Spring/summer 2011 trend report: White Out

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The mood: The look was clean and clinical, with all white outfits acting as a stark contrast to the abundance of colour and print in many of the spring/summer collections.

Must haves: From sharp tailored pieces, seen at Stella McCartney and MaxMara, to the loose fitting, casual styles on show at Calvin Klein, this season proved that white works in a variety of different ways. Dolce & Gabanna's almost all white collection had fun with the pure colour as frilly, flirty designs filled the catwalk.

MyDaily tip: If you're going to wear white, don't do things by halves. Embrace the trend and pair white with white.


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Spring/summer 2011: White Out

Sleek and straight was the theme of Phoebe Philo's spring/summer collection. Kaftans, jumpsuits and wide-leg trousers all received the white treatment.

Spring/summer 2011: White Out

Chunky knits in bright white emphasised the minimalist styles seen at Pringle's show.

Spring/summer 2011: White Out

Hakaan's all white ensembles were exaggerated by geometric shapes mixed with sheer pieces.

Spring/summer 2011: White Out

Wear tailored pieces in white, as shown at Stella McCartney's show, for the ultimate chic summer statement.

Spring/summer 2011: White Out

Tutu inspired skirts and sheer tunics in clinical white stood out on the Chloé catwalk.

Spring/summer 2011: White Out

White shifts and extra-wide trousers were a stark contrast to the rest of MaxMara's vibrant colour palette.

Spring/summer 2011: White Out

Francisco Costa's collection embraced minimalism like no other this season. Long dresses and trouser suits sashayed down the catwalk in a simple colour palette; white, black and red.

Spring/summer 2011: White Out

White added a fresh feel to a predominantly grey and black collection. The minimal use of colour complimented the sharp, structural pieces.

Spring/summer 2011: White Out

An almost all white collection at Dolce & Gabbana was one of the highlights of Milan's spring/summer 2011 fashion week. Lace and crotchet mini-dresses and corsets oozed sex appeal. A display of Dolce & Gabbana at their best.

Spring/summer 2011: White Out