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9 Beautiful White Dresses to Wear this Spring

By DeAndrea
white dresses for spring and summer

It’s the season for white dresses! This is my favorite time of the year. There is more sunlight and the days are getting warmer. The coming of spring makes me want to wear lighter-colored clothes than in the fall and winter. what better way to start refreshing my spring and summer wardrobe than getting a white dress?

White clothes are classy and classic. I used to shy away from choosing white clothes for two reasons: getting them dirty and having them look dingy over time. There was an incident in elementary school involving mud and white shorts that scarred me for years.

After getting bored with my closet full of dark clothes I decided to get an ivory washable silk top. Something about the color made me feel like my outfits would be more elevated and I was 100% correct. I get a lot of compliments every time I wear that top no matter what I pair it with. Because of this top, I learned that I don’t have to fear wearing white. I’m more cautious and aware of my movements when I’m wearing something light-colored. I won’t haphazardly stir or sip my coffee because I don’t want to stain my garment. And for worrying about my pieces looking dull or dingy over time, I learned that getting stains out or brightening whites is all about having the right spot treatments and detergents. Shout out to The Laundress.

My success with the silk top encouraged me to try lighter colors in other garments and items and before I knew it half of my closet was cream, ivory, and white. I got over my fear of looking and getting dirty. Now white is one of my favorite colors to wear.

The Best White Dresses to Wear Right Now

Spring is right around the corner and I will probably be leaving the house more this year than last year. It recently occurred to me that I don’t have a white dress. When I make clothing purchases I want to make sure I’m getting a good cost per wear. This usually means I choose something that will meet a lot of my needs. I started to look for a white dress that could do it all. I could dress it up for work, down for the weekend, and also feel sexy in it for date night. I was basically looking for the unicorn of dresses.

As I started shopping I realized that to find a dress that would meet all of those needs was basically a fool’s errand. The dresses I found were usually two out of the three and would require a little finessing to work for my sexy, casual, or workwear aims. I’m not above a little outfit finessing and think it can be quite fun, but to me, finessing is for basics and I didn’t want a white dress that was basic. I stopped trying to make one dress work for every possible occasion and settled on getting more than one. I still have far too many options pending in way too many tabs, but these are the finalists.

the best white dresses to wear in the spring and summer

Ruffled Maxi Dress // Cutout Bodycon Midi Dress (Perfect for date night!) // Collared Twist-Front Mini Dress (Casual enough for errands and chic enough for the office) // Crochet Halter Maxi Dress // V-Wire Ruffle Hem Mini Dress // Half Sleeve Sheath Dress (Perfect for the office!) // Rib Knit Midi Dress (75% off!) // Elevated Knit Side Cutout Midi Dress // Ribbed Fit and Flare Dress

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