white dressThe little white dress has continually taken a backseat to its black counterpart for seasons on end. But now it's time for the LWD to hop in the front seat and drive. We absolutely love this versatile must have for spring. It can take you anywhere – from the grocery store in flops to a summer wedding in metallic heels. It's the perfect recession-proof piece that you can wear and pair all summer long.

We think the little white dress has gotten a bad rap because of poor fabric choices and the easy stain-ability. But fixing these problems is easy. First, make sure you get a thicker fabric, like linen, that won't appear sheer in the bright, summer sun. Second, get a travel sized on-the-go stain remover to throw in your bag. Now wear that sexy white dress worry free!

Check the top 5 LWD trends that surfaced on Spring 2009 runways.

5. Strapless

4. Long sleeved mini

3. Low neckline

2. Maxi goddess

1. Belted

And shop the one that works for you!