Little White Summer Dresses To Rival Your Trusty LBD

By Astrid Carter | 6th July 2023

It goes without saying an LBD (AKA, little black dress) is a valuable wardrobe hero, but come the summer months, is there anything chicer to slip into than a little white dress?

‌Whether you’re lucky enough to have Centre Court tickets to Wimbledon or are hitting the blue and white tiled streets of Santorini, white dresses always work in summer – bar someone else’s wedding, obvs. There are so many around right now, from broderie anglaise minis at brand-of-the-moment Dôen to slinky floor-sweepers via Rat & Boa, as well as a host of affordable high street options.

Scroll to shop our edit of the best white dresses and how to wear some of our favourites…

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J Crew’s Creative Director practices what she preaches in one of the iconic American label’s SS23 dresses. We love this apron-style dress paired with a prim raffia boater and chunky, playful accessories in contrasting black. Perfect for race day outfits, Wimbledon, garden parties and beyond.


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Free People are one of the best high street stores if you’re after wafty boho dresses. We love this Plenty of Love maxi over barely-there flats and polished accessories for a look made for city breaks and London heat waves.


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It might not be for everyone, but nightie style dresses are very much still having a moment in summer ‘23. The look plays particularly well into another current favourite, all things Western. Balance out the playfulness of Dôen’s Musette nightgown with a pair of Marant’s iconic Denvee boots and a suede fringe jacket.



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