The Infamous LWD: 12 Legendary White Dresses


Marilyn Monroe

The Girl in the 1955 film, The Seven Year Itch, made fashion history in a billowy white plunging halter gown by William Travilla. Although Marilyn Monroe didn’t win an award for her part as The Girl, her iconic white gown won her a place in fashion history.


Elizabeth Taylor

Before her iconic perfume White Diamonds debuted in department stores, Elizabeth Taylor dazzled in diamonds and virtually anything she wore. The chiffon white belted midi dress she wore in Cat on A Hot Tin Room, epitomizes the effortless elegance of a white dress.


Jackie Kennedy

Oleg Cassini’s bow belted dress Jackie Kennedy wore to an inaugural event in 1961 stole the show from the President. The first lady of fashion accessorized her ensemble with chic opera gloves and a clutch purse. The monochromatic ensemble and jeweled necklace highlighted her entry into the White House.


Brigitte Bardot

Sultry and seductive, blond bombshell Brigitte Bardot oozes a style all her own.  To the premier of her film, Viva Marie, she stunned in a maxi slip gown and collared full length fur coat. Her smokey eyes only added to her white hot moment.


Farrah Fawcett

When Hollywood and British royals mingle, the fashion stakes are elevated to a new stratosphere. At a 1977 Los Angeles gala attend by Prince Charles, Farrah Fawcett wore a belted halter with a plunging neckline. Accessorized with a pendant necklace on a long chain, the daring fashion maneuver by one of Charlie’s Angels became fashion history.



Never being one to shy away from the spotlight, Madonna stole the show at the 1991 Oscars. Her Bob Mackie jeweled gown and white fur stole transformed the material girl from urban chic to haute couture.


Toni Braxton

Toni Braxton took the adage, “Less is more,” to the extreme in her barely there gown. The songstress hit the high notes wearing the Richard Tyler gown to an awards show.


Angelina Jolie

The bad girl of the big screen rocked a timeless elegance in her sleek plunging white satin gown.


Kate Middleton

Blending Hollywood elite with royalty, Kate Middleton wore a dress reminiscent of Grace Kelly’s own royal wedding gown. In her Alexander McQueen gown, the blushing bride began her life as The Duchess of Cambridge.


Gwyneth Paltrow

At the 2012 Oscars, Gwyneth Paltrow ushered in a new red carpet style: the cape dress. Designed by Tom Ford, her white gown looked red hot at the awards show.


Charlize Theron

Looking fierce, Theron’s minimalist Christian Dior featured strong lines and sleek design that made white the winner at the Oscars.


Lupita Nyong’o

The Oscar winner wore a plunging halter neck white gown to the 2015 awards show. Her custom gown was designed by Calvin Klein and featured exquisite hand beading.