40 White Summer Dresses You Need In Your Closet

When I think of a summer wardrobe, one specific piece that comes to mind is a white dress. It’s the epitome of summer style, capturing both elegance and freshness in one chic piece, against a newly minted tan. In this post, I’m sharing over 40 white summer dresses for the season at the bottom of this post.

A little pro tip here – white dresses always disappear faster than ice cream melts, so grab a few quickly to fully enjoy wearing them these next few months

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White Summer Dresses You Need In Your Closet

I love white dresses for summer, and each year I pick up one or two for a little closet refresh. There are so many different options of white dresses out there, and they are always in style. Dress them up, dress them down with sneakers, wear one as swim cover up. White dresses are the summer’s equivalent of the LBD for me. And they are also a summer wardrobe essential.

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White Summer Dresses to Shop

White Midi Dress

A white midi dress is the perfect length when you’re looking for versatility. Not too short, but also not sweeping the floor, this in-between length works with sandals and sneakers for a casual look, as well as heels.

White Shift Dress

A shift dress is a short dress that hangs straight from the shoulders. Shift dresses have clean, simple lines, and are also perfect for those looking for a minimalist or classic white summer dress.

Shift Dress outfit idea

Smocked White Dress

Smocked dresses lend themselves to a romantic feel, especially when they’re white. Embrace flowy, skirt silhouettes and other dainty details that often accompany the comfortable elastic smocking, such as puff sleeves or bows.

White Shirt Dress

A white shirt dress in crisp cotton is an easy way to achieve a polished summer look. This style is also a great summer dress option for a business casual work environment.

White Eyelet Dress

Another detail that embodies romantic vibes is eyelet. Adorned with delicate details, eyelet dresses are some of my favorites for summer, and work well during the day with flat sandals or dressed up with espadrilles or heels at night.

Short White Dress

Short dresses are always fun and flirty! So here are a few of my favorite mini options.

White Swim Coverup Dress

Combine fashion and functionality with a white swim coverup dress. A white coverup dress is a great vacation piece since it works for the pool or ocean, and you can also throw on for a day in town as an actual dress.

Fancy White Summer Dress

Although wearing white a wedding guest is a major no no (unless specified by the bride), there are plenty of other summer occasions to dress up in white.



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  1. 5.12.20
    Deasy said:

    Oh my gosh, if I could live in white dresses, I totally would. They’re all just soo stinking dreamy!


    • 5.12.20
      Camille said:

      Right?! Every spring I get a new one – I love the crispness!