Six Ways To Style White Dresses for Summer
White dresses are light and airy, which makes them perfect for those breezy adventurous months of summer. Soaking in the sun, walking around with a drink in hand, lounging at the beach, strolling around outdoor markets—no location you’ll be hanging out this summer won’t be perfect for wearing something fresh and flirty like a lightweight white dress. The style, length, and material you choose will dictate the occasion that is just right for each garment. We’ve compiled a list of our favorite white dress styles and pieces that fit each category, from Reformation, of course.
Long and Flowy
The Rutherford Dress in White
If you want to stand out but keep the comfort of cutoff shorts, a flowy ankle length dress is the way to go. With the Rutherford, you get gently puffed sleeves, a fitted sweetheart neckline bodice, and a tiered full length skirt.
Spaghetti Strap Dresses
The Rai Linen Dress in White
You want to show off those (SPF protected) sun-kissed shoulders in the summer and teeny tiny spaghetti straps are the ideal way to do so. We love the crisscross detailing on the Rai Linen dress and the way the back features trailing strap bows. Perfect for those no strings attached evenings with your friends.
Short and Mini
The Jessi Linen Dress in White
Mini dresses are great, but we love them even more when they’re shift style. Nothing sits more comfortably against the skin than a lightweight flax linen that both tucks and hangs so you’re never constricted but still get shape where you want it. The name of the game is ‘relaxed.’ You can throw this one on and run out the door, looking all the more put together.
The Brayden Dress in White
You need a bouquet of flowers or something to go with this one, because it sings of dreamy romance. Make it a date dress for a long-anticipated moment with a special someone, or wear it on a self-care date with yourself. Just look at those lacey shoulder straps. It’s the perfect dress for a summer love affair (maybe with yourself).
Cut Outs and Two Pieces
The Mylie Two Piece in White
Who says dresses have to be all one piece? With a boxy crop top and full skirt, all in a soft and stretchy blend, the Mylie Two Piece lets your body move and breathe, as you do in summer. Ideal for both lounging and partying, you can wear it all day and all night, for as long as you have plans.
The Pompano Linen Dress in White
Say hi to your skin that gets to emerge for the first time in a while to soak up the summer’s warmth. The square neckline contrasts with the triangle peekaboo cutout to keep you looking like a cool piece of abstract art. This dress would look great at an art gallery, btw. Or just settle with being the artwork yourself.
Buttons Down the Front
The Prescott Linen Dress in White
Buttons sometimes say business but sometimes they say bring on the summer. You can bare your skin in the Prescott Linen dress while feeling both composed and covered. The fitted shape feels like a snug hug but the summery softness of the linen promises comfort.
The Caitie Dress in White
Are the buttons most important, or simply the illusion of them? The cascading button loops along the v-neck decolletage of the Caitie dress are a tiny detailed statement. You’re not going to wear your neckline up to your neck (it is summer after all, the season of showing a little skin) but you will highlight your suntan.
Lace and Ruffles
The Holmes Dress in Cream
with lace and ruffles you can’t go wrong, especially if your dress has some bohemian flair on the top and shoulders but a peasant shape that rustles around your body in dreamy voile fabric.
The Monika Dress in Cream
Upscale cottage core, anyone? The Monika dress is flirty and fun with lace panels and tiny ruffle edging along the shoulders and bodice. Everything from the semi-sheer sleeves, silky mini skirt, and cute ribbon detail express how adorable you look wearing it.
The Michaela Dress in White
Let your sleeves speak for you. The Michaela dress has not one but two puffed panels on each sleeve for a little extra flair. The babydoll shape gives you all the roominess you desire in those hot summer months so your dress can flow around your body and keep you cool and breezy.
The Zula Linen Dress in White
Go big or go home with short puffed sleeves and a gathered bodice that shows off your waistline. It’s the perfect blend of fitted and loose, with gentle movement in the skirt to encourage any and all dancing you might get up to.
Stay breezy and carefree in white dresses this summer. From mini to maxi to strapless to sleeves, these six ways to style your look won’t steer you wrong. You’ll be kicking back in lightweight dresses all season long.
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