Diner en Blanc Edmonton is right around the corner, coming up on September 3rd. In case you don’t know what I’m talking about, follow this link (https://www.facebook.com/DinerEnBlanc.Edmonton?fref=ts&__nodl), then come right back here. The main component or aspect of this fancy outdoor dinner party is that all guests must wear white…from head to toe. For someone who stears clear of white at all times this dinner party is both a challenge and the perfect opportunity to actually wear white with no inhibitions.
The instructions were very clear that all items of clothing must be white…not ivory or cream, not off white or egg shell…white. This too can be a challenge…finding something purely white. Well, Danger De Lux to the rescue! I’ve picked out all of the beautiful white things Swish Vintage has that you could wear to Diner En Blanc. For those who don’t know, Swish Vintage is my favorite vintage boutique and is conveniently located in the heart of downtown, in Manulife Place
Swish has tons of white accessories to complete your outfit. Necklaces, clip on earrings, bangles, and brooches all in crisp, clean white. When you have such a stark canvas, like a white dress, accessories play a big part in making your outfit even more interesting. While dressing head to toe in white makes a big statement, layering necklaces and bangles help to make that statement scream.
No post involving Swish would be complete without a few vintage hats. And of course Swish has white hats perfect for a dinner party. Not only are hats way too much fun, you also don’t have to do as much with your hair!
Sadly our summer nights are getting chilly, which means you should probably bring a cardigan or shawl with you, especially to an outdoor dinner party. Plus you get extra elegance points when you have a gorgeous shawl draped over your shoulders. Swish has just a few white ones and at excellent price points.
Don’t forget about a small, quaint evening bag to hold your lipstick and phone, cause you know you’re going to want to document this night. I didn’t find any in the mall (like,duh) so where better to look than an antique shop?!
I’ve put together a few lovely white outfits for those last minute to the game. Swish has just a few white dresses and separates but they are beautiful and perfect for the occasion.
This stunning white party dress would have been my outfit if only it had fit. My goodness it is beautiful. It even has a built in crinoline and gorgeous structure. This is what white dress dreams are made of.
For a more dramatic look, this 20s-esque beaded frock is ideal. It is simply divine and grande and elegant. It is quite delicate so this one may be best worn for a drink or two rather than worn late partying into the night…but then again, when in Rome…
Swish has in store a bridal crinoline in white, which I’ve paired four different tops and accessories to show some of the different looks you can achieve with one staple piece. This crinoline can easily be worn as an external piece and manipulated to convey different styles.
Sweet and simple.
And to complete your outfit a pair of simple white gloves
Are you going to Diner En Blanc? What are you wearing?