15 Perfectly Cool and Crisp White Summer 2022 Dresses to Wear Now
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Nothing says summer like a cool, crisp, comfortable and chic luxury designer dress in white. They work for date night, picnics in the park, cocktails on the beach and nearly everything else that’s fun about the summer. But which white frocks are the best dresses of the season this year? Our correspondent Julie Chang Murphy has curated a list of 15 of the best cute, casual and chic white dresses perfect for Summer 2022.
what are the best white dresses of Summer 2022?
There are few sartorial items that encapsulate summer like a little white dress. With a tan and a fresh pedicure, it’s a one and done piece that makes it so easy to achieve that Hot Girl Summer look.
The white dress never goes out of fashion in part because it’s so versatile and suits every style. You have the polished shirt dress, the bohemian broderie anglaise, the sporty jersey tee or a romantic, ruffled wrap. And the best part about a white frock is that you can dress it up or down (just don’t wear it to a wedding!)
Seriously, what other outfit can look equally effortless when paired with flip-flops and a homemade string bracelet — or, with studded Valentino sandals and a diamond tennis bracelet?
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We’ve rounded up 15 of the best white summer dresses perfect for strolling at the beach, running errands at the farmer’s market or dancing at the musical festival. Just pack an instant stain remover pen and you’re good to go!
15 of the best white dresses for Summer 2022
1. Juliet Dunn
When we think of the quintessential summer white dress, something like this comes to mind. A bit nostalgic, totally easy to wear and sweet embroidered details that remind us of our most carefree days.
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2. Victoria Beckham
Made with body-hugging ponte stretch, this chic midi-dress is our choice for date nights and girls night outs. A sleek cut-out completes the sexy but sophisticated look.
BUY NOW – $790.
3. Ulla Johnson
Flirty and whimsical, this poplin dress is defined by voluminous tiers and ruffles that capture the fun vibe of summer. Dress it down with tennis shoes or dress up with a heeled sandal in a bold color.
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This luxurious polo-inspired dress knit from wool and cashmere yarns is our choice for looking polished in chilly air-conditioned offices. It also transitions easily to weekend events where you want to channel a laidback elegance.
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With artfully placed cut-outs, this cotton poplin dress has the trendy look of a two piece set in one. It’s the one and done summer ensemble we’re bringing on all our weekend getaways.
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6. Delfi Collective
Unabashedly romantic, this corseted white dress has Bridgerton-vibes all over it. We’re imagining picnics in the park and strolls along the boardwalk with your summer fling.
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Creamy white crochet is an iconic summer boho look. This one is perfect for throwing over swimwear and satiating that wanderlust spirit without missing a beat.
BUY NOW – $485.
8. Dries Van Noten
On the hottest summer days, you can’t go wrong with an oversized shirt dress. This one has that nonchalant “I stole it from my boyfriend’s closet” vibe.
BUY NOW – $680.
9. Silk Maison
Summer is all about the little white dress. For an elegant simplicity, the slip dress has you covered. This silhouette is cut for a body skimming fit that’s as comfortable as it is flattering.
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Evocative of vintage garments, this broderie anglaise dress stands out for its graceful and playful appeal. With cascading ruffles and a side shoulder cut-out, we’d lean into the 80s influence with Alison Lou’s cult-favorite jelly hoops.
BUY NOW – $475.
11. Hunter Bell
With a floaty empire waist and super lightweight stretch weave, this dress earns its spot as our our summer uniform. It’s a classic that always looks fresh and lends itself to multiple styling options.
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Made from an airy double cotton gauze, this tiered mini dress feels so laidback but looks put-together when you need it to be. We’ll be wearing it with our favorite white sneakers for errands around town and dancing at music festivals.
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This deceptively simple linen dress is designed with thoughtful, elevated details like raffia covered buttons and an always chic mandarin collar. Work and country club appropriate, we love it paired with a strand of timeless pearls.
BUY NOW – $228.
This dress oozes innocent summer days with a smocked bodice and sweet, vintage-inspired eyelets. The look is complete with a floppy tie closure in the back for easy charm.
BUY NOW – $365.
15. Marc Jacobs
We couldn’t have a list of perfect white summer dresses without including a heritage polo tennis dress. This one has the classic proportions which make it an enduring athletic favorite.
BUY NOW – $325.
best white dresses of Summer 2022
The white summer dress is exactly the clean slate we all need this summer. Let the summer games begin!
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Crediting her training as a cultural anthropologist at Wellesley College, Julie has immersed herself in various industries in the last 15 years including fashion design, event planning, and fitness. Julie lives in New York where she loves trying every ramen and dumpling restaurant with her husband and three children. She finds joy in bold prints, biographies of fierce women, kickboxing. And spending way too long finding the perfect polish color to express her mood.