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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)!
In the white version of the Eileen Fisher Linen Shirtdress with Wallaroo Hat
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
Shop Sizes XS-XL: Quince
Quince Linen White Shirt Dress
The white dress from the Quince is a lightweight 100% linen that 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 sizes XS-XL. And it comes in a ton of other colors if you want more than just white. A great budget option!
This is SO versatile, you can wear it as a dress, under another dress unbuttoned, over a shirt and slack combo, or with leggings tunic-style, or even use it for a swimsuit coverup.
Take a look at these stylish linen dresses to help keep you cool on vacation!
Shop Sizes XS-4X: Amazon
Molerani White Maxi Dress Plus Size Available
This white cotton dress is an easy-breezy poplin style with pockets and the ruffled hem swings back and forth in a flattering way!
We LOVE white maxi dresses and the simple, yet versatility of this one will make it a staple not only in warmer months but beyond! One wearer says, “It’s easy yet polished and looks equally great on its own or with a chic sweater or jacket on top, with sandals or sneakers.” Another one add, “Comfy fit with pockets. I love the long length.”
Shop Kohls: Sizes 0X-5X | Sizes XS-XXL
Sonoma Goods for Life Plus Size White Dress (Also in Regular Sizes)
This clean and simple Sonoma white maxi dress plus size is SO breezy and lightweight. It has ruffled hem and sleeves with a smock design and the easygoing stash pockets make it a solid basic for warm-weather travels and beach excursions.
One reviewer raves, “This dress has great details. I ordered it in white. I’m very happy with it. The style & fit are flattering.” Besides plus sizes 0X-5X, this is also available in XXS-XL.
If you want some options under $100, these Amazon plus size white dresses might do!
Shop Sizes S-XXL: Amazon
LILBETTER Summer Casual White Midi Dress
This LILBETTER midi white dress is romantic-looking with a spaghetti strap design, light fabric that is soft and stretchy. It is such a cute midi dress and super easy to dress it up with a statement necklace, earing, necklace, hat, fashion bag and heels for a formal event, you can also match it with flats for a daily casual look.
Perfect for a sunny vacation or any old evening out, one wearer describes it, “Super comfy, super flattering and super versatile. Can be dressed up or worn to a more casual event. The straps are adjustable which is great. Not sheer, a nice stretchy jersey material. I just wish it had pockets! Will probably order more colors.”
Shop Sizes S-XXL: Amazon
Jescakoo Short Sleeve White Wrap Dress
This Jescakoo short sleeve white dress has a carefree look with feminine 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!
TFG Editor wearing Jescakoo Wrap Dress in Greece
Made of lightweight fabric, you could take this on a summer trip but you could also wear it for wine tastings, picnics, and a BBQ as well! And you can grab this in many colors and sizes S-XXL.
Lighten up your summer wardrobe with these white sandals!
Shop Sizes XXS-3X: Athleta
Athleta Cosmic Long Sleeve White Dress Plus Size (Also in Regular Sizes)
White plus size dresses pretty as this Athleta Cosmic white layer dress should be illegal! Italian Euroluxe fabric is smooth and structured with stretch while perforated fabric for enhanced airflow make this airy piece sophisticated yet versatile.
You can add jewelry pieces, or wear them with sandals. Take this longsleeve white dress to a party, out-of-town event, or on a trip. Made of light spandex, you’ll float from one thing to the next, and look fab doing it!
These white dresses for plus size ladies come in sizes XXS-3X.
Take a look at these cute summer dresses for women!
Shop Sizes XXS-XL: Nordstrom
Rails Kiki White Lace Dress
This airy white dress lace option has feminine detailing along the sleeves and collar but combines the drawstring waist tie and a flowy shape, creating a cute-polished look!
The linen blend creates a lightweight feel and is easy to dress up or down. Wear this piece for city breaks or European travel and combine it with sleek slip ons, sandals, or wedge heels for evenings out.
A review says this is “This is a great summer dress. The fit is very flattering and pretty. The tie belt can give it a little more shape but there is a flattering shape constructed in the dress already. The fabric is soft and lightweight. I think it would be flattering on a lot of different body shapes and heights. Very easy to wear. I would buy another if available in more solid colors.” Available in sizes XS-XL.
Shop Sizes XS-3X: Amazon
VIISHOW Long Sleeve White Dress Plus Size Available
This Amazon white dress by VIISHOW screams easygoing. The fitted, soft bodice and swing hem make it feminine yet also wearable anywhere, for travel or everyday life! And the 3/4 sleeves allow for some extra coverage if you need it.
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 ankle boots or long boots.
Available in sizes XS-3XL.
Shop Sizes XXS-XXL: Faherty
Faherty White Linen Dress
Talk about summer ready! The Faherty white dresses are well-made and this classic number will definitely leave you feeling elevated!
Soft and lightweight, it features feminine pintucks at the neck and shoulders for an effortless drape. With practical hidden side pockets, it’s the perfect day dress for warm-weather adventures.
