05 October 2013

How To Wear A White Shirt: Victoria Beckham & Co Give The Wardrobe Staple An Update

When we think of Paris we think of classic, sophisticated style and with Paris Fashion Week ending this week A-listers and fashionistas everywhere, from Rita Ora and Atlanta De Cadenet to Anna Dello Russo and Miranda Kerr have been wearing the trademark of timeless style – the white shirt.

Fitting perfectly with this season’s flurry of tailoring and white hues, the flattering design was seen in all four fashion cities, in all manner of different styles, from glam evening wear, showcased by Jessica Alba who paired hers with a metallic maxi skirt to the casual daytime look worn by Taylor Swift who used her white shirt as a dress teamed with tights and mannish flats. Also spotted putting a feminine twist on the work wardrobe hero were FROW star Olivia Palermo, DJ and 'It' girl Leigh Lezark and actress Elizabeth Olsen who all looked super chic in their shirt-dresses.

[Victoria Beckham / Rex]

Someone who means business when she steps out in a white shirt is Victoria Beckham. She chose the classic look to appear on the runway at the end of her Spring/summer 2014 show and even included futuristic takes on the stylish item in her collection. This comes as no surprise given that Mrs. Beckham has been a loyal fan of the versatile piece, frequently wearing white shirts paired with everything from classic tailoring to printed skirts. She was even championing the look way back in 2006 - long before she launched her own fashion label.

[Balmain and Victoria Beckham Spring Summer 2014 / Rex and Jason Lloyd Evans]

Important meeting? Evening event? The white shirt guarantees good style and the great news is, they are all over the high-street too!

Take inspiration from the white shirt Fash Pack in the gallery above...

By Gemma Courage


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Jenni Davies (Sat Oct 05 20:43:22 BST 2013): Love it, Gemma. Want to see more of your fashion writing... Bring it on. In a white shirt! X
Jenni Davies (Sat Oct 05 21:57:46 BST 2013): Fashion Gems! Your new column name if you ever need one! ;-) love it xx
Nikila Davis (Sun Oct 06 03:17:46 BST 2013): :) x
ShopMimii (Thu Oct 10 18:21:35 BST 2013): I love this statement "Important meeting? Evening event? The white shirt guarantees good style and the great news is, they are all over the high-street too!" xx