Fashion

Forget the LBD and say hello to the little white dress this summer

Perfect for the long hot days ahead.

Nothing quite says summer like a white dress to take us through the hot season. 

You’ve of course heard of the little black dress, but it is time to get acquainted with its underrated sister, the little white dress. It’s another staple of any good wardrobe. 

While a simple piece, a white dress for the summer should be considered as essential as a pair of boots in the winter. 

White dresses can be worn with sandals or sneakers for hot days out at the shops or for cute coffee dates at your favourite cafe. They can be thrown over some swimmers as a chic coverup between the beach and home. 

Alternatively, they can be dressed up with a pair of strappy heels and accessories to take you to the bar for a long night of dancing. 

Long story short, a white dress for summer should be at the top of your warm-weather wardrobe wish list and we have rounded up our favourites below for you to choose from. 

The best white summer dresses to shop in 2023 

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Rue side detail mini dress, $49.99, Cotton On

A classic white mini, this dress is the perfect everyday summer throw on and the cut-out details with tie closures adds a flattering point of difference to the silhouette. 

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Divinity shirred midi dress, $280, The28thRose

On a cooler summer day you’ll want a white dress that offers some added coverage yet is still lightweight. The Divinity midi is the perfect option for breezy nights at the beachside bar or on overcast muggy days. 

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Strapless linen-blend mini dress, $49.99, Glassons

On the other hand, somedays are just too hot that you want to wear as minimal as possible yet still have an air of elegance about you. If that’s the case, a linen blend mini is the way to go, and at under $49.99 this is a great choice. 

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Cleo crochet dress, $99.99, Beginning Boutique

Perfect for long days sipping cocktails by the water, this crochet mini is effortlessly summery. 

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Tergu maxi dress maxi, $209, Faithfull The Brand

A super classic maxi dress style with a flattering straight neckline, this is a great classic piece to add to your summer wardrobe as it is such a dream to style. 

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Aere Linen corset mini dress, $160, THE ICONIC

We are loving the fitted corset style of this mini that makes it the ideal summer party dress. Just add some strappy heels and you’re ready to hit the dancefloor. 

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Belle & Bloom Lovesick mini dress, $179.95, MYER 

Feminine and flirty, this dress can work for any occasion with a simple switch up of styling. 

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Fancy A Spritz mini dress, $89.95, Showpo

You’ll be the centre of attention in any room while wearing this adorable lace mini with stunning detailing and a flattering cut. 

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Cartia bow halter mini, $159, Meshki

A silky slip is always a showstopping piece and this halterneck mini is at the top of our wishlist. 

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Trinny midi dress, $79, Petal & Pup

Get into the seasonal spirit with this stunning floral mini with cut-out embroidery. 

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