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How to Wear White Denim and Why Men Love It

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Did you know men love white denim on women? Of course I can’t speak for all guys, but part of the reason I started blogging was to share trends, tips and style secrets. I’m always listening in (non-creepily) on men and women’s conversations when I’m out in public and I pay attention to what styles men think ‘look hot’ on women. After doing a fair amount of white denim research throughout the years, I concluded this is one style staple men love on women.

After just finding the perfect pair of white jeans; I couldn’t wait to wear them yesterday out with Jakob on our date at the museum of modern art in Zürich. Here’s my 3 Tips to rocking white denim…

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<Sunday Date at the Museum ~ Chagall art exhibition in Zürich Switzerland>

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1. What to Wear with White Denim – (The possibilities are endless) I went to the extreme with a neon blouse & pumps, but this spring pairing black and white is everywhere. Also try any pastel, neutral or striped nautical top with white denim. Avoid halter tops, spaghetti straps, or any tank too revealing. It hits a little too close to Snooki & JWoww style.

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2. Forget the Rules ~ If you feel like wearing white pants before Memorial Day, go for it, unless it’s raining. Then you’re just asking for trouble.

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3. How to Wear White Denim with Confidence ~ The key is in the fabric. Choose white jeans very carefully and always try them on! Check out all angles in the mirror. Many fabrics are not forgiving so look for a thick, stretchy denim blend (these are 98% cotton). If you still don’t feel comfortable, you’re not alone. Did you know the creator of Spanx, Sara Blakely, invented Spanx because she hated the way her butt looked in white pants?

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<Style SideNote> After finding a Dolce and Gabbana outlet Saturday with major deals, I was so excited! There’s not a TJMaxx or Marshalls in sight here in Switzerland and I think it’s important to be realistic. Today, Gwenyth Paltrow’s fashion & lifestyle site GOOP was slammed for being out-of-touch with women for posting her ‘Spring Fashion Must-Haves’ totaling over $450K. See the story here on my FB fan page here.

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<DETAILS by Dale> Top ~ Forever 21 (similar Vince Camuto top here), white denim & shades ~ Dolce & Gabanna (similar white jeans here & here), spiked bracelets -silver (Stella & Dot) gold cuff (gift), heels (recent H&M) similar here, Nail polish ~ H&M ‘Blue My Mind’ 

So why do guys like women in white jeans? According to my research, white denim is eye-catching, tan enhancing, plus crisp and clean in the summer. White denim stands out in a sea of blue jeans and is generally a ‘fashion risk‘ so wearing it can reflect self-confidence. White jeans also present the possibility of a high-maintenance woman which can be initially alluring. Right or Wrong, what do you think about white denim? 


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20 comments on “How to Wear White Denim and Why Men Love It
  1. Kim of A Very Sweet Blog says:

    Well I need to stock up on white denim then! HaHaHa I love white because it’s a clean palette in which any color can be paired with it! Great neon yellow Dale!

  2. Lindsay says:

    You are SO right about guys loving white denim. I haven’t met a guy who doesn’t love it! You have some great tips about wearing it; now I just have to find the right pair (my current pair is way too big, and I need to get rid of it).

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  4. lisa says:

    heart this post dale!! you look sooo smokin’ hot in white jeans! and i love how adventureous your pairing is w/ the neon blouse AND neon pumps! love love love it! so perfect for spring!!

  5. Huong says:

    I have never worn white denim, so I wanted to go out on a limb to try something new so I recently tried a pair on this past fall to purchase for Spring, but the fabric was a bit too thin. On the hunt again, I must go!
    Pink Carnations

  6. Tanya says:

    You rocking the white denim Dale, I love your blouse and much more your gorgeous shoes.. I have a white denim myself and plans to post sometimes soon, but you look amazing, thanks for stopping my blog lovely, kisses



  7. Mª Carmen. says:

    Me encanta este outfit, el amarillo es genial! Los zapatos son increíbles! <3 Su color es genial!

    Un beso guapa!

  8. Linda says:

    Agreed, white denim has got some awesome things going for it! I love how crisp and eye-catching it is. Paired with your yellow top and heels, plus awesome jewelry, you rocked this trend :)

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  9. Tracy says:

    I love your outfit. The yellow is so prefect. The heels and blouse are lovely. I love the blue nail polish it looks so great with the yellow.

    Tracy @ Sunny Days and Starry Nights

  10. Azu says:

    Fabulous post! White jeans are amazing. I think they have a bad reputation because women tend to think it makes them look bigger. Truth is…ANYTHING can make you look bigger if you buy the wrong style, cut, fabric, etc. What you wear with it also plays a huge role in how you look in them. White jeans CAN look perfect on any figure. You just have to find the right style and cut :)

    I love the way you wore these. And I cannot believe I am just now following you. I swear…I thought I clicked the “follow” button on blogger months ago. Well…I’m following you now…finally ;) I love your blog!

    xo Azu


  11. Wonderful post sweetie :)
    I do not own any other jeans color than the original blue one :) Maybe I need to invest in a pair of white ones :) I LOVE the pop of yellow you give the look with the blouse and the pumps :)
    Thank you for your lovely comment and my blog and thank you so much for wanting to follow me :) It means a whole lot to me :)
    Im following you back now :)
    Love your blog :)

  12. Meredith says:

    If only it would warm up here in DC for white jeans to look not totally crazy :) I love white jeans, and just bought my first pair of white jean shorts (I’ll be sure to not wear halter tops with those!). The yellow & white looks awesome together.

  13. federica says:

    Stunning blog!!if we do not follow yet…
    Would you like to follow eachother?
    I wait for you soon!!
    Federica smartchicdietreadbooksandfly.blogspot.it

  14. Niki says:

    I didn’t even know Dolce & Gabbana had an outlet! That’s great! I love white denim SO much, and I love how you paired it with the neon yellow!

  15. Sonia says:

    I love the idea of white denim, especially in jean form but it’s not something that agrees with me unfortunately. If I could rock it, I would live in them, seriously LOL. And who knew guys loved em, I guess they do exude confidence which is something that attracts guys. Great figuring this out Dale!


  16. Nieszka says:

    and you know how to wear it!! :) gorgeous!

  17. Anonymous says:

    nice blog and I am Following you :)

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  18. Anna says:

    I’m in love with white denim too. It’s one of my favorite things for spring. :) That top is gorgeous too, I love the bold color. :)

    I’d love for you to stop by and enter my latest shopping spree giveaway!

  19. Denim for Women says:

    i am impressed with your post,thanks for sharing.Great Post.

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