“No white after Labor Day” may be the oldest rule in the fashion book, but, clearly, it’s time to break the outdated decrees. Fall whites are the new red carpet musts, as these celebs have shown. The color is fresh and crisp on autumn days and these trendsetters make wearing white look so right that we’re converted. So, don’t banish your favorite white pieces to the back of your closet just yet and check out how celebs are wearing not-quite-winter whites.
Jennifer Lawrence honored the late Oscar de la Renta at the ELLE Women in Hollywood event when she wore a white lace dress by the designer with sheer sleeves. The actress tempered the lightness of the frock with a black chain belt, black Christian Louboutin sandals, a gold Rodo box clutch and an autumnal lip.
Jessica Chastain made an entrance on the Late Show with David Letterman in a white jumpsuit by Temperley London. An unexpected choice both for the actress’ personal style and for the season, she nonetheless made this perfectly-tailored, retro piece look fabulous.
Julianne Hough paid no attention to the rules when she chose a sheer, sleeveless dress with a tropical flowered lace pattern by Self-Portrait, while promoting Samsung in Hollywood. Nude Christian Louboutin peep-toe pumps revealing a peachy pedicure and glowing makeup bucked the seasonal trends even further.
Kate Bosworth dazzled at the Hammer Museum Gala in the Garden, looking glamorous in a white Alexandre Vauthier Couture gown. She only added more sparkle to the backless, single-sleeve look with dripping Piaget diamond earrings.
Hilary Swank could’ve passed for a blushing bride in the Nicholas Oakwell Couture dress she wore to the You’re Not You premiere. The strapless white look bloomed with all-over floral appliqués, while chrome Gianvito Rossi pumps and a box clutch added edge to the ultra-feminine look.
Halle Berry ignored fall weather in New York City when she attended the God’s Love We Deliver Golden Heart Awards in a sporty white Michael Kors dress with summery cut-outs at the waist. Though the only nods to the season were the dress’ tonal accents and Halle’s pointy black pumps, the actress nevertheless worked this against-the-rules look.
The name of the event was the PSLA Autumn Party, but Gwyneth Paltrow was giving off endless summer vibes in a white hot Versace number with a micro-mini wrap skirt and strappy sandals. The actress’ golden locks and impressive tan (no doubt enhanced by the stark whiteness of her dress) added to the out-of-season effect. The result, however, was positively glowing.