FashionThe Great White Way

When I think of the white dress, I think of that girl with the sun-kissed glowing skin and wavy beach hair strolling along the shore barefoot. Her already alluring look is further set off by a crisp white dress that makes her tanned skin just pop. This iconic summer image is undoubtedly one we are all familiar with (and maybe a tad bit jealous of, too).  Of course, you don’t need to be a beach goddess to work the white dress though. No matter what your personal style or look may be, a white dress can easily fit into any wardrobe. With the wide range of styles and accessories available, the white dress can come across looking edgy, glam, sleek, preppy, or simple.  No matter how you choose to wear it though, the white dress always screams summer and is always sexy! Here are my favorite picks for the season ahead, all under $150 and guaranteed to transform you into the image of summer in no time.

The Kimchi Blue Tenerife Dress from Urban Outfitters is the perfect cotton summer dress. It hits above the knee to show off those tanned legs and has thin adjustable straps to showcase your bronzed shoulders. The empire waist creates a beautiful silhouette and the entire dress is trimmed with a crochet lace appliqué for a fun added touch.

I am such a fan of the Love YaYa Davis Dress for a different take on the white trend. This wide necked, flutter sleeved mini dress looks great with a pair of platforms or chunky heels. The cut makes accessorizing easy. I picture wearing it with a long necklace, a bold bangle and some high-heeled gladiators for a more edgy take on the white dress.

Banana Republic’s Linen Shift Dress delivers a version of the white dress in classic summer linen. The loose fitting style of this dress makes it perfect for muggy summer days. I absolutely love the floral appliqué designs that trim the open neck, drawing some attention in a tasteful way. This dress is perfect for a poolside party or night on the beach. Pair it with some colorful wedges and bold earrings for an adorable and versatile look.


  1. Nina  |  16 June 2009 at 9:21 AM

    Excellent picks! Love these – can’t have enough white dresses 🙂

  2. Intern Sarah  |  16 June 2009 at 10:23 AM

    I want them all and then a million more I found, too. Shopbop has a great section of white dresses!

  3. alexandra  |  16 June 2009 at 12:04 PM

    ADAM by Adam Lippes has amazing dresses and so many casual and great dresses on sale right now just in time for summer !!

    heres a link to their site!

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