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A casual white dress or a pretty, dressier one is a great option for summer vacation or many occasions of the warm season. Check out these top women white dresses that are SO refreshing and never go out of style!
Best White Dress for Women
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Summer invokes garden weddings, cocktail parties, and a fun getaway which means you definitely need an LWD (the little white dress)!
TFG editor-in-chief Alex in a classic white dress
Though white isn’t the best for long-term travel because it’s not the easiest to keep clean; for shorter trips, a beach wedding, or to wear around town, elegant white dresses are always classy yet so refreshing looking! And, they can take you stylistically from spring all through the hot days of the summer season.
Start penciling in your summer social schedule with these gorgeous all white dresses for women!
Breezy Womens White Dress Summer Picks
LONGYUAN Plus Size White Dress
Amazon plus size white dresses like this pretty LONGYUAN dress is SO breezy and chic with the swing hem and easygoing pockets.
Made of rayon and spandex, this will move with you and is perfect for a casual work atmosphere, barbeques, outdoor parties, or hopping around town. One reviewer raves, “This is a very cute white dress. Light, comfortable, and roomy but not sloppy. Can’t say enough about this adorable white t shirt dress!”
BerryGo White Maxi Dress
This BerryGo white cotton dress has gorgeous round pearl buttons, an adjustable spaghetti strap, and a peekaboo back.
We LOVE white maxi dresses and the delicate embroidery and A-line flare of this one evokes romantic sunsets on the beach! One wearer says, “Attractive yet comfortable summer dress for hot summer days.”
Bardot Tiered White Midi Dress
This Nordstrom white dress from Bardot is a romantic-looking with delicate puff sleeves and two adjustable bows on the back that are super cute. Perfect for a sunny vacation, flower garden wedding, or any old evening out, one wearer describes it as “adorable and that the back ties are functioning!”
Jessica London Handkerchief White Dress Plus Size
White plus size dresses as pretty as this Jessica London lace white dress should be a criminal! The allover lace, short sleeves, and flattering fit gives this a sophisticated, feminine touch.
Take a look at these cute summer dresses for women!
Ecowish White Lace Dress
This utterly gorgeous white dress lace option has feminine ruffled sleeves and lace panels that flow into an A-line skirt. Overall, it has a lovely shape that can take you from summer party to dinner date all in one day!
A review says this is “Great quality, fits comfortably, and looks beautiful!”
Cosonsen Long Sleeve White Dress
This Amazon white dress by Cosonsen just screams easygoing. The slightly cinched waist and swing hem make it feminine yet also wearable to any event outside of work.
One wearer says, “It’s a really nice white long sleeve dress and fresh fabric, perfect to be worn for summer as well. I love mine!” Besides sandals, this would also look fab with sneakers or ankle boots!
Madewell Ruffle-Sleeve White Wrap Dress
This Madewell short sleeve white dress has a carefree look with feminine ruffle sleeves, a delicate waist tie, and flattering wrap skirt that will make you look like a Grecian goddess as you float from one party to another! And you can grab this in regular (XXS-XXL), petite (XSP-XXLP), and plus sizes (1X-3X)!
Made of a light cotton, you could take this on a summer trip but you could also wear it for wine tastings, picnics, and a BBQ as well!
Splendid White Linen Dress
Talk about beach and summer ready! The Splendid white dresses are well-made and this cute dress will definitely leave you feeling like royalty!
The wide straps are sturdy and the drawstring waist is flexible. Linen, in general, is a breathable fabric that doesn’t retain moisture when you’re out in the sun. You can grab this in sizes XS-XL.
To style it, pair it with strappy sandals, hoop earrings, and a cute bag for a seaside dinner or wear it casually with flip flops during the day. It’s a versatile summer piece that you won’t tire of, we guarantee!
Shop Sizes XXS-XL: Nordstrom
Treasure & Bond Ruched White Bodycon Dress
This elegant Treasure & Bond bodycon white dress is comfortable, versatile, and easy to wear. It looks lovely on its own, with some colorful accessories, or layered under a shirt or jacket.
This white dress Nordstrom carries is perfect for summer, well into fall, and a definite spring must-wear. Also, a terrific dress for travel as it packs well. You can grab this in sizes XXS-XXL.
I LOVE this type of dress for my travels and explain why in my full ruched body-con dress review!
