On the hunt for the perfect white summer dress? Well, you're in luck. We've scoured the high-street for the ultimate LWD (little white dress). Shop the best white summer dresses for 2023...
A case for the white summer dress
"The white summer dress transcends trends and stands the test of time," says Personal Stylist Helen Richardson. "Its timeless appeal lies in its simplicity and versatility. Like a blank canvas, the white summer dress invites endless possibilities for personal expression. Its purity and crispness expresses a sense of freshness and vitality, perfectly mirroring the carefree spirit of summer. From garden parties to beachside soirées, the white summer dress effortlessly adapts to any occasion, making it a staple in every fashion enthusiast's wardrobe. With each passing season, its charm only grows stronger, reminding us that classic beauty never goes out of style."
Celebrities wearing white summer dresses
Just look at Hailey Bieber wearing the stunning Mirror Palais ruffle tunnel gown cloud dress - absolutely divine, but at $1,295 it might well be out of budget. Also in the photo below, Meghan Markle was photographed wearing a Hannah Lavery ethically-made shirt dress while on a royal tour in Africa. More white summer dress inspiration comes from Emily Ratajkowski and Sarah Jessica Parker dressed up as Carrie Bradshaw on the streets of New York filming Sex and The City.
How we chose the best white summer dresses
- Machine washable: It''s important that a white dress is washable, no one wants to be visiting the dry cleaner every week.
- Inclusive sizing: We wanted the dresses to be available in all sizes.
- Versatility: Some people want a white summer dress for the daytime, others want one for the evening. We tried to give lots of options in this edit.
Best high-street and luxe fashion white dresses
Meet the expert
With a lifelong 'passion for fashion' and helping others, Helen has been styling friends since childhood. Family and friends urged her to leave her corporate career and start her own business to finally release the creative and compassionate version of herself. Her USP? "I understand the styling challenges that ‘real women’ face daily... using my skills and knowledge I have transformed the appearance of many ladies giving them the belief they can ‘Dress With Confidence’ everyday!" Find out more about Helen and follow her on Instagram.