A White Shirt Dress Is So Chic and You Won’t Look Like A Nurse, See LeeLee Sobieski
I’ll Have What She’s Having: The white clothing fashion trend continues with a dose of celebrity style as Leelee Sobieski wears a fantastic white shirt dress by Jil Sander to The Tribeca Film Festival
Raf Simons last few seasons at Jil Sander saw the designer taking cues from Yves Saint Laurent met with Isaac Mizrahi & Bill Blass’ iconic American subversions of classic YSL shapes much like the dramatic, all-white Jil Sander dress actress Leelee Sobieski wore at the Tribeca Film Festival recently.
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Paired with a similar Babe Paley-like hairstyle from the Spring 2012 runway show and virtually nothing else, the actress cut a startlingly chic swath amidst this seasons scene which is sure to up her ante amongst Hollywood.
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Besides her looks easy elegance, Sobieski gets bonus points for forgoing accessories with her white shirtdress save for dramatic, old-school glamorous make-up matched with a cooly composed demeanor.
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And although this much white calls for a stain watching security crew as its bound to rack up a paychecks worth of dry-cleaning bills by the end of the season, it made for a killer statement on the power of easy-going, refined glamor.
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The kind that Blass, Mizrahi & Saint Laurent brought to prominence over the past generation, the kind that we are glad to see come around again. -- Naveed Hussain
From short to long, at a variety of price points, we pulled some white shirt dresses for you to consider:Published on April 25, 2012
Naveed Hussain, stylist and fashion editor, has a BA in art history and extensive knowledge in the history of fashion and social media outreach. Naveed also covers fashion, music and art and was assistant to the owner & editor at VagabondNyc, where he also contributed to FocusOnStyle. Naveed has unlimited access to current and future fashion news & trends. He has worked as a buyer and has styled for The Dallas Morning News, The Chicago Tribune, and The New York Times.