Best White Dresses for Summer 2021

white dresses for summer 2021

We all love a little black dress, but this summer white is where it’s at! Both elegant and demure, white dresses are essential this season… and for good reason. They add instant polish and femininity. And few pieces so easy to style! Toss on a great sandal, add a straw clutch, some statement shades and your look is complete. White dresses also pack major versatility. From casual beachside strolls to more formal affairs, a simple shoe change is all you need to change up your look. What are our options this season? Here is a look at the best white dresses for summer 2021!  

white dresses for summer 2021Dress ($29.99) | Clutch | Long Tail Hair Twister | Heels (Similar)

Does the thought of white worry you? I have a three-year-old, so it should probably give me pause. However, monochrome is having a moment this spring and summer—and I can’t help but take part in the obsession! Plus, one-piece dressing is decidedly quick and white fabrics are getting a bit easier to care for. You can find plenty of wash and wear styles.

For instance, my elbow sleeve eyelet dress is 100 percent cotton and machine wash/tumble dry. The quality is impressive at a $29.99 price point. It is lined, has side pockets, and comes in both regular and plus sizes. The voluminous sleeves are perfectly on-trend when it comes to white dresses for summer 2021. And that tiered skirt? It adds a sense of shape and beautiful movement.

white dresses for summer 2021

white dresses - eyelet midi

Love eyelet fabric, but find this silhouette a touch too “Little House on the Prairie”?

No worries… I’ve got you covered with some additional options below. Eyelet fabric is a great choice for spring and summer because it is airy and breathable. In any silhouette, it looks classic, fun and girly. No wonder designers have called it the “unofficial fabric” of the season!

Best White Dresses for Summer 2021

Of course, white dresses don’t stop at eyelet… And we’re certainly not done with our list of the best white dresses for summer 2021! I scoured the web for a round-up of highly reviewed and affordable styles in a wide range of silhouettes. Some of these are in my closet and those that aren’t, I am itching to add. They are just that pretty!

Click on any of the images below to shop. Now, let’s dive in…

white dresses for summerTiered Ruffle Dress | (Similar)

What Makes These Standout Styles?

1) Open Back Tiered Midi – LOFT

This stunner from LOFT looks simple from the front, but has major attitude in back! Perfect for vacation and travel, it is machine washable. Scoop this up and make a style statement! Available in sizes XXS-XXL.

2) Puffed Sleeves w/ Pockets – LOFT

Number two is a feminine dream with pockets! Also from LOFT, the square neck style is super flattering and the smocked style is a great way to incorporate a trendy look in a classic way. This one comes in petite and tall lengths.

3) Tie Front Dress – Amazon

Third on our list, an under $30 Amazon find. The tie detail is super cute and nearly 3,000 people have given this number their stamp of approval.

4) Embroidered Backless Dress – Lulus

I really want to add this Lulu’s number to my closet because it has such exquisite detail. It’s pretty from every angle and gets rave reviews from shoppers. A total 5-star piece!

5) Vacation-Ready Maxi – Amazon

Here is another Amazon pick. This one is super popular with vacationers and for photo sessions. I have a similar style from the same brand in my closet. However, I will say there is a bit of sheerness. You’ll need nude undergarments with this one.

6) Ethereal Eyelet – Chicwish

For those looking for an ethereal, boho vibe… I can’t say enough about this Chicwish dress. It’s 100 percent cotton—flirty, fun and gorgeous! Unlike the previous piece, this lined and has the prettiest trim. It’s amazing in photos.

7) Classic Crochet w/ Cap Sleeves – Chicwish

Another Chicwish number, I have this crochet beauty in light blue. It is an ideal length for petites and incredible quality for this price point.

8) Relaxed Eyelet Midi – Chicwish

Here is an option if you prefer a relaxed silhouette. It offers a bit of definition at the waistline, but otherwise is a rather straight cut with the cutest cap sleeves.

9) Tiered Ruffle w/ Smocked Bodice – Old Navy

Old Navy for the win! This cute as a button style is selling out fast in petite sizes, but has plenty of regular sizes left. It’s under $50, machine washable, and has a super comfy smocked-elastic bodice.

10) Cream Dream – Lulus

Finally, number 10 on the list – an option for those who don’t like pure white. This swiss dot wrap mini dress is a cream dream! Such lovely detailing and a wonderful length for shorter gals.

Do you love white for spring/summer?

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