The Style Staple Often Overlooked | Little White Dresses

If you’re new here, I kicked off the year by compiling a list of style staples everyone needs in their wardrobe. Each month, one of those items will be selected for a featured post. Somehow, we’ve already wrapped up the first quarter of the year which means we’ve already talked about three style staples. Before diving into the staple of the month, be sure to catch up on the series below:

The Style Staple Series (So Far)

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Style Staple #4: The Little White Dress (LWD)

We’re all familiar with the classic LBD, but what about its contrasting counterpart? While you can absolutely wear a little black dress year-round, the spring and summer months may have you reaching for lighter shades more often than not. It’s for that reason that you need a little white dress, also known as LWD, in your closet.

Much like the coveted LBD, the LWD is extremely versatile. You can think of it as your go-to daytime look. Not sure what to wear to brunch? First, there’s a dedicated post for that. Second, there’s also a little white dress that will fit the bill. With the exception of weddings, white dresses are simple enough to dress up or down so that you can get the biggest ROI on your purchase. Like the items previously shared in the series, increasing your ROI by maximizing an item’s versatility is what makes something a closet staple.

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Outfit Details: Urban Outfitters Dress | Wild Diva Boots | Target Hat | Prive Revaux Sunglasses

15 White Dresses to Spice Up Your Summer Style

The shirtdress is the white dress style I selected this year, which may look a bit familiar to regular readers of the site. Already, I’ve worn the dress several times since purchasing in February–two of which were photographed. I selected a shirtdress style because the material lends itself to dressed up events without being restricted only to those environments. As featured in the post, I belted the shirtdress and added a chunky boot with a floppy hat to create a daytime look with a little edge.

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Finding a white dress that meets your needs doesn’t have to be difficult or overwhelming! When you’re shopping, think about a few of the top requirements to help narrow down your selection:

  • What’s your favorite body part?
  • Which area do you prefer to keep covered?
  • Where do you plan to wear a white dress?
  • What’s your budget?

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Once you know the answer to at least half of the above questions, you can shop online and filter the search criteria to meet your requirements. If you’re browsing in-store, keep those questions in mind to help you stay focused. As a starting point, I’ve curated 15 dresses below, including three styles I’m particularly loving right now: the shirt dress, the boho dress, and the maxi dress.

15 White Dresses for Spring and Summer

After clicking through each of the 15 white dresses featured above, I hope you feel inspired and ready to throw on an all-white look! Be sure to tag @ventifashion on social media so I can see how you style the staples!

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How do you style white dresses?


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