Kos, Greece

Introducing the LWD

Photography by Simon Creasey

Call it what you will; the 'Little White Dress' or 'The Long White Dress' either way it's a Summer must-have.


Nothing looks better with a tan than white, and I'm guilty as charged when it comes to filling my Summer wardrobe with as much white (or variations of) as possible just to show off that bronzed skin.  Regardless of if you are off for some Summer sun or not, the LWD is definitely one to have in your wardrobe.

I'm wearing a cheesecloth off-white dress from Mango (in natural light it looks more white than cream as displayed on the Mango website) which I picked up on a last minute dash of Oxford Street before we went to Kos.  I didn't even try it on, I just spotted it hanging up and whisked it off to the cash desk.  Although I have to admit this was one occasion where my 'shopping eye' pulled through for me.  The dress fits on the large side and by no means is it supposed to be fitted, but if like me you wanted a slightly tighter fit, then size down.  As you can see from the images I also had the tie mine at the back because my lack of boobs unfortunately didn't help matters in the fit department.  But all in all this was a great dress for wandering around in the heat, the lightweight cheesecloth fabric makes it breathable and airy whilst the crochet detail and pom pom tassels give it that vacay vibe.  

If you're in the market for a LWD then I've picked out my faves below, whatever the location, whether it be Ubud or Upminster there's something there for everyone:


Outfit Details

Dress - Mango

Hat - Lack of Color

Bag - Next

Watch - Cartier

Choker Necklace - Maria Pascual

Horn Necklace - Maria Pascual

Round Necklace - Edge of Ember

Sunglasses - Ray Ban

Sandals - Hermes (But affordable alternatives here and here)

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  1. Debbie
    24th May 2018 / 11:59 am

    I ADORE this dress, its on my birthday list!!!

    • 1st June 2018 / 3:16 pm

      Well fingers crossed the birthday fairy brings it for you 😉 x

  2. Dorine Brussen
    24th May 2018 / 6:27 pm

    Particularly love the last pic – you radiate pure and utter happiness on that one! Never owned a white dress before (don’t really know why) but might take the plunge this Summer X

    • 1st June 2018 / 3:16 pm

      funnily enough that was right before yet another bug decided to make home in my hair…my face quickly changed after that haha x

  3. Gemma
    24th May 2018 / 8:16 pm

    So pretty, love it x

  4. Lilly from Austria
    24th May 2018 / 8:19 pm

    Hello Emma!

    Long time since I´ve visited your blog -but I really love your recent posts with all the aspects around, good to meet an honest and “real” gal 😉

    I loooovvvvveeeee your watch! Did you buy it in store?

    Greetings from Austria


  5. Julie
    25th May 2018 / 5:44 pm

    I actually bought a bunch of the dresses you liked in the past few weeks, including the one you’re wearing (mentioned the debacle to you before). Non existent of them looked good on me! I’m very skinny and fairly tall, and they all make me look like the ghost of a nun… I’ve given up on the LWD, I’ll have to end up wearing jeans on my wedding day

    • 1st June 2018 / 3:14 pm

      Ah what a shame, it is all about what you feel comfortable and confident in so it they’re not for you, they’re not for you x

    • 1st June 2018 / 3:13 pm

      They do look sooooo good on dark skin, I’m so jealous haha x

  6. 29th May 2018 / 1:25 pm

    A white dress is perfect for every occasion or event. I like the embroidery on its neck and the bottom, it enhances the look of the dress. Also loved your glasses. Keep sharing!!

  7. 6th June 2018 / 4:44 pm

    This kind of dresses remind me on Ibiza! I love this style of dresses, and yours ir gorgeous! I love the sandals too. Have a nice day!

  8. 14th June 2018 / 3:46 am

    Beautiful dress and I love the way you put it together with the straw hat, straw bag, and the slippers. Perfect, comfortable, and cute summer look 🙂


  9. 15th June 2018 / 4:05 am

    Dresses like this automatically make the think of Summer. I. LOVE. THIS. LOOK. You have such impeccable style, Emma. It’s so chic but still approachable. I love it!

  10. 15th June 2018 / 11:11 am

    I really like watching your videoes, reading your blogs, stalking your on Instagram etc. You seem like such a nice girl and you always look so cool!

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