Last Updated on October 18, 2023 by Eve Dawes
Casual to classy & chic. The freshest white dresses to add to your closet
Little white dresses and white mini dresses are one of those Summer closet staples that’s probably the epitome of summer style. Once you have one, I promise it won’t be your last. They’re one of those classic styles that always look fresh for Spring and Summer and range from super casual to full out glam. I pretty much have them all and don’t wait until Labor day to wear them! From white bodycon dresses to voluminous styles, breezy summer styles, sexy minis, strapless to white long sleeve mini dresses. One of the best things about LWD’s* is that they go with all of your shoes and accessories with no worries about clashing. Here’s the best little white dresses to try this year from classic styles to bridal shower looks, white lace mini dresses to fuss-free basics and what’s trending right now. So that you can find your perfect white dress or 3!
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Like the LBD, a little white dress is an equally fabulous fashion foundation.Vogue
White bodycon dresses
Bodycon styles are easier to pull off than you might think and a versatile piece to add to your little white dress collection. As long as you go for thicker materials or double lined options, as the more support the better. Plus it’s less likely to be sheer.
Add a belt or keep it simple. It’s one of those styles that’s easy to dress up with heels or down with sneakers.
Best dressy styles
This is my top pick for the best glam little white dress for going out, a bridal style for your rehearsal dinner or bachelorette parties. The cut out and crystal details are stunning and the volume in the skirt keeps it flattering and ever so feminine. It’s top of my LWD* wish list.
Best bridal little white dresses
While lots of styles work for little white bridal dresses for rehearsal dinners, bachelorettes, etc a white lace mini dress (or midi) is always a great option. This white lace sheath is just the right balance of elegant but sexy, sophisticated feminine. Whether that’s for a bridal party or special occasion.
If you’re getting married during cooler months or want some arm coverage, this long puff sleeve, mini dress is perfect.
Sexy white mini dresses
Look for backless styles, sheer panels, cut outs and flattering fits for the sexiest LWD’s to turn up the summer heat. Add a touch of bronzer or highlighter to your shoulders, collar bone and chins and watch heads turn.
Best little white dresses under $100
If you’re looking for more affordable styles, Lulus has a lot of great options for casual wear, vacations, bridal looks and going out.
This backless style was such a bargain and is such a classic white dress that you can wear year after year to get really good cost per wear from it. If in doubt size up.
Spanx or slimming underwear with this body hugging style works the best for the most flattering fit.
Best selling little white dresses
If you’re unsure what style to get and need some help, start with these best sellers. There’s reviews at the bottom of each item so you read more about them and the fit.
This style is by Elliatt and the looser fit and backless style is perfect for hotter days. It’s on sale and the draping photographs in a more flattering way than a lot of other satin styles.
Best casual white mini dresses
Casual little white dresses are the perfect everyday summer outfit or for vacation. Look for lightweight but not see-through fabrics, sleeveless or strapless minis to avoid yellow pit stains!
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Hit refresh on your summer closet with these best little white dresses from designer to luxe for less styles under $100. Fresh, bright white new looks to add to your wardrobe for all occasions from casual everyday styles to looks that would be appropriate for a beach wedding.
If you’re worried about any of the styles being see-through, besides wearing nude underwear you can also always add a nude slip or bodysuit.
As always, I’ve selected styles from mainly stores that offer free shipping and returns. As white dresses are something you really need to try on to check for VPL, quality and a flattering fit. I’ll keep updating this edit as styles sell out and new arrivals drop.
Tips for choosing the perfect white mini dress for you
When shopping for a LWD, consider:
- If you’re worried about tan lines go for a strapless style of dress.
- The thickness of the material if you’re not planning on wearing a bra.
- What you’re planning on wearing it for.
- What you’re going to wear underneath it.
*LWD: little white dress.
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More summer and style inspiration
From the best white hot styles to bridal fashion. Here’s what we’re wearing this season: