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21 Dreamy White Dresses for Summer (and Beyond!)

Pretty white dresses are practically a summer requirement. Something romantic and a little flowy that would be equally at home walking on the beach or at a candlelit dinner.

I found a gorgeous flowy white dress with crochet detail at the shoulders at Goodwill a few years ago. Unfortunately, since it was thrifted, it was already looking at its final days when I bought it. I got a good year out of it before the fabric wore so thin in the back that I had to admit defeat and toss it.

Ever since then I’ve kept one eye open for white dresses. They’re all over the place right now and more versatile than you’d think! They’re perfect for summer but they also look amazing with a cozy cardigan in the fall or a jacket and boots in the winter (Wendy’s leather jacket over a white dress is a perfect example! Or I also love this sweater with a belt option). If you get stuck, Pinterest is always a great resource for styling inspiration.

Here are 21 dreamy white dresses. Drool with me.

  • Seaside Getaway 1 of 21
    Seaside Getaway

    Sigh. Can I just have all of this? The dreamy dress, the flawless hair, and the seaside vacation?

    Find it at Ruche for $54.99

  • River Island Lace 2 of 21
    Asos River Island

    That lace overlay is killer. I love the shoe and belt choice as well- cognac leather pairs so well with white lace!

    Find it at ASOS for $67.88

  • Cotton Voile 3 of 21
    Michael Stars Zoe Dress

    This lightweight cotton option is flowy and flattering with a shirred scoop neck.

    Find it at 6pm for $89.99 (on sale)

  • Long Sleeved 4 of 21
    OASAP Long Sleeved Midi

    The right styling (beachy waves, rolled sleeves, a leather belt, strappy sandals) will make this dress gorgeous hippie chic.

    Find it at OASAP for $82

  • Gauze Lace Trim 5 of 21
    Neiman Marcus Gauze Lace Trim

    Pintucks and lace! Be still my heart.

    Find it at Neiman Marcus for $78 (on sale)

  • Pretty Pleats 6 of 21
    Suzy Chin Pleated Dress

    Pretty pleats and an easy silhouette. Bonus: this fabric is wrinkle resistant, which means you can throw it in your suitcase and not worry about whether or not your destination comes with an iron.

    Find it at 6pm for $59.99 (on sale)

  • Updated Eyelet 7 of 21
    Bakery Beauty Dress

    This dress is ridiculously charming. I want to wear it while riding a bike. It just seems fitting.

    Find it at ModCloth for $89.99 (on sale)

  • Ivory Lace 8 of 21
    Milly Ivory Lace

    The fabric on this wrap dress is to die for.

    It's from Rent the Runway, which means you can rent it for $50 OR buy it for $360.

  • Ruffled Chiffon 9 of 21
    Ruffled Layered Chiffon Dress

    This one is borderline bridal, but it's so pretty! Just be careful with styling (check out the other color options...the nude is killing me).

    Find it at OASAP for $49.90

  • Structured Peplum 10 of 21
    OASAP Peplum

    This dress is quite a bit more structured than the other options BUT we are talking about a killer hourglass silhouette here. I love the bow and peplum.

    Find it at OASAP for $79.90

  • Floaty Strapless 11 of 21
    True Decadence

    I desperately want to wear this while pregnant. I usually feel more bloated than glamorous but I think this dress would remedy that (also pretty for non-pregos!).

    Find it at ASOS for $71.27

  • Flowy Maxi 12 of 21
    H&M

    This is an awful product shot but I chose it because I saw it in the store the other day and it's beautiful and substantial. I loved the feel of the fabric. There are knee high slits on each side which make for a breezy maxi-wearing experience.

    Find it at H&M for $49.95

  • Leveled Lace 13 of 21
    Leveled Lace

    Perfect for a music festival! You can even add wellies a la Kate Moss.

    Find it at Anthropologie for $188

  • Crochet Trim 14 of 21
    Crochet Trim

    Another fantastic lightweight option. I love that they styled it with booties!

    Find it at ASOS for $53.46 (on sale)

  • Simple Skater 15 of 21
    Skater Dress

    This dress is more polished than any of the other options but the tabbed waist detail is fantastic. It would be a great winter dress as well!

    Find it at ASOS for $64.49

  • Ethereal Embroidery 16 of 21
    Varanasi Dress

    Gorgeous Grecian style wrapping around the midriff.

    Find it at Anthropologie for $228

  • Watch Me Go 17 of 21
    Wrap Back

    Are you kidding me with the back of this dress? Perfection.

    Find it at ASOS for $64.49

  • Trendy Tribal 18 of 21
    Tribal Embroidered Chiffon

    If you'd like a trendier piece at a budget friendly price, this pretty chiffon number is perfect!

    Get it at SheInside for $37 (on sale)

  • I Heart You 19 of 21
    UO Heart Back

    Another dress that's pretty both coming AND going.

    Find it at Urban Outfitters for $54

  • Not-so-Simple Tank Dress 20 of 21
    Carrie Maxi

    The silhouette is simple and basic but the fabric makes it a head-turner.

    Find it at Anthropologie for $188

  • Breezy Embroidery 21 of 21
    Embroidered Tank

    Another simple silhouette made special by the details. This one has super pretty embroidery on the bodice and lace adorning the skirt.

    Find it at Ruche for $44.99

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