For G and PL White Long Dress
This relaxed long white dress is a sleek halter style that’s carefree with a billowy skirt and maxi cut. You can wear it fully long, or tie it up like the photo above (so cute!).
Amazon white dresses like this one is a lightweight option, with rayon fabric that will feel comfy and look great during a summer getaway, or for a local event. One reviewer says it’s a “long flowy white dress with soft fabric that’s not clingy, but a flattering fit.”
It comes in a ton of other clothes in case you wanted to pick up another color and in sizes S-XXL.
Shop Sizes 0-20: J.Crew
J. Crew White Shirt Dress
You can’t go wrong with a classic! This white dress long sleeve style has all the features of a shirt but with the benefits of a dress! Wonderful for exploring your own turf or packing it up for a sunny getaway. You can grab this in sizes 0-20.
Take yourself easily from event to event in this cotton, relaxed-fit style that has a flattering, comfy fit and a pretty waist tie, which you can remove and change up your look. You can roll the sleeves up or down and the pointed collar gives it a polish that’s perfect for a business trip too!
Happy Sailed White Boho Dress
Find your inner flower child with this Happy Sailed boho white dress. It’s a polyester/spandex blend that gives a lot of stretch and movement with the flowy maxi skirt and dropped ruffle hem. We bet you’ll flit from outdoor to an indoor event looking carefree!
One wearer raves about this maxi white dress, saying, “This is simply stunning! The color is very bright and I like how it has short sleeves under the ruffle so when you lift your arms up you don’t see armpit or side boobage, and the sleeves are loose enough. So my review is don’t be nervous to buy, this dress will flatter any body type!”
J.Crew White Beach Dress
This pretty J Crew white dress harkens to lazy days under the sun, with a frosty drink in hand. This cotton cover-up has lovely little details, like a tassel waist tie and ruffled tiers. Great to throw over your bikini top or one-piece, or keep bikini top under, and put on leggings or capri pants to create a breezy off-beach look.
One review says, “This is the most adorable and flattering swim cover-up. Chic enough to go from pool to lunch and back. The cut and fit are super flattering.”
Comes in sizes XXS-3X, and besides white, you can also grab this in navy.
Gap Crinkle White Slip Dress
This adorable Gap white short dress has a flowing design and a pretty, flattering silhouette! The ultimate summer accompaniment. It’s available in regular (XS-XXL), petite (XS-L) and tall (S-XL) sizes.
The design has a slight wrinkle look which adds interest to the dress and you can easily dress it up or down. One wearer says “these little slip dresses are cute, stylish, flattering, and versatile.”
We found the perfect little black travel dress!
J. Crew Mercantile White Eyelet Dress
A timeless piece, the eyelet design can be plopped in a conference room, or at a sidewalk cafe for coffee (heck, even travel!). One reviewer says, “Love this dress. I get a lot of compliments. It’s very flattering as it’s A-line and cinches at the waist. It doesn’t need to be ironed and is machine washable.”
Shop Sizes XS-XXL: Eddie Bauer
Eddie Bauer Beach Light White Tie Dress
This breezy Eddie Bauer dress is initially casual looking but the tie-waist elevates it to chic. It can take you from day to evening easily by pairing it with wedges for the evening and then sandals for the daytime. This cutie is available in sizes XS-XXL.
For travel, this is perfect for hot destinations because it’s made from a linen/cotton blend and wearers report it’s lightweight and low-maintenance.
Kasper Plus Size White Sheath Dress (Regular Size Available)
This pretty Kasper sleeveless white dress will hold up for a faraway summer wedding or late afternoon garden soiree. Its classic and clean design is timeless and can be pulled out season after season.
One reviewer says, “These Kasper white dresses for plus size ladies are perfect! Classic and of highest quality. The lining makes it a cinch to dress quickly; add a jacket or a scarf or sweater. Minimal wrinkling, and a timeless style.” Also available in regular sizes.
OUGES White Halter Dress
This simple, yet classically pretty halter white dress has SO many appealing elements such as soft, cotton fabric, a tie at the back of the neck, and a flattering flared skirt. It comes in a range of sizes too, S-XXL.
Perfect for any upcoming event that requires a bit of panache and style. One review says it simply, “I like this dress! The color, the style… so pretty.”
BB Dakota White Shift Dress
This short white dress with sleeves has a fresh feel due to gauzy fabric and elastic sleeves. Wearers describe this as “really flattering and super cute!”
