33 Little White Dresses to Shop, Because, Well, Spring

Lindsey Lanquist
33 Little White Dresses to Shop, Because, Well, Spring
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It’s a near-universally accepted truth that the little black dress cannot be touched. The LBD is a mainstay in any wardrobe—and has been for decades on end. But in 2019, one similarly chic little number promises to upend the LBD’s reign—or at least, to disrupt it. Meet: 2019’s little white dress trend.

Little white dresses have been on our radar since last September, when an array of designers showed LWDs at New York Fashion Week Spring/Summer 2019. But we haven’t had the pleasure of enjoying everything they have to offer until now, when spring is in full swing. You see, little white dresses offer a specifically warm-weather appeal; they’re the kind of thing you slip into when it’s so sunny outside you can’t bear the thought of wearing anything dark.

So we’ve just been sitting here, watching adorable little white dress after adorable little white dress filter into our favorite retailers—all the while hoping the weather would shift from consistently breezy to consistently hot AF so we’d actually have an excuse to buy all the LWDs that’d caught our eye. And reader, as you well know, the weather has changed. We’ve reached the middle of April, and it’s warm now. In fact, it’s pretty damn hot. The sun is out, the birds are chirping and our closets are yearning for a little more LWD.

Because the little black dress is great (and trust us, we’ll still be wearing our favorite LBDs on the reg), but the LWD is untouchable on a hot spring day. The season is young and full of opportunities to stock up on little white dresses, and we’re seizing all of them.

STYLECASTER | 33 Little White Dresses to Shop, Because, Well, Spring

1. Denim Maxi Shirtdress, $72 at ASOS

Your new favorite way to wear denim to work.

STYLECASTER | 33 Little White Dresses to Shop, Because, Well, Spring

2. Josie Floral Linen Embroidered Midi Dress, $119 at Urban Outfitters

Part little white dress, part spring floral dress—all cute.

STYLECASTER | 33 Little White Dresses to Shop, Because, Well, Spring

3. Every Eyelet Midi Dress, $199.95 at Free People

We’re feeling inspired to plan our next beach getaway just looking at this eyelet midi.

STYLECASTER | 33 Little White Dresses to Shop, Because, Well, Spring

4. Susana Monaco Flutter Sleeve Dress, $61 at Revolve

Of course the LWD offers cocktail hour appeal.

STYLECASTER | 33 Little White Dresses to Shop, Because, Well, Spring

5. Diamond Dolls Sundress, $165 at Free People

The perfect go-to for lazy weekend days.

STYLECASTER | 33 Little White Dresses to Shop, Because, Well, Spring

6. Weekday Volume Shirtdress, $72 at ASOS

Veritably chic. Because chic and sun-friendly appeal are far from mutually exclusive.

STYLECASTER | 33 Little White Dresses to Shop, Because, Well, Spring

7. Cross My Heart Mini Dress, $148 at Free People

A little white dress that’ll take you from the park to the bar—and anywhere else you’re going this weekend.

STYLECASTER | 33 Little White Dresses to Shop, Because, Well, Spring

8. Urban Renewal Remnants Poplin Tiered Midi Dress, $79 at Urban Outfitters

A blank canvas for all your favorite statement jewelry.

STYLECASTER | 33 Little White Dresses to Shop, Because, Well, Spring

9. Solstice Mini Dress, $300 at Free People

An LWD fit for any season.

STYLECASTER | 33 Little White Dresses to Shop, Because, Well, Spring

10. Follow Suit Blazer Dress, $35 at Nasty Gal

Sleek, sophisticated and a little sexy—if that’s not a sartorial trifecta, we don’t know what is.

STYLECASTER | 33 Little White Dresses to Shop, Because, Well, Spring

11. Spell on Your Embroidered Mini Dress, $148 at Free People

Embroidered details are cute. Embroidered details on LWDs are cuter.

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12. Robby Kobo Daliah Dress, $498 at Revolve

A nod to two of 2019’s favorite trends—LWDs and ruffle details—at once.

STYLECASTER | 33 Little White Dresses to Shop, Because, Well, Spring

13. V-Neck Button-Down Dress, $56 at ASOS

Chic summer office style.

STYLECASTER | 33 Little White Dresses to Shop, Because, Well, Spring

14. Milkmaid Broderie Mini Dress, $51 at ASOS

The ultimate sundress for a day spent at the park.

