13 Ways To Wear A Little White Dress This Summer

Nothing says summertime like the iconic white mini dress. While the shape and material of the dress can vary with the trends, the little white dress is one clothing item that will always be in style, because in a sense it's like a blank canvas: the possibilities for styling one are endless.

By Madison May2 min read
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However, it can be hard to think of fresh and creative ways to style the same white dress. So, here are 13 stylish ways to wear a white mini dress this summer. From glamorous and dressy, to beachy and casual, the LWD is so versatile, and the warm, sunny, summer months are the perfect season to wear one.

1. Preppy 

Embrace the country club chic aesthetic with a trendy sweatshirt around your waist paired with athletic sneakers. This is a practical and stylish outfit for going about your day. 

2. Hair Scarf 

A hair scarf with a little white dress can go two ways – a glamorous retro look or a cute and cottagecore farm-girl look – depending on how you accessorize.  

3. Light Layers

On chillier summer mornings, layer a LWD with a cozy sweater or cardigan and tall boots. White is an ideal color for the boots to keep things summery.

4. Western Kind of Way 

For some Western flair, style a little white dress with cowboy boots. You can even add a cowboy hat if you're in an appropriate setting! This is a lively look that draws on the traditional style of the Southwest.

5. Flirty and Feminine

For a fun and girly take, pair your little white dress with a matching white purse, movie-star sunglasses, and slides in a pastel shade for a pop of color.

6. Vintage Vibes

There’s just something about pearls. Pair pearl earrings and a pearl necklace with a white dress for an elegant vintage look. A bouquet of flowers doesn’t hurt either. 

7. Straw Accessories 

Pair your LWD with a classic summer texture for an elevated daytime look. A wide-brimmed woven hat and basket-bag are the perfect accessories for this resort-ready style.

8. A Statement Belt

Add definition to your waistline with a wide belt. The belt, with the mod sunglasses, helps elevate the otherwise simple white dress.

9. Beach Ready

For a trendy Instagram-ready outfit when heading to the beach, pair a sun hat with a clear beach bag and flip flops to elevate your basic LWD.

10. On the Court

A little white dress can be athletic too. For a tennis-inspired look, pair with a baseball cap, white sneakers, and knee socks. 

11. Business Chic 

Add refined beige accessories to create a more professional look. A clutch and pointed-toe heels make this outfit business ready. 

12. Streetwear Ready

To add a bit of edge to an otherwise delicate dress, pair with black leather or pleather while transitioning into Fall. The contrast of the grunge accessories and the LWD gives this look a subtly avant garde vibe.

13. Pretty in Pink

Pink and white is a classically feminine color combination. A pink hat for sun protection and matching pink shoes paired with a little white dress is the perfect look for a garden party or botanic garden stroll. 

Closing Thoughts

As you can see, the little white dress is a timeless fashion staple with so many different possibilities for styling. There’s something uplifting about wearing a dress of any sort, and the little white dress is one of summer’s most chic styles. Hopefully these ideas will be the fashion inspiration you need. Let us know which look is your favorite!

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