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Styling a white dress in the Summertime

A little white dress is an ideal option for your wardrobe, and it doesn't need to actually be "little". It's a simple, classic, neutral option that you can wear so many different ways, especially if you go for an option that is not too dressy and not too casual.

Styling a white dress in summer offers numerous possibilities for lightening up your wardrobe and creating fresh and stylish outfits. Here are some ideas on how to style a white dress for the summer season:


Keep it Simple: Embrace the simplicity of a white dress by letting it stand out on its own. Pair it with minimal accessories, such as delicate gold jewelry and neutral-toned sandals. This effortless look is perfect for casual outings or beach days.


Boho Chic: Add a bohemian touch to your white dress by incorporating boho-inspired accessories. Layer on some beaded or tassel necklaces, wear a wide-brimmed straw hat, and complete the look with suede ankle boots or gladiator sandals. This ensemble exudes a free-spirited and relaxed vibe.

Pop of Color: Use your white dress as a canvas to showcase bold and vibrant accessories. Add a statement belt in a bright hue, carry a colorful tote bag, or wear eye-catching sandals. This combination of white and pops of color creates a playful and summery look.



Denim Jacket and Sneakers: For a cool and casual outfit, layer a denim jacket over your white dress. Pair it with white sneakers for a fresh and effortless street style look. This combination of feminine and sporty elements strikes a perfect balance.


Floral or Patterned Kimono: Throw on a floral or patterned kimono over your white dress for a touch of elegance and a hint of summer flair. Complete the outfit with wedges or strappy sandals. This ensemble is ideal for a brunch date or an outdoor event.


Nautical Vibes: Embrace the classic nautical theme by pairing your white dress with navy blue or red accessories. Add a striped tote bag, wear espadrilles or boat shoes, and tie a scarf around your neck. This ensemble is timeless and perfect for seaside outings.

Layer with a Lightweight Cardigan: If you want some coverage or need to transition from day to evening, layer a lightweight, pastel-colored cardigan over your white dress. This adds a touch of sophistication and allows you to stay comfortable during cooler summer evenings.


Tropical Paradise: Embrace the tropical vibes by incorporating floral or palm leaf prints into your outfit. Wear a colorful tropical-printed headband, carry a straw clutch, and opt for vibrant sandals. This combination enhances the summery feel of your white dress.


Smart Casual: Pair a midi knit white dress with a blazer or cardigan and heels or mules. This is the perfect option to go work to weekend.


Feminine: Play with texture, embellishment, embroidery, and puff sleeve options. Add a headband and heel for an extra feminine touch.


White on white: Pair a white dress with a white sandal. A simple white leather sandal, nicer slide, even sneaker.


White is versatile and can be paired with a wide range of colors and styles. For ease of a maintenance and upkeep to keep the quality, given how easy it is to stain a white option consider linen and cotton options that are washable. Consider the occasion, your personal style, and the level of formality when selecting accessories to complete your summer look.


Here are our Prept picks for easy, effortless white dress options to incorporate into your Summer wardrobe, including some on sale now with the Anthro sale! For more personalized picks just for you (like a more dressy option for your upcoming white party ;) or if you're a bride!) book a style session here or in our app.


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