best. Slip it on and shimmy the night away.

Liam Celebrations' Biscayne pantsuit - a strapless lace one-piece - puts a contemporary twist on feminine styling.

Make a date with Alice McCall's Lovelight dress. This tailored number flatters the figure and is elegance personified.

Crisp white separates come together to make a striking ensemble with Boohoo's Boxy top and Mia tie front culottes.

Look as fresh as a daisy in Ruby's Aloe halter dress. This versatile cotton dress will be on high rotation in your wardrobe.

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Kinetic dress $530

Vignette skirt $840

Both from Camilla and Marc

2 Juliette Hogan Sloane shift dress $829

3 Liam Celebrations Biscayne pantsuit POA

4 Alice McCall Lovelight dress $399
From Lana Boutique

5 Boohoo Boxy top and Mia tie front culottes $45
Co-ord Set

6 Aloe halter dress $299
Lila heel $299
Both from Ruby

Must-have accessories for an all white look:

Sass and Bide's Haunting Light necklace breaks up the white with a flash of gold.

White outfits look incredible with a great tan. Fake it until you make it with James Read Clear Bronzing mist.

Rose & Thorne's Curvylicious spot lace bra and brief set creates the perfect foundation and Stuart Weitzman's sexy Song sandal is a shoe-lover's staple.

YSL's Rouge Pur Couture lippy adds a splash of colour to a white-on-white look. Pop it into DVF's Sadie envelope clutch - it fits all you need for a soiree - and finish with a spray of Viktor & Rolf's Flowerbomb parfum.

Curvylicious Spot Lace bra $27
Midi brief in Spot lace $15
Both from Rose & Thorne

Sass and Bide Haunting Light necklace in gold $515

Diane von Furstenberg Sadie bag $430 From Runway Shoes

Viktor & Rolf Flowerbomb Eau de Parfum $179 (50ml)

Stuart Weitzman's Song sandal in metallic gold $590 From Scarpa Shoes

YSL Rouge Pur Couture lipstick No.57 $65

James Read Clear
Bronzing Mist $60
From Mecca Cosmetica

Stockists

knuefermann.co.nz
camillaandmarc.com.au
juliettehogan.com
• Liam Celebrations and Ruby
• Alice McCall available from lanaboutique.co.nz
boohoo.com
sassandbide.com
• James Read products available from meccacosmetica.co.nz
roseandthorne.co.nz
• Stuart Weitzman available from scarpa.co.nz
• Yves Saint Laurent cosmetics available from selected department stores, Farmers and pharmacies.
• Viktor & Rolf available from selected department stores such as Smith & Caughey's and Farmers.
• Diane von Furstenberg available from runwayshoes.co.nz