White is hot. It's also cool. At a time when color is exploding all over the fashion world, white is soothing. Its impact will be growing in the next few seasons. Most designers like it neat: no jewels, no color accents, no complications.
Women whose bodies can take the glare have long known that the most dramatic style they can wear to the beach is a white swimsuit black is the second. The impact of a white organdy blouse or even a white T-shirt is unchallenged. White silk, linen or cotton pants have long been a summer staple in smart women's summer wardrobes.
But now that colors as riveting as yellow, orange and green are taken for granted, alone or in combination, white has a special charm in every article of apparel. Crisply tailored white suits, seductively draped jersey dresses and casual shirt dresses are some of the expansion areas, adding a more formal slant to the predictable array of casual separates.