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ELLE Style Guide: The Annual White Party

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What would summer be without the annual invitation to the White Party? Could we even call it summer? But having to choose a different white outfit every year can leave you feeling uninspired. But do not fret. We’ve got you covered.


The playful deity always pays homage to her heritage, weaving traditions and cultural elements into her whimsical and spirited expressions. Turn into a reincarnated goddess with the Azza Fahmy lily pad earrings, rising lotus cuff and the ‘prosperity & blessing’ gold and sterling silver chain bangle.

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The Playful Deity, Collage by Amina Ammar

Victoria Beckham’s cropped top combined with the draped Magda Butrym miniskirt will enhance your modern Isis vibes. Add Giuseppe Zanotti rhinestone embellished pointed-toe pumps to create the ultimate monochrome sophisticated yet playful look. Now how about some word play? Treat your bestie & yourself to a Judith Leiber Couture clutch, with different Arabic letters and form together the word ‘ ح ر’, stating the obvious of course: the weather is hot and so are …

Last but not least apply a little phyto-gloss by Sisley and step into this year’s white party in your impeccably divine outfit.

Victoria Beckham, Image courtesy Mytheresa

Victoria Beckham square-neck cropped top.

Magda Butrym, Image courtesy Mytheresa

Magda Butrym appliqué ruched miniskirt.

Sisley Paris, Image courtesy Net-a-porter

Sisley Paris le phyto-gloss – 1 moon.

Judith Leiber Couture, Image courtesy Net-a-porter

Judith Leiber Couture crystal-embellished silver-tone clutch.

Judith Leiber Couture, Image courtesy Net-a-porter

Judith Leiber Couture crystal-embellished silver-tone clutch.

Azza Fahmy, Image courtesy Azza Fahmy

Azza Fahmy rising lotus cuff.

Azza Fahmy, Image courtesy Azza Fahmy

Azza Fahmy roman chain bangle.

Azza Fahmy, Image courtesy Azza Fahmy

Azza Fahmy lily-pad earrings.

Guiseppe Zanotti, Image courtesy Farfetch

Giuseppe Zanotti Filipa 105mm pointed-toe pumps.


You’re not someone who likes to follow the rules? Cheating the white party dress code with a PH5 UV color-changing dress adds a clever twist to the event. Initially appearing to be pure white, the dress transforms under UV light into baby pink! This playful deception showcases your innovative spirit and makes you the center of attention for your audacious and stylish choice.

The Rule Breaker, Collage by Amina Ammar

Sun rays might be your friend when revealing the true colors of your dress, but your eyes need protection from them. Extended exposure to UV rays alters lens proteins, causing deteriorating eyesight. Therefore, Kuboraum sunglasses are an essential addition to this look. Want to hint at your color changing outfit? Pick a baby pink and green Swarovski ring, and maybe wear some marshmallow pink pumps by Maje. If you, on the other hand, want to pretend like you abide by the rules, opt for the white Jimmy Choo Ixia pumps and A.Roege Hove knitted tote bag. Furthermore accentuate your waist with a white Isabel Marant leather belt and attach a little Brunello Cucinelli leather case to it. To round up your look add All Blues hoop earrings, a Swarovski crystal and a Ferragamo pendant necklace.

Tip: Breaking the rules can be fun and stylish, but choose to wear this look to a sunset event. You don’t want to upset the hosts for too long – don’t be THAT guest.

PH5, Image courtesy PH5

PH5 Roxy UV reactive wavy asymmetric ribbed-knit dress.

A.Roege Hove, Image courtesy Farfetch

A. Roege Hove Katrine knitted tote bag.

Isabel Marant, Image courtesy Farfetch

Isabel Marant Lecce leather belt.

Brunello Cucinelli, Image courtesy Farfetch

Brunello Cucinelli leather AirPods case.

Kuboraum, Image courtesy Farfetch

Kuboraum oval frames sunglasses.

Maje, Image courtesy Farfetch

Maje 55mm pointed-toe slingback pumps.

Jimmy Choo, Image courtesy Farfetch

Jimmy Choo Ixia 95mm patent leather pumps.

Swarovski, Image courtesy Farfetch

Swarovski round cut gem embellished ring.

Swarovski Image courtesy Swarovski

Swarovski Ortyx cocktail ring triangle cut, green, rhodium plated.

Swarovski, Image courtesy Farfetch

Swarovski Millenia octagon cut crystals necklace.

Ferragamo, Image courtesy Farfetch

Ferragamo Gancini pendant necklace.

All Blues, Image courtesy Farfetch

All Blues square huggie-hoop earrings.

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