Labor Day White: Flattering Outfits for Different Body Types

posted: 08/29/16
by: Katie Morton

There's no better day to don an all-white outfit than Labor Day. However, as we all know, the color white can either be your best friend or your worst enemy. And for that reason, it's important to choose wisely when selecting your whites.

Whether you need something fancy or casual, we've got you covered. These affordable outfits will have heads turning, so you can relax while looking good all weekend. All you'll have to worry about is not dropping ketchup on your new outfit!

For the Apple-shaped Woman: Show off Those Legs

Apple-shaped women have slender limbs and carry their weight around their midsection. As a result, it's best to stick to looser waistlines. Don't be afraid to hike those skirts up and show off those enviable legs!

If you're headed to a fancy party, try this 3/4 sleeve white shift dress by Jessica Howard. This lacy dress is an elegant option that showcases those long legs. Pair it with heels and accessories to make it shine.

Just lounging in the backyard? A white tunic with some leggings from J. Jill may be more your speed. This comfy tunic will hide your midsection, while the leggings draw attention to your slender legs.

For the Pear-shaped Woman: Eyes on Top

Pear-shaped women are slender on top and carry their weight around their hips and legs (think Jennifer Lopez). Pear shaped women do well with fitted tops and flared skirts.

This white A-line dress by Ann Klein is just the outfit for an outdoor party, and easily goes from day to night. This cotton dress is lightweight, helping you keep cool while looking good. Pair with wedges to complete the summer vibe.

If you're planning for a more casual Labor Day, try this white off-the-shoulder top from The Limited. Pair with dark wide leg jeans for an ultra-slimming effect.

For the Rectangle-shaped Woman: Anything Goes

Rectangle-shaped women are often referred to as "boyish" or "slender." Lucky for these ladies, most everything works with this body type.

Headed out on the town? This white fit and flare dress from Madewell will complement your slender frame. Pair with some colorful heels to add some flair.

Having the neighbors over for a barbeque? Keep it casual with a white ruffled top from J Crew. Pair this pretty, lightweight top with some high-waist jeans for a cool, summery look.

For the Hourglass-shaped Woman: Killer Curves

Hourglass-shaped women have the best of both worlds--ample chest and hips, with a tiny waistline. In fact, the hourglass shape is what's typically represented in artistic depictions of women (remember Betty Boop?). For these women, it's all about showing off those killer curves.

This glittered lace sheath dress is elegant and will hug you in all the right places. Pair with some strappy heels to kick it up a notch.

For a more low-key option, try out this Mada swing top from Anthropologie. The rayon fabric will compliment your curves while keeping you cool and comfortable.

As you can see, there's no reason to be intimidated by wearing white. And there's no reason to break the bank for the right outfit. Now get out there and enjoy the final days of summer!