Fashion: What to wear to Le Diner en Blanc

By Michiko Hylands

Dress to impress in white.
Dress to impress in white.

One of summer's hottest events, the dining phenomenon Le Diner en Blanc, returns to Auckland next month. The French-inspired outdoor dinner party is a glamorous, fashionable affair where the dress code is head-to-toe white.

Pull it off by choosing sophisticated ensembles that create high impact. Think softly tailored pantsuits, feminine skirts and chic dresses.

From left:
Psalms lace bell sleeve crop $280
Blessed Reign maxi skirt $629
Both from Rochelle Goodrick
Rock the bohemian vibe and add a garland of white flowers in your hair.

Sofia top $409
Sofia pant $449
Both from Harman Grubisa
The plunging V neckline of this stylish two-piece universally flatters.

Camilla and Marc Farrow lace dress $959
Add a rock and roll edge, breaking up ladylike lace with a fierce metallic clutch and chunky rings.

From left:
Marnie bustier in ivory $250
Sylvie tulle skirt in ivory $295
All from Natalie Chan
Channel ballerina chic by coiling your hair in a soft bun, keeping a few tendrils loose to frame your face.

Shona Joy Venus cocktail maxi dress $399
Lack of Colour Goldlink fedora $129
Mode Collective twisted strap sandal $189
All from Superette
A tailored white jacket draped over the shoulders adds a luxe touch.

Daphne dress $499.99
XX necklace in silver $149.99
Slick heel in nude $399.99
All from Moochi
Show off some skin in an elegant slip dress. Add a shimmer product to your moisturiser for extra sparkle.

Trish Peng Eva dress from $2550
Keep the makeup fresh with a luminous, dewy complexion while a high voltage lip creates drama.

Beauty bar

GHD Platinum $360
Estee Lauder Advanced Night Repair Mask $147
Marc Jacobs Daisy 50ml EDT $138
Tom Ford Lipfoil lipstick in Venus Rising $86
Pony a la Blanc by Dry & Tea $45: This is one of four bespoke hairstyles Dry & Tea have designed especially for Diner en Blanc.

Accessories box

Olga Berg Melia evening bag $89
Love and Object Ivette earrings $230
Mi Piaci Stardust sandal in white $160
Silk & Steel Botanic Lace ring in rose gold $155
Natalie Chan Charmed headband in ivory $350


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