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One for work, one for cocktail parties, one for casual Sundays: We all own at least a few LBDs. But warmer months require a breezier and more laid-back counterpart. Enter the little white dress, just in time for poolside soirees, strolls through the farmers’ market and dinners alfresco. Here, 29 LWDs for all of your summer wardrobe needs.

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white dress cold shoulder

Cold Shoulder

Perfect for catching a few rays.

Reformation ($218)

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High Neck

Sheer sleeves feel dressy but still let some air in.

ASOS ($87)

white dress eyelet midid


Summer-wedding approved. (And by that we mean: We’re getting married in it.)

Self Portrait ($545)


white dress crochet

Crochet Details

All hail the bell sleeve.

SEA ($579) 

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Club Monaco

Bubble Sleeves

And the next bell sleeve? These bad boys.

Club Monaco ($199)

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Shirtdress Tunic

There’s nothing better than a tent dress on a 90-degree day.

Zara ($30)

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Flutter Sleeves

The definition of easy-breezy.

Mango ($60)

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Sheath Silhouette

The most flattering frock we’ve ever laid eyes on.

Eloquii ($100)

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Banana Republic

Tiered Midi

These swingy mini pleats are just begging to be danced in.

Banana Republic ($75)

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white dress vest

Vest-Style Wrap

Work-inappropriate, in a good way.

Halston Heritage ($395)

white dress cocoon

Silk Cocoon

Not a panty line in sight.

Everlane ($98)

white dress asymetric
Free People


Hidden pockets? Sold.

Free People ($250)

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white dress fringe

Fringe Embellishments

Fancy, but without all the hoopla.

Anthropologie ($138)

white dress one shoulder


Pair with collar-skimming tassel earrings.

Joie ($298)

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white dress convertible
J. Crew

Convertible Straps

Basically two dresses for the price of one.

J. Crew ($100)

white Dress floral
Draper James

Floral Embellished

A few scattered bluebells are all you need.

Draper James ($350)

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white dress lace

Pleat Details

Who knew it could pair so well with lace?

Topshop ($240)

white dress tshirt


For the no-frills set.

Aritzia ($60)

white dress tassel
Forever 21

Tassel Details

Doubles as your favorite cover-up.

Forever 21 ($38)

white dress collared
Ann Taylor

Collared Shirtdress

Calling all crisp-white-button-down lovers.

Ann Taylor ($129)

white dress ruffle

Eyelet Mini

BRB, booking our island getaway.

Storets ($74)

white dress beads

Keyhole Neck

Those are teeny tiny gold beads lining every seam.

Keepsake ($275)

white dress athletic
Veronica Beard

Athletic Knit

Game. Set. Match.

Veronica Beard ($395)

white dress fitflare
French Connection


A small back cutout adds extra ventilation on hot summer nights.

French Connection ($148)

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white dress seams

Graphic Seams

White doesn’t have to mean boring.

Adrianna Papell ($180)

white dress shirred

Shirred Bodice

Permission to wear a halter: granted.

Rebecca Taylor ($350)

white dress mandarin

Mandarin Collar

The fuss-free way to do a neckband.

Eliza J ($138)

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