Magazine article Ebony

Women in White. (Beauty and Style for the New Black Woman)

Magazine article Ebony

Women in White. (Beauty and Style for the New Black Woman)

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IT'S crisp, it's clean, and it shouts summer. When the weather changes from cool to warm to hot, the color white mesmerizes, inspires and gives you a look that will make you stand out in the crowd of summer beauties. It brings to mind beautiful summer scenes--carefree frolics in the park, glamorous social events and just looking and feeling good in a sun-swept setting. When the weather turns hot, white cools it down; as attire, it says, "I'm fresh, I'm chic, I'm summer epitomized."

Most of us have white in our summer closets, but sometimes we are reluctant to wear it because white clothing gets dirty easily. But don't worry about staying clean; instead, change your attitude, change your look and update your summer style. Wear white, wear it well and wear it often.

White goes everywhere and with everything. And nothing is more stunning than a well-turned-out Sister dressed in white. On weekends dress up your dress-down look by pairing white jeans or casual pants with a big white shirt of a comfortable tee shirt. For that Saturday night date, how about a white jumpsuit with deep-V neckline or dropped-waist white slacks or a slinky, body-hugging white dress? When it's time for that big summer soiree, dazzle those in your social circle with a white linen or white chiffon ensemble of a slinky ivory gown. To make a powerful fashion statement, go white from head to toe--with accessories and footwear towing the un-color line.

When planning your summer wardrobe, take time to make sure you have the right foundation garments to complement your outfit. …

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