The Outlook’s Bright-------
For many of us, white can be tricky to pull off even in summer. Now designers are suggesting that fall should be a blanc slate, too—see the ivory suits at Ralph Lauren, creamy toppers at Aquilano.Rimondi, or L.W.D.’s at Josh Goot. In fact, the little white dress seems poised to give the L.B.D. a run for its money. “Women have learned how to make white work for them,” asserts Roland Mouret, who put model Catherine McNeil in one of the Met ball’s sexiest dresses. To pull off the look without a big-name designer or personal tailor on speed dial, he advises a nude boy short or a pair of Spanx. Click for a slideshow, and tell us if white really is the new essential.