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Fashion in White

Iconic White
April 16, 2014
By , Galavante Contributor

Here at Galavante, we thumb our nose at hard-and-fast style conventions. There is a time and place to mix stripes with dots, black with blue and gold with silver. Perhaps our greatest affront to the fashion institution is our eagerness to wear white when it's supposedly off-limits. A winter white can inject an otherwise gloomy day with a bit of fresh glamour; this effect seems to work consistently across other seasons as well.

As for a place? White works in many settings – destinations without a Labor Day are a good place to start – but in Santorini, bright white is de rigueur. It might be the fact that most of the island is white, but the color is about as iconic as Iconic Santorini. So it’s only natural to don it when soaking up that hotel’s world-class lifestyle.

Iconic Santorini boasts a range of pillow-lined verandas that make sunbathing a top priority among guests. An ultra-flattering swimsuit is clearly in order. The clean, no-frills aesthetic of the Fendi Triangle Bikini blends with Iconic's contemporary backdrop and frees you up to focus on your R&R.

When you’re wandering the hotel’s idyllic grounds après-tan, even the classiest white bikini won’t cut it. The dress code calls for an equally classy cover-up, preferably in the same bright white. The cotton-blend lace dress Collette by Collette Dinnigan has an ethnic feel well-suited for the island’s quaint ambience.

In this sunny oasis, a closed toe is a rare sight. Sandals are the hotel- and island-wide shoe of choice. The Giuseppe Zanotti Jeweled Leather Thong Sandal is a convenient, comfortable pick with a touch of bling in the form of a cluster of baguette crystals that flash some jewels along with your exposed toes.

(Photos courtesy of Fendi, Collette and Giuseppe Zanotti)