White Summer Dress Outfit Ideas For When You Need A Cute Look ASAP

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Stylish, single-item outfits — namely, white dresses — are more essential now than ever, especially if you don’t want to try too hard to look cute. From slinky slip dresses to breezy caftan styles, here are the best white summer dress outfit ideas to try.

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A Shirt Dress

A simple shirt dress goes a long way. Wear it with a pair of sandals along the beach, or belt it and style with boots, as this street style star has here, for a more polished, city-inspired appeal.Jeremy Moeller/Getty Images

A Lace & Leather Look

Be as ladylike as Jenny Walton in a lacy white number. Offset the ultra femme aesthetic with dark-hued leather accents.Edward Berthelot/Getty Images

A Tenniscore-Inspired Dress

Tennis lovers should opt for an all-white tennis dress. Versatile and effortless, the silhouette is sure to serve the winning point for occasions as laid-back as a post-office run and as prim as brunch with friends.Christian Vierig/Getty Images

A Backless Dress

For a camera-ready backless moment, opt for a dreamy Cecilie Bahnsen dress like the one Pernille Teisbaek is wearing.Christian Vierig/Getty Images

A Crochet Dress

Embrace this year’s arts and crafts trend in a ‘70s-inspired, crochet dress.Christian Vierig/Getty Images

A Slip Dress

A white slip dress offers so much versatility. You can make it a stand-alone piece on the hottest days. Though, you can also pair it with a moto jacket on cooler, city nights or with a coordinated blouse for just a touch of extra coverage.Christian Vierig/Getty Images

A Sweater Dress

Knitwear nerds can feel good in strappy versions of their favorite sweaters. Follow Olivia Perez’s lead and wear your number with coordinated mules and a statement bag.Melodie Jeng/Getty Images

A Romantic Dress

Hit all of the maximalist notes in a voluminous white frock, which you can style with chunky heels and a bold bag. For even more dimension, look for sheer elements, multidimensional appliqués, or both (as pictured here).Christian Vierig/Getty Images

A Balloon Skirt Style

Bubbles are big again! For the most casual approach to the whimsy trend, opt for cotton, shirt-like styles, which you can play up with equally cheeky shoes and accessories.Daniel Zuchnik/Getty Images

A Caftan

Add a bit of boho romance to your style with a white caftan. Complete the look with bold accessories.Christian Vierig/Getty Images

A Layered Look

Style up a simple, silk midi dress with layers of luxe white accessories. For the most interesting outfit, play with proportions and incorporate a variety of textures.Valentina Frugiuele/Getty Images

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