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? We’ve curated a list of 15 of the best cute, casual and chic white dresses perfect for Summer 2023.
what are the best white dresses of Summer 2023?
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 look of quiet luxury.
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?
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 2023
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.
BUY NOW – $403.00.
2. Victor Glemaud
Made with body-hugging cotton and silk stretch knit fabric, this chic midi-dress is our choice for date nights and girls’ night outs. Laser birdseye cut-outs complete the sexy but sophisticated look.
BUY NOW– $435.
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.
BUY NOW – $550.00.
This luxurious polo-inspired dress knit with supersoft ribbed cotton 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.
BUY NOW – $438.00.
The epitome of barefoot glamour–this airy, crinkle cotton halter dress is the one and done summer ensemble we’re bringing on all our weekend getaways.
BUY NOW – $469.00.
6. Sabina Musayev
White doesn’t always have to mean sweet and dainty. Change it up with this structured blazer dress that’s got plenty of attitude.
BUY NOW – $325.00.
8. REMAIN Birger Christensen
Creamy white crochet is an iconic summer boho look. This one is perfect for throwing on over swimwear and satiating that wanderlust spirit without missing a beat.
BUY NOW – $204.00.
8. Rag and Bone
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 – $407.00.
9. Silk Maison
Summer is all about the little white dress. For 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.
BUY NOW – $139.00.
10. Valentino Garavani
This broderie anglaise dress strikes a thoroughly modern edge with its larger-scale cutouts and scalloped hem. Graceful yet utilitarian, it’s the elevated shirt dress you’ll have in your closet forever.
BUY NOW – $5,900.00.
11. Anna October
With a bustier bodice and a full, ruffled skirt, this gorgeous lightweight cotton dress is the epitome of romance. Pardon us while we fill our social calendar with events to wear it to.
BUY NOW – $805.00.
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.
BUY NOW – $158.00.
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 – $228.00.
This dress oozes innocent summer days with sweet, vintage-inspired eyelets and short puffed sleeves. The mini length completes its easy charm for days by the shore or evenings dining alfresco.
BUY NOW – $385.00.
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 – $325.00.
best white dresses of Summer 2023
The white summer dress is exactly the clean slate we all need this summer. Let the summer games begin!