You’ll be able to wear this for a ton of occasions: work, travel, or leisure time!
One reviewer says, “I like that the arms are elastic as this allows for better movement. Length is great, not too short nor too long.” Overall, this is a very well-priced item!
Calvin Klein White Cocktail Dress
If you need something for business travel or formal oriented, this Calvin Klein white dress can do the trick!
It’s sleeveless and classic boat neck style can take you from a networking event to drinks at an outdoor patio. One user says, “This fit and flare white dress is beautiful and I can’t believe the price! It’s so flattering,” Pairs super well with black flats or sandal wedges!
Women White Dress Product Comparison Chart
|BRAND | MODEL||FEATURES | REVIEWS||RATING | PRICE|
|Breezy Womens White Dress Summer Picks|
|LONGYUAN Plus Size White Dress||“This is very nice. Light, comfortable, and roomy but not sloppy. Can’t say enough about this adorable white t shirt dress!”||Check Price|
|BerryGo White Maxi Dress||“Attractive yet comfortable summer dress for hot summer days.”||Check Price|
|Calvin Klein White Cocktail Dress||“This fit and flare white dress is beautiful and I can't believe the price! It's so flattering,”||Check Price|
|Bardot Tiered White Midi Dress||“adorable and that the back ties are functioning!”||Check Price|
|Jessica London Handkerchief White Dress Plus Size||The allover lace, short sleeves, and flattering fit gives this a sophisticated, feminine touch.||Check Price|
|Ecowish White Lace Dress||“Great quality, fits comfortably, and looks beautiful!”||Check Price|
|Cosonsen Long Sleeve White Dress||“It’s a really nice white long sleeve dress and fresh fabric, perfect to be worn for summer as well. I love mine!”||Check Price|
|Madewell Ruffle-Sleeve White Wrap Dress||This Madewell short sleeve white dress has a carefree look with feminine ruffle sleeves, a delicate waist tie, and flattering wrap skirt that will make you look like a Grecian goddess as you float from one party to another!||Check Price|
|Splendid White Linen Dress||Talk about beach and summer ready! The Splendid white dresses are well-made and this cute dress will definitely leave you feeling like royalty!||Check Price|
|Treasure & Bond Ruched White Bodycon Dress||This elegant Treasure & Bond bodycon white dress is comfortable, versatile, and easy to wear. It looks lovely on its own, with some colorful accessories, or layered under a shirt or jacket.||Check Price|
|For G and PL White Long Dress||This relaxed long white dress is a sleek halter style that’s carefree with a billowy skirt and maxi cut. You can wear it fully long, or tie it up like the photo above (so cute!).||Check Price|
|J. Crew White Shirt Dress||You can’t go wrong with a classic! This white dress long sleeve style has all the features of a shirt but with the benefits of a dress! Wonderful for exploring your own turf or packing it up for a sunny getaway. You can grab this in sizes 0-20.||Check Price|
|Happy Sailed White Boho Dress||“This is simply stunning! The color is very bright and I like how it has short sleeves under the ruffle so when you lift your arms up you don't see armpit or side boobage, and the sleeves are loose enough."||Check Price|
|J.Crew White Beach Dress||“This is the most adorable and flattering swim cover-up. Chic enough to go from pool to lunch and back. The cut and fit are super flattering.”||Check Price|
|Gap Crinkle White Slip Dress||This adorable Gap white short dress has a flowing design and a pretty, flattering silhouette! The ultimate summer accompaniment.||Check Price|
|J. Crew Mercantile White Eyelet Dress||“Love this dress. I get a lot of compliments. It’s very flattering as it’s A-line and cinches at the waist. It doesn’t need to be ironed and is machine washable”||Check Price|
|Eddie Bauer Beach Light White Tie Dress||This breezy Eddie Bauer dress is initially casual looking but the tie-waist elevates it to chic. It can take you from day to evening easily by pairing it with wedges for the evening and then sandals for the daytime.||Check Price|
|Kasper Plus Size White Sheath Dress (Regular Size Available)||“These Kasper white dresses for plus size ladies are perfect! Classic and of highest quality. The lining makes it a cinch to dress quickly; add a jacket or a scarf or sweater. Minimal wrinkling, and a timeless style.”||Check Price|
|OUGES White Halter Dress||“I like this dress! The color, the style… so pretty.”||Check Price|
|BB Dakota White Shift Dress||“I like that the arms are elastic as this allows for better movement. Length is great, not too short nor too long.”||Check Price|
What to Wear Under a White Dress
Whether you’re wearing casual white dresses or dressier ones, one thing that can be intimidating is what undergarments to don underneath, so you have a lovely and uniform look (nothing dark showing, or nothing see-through).
