The 16 Best Casual White Dresses of Summer

Everyone has that one piece of clothing they’re guilty of buying one too many of. Maybe it’s one too many pairs of jeans? (Guilty.) Or white T-shirts? (Double guilty.) Or maybe you have a thing for white dresses? (Well, three’s a guilt-ridden charm!) Undeniably, my penchant for white dresses exceeds all my other sartorial obsessions now that the air is balmy, the sun is in fine form, and summer has officially arrived. And nothing says summer quite like a breezy and beautiful light frock. For the beach, for vacation, for the weekend, and for work, a white dress can solve any dressing dilemma.

Whether it’s a plain linen midi dress, a pretty broderie anglaise mini, or a flattering wrap silhouette, this season I’m drawn to dresses that are effortless but have the ability to be dressed up or down with ease. Bonus if they have simple yet striking detailing—puff sleeves and smocking are my jam right now.

Below, I’m sharing some of my favorites I’ve been wearing on repeat lately as well the chicest picks I’ve been eyeing for the sunny season ahead.