White is very difficult - I remember my sister and BIL taking me shopping for a formal gown about 40 years ago - I tried on a lovely white one. BIL took one look and said "don't even get MARRIED in white - you look awful!" Well, a few years later, I opted for ivory at my wedding. Yes, he's still my BIL and I still love him.
I'm a big fan of the black palazzo pants that roll up and pack down to nothing with assorted colored tops.