One reviewer says, “Perfect hot weather dress. Love the short sieves (rather than sleeveless). The linen fabric is just right, not too light and not too heavy. Love it!.” 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 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!
Shop S-XXL: Amazon
PRETTYGARDEN White Long Dress
This relaxed long white dress is multi-purpose use in that it can be worn as a beach cover up or a typical dress. It’s carefree with a billowy skirt and maxi cut. You can wear it fully long or tie it up at the hem, too!
Amazon white dresses like this one is a lightweight option, with light fabric that will feel comfy and look great during a summer getaway or at a local event. One reviewer says it’s a “This long flowy white dress is very flattering and light weight. The elastic at waist really accents a smaller waist in proportion to hips.”
It comes in a ton of other shades in case you wanted to pick up another color and in sizes S-XXL.
Shop Madewell: Sizes 00-16 | Plus Sizes 14W-28W | 00-16 Petite
Madewell White Boho Dress (Plus Size Available)
Ramp up from baby hippie to something more polished with this Madewell boho white dress. The cotton fabric has lot of stretch and movement with the flowy maxi skirt and ruffle hem. We bet you’ll flit from an outdoor to an indoor event looking carefree!
One wearer raves about this maxi white dress, saying, “Really comfy and very cute straps. Perfect for spring and summer!” Comes in other shades too and sizes S-XL.
Note that It’s recommended by some reviews to wear a strapless bra underneath the white version.
Shop Sizes XXS-XXL: Faherty
Faherty Cotton Gauze White Beach Dress
This pretty Faherty beach white dress cannot be a swimsuit coverup, but it is! It’s vibe harkens to lazy days under the sun, with a frosty drink in hand.
Float through the day in this whimsical dress that balances a tiered mini length skirt with long billowy sleeves. Versatile enough to run errands in or to dress up for dining out – some dresses are just fun to wear. This is definitely one of them.
Comes in sizes XXS-XXL, and besides white, you can also grab it in chambray color too.
Shop Sizes XS-XL: Quince
Quince Washable Silk White Slip Dress
This versatile sleeveless white dress by Quince is made from 100% mulberry silk, in a satin finish. We love the midi length and bias cut of this dress! It’s available a range of other colors and sizes, from XS-XL.
Easy to style, this washable silk dress is easy to wash for low-maintenance luxe. One wearer says, “I really love this dress and the material. It is so smooth and comfortable, with the perfect length.”
We found the perfect little black travel dress!
Sho Sizes 14-28: Eloquii
Eloquii White Eyelet Dress Plus Size
This pretty eyelet white dress by Eloquii is 100% cotton, eyelet tie front full skirt maxi dress with elasticized waist seam, sweetheart neckline and elastic finish at shoulder. You can get this in sizes 14-28 Plus (and other colors too!).
The eyelet and maxi dress makes this dress gorgeous enough for a cruise or a light option for sightseeing. One reviewer says, “This dress made me feel like the bell of the ball. I was stopped several times to tell me how beautiful I looked in it. I wish it came in orange. It would be killer!”
Shop Sizes XXS-XXL: Amazon
Arc’teryx Contenta Short-Sleeve White Tie Dress
Want cute and versatile white summer dresses? Look no further than the moisture wicking white dress by Arc’teryx. The tie-waist elevates this piece to chic and it can transition easily by pairing it with wedges to explore nightlifte and then donning casual sandals in the daytime. This is available in sizes XXS-XXXL.
For travel, this is perfect for hot destinations because it’s made from a quick – drying, wrinkle resistant fabric and wearers report this white t shirt dress has “Arc’teryx is the absolute best!” Here are more other colors of this dress!
These ultra-versatile dresses will keep you cool and comfortable on the go due to their moisture wicking fabrics!
Shop Sizes XS-XXL: Amazon
Missufe White Sheath Dress
If you’re seeking an elegant white dress that is stil versatile, this Missufe option can be dressed down with flip flops or up with sleek, leather sandals. Its classic and clean design is timeless and can be pulled out season after season.
One reviewer says, “It’s very comfortable. I like the way it fits. I like the way it feels..” Available in other colors and sizes XS-XL.
Note, if you want even more elegance a Calvin Klein white dress is the way to go for business travelers.
Shop Sizes XS-XL: Michael Stars | Amazon
Michael Stars White Halter Dress
This simple, yet lovely halter white dress by Michael Stars has SO many appealing elements such as soft, cotton-nylon fabric and a cut away shoulders that draws the eye, along with a crew neck line. It comes in sizes XS-XL and other colors if you want to collect more!
Perfect for a beach or resort vacation. Pair this white short dress with strappy sandals, long earrings, and a clutch or canvas tote. One review says, “Love it, fits true to size ( usually wear XS for 5’8 height, 115 lb), comfy soft fabric, bought aster/ purple color. Dress hits below knees, the fabric is thin ( great for hot weather) and doesn’t look that it’s see-through, when looking in the mirror.”
