technicians, white is for people who have flawless figures and no children with sticky fingers, correct? Except that, thanks not a little to Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, white is no longer the color you only wear at your most confident (ie slimmest), it is the color for a bit of heat – the season’s new red, if you like. Your evening default. So then, courage, readers, it won’t be so bad.
For starters, it is not about being tanned. Though white looks to-die-for on naturally dark skin, in its new incarnation it looks equally fantastic on pale, translucent skin with just a hint of a blush. But while I am tempted to reference Tilda Swinton as the White Witch, or Wilkie Collins’ Victorian classic, The Woman in White, what we are talking here is less frosty, less austere. Think about the way winter-white experts Kate Hudson and Gwyneth Paltrow do it. The way a modern Hitchcockian heroine might wear it, almost: fresh, bracing, but still smoking-hot sexy in its own clever,