When you know how to style a white dress it can be just as flattering and versatile as a classic little black one. Women want to know, “What is the best style dress for my body type?” These are some of my favorite flattering little white dress styles for summer. Add the right shoes and accessories and you can wear these on vacation or to work.
MY FAVORITE SUMMER DRESS STYLE
I picked a tee shirt dress as one of 9 key pieces in my new Simple Summer Custom Capsule Wardrobe. There are so many ways to wear one. See them all when you purchase the capsule and view the lookbook.
HOW TO STYLE A WHITE DRESS FOR YOUR RESORT CAPSULE WARDROBE
I chose a white dress as one of ten key pieces in my Resort Casual Capsule Wardrobe. For the capsule, I sourced styles that would work as swimsuit cover-ups yet were dressy enough to wear to dinner alfresco.
Short and Sporty White Dresses
#trending. You don’t have to play pickleball or tennis to sport one street style this summer.
Longer Loose White Dresses Perfect for Your Vacation
If you’re petite consider a midi style that will be long on you or a style that ties around the waist so you don’t get lost.
Loose But Less Frilly White Dresses
If you want loose but worry the extra volume will make you look bigger try one of these more streamlined styles.
HOW TO STYLE A WHITE DRESS FOR YOUR NEXT PARTY
Calling all brides, graduates, and white party invitees. I’ve got you covered with new white dresses you can wear to your next celebration. For this white dress outfit formula, first I focus on finding a flirty fit then I add the perfect accessories.
White Party Dresses
Metallic Accessory Sets
Metallic accessories will work year after year. If you’re in the market for something new, check out this post on spring sandals and accessory trends for 2023.
DOES WHITE LOOK GOOD ON EVERYONE?
There is a shade of white that looks good on everyone. If you don’t have a lot of contrast between your skin and hair you may look better in off-white. Sometimes it’s just a matter of changing up your makeup. A little lipstick and bronzer go a long way.
See one of the ways I styled this ivory bow-back dress from Saks I’m taking on my next trip.
HOW TO STYLE A WHITE DRESS FOR WORK
Add a new white dress to your wardrobe for work. A white dress can be one of the best workhorses in your work wardrobe.
White Shirt Dresses
Shirt Dress Style Session from Instagram
A shirt dress was one of 6 key pieces in my 2022 Minimalistic Capsule Work Wardrobe I shared last summer. Get the complete checklist and lookbook combinations here to recreate the capsule with pieces available now.
White Dresses You Can Wear With Pants
Fit and Flare Dresses for Work
I made a wardrobe for work now that includes a fit and flare dress like the one from the Nordstrom 6 March Drop. Fit and flare dresses are comfortable and flattering. I love layering one with a skinny belt and blazer for work or a work event. Watch this episode of Coffee in my Closet on Instagram to see how I styled this white fit and flare dress for under $100 for work and play.