White Collar

After years of languishing in the minor leagues — think cater-waiter and school uniforms — the crisp white shirt reclaims its title as the most versatile of wardrobe classics.

May 1, 2012 11:00 AM

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Strapless dresses get a new lease on life when layered over a sharp collared shirt—roll up the sleeves for added nonchalance.

Shirt, $68, Ann Taylor; anntaylor.com. Dress, $1,995, Maison Martin Margiela; (212) 989-7612. Gloves, $375, Carolina Amato; carolinaamato.com.