STYLECASTER | 33 Little White Dresses to Shop, Because, Well, Spring

15. Karina Grimaldi Nelia Dress, $134 at Revolve

Steal the spotlight at the next outdoor BBQ you’re invited to.

STYLECASTER | 33 Little White Dresses to Shop, Because, Well, Spring

16. NBD Mercy Trench Dress, $268 at Revolve

All the chic sophistication of a trench, rendered in a spring-friendly format.

STYLECASTER | 33 Little White Dresses to Shop, Because, Well, Spring

17. Marina Puff-Sleeve Button-Front Midi Dress, $79 at Urban Outfitters

Puffy sleeves, full skirt, can’t lose.

STYLECASTER | 33 Little White Dresses to Shop, Because, Well, Spring

18. Katrina Eyelet Tiered Ruffle Mini Dress, $69 at Urban Outfitters

This LWD might skew more tank top than mini dress depending on your height, but hey—it’s cute AF regardless.

STYLECASTER | 33 Little White Dresses to Shop, Because, Well, Spring

19. Melly Dress, $299.95 at Free People

A nod to spring’s enduring lace trend without veering into too-delicate territory.

STYLECASTER | 33 Little White Dresses to Shop, Because, Well, Spring

20. Laura Ashley Chloe Ruffle Apron Midi Dress, $89 at Urban Outfitters

Amazing how much a couple thoughtfully placed ruffles can do.

STYLECASTER | 33 Little White Dresses to Shop, Because, Well, Spring

21. Tibi Removable Belted Shirred Sleeve Dress, $495 at Revolve

Not your average belted dress at all.

STYLECASTER | 33 Little White Dresses to Shop, Because, Well, Spring

22. Eyeye Eyelet Dress, $249 at Urban Outfitters

A little lace, a little frill, a little puff-sleeve—because if you want it all, you deserve to have it all.

STYLECASTER | 33 Little White Dresses to Shop, Because, Well, Spring

23. LPA Double Breasted Jacket, $248 at Revolve

Trench jacket dresses are the LWD sub-trend you didn’t know you needed.

STYLECASTER | 33 Little White Dresses to Shop, Because, Well, Spring

24. Cheesecloth Tiered Midi Sundress, $45 at ASOS

Perfect for wearing at the beach—or to the grocery store.

STYLECASTER | 33 Little White Dresses to Shop, Because, Well, Spring

25. Monki Midi Shirtdress, $38 at ASOS

Shirtdresses are too damn cute to resist.

STYLECASTER | 33 Little White Dresses to Shop, Because, Well, Spring

26. Divine Heritage Off-the-Shoulder Dress, $545 at Revolve

Because of course LWDs are available in off-the-shoulder variations.

STYLECASTER | 33 Little White Dresses to Shop, Because, Well, Spring

27. La Petite Tie-Back Frock Mini Dress, $59 at Urban Outfitters

Slip into this and slide into your favorite sandals, and you’ll have comfy-cute spring style in an instant.

STYLECASTER | 33 Little White Dresses to Shop, Because, Well, Spring

28. House of Harlow 1960 x Revolve Milo Dress, $178 at Revolve

Perfect for any spring/summer party on your calendar (as long as that party isn’t someone else’s wedding).

STYLECASTER | 33 Little White Dresses to Shop, Because, Well, Spring

29. Violette Midi Dress, $178 at Anthropologie

Cute, comfortable and prepared to take you anywhere.

STYLECASTER | 33 Little White Dresses to Shop, Because, Well, Spring

30. Lovers + Friends Cohen Mini Dress, $168 at Revolve

An LWD fit for date night.

STYLECASTER | 33 Little White Dresses to Shop, Because, Well, Spring

31. Rib Maxi Polo Shirtdress, $22.50 at ASOS

A shirtdress that’ll never feel too structured.

STYLECASTER | 33 Little White Dresses to Shop, Because, Well, Spring

32. Ulla Johnson Whitley Dress, $545 at Revolve

Turn heads—because you can.

STYLECASTER | 33 Little White Dresses to Shop, Because, Well, Spring

33. Tie-Back Babydoll Mini Dress, $69 at Urban Outfitters

Genuinely precious.

 

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A version of this story was originally published in May 2017.

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