TFG readers who love wearing white recommend these ideas:
- Wear a slip – Choose one that is skin-tone so it blends in. Slips work well for long white dresses or ones that are knee-length.
- Panties– Something seamless and skin-tone colored will likely do! Here are some lightweight travel underwear options.
- Bras– It’s vital to make sure your bras fit and the best way to do this is by getting a proper bra fitting. Again, aim for something skin-tone to create a nice, subtle shape in your white dress. If you need some help on how to choose a travel bra, read this post, and check out the best strapless bras if you decide on a dress with a low back.
- Bralette– All the coverage of a bra, without the digging underwire. These have become popular and will feel great under a sheath or shift dress. Check out our post on bralettes and non-underwire options!
- Camisole – Sometimes a camisole and bra at the same time feel best. There are also camisoles that offer support. Get skin-tone and one that molds well can feel like a second skin underneath your white dress, instead of one that is too loose and affects the dress shape.
How to Wear a White Dress
The amazing feature of “little white dresses” is how versatile they are. They’re a neutral and can be dressed up or down, by changing around jewelry, shoes, handbags, and outwear. Here are some ideas that might spark inspiration for you:
Linen shirts – A wonderful hot weather staple, linen shirts can act as a layer over white dresses with short sleeves or sleeveless versions. And they’re a wonderful conductor of heat! Here’s the end-all, be-all list of best linen shirts for women!
Blazers – Not every workplace is totally business casual and sometimes if you’re attending an out-of-town conference, something more tailored is needed! A blazer can add sophistication to your white dress and can even double as a light jacket for a summer wedding. Here’s a list of popular travel blazers!
Denim jackets – Denim looks just as refreshing as a white dress, so choose one that fits well and you can move in. The two pairings are truly a chic casual look! Check out our list of lightweight denim jackets!
Leggings – For summertime, you can pair white short dresses with leggings underneath in places that have air conditioning, and to create a different look, generally more formal like in work settings. This top list of leggings might do the trick!
What Color Shoes With White Dress Works Well?
While a casual white dress goes a long way for daily wear, there are times you may want to wear white party dresses or white formal dresses for special occasions. And you’ll need the right colored shoes to go with all those looks!
When it comes to travel, stick to a color story that can include dark neutrals like black, blue, tan, and gray. There are also other neutrals such as purple or reds. As long as you’re purchasing shoes and clothes that can mix and match with each other and integrate into your color story, you’ll have enough travel outfits.
The wonderful thing about white is it’s a neutral tone which makes it versatile with a plethora of shoes. Hence, you can pair that adorable all white dress with a range of different colored shoes, and this list comes reader recommended by the way!
- Black sandals and tan sandals
- Dressy sandals
- Flip flops
- Stylish wedges
- Espadrilles (summer favorite)
- Ballet flats
And if you want something a bit more different and edgy, try these ideas:
- Red shoes (they make white pop beautifully!)
- Leopard print shoes (they’re a neutral too!)
- Slip on sneakers
- Chelsea ankle boots
How to Pack Your Cute White Dresses
If you’re planning a fabulous summer getaway and want to take your adorable, sophisticated white dress, start with packing cubes, they will seriously change the way you pack! We designed our own brand of slim packing cubes, with a unique color and numbering system, so it’s easy to remember where you’ve packed everything. See more in the video below.
Learn our hacks with packing cubes in the video above!
To pack those pretty white dresses, you probably want to roll vs. fold, to decrease the wrinkle factor. If you need more help, we also put together a five-part YouTube series showing the different methods to use packing cubes for travel.
If you use this specific packing strategy, packing cubes can also compress your belongings. This method has helped me travel carry-on only!
To help remove wrinkles from dresses, check out the best travel steamers!
What are your favorite women’s white dresses? Share in the comments below!
For more women’s dresses, please read:
- These are the Best Vacation Maxi Dresses for Summer
- Best Dresses With Pockets for Work, Play, or Travel
- Versatile Dresses: How to Wear One Dress, Many Ways
- Beach Dresses You Can Wear On and Off The Sand
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