July 20, 2021 at 06:16AM
We all know that little black dresses are perennial style staples, but what of the little white dress? Over recent years, white dresses have become a firm fixture in the wardrobes of those in the know—and not just for beachy summer getaways.
It’s a given that you can’t wear one to a wedding, and most of us wouldn’t consider sporting one during the winter. So the perfect time to wear white dresses is, well, now—in the height of summer. And, my, there are lots of beautiful white dress iterations to choose from at the moment.
Heatwave or no heatwave, white dresses make for the ideal summer attire. On cooler days, experiment by layering short-sleeved styles over less seasonal pieces, such as a Breton or a block-coloured tee, and under trending jackets, such as oversized blazers. However, on the days where the weather plays ball, all you need to round off a chic white-dress look is a pair of chunky sandals, minimal jewellery, and whichever handbag takes your fancy (we recommend one of the basket variety).
Whether you opt for mini, midi, or maxi, oversized or fitted, pretty or pared-back, I’ve found 30 of the best white summer dresses for you to choose from. Scroll below to see them in all their dazzling white glory.
This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated.