It’s officially dress season and one of my go-to styles is the little white dress. While I’ll always love a seductive LBD, the billowy shapes and delicate fabrics of white dresses are more fitting for this season’s hotter temperatures. I shared some of my favorite white dresses at the start of spring (full post here), but I wanted to revisit this topic since all my favorite brands and retailers are fully stocked with the newest and most gorgeous styles right now. Whether you’re into lace, crochet, or eyelet, there’s an amazing style for any occasion. Below, I’ve rounded up the best little white dresses for summer.
Charo Ruiz Dress (wearing an XS, better for budget here) | Givenchy Espadrilles (similar here, better for budget here) | Saint Laurent Linen Tote | Rag & Bone White Panama Hat (better for budget here)
I have been obsessed with this dress ever since I picked it up this year and I get so many compliments every time I wear it. Crochet dresses are great because they’re flattering on every body type and can also be worn in so many different settings. You can dress up with heels or down with espadrilles, which makes it a great contender for vacations or a night out in the city.
When it comes to building out your summer wardrobe, one item should definitely sit at the top your list: a lace dress. Some of the most stunning white lace dresses come from one of my favorite brands, For Love & Lemons. The details are always so elegant and elevated. Luckily, you can find some budget-friendly styles that are just as beautiful from more affordable, contemporary brands. Below are some of my favorites.
French Connection Dress (sold out, similar here)
Little white dresses with a sheer hem or mesh details are so feminine and romantic. I love that they’re versatile enough to go from the office to happy hour. The high-low hem offers a playful touch while the mix of lace and crochet details look so intricate yet feminine. These dresses also make great options for bridal showers and bachelorette parties, especially if you’re the bride-to-be.
Nothing is as easy to wear as a white linen mini dress in the summer. The breathable fabric is perfect for weekend getaways or everyday occasions. I love pairing it with natural accessories and statement heels for a chic, effortless look. When I’m out for a quick coffee date or headed to a home cookout, linen is usually my fabric of choice in the summer heat.
For Love & Lemons (sold out, similar here)
White eyelet dresses are also another obsession of mine in the summer. The detailing is just so romantic and flirty, which makes it perfect for your next house party or brunch date. This season, I’m into puff sleeves and tie details that put a fresh spin on this classic piece.