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By Zoe Malliaros

The little white dress, a spin on the ever-so-famous LBD. It's summer and it's time to ditch all black looks for bright -- or better yet white -- palettes. If my mom can pack up her black dresses and try white, I'm sure anyone can (don't get mad, mom). It's fresh, simple and can be a fantastic go-to look. White looks great on top of a tan with summery accessories, and it can be dressed up, down or any which way you'd like to wear it. There's no argument that the little white dress is an essential piece for the summer.

There are so many benefits to investing in an LWD. You can wear any color shoes, handbag, jewelry -- the choices are limitless. Pictured is style icon, Olivia Palermo, sporting her LWD with tan flats, brown sunglasses and minimal, gold accessories. This is a classic look, and super easy for anyone to pull off. The beauty of a little white dress is that they're for everyone. No matter how young or how old you are, this style is flattering, chic and a seasonal essential. If you like to add color to your looks, great. If you don't, need not worry. Olivia Palermo didn't add color and she pulled off a sleek, daytime look. The opportunities with an LWD are endless. It's most important that you have fun styling your look.

Now where oh where can you find the perfect white dress? There are many options since this style is gaining speed every day. For me, J.Crew would be my first stop. Their dresses are well-made, true to size and reasonably priced. The dresses are also an appropriate length for a workday and they become sleeker with a heel for dressier occasions. J.Crew is also convenient because while you're there, you can shop the selection of shoes and accessories... And we all know they're irresistible and will push your look to an A plus. GAP, Banana Republic and Nordstrom are also great spots to shop for a chic little white dress.

This is a summer style to latch on to. White dresses are great for work, dinner, parties and even a day of shopping. You won't regret this purchase because you'll get so much use out of it, and you can easily change the way it's worn with the right shoes and accessories. This is summer's best wardrobe investment. Get yours ASAP!

Move over, LBD.

xx, ZM

From zmalfashion.com/.