Shop Sizes XS-XL: Amazon
Prana Ladyland White Shift Dress
This short white dress with sleeves has a fresh feel due to eyelet fabric and rolled tackled 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 love this dress. It is so comfortable with the side pockets available for carrying around your phone or other misc. items.”
Shop Sizes XS-XL: Quince
Quince Linen Simple White Dress
To really catch the rays, slip on this linen white sun dress by Quince, every day feels like a vacation in this loose, light and flowy linen dress. It’s captivating tiered silhouette is ready to spin, while simple side pockets await sea shells and sea glass.
This will keep you cool and ready for the pool, beach, or exploring. Pairs super well with summery espadrilles or flat sandals!
One wearer says, “I could live in this dress. Needed something to wear for an all day event in very hot weather. It was fabulous. Loved the way it felt. Definitely going to order another one in a different color. Was nervous purchasing linen but it washed beautifully in cold water. This is the PERFECT summer dress.”
Women White Dress Product Comparison Chart
|BRAND | MODEL||FEATURES | REVIEWS||RATING | PRICE|
|Breezy Womens White Dress Summer Picks|
|Quince Linen White Shirt Dress||The white dress from the Quince is a lightweight 100% linen that 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.||Check Price|
|Molerani White Maxi Dress Plus Size Available||"Comfy fit with pockets. I love the long length."||Check Price|
|Sonoma Goods for Life Plus Size White Dress (Also in Regular Sizes)||“This dress has great details. I ordered it in white. I’m very happy with it. The style & fit are flattering.”||Plus Sizes Regular Sizes|
|LILBETTER Summer Casual White Midi Dress||"Super comfy, super flattering and super versatile. Can be dressed up or worn to a more casual event. The straps are adjustable which is great. Not sheer, a nice stretchy jersey material. I just wish it had pockets! Will probably order more colors."||Check Price|
|Athleta Cosmic Long Sleeve White Dress Plus Size (Also in Regular Sizes)||Italian Euroluxe fabric is smooth and structured with stretch while perforated fabric for enhanced airflow make this airy piece sophisticated yet versatile.||Check Price|
|Rails Kiki White Lace Dress||"This is a great summer dress. The fit is very flattering and pretty. The tie belt can give it a little more shape but there is a flattering shape constructed in the dress already. The fabric is soft and lightweight. I think it would be flattering on a lot of different body shapes and heights. Very easy to wear. I would buy another if available in more solid colors."||Check Price|
|VIISHOW Long Sleeve White Dress Plus Size Available||“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|
|Jescakoo Short Sleeve White Wrap Dress||This Jescakoo short sleeve white dress has a carefree look with feminine 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|
|Faherty Linen White Beach Dress||“Perfect hot weather dress. Love the short sieves (rather than sleeveless). The linen fabric is just right, not too light and not too heavy. Love it!.”||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|
|PRETTYGARDEN White Long Dress||"This dress is very flattering and light weight. The elastic at waist really accents a smaller waist in proportion to hips."||Check Price|
|Madewell White Boho Dress (Plus Size Available)||Ramp up from baby hippie to something more polished with this Madewell boho white dress.||Regular Sizes Plus Sizes|
|Faherty Cotton Gauze White Beach Dress||Float through the day in this whimsical dress that balances a tiered mini length skirt with long billowy sleeves. Versatile enough to run errands in or to dress up for dining out – some dresses are just fun to wear. This is definitely one of them.||Check Price|
|Quince Washable Silk White Slip Dress||“I really love this dress and the material. It is so smooth and comfortable, with the perfect length.”||Check Price|
|Eloquii White Eyelet Dress Plus Size||“This dress made me feel like the bell of the ball. I was stopped several times to tell me how beautiful I looked in it. I wish it came in orange. It would be killer!"||Check Price|
|Arc’teryx Contenta Short-Sleeve White Tie Dress||“Arc’teryx is the absolute best!”||Check Price|
|Missufe White Sheath Dress||“It’s very comfortable. I like the way it fits. I like the way it feels..”||Check Price|
|Michael Stars White Halter Dress||“Love it, fits true to size ( usually wear XS for 5’8 height, 115 lb), comfy soft fabric, bought aster/ purple color. Dress hits below knees, the fabric is thin ( great for hot weather) and doesn’t look that it’s see-through, when looking in the mirror.”||Check Price|
|Prana Ladyland White Shift Dress||“I love this dress. It is so comfortable with the side pockets available for carrying around your phone or other misc. items."||Check Price|
|Quince Linen Simple White Dress||"I could live in this dress. Needed something to wear for an all day event in very hot weather. It was fabulous. Loved the way it felt. Definitely going to order another one in a different color. Was nervous purchasing linen but it washed beautifully in cold water. This is the PERFECT summer dress."||Check Price|
TFG editor-in-chief Alex in a classic white dress
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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What a great post…actually I was wondering about the dress that is on your cover slide. The model is wearing a hat and walking up some stairs and you can see the back lace detail…..might you have a link for this dress?
Hi there, I am afraid that Alex purchased this dress ages ago and no longer has it, so we are unsure of the brand. I am sorry we could have been of more help.