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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 Anthropologie: Plus Sizes 1X-3X | Regular Sizes XXS-XL | Petite Sizes XXS-XL


Anthropologie Sleeveless Plus Size White Dress (Also in Regular Sizes)


This clean and simple Anthropologie white maxi dress plus size is SO breezy and lightweight. It has square neck with a tie waist details and the easygoing stash pockets make it a solid basic for warm-weather travels and beach excursions.

One reviewer raves, “I love this dress! It’s quietly elegant and oh so pretty. The fit and length are perfect!Besides plus sizes 1X-3X, this is also available in regular XXS-XL and petite sizes 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 XS-4X: Target


A New Day Short Sleeve White Wrap Dress (Plus Size Available)


This A New Day 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! 

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 XS-4X.


Lighten up your summer wardrobe with these white sandals!




Shop Sizes XL-6X: Amazon


Longyuan Long Sleeve White Dress Plus Size


White plus size dresses pretty as this Longyuan white layer dress should be illegal! Rayon-spandex fabric is smooth and structured with stretch while elastic waist 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 XL-6X.


Take a look at these cute summer dresses for women!




Shop Sizes XS-XL: Nordstrom | Bloomingdales


Karen Kane White Lace Dress


This airy white dress lace option has a feminine detailing. Floral lace lends dreamy charm to this sleeveless shift dress designed with a pretty scalloped-trim hem creating a cute-polished look!

The cotton 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. 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 XS-XL: Quince


Quince White Linen Dress


Talk about summer ready! The Quince white dresses are well-made and this classic number will definitely leave you feeling elevated!

Soft, breathable, and lightweight, making it the perfect choice for warm weather.  The elegant scoop neck and midi length of the dress make it a versatile addition to any wardrobe. Whether you’re dressing it up for a special occasion or keeping it casual for a day out, this dress is sure to turn heads.

One reviewer says,The dress is beautiful. It is a tailored, classic fit and the material will be perfect for warm weather. The dress is a nice alternative to billowy summer dresses.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-4X: Nordstrom


SKIMS Long White Bodycon Dress (Plus Size Available)


This elegant SKIMS 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-4X.


I LOVE this type of dress for my travels and explain why in my full ruched body-con dress review!




Shop Sizes S-XXL: Amazon




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 Sizes XXS-XL: Anthropologie


Anthropologie White Cotton Maxi Dress


Ramp up from baby hippie to something more polished with this Anthropologie 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, “This is perfect for a beach vacation or hot summer date night. It’s comfortable and perfect length for my 5’4” height where I could still wear with flip flops but I think even on a taller person it would look beautiful shorter. I would buy this in any color it came in if I could.” Comes in sizes XXS-XL.

Note that It’s recommended by some reviews to size down.




Shop Sizes XS-XL: J.Crew


J.Crew Cotton Gauze White Beach Dress


This pretty J.Crew beach white dress is super versatile that it can be a swimsuit coverup! 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 maxi length skirt with sleeveless style. Versatile enough to to dress up for dining out or while on the beach – some dresses are just fun to wear. This is definitely one of them. Pairs just as well with sneakers and a tote bag as it does with sandals and a sun hat.

Comes in sizes XS-XL, and besides white, you can also grab it in other colors 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!




Shop 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 Macy’s: Sizes 0-18 | 14W-22W


Ralph Lauren Short-Sleeve White Tie Dress (Plus Size Available)


Want cute and versatile white summer dresses? Look no further than the short sleeve linen white dress by Ralph Lauren. 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. 

One wearer says, “Exceptionally comfortable and effortless dress to wear.” This white shirtdress is available in sizes 0-18 and 14W-22W.

For a more budget option, check out this Caslon tie dress which is a similar design too!


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.




Shop Sizes XS-3X: Spanx | Nordstrom


Spanx AirEssentials White Tank Dress


This simple, yet lovely tie waist tank white dress by Spanx has SO many appealing elements such as soft, breathable 4ways stretch fabric and a removable tie waist belt that draws the eye, along with a low profile front pockets. It comes in sizes XS-3X and other colors if you want to collect more!

Perfect for a beach or resort vacation. Pair this white short dress with strappy sandals or white sneakers, long earrings, and a clutch or canvas tote. One review says, “Super comfy and versatile! I think this would be amazing for work, work events, everyday if you pair with a cute sneaker! If you’ve ever worn their air essentials sweat set it feels exactly like that! Drapey, comfy, airy and light. The pockets, tie at waist and slits are very flattering. I usually don’t like my arms in this style of sleeve but it wasn’t uncomfy or unflattering! You will love this




Shop Sizes XXS-3X: J.Crew


J.Crew Linen White Shift Dress


This short white dress with sleeves is easy and effortlessly flattering, thanks to the high neckline, mini length and button details down the back. Plus, it’s crafted from our favorite fabric of the season: lightweight 100 percent linen.

Pair it with a tote bag and a dressy sandals for a beach outing, or wedges for a party night out. Available in many colors and sizes regular, tall and petite too!




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.”



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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.
  • 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!




Thigh Society The Cooling Shorts | Sizes XS-6X


Best Shorts to Wear Under White Dresses


If your looking for a shorts to wear under your dresses Thigh Society is a reader favorite! The Cooling anti-chafe shorts from ThighSociety are raved about by TFGers for so many reasons, especially their silky, hi-tech performance fabric. These shorts pull heat and moisture away from the body, keeping things cool, fresh, and chafe-free on even the hottest of days.

They’re tagless, don’t roll or bunch, and are ultra-thin and lightweight yet stretchy and durable as can be. Plus, they come in a wide range of colors and lengths and range in sizes from XS-6X!



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!



And if you want something a bit more different and edgy, try these ideas:




Compass Rose Packing Cubes


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!



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