Spring Fashion: The Height of White

Fashion is white haute this spring with the best looks from local stores.

Photography by Becky Thurner Braddock | Hair/Makeup by Travis Klinger


Move over, LBD — this is the season of the LWD. Amidst the bursts of vivid color that bring spring to life, the fresh brightness of white refuses to be overlooked in women’s fashion. White is a staple, showing up this season in crisp blouses, stretchy pants and leg-baring lacy dresses. Caution: All-white ensembles tend to go flat, and a head-to-toe whiteout can be jarring. So choose one or two pieces to anchor your ensemble, balancing them with colored or metallic jewelry and accessories.

Sandra wears a Karen Zambos top, $99, and Current/Elliott “Stiletto” jeans, $132, from Bellwether. “The Flexx” slip-on sneakers, $130, from Footloose Shadyside.

Roi top, $240, and AG “Farrah” high-rise skinny ankle jeans, $188, from e.b. PEPPER

Ella Moss dress, $228, from perfect.

KAS New York dress, $194, S&B Mod clutch purse, $95, and Vertebrae bracelet, $69, from Bellwether. Pelle Moda “Berlin Flame” suede shoes, $145, from Footloose Shadyside.

Susana Monaco top, $124, Joe’s mid-rise “Markie” skinny jeans, $188, and Hobo metallic pastel tri-fold clutch, $128, from perfect.

Yoana Baraschi dress with ostrich feathers, $385, from e.b. PEPPER. Jon Josef white and silver shoes, $99, from Footloose Shadyside.


East Liberty Presbyterian Church occupies an entire block in the heart of Pittsburgh’s East End, the steeple of its 82–year-old stone cathedral rising high in the sky. The expansive stone edifice, inspired by the Gothic cathedrals of Europe, houses a breathtaking main sanctuary, large chapel, library, enclosed courtyard and numerous offices and meeting spaces. The culturally diverse congregation, organized in 1819, enjoys multiple weekly worship experiences and offers numerous programs and services for members and the community.  (116 S. Highland Ave., East Liberty; 412/441-3800, cathedralofhope.org)

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