We all know that a little black dress is a perennial style staple, 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, 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 there are lots of beautiful white-dress iterations to choose from at the moment.
Abisola Omole wears a white summer dress by Faithfull the Brand.
Heatwave or no heatwave, white dresses make for the ideal summer attire. On cooler days, experiment by layering short-sleeved styles over a non-seasonal piece, such as a Breton or a block-coloured tee, and under a trending jacket, such as an oversized blazer. However, on the days when 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 29 of the best white summer dresses for you to choose from. Scroll below to see them in all their dazzling white glory.
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This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated. Next Up: 9 Low-Key Yet Chic Outfits That Are Ideal for a First Date