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Nothing says Summer quite like a flattering, fresh white cocktail dress. Prepare to soak up the sun in our top 5 white summer designs. These light and diverse pieces offer you the perfect solution for summer events.
That means if you have a wedding marked on your calendar, your sartorial solution is here waiting for you. Our choices include lace, embellishments, and statement frills. These dresses display the latest in fashion design for 2017.
However, there’s also something that lingers. A sense of classic refinement means they go beyond the fleeting trends. These make for beautiful ‘Little Black Dress’ alternatives and will always be at the front of your wardrobe.
They range in style dramatically. From crisp minimalism to boho-inspired beauties, our range caters to all tastes. That also means a mixture of silhouettes to suit your body type.
Ready to find your perfect summer dress? These sizzling white styles are waiting for you to put your own finishing twist on the look. We’ll also be offering you some styling secrets to complete these gorgeous designs.
Without further ado, read on to discover our favorite white dresses for summer this year.
Top 5 White Summer Cocktail Dresses
Ivory Embellished Long Sleeve Cocktail Dress 41636
Fitted yet oh-so-floaty, this dress bridges the gap between boho and sexy. It features a sprinkling of carefully placed sparkling embellishments. Our favorite element has to be those sheer lace flared sleeves.
The lace skims gracefully down this form-fitting silhouette. It has a plunging neckline cut and structured seamed detailing. This highlights your shape in an hourglass-emphasizing way.
The lace overlay continues beyond the hem, drawing attention to its sheer beauty. The billowing sleeves balance out the sexy elements of this design. The overall look is elegant as well as figure-flaunting.
Team this up with tan heeled sandals and a fringe suede clutch to play up the boho vibes. Alternatively, go classic with vintage-inspired curls in your hair and a bold red lip. There are endless styling options for this dress!
Ivory Fitted Scuba Short Dress with Ruffle 48053
Crafted from scuba material, you’re ensured a stunning and flattering fit. This sleeveless cocktail design is minimalist chic – but with one attention-grabbing feature. The stunning over-sized frill that adorns one shoulder.
The perfect fit for attending a wedding, this crisp white dress is tailored to perfection. It flaunts your figure subtly as the silhouette is shapely and smooth. The cascading frill runs all the way over the shoulder, adding ample drama to this style.
This high neck cut dress has simplicity at its heart, but takes things up to a new style savvy level. It makes a big impact by remaining otherwise detail-free. It’s all about a gorgeous fit and one focal point.
Pair this dress with towering gold heels and matching gold chandelier earrings. Wear your hair up to make sure everyone can see the frill from behind, too. Complete the look with a fuchsia lip.
White Off the Shoulder Fitted Knee Length Dress 49679
Clean white lines are given a delicate twist with this off-the-shoulder piece. The neckline is rimmed with a statement, flowing frill that is so on-trend. The rest of this knee-length design is clean and sophisticated.
A gorgeous option for a beach wedding or garden party, this dress can simply do no wrong. It’s a flexible and flattering look that will suit almost any special occasion. The design is nothing short of flawless.
The frill immediately grabs your attention. However, it’s the beautiful structure that makes this remarkable. It’s subtly seamed in all of the right places, nipping in at the waist and gently flaring. That means it’ll flatter so many body types and is body complementary.
Dress this up with fashion-forward blush heels and a matching blush clutch. Wear flowers in your hair for a low-key wedding or party. A dewy, natural complexion is a must with this fresh ensemble.
Off White and Nude Fitted Off the Shoulder Lace Short Dress 49816
Nothing combines so well with white as a dash of nude. This fleshy color tone is a hot fashion trend that continues to prove its worth. It makes for a unique illusion that makes everyone take a second look.
This off-the-shoulder style mixes a white lace overlay with a sneaky nude layer. It creates a barely-there dress that is surprisingly easy to wear. The sheer lace of this piece has a ’70s-inspired look that we can’t get enough of.
The lace adds such a timeless twist to this refined style. It’s romantic, beautiful and very summery. We love how easily this can team up with a myriad of other colors to create the most special of outfits.
Go tropical with bold citrus yellow or hot pink accessories – perfect for a summer celebration. Opt for bright lipstick in your favorite shade. Then, opt for colorful tribal-inspired woven earrings.
This white scuba dress is your new blank canvas. It’s minimal in style but has a figure-accentuating silhouette that makes the best of you. That’s all down to attention to the fine details and a beautifully crafted cut.
If you’re looking for a long-sleeve dress for summer, this has your name on it. The flared sleeves and tailored waist make for a flowing yet structured look with the right balance. It drops to around knee-length, making it a sophisticated and conservative option.
What we love most about this design is its instant classic. It’ll never go out of fashion and will remain in your wardrobe for many years. It combines so well with many jackets, shoes, and necklaces.
We love the idea of pairing this with silver heels and a statement multi-colored necklace for a summer event. Then, add a straw woven clutch bag for more texture. Opt for an up-do to give this a more formal twist.
More Style Inspiration
If you’re not sure a white dress is for you, a great alternative is gold. Gold suits every skin tone and always sparkles. Take a look at our top 5 gold gowns for further inspo.