updated 02/16/2009 AT 01:00 AM EST
•originally published 02/16/2009 AT 01:00 AM EST
Stars are ignoring the rules and wearing white-hot outfits. It's not for the faint of heart, but give it a try if you live in warmer climes
KATY PERRY in Dolce & Gabbana in Cannes.
CHLOE SEVIGNY in Marios Schwab in Hollywood.
SELENA GOMEZ in BCBGMAXAZRIA in L.A.
Get the Look!
Crochet dress, $28.80; gojane.com
HOW TO WEAR IT
"Not wearing white in winter is definitely a fashion rule made to be broken," says stylist Jen Rade. Just choose the right occasion and work the trend. "White can be really fresh and fun."
• Pair with strong, dramatic accessories.
• For pantsuits, don't make the fabrics too lightweight.
• Don't be afraid to add a black top. "Black and white can look very chic," says Rade.
Slumdog Millionaire star Freida Pinto sparkles in a Zac Posen minidress, Amrapali jewelry and Jimmy Choo accessories at the DGA Awards in Los Angeles Jan. 31.
Is it only a coincidence that celebs are embracing these looks in tough times?
JESSICA ALBA in Los Angeles Jan. 26.
SHENAE GRIMES in Hollywood Jan. 18.
MILEY CYRUS in Los Angeles Jan. 28.
PATCHES! KINGSTON WEARS IT TOO
MADONNA in New York City Jan. 24.
ANGELINA DRESSES FOR COMFORT
She has one of the hottest bods in Hollywood, but Angelina Jolie recently told E!, "I just like to be comfortable." Which may explain her recent parade of blousy, flowy choices for the red carpet.
In Versace at the Golden Globes Jan. 11.
In Max Azria at the SAG Awards Jan. 25.
In Reem Acra at a Tokyo premiere Jan. 29.
BACK TO FITTED!
In Ralph Lauren in Tokyo Jan. 30.
GISELE'S FAVORITE THINGS
The supermodel reveals her must-haves
MARC BY MARC JACOBS
Round toe flats, $395; shopbop.com
"It's really light and blendable"
ColorGenius mineral blush, $12.72; drugstore.com
Mousse Volumactive, $34; kerastase-usa.com
"It's not too heavy and very moisturizing"
Metallic Hoop Earrings, $3.80; forever21.com
"Gold hoops look good on everyone"
Zeitgeist Question Mark tank, $25.50; shopbop.com