Fashion lore decrees that everyone should own at least one little black dress, but there’s an equally viable case to be made for the little white dress. First of all, it doesn’t actually have to be little (midi, mini, ankle-grazing, etc.), especially if you’re wearing your LWD in the city and not at the beach.
Second, unlike the LBD, the LWD doesn’t rely on a glamorous invite to rouse it from its dormant state in your wardrobe—any (vaguely) sunny day will do. Throw it on, reach for a bag with an equally summery state of mind and you’re good to go.
White may be associated with wedding outfits, but a belted linen dress, for example, suggests nothing close to weddings. Another plus: White suits all skin tones and complements accessories in all colourways, so it’s a foolproof option whatever your agenda. Scroll through the gallery below to shop our edit of irresistible white dresses.
A tea dress that’s certainly not twee.
This dress has the power to transport you to somewhere beautifully bohemian (think Morocco).
Battered sneakers always lend some edge to the daintiest of dresses.
Proof that Simone Rocha doesn’t just do dreamy evening gowns.
Smart yet sweet. We approve.
Wear this one with a circular wicker bag.
Wear this to your next barbecue or garden party—just be careful not to have any food spills.
A classic design with beautiful details you’ll cherish for years to come.
We’re powerless to the charm of broderie anglaise.
A chic frock that’ll see you travelling, shopping and working in style.
An easy dress that puts in all the effort for you.
Fans of the Victoriana trend will love this.
The Bardot neckline keeps coming back season after season (and for good reason).
Pair with a cocktail and painted toes for an endless summer.
A special occasion–worthy dress to see you through the entire summer.
Trust Acne Studios to make a shirtdress that’s undeniably cool.
Flippy and fun—that’s unmistakably Isabel Marant.