If you have a love-hate relationship with white dresses, you can rest assured you're not alone. While it doesn't get much prettier than a breezy white dress in the summer, wearing the wrong undergarments underneath can quickly turn a simple white dress into a style faux pas. Which is exactly why we decided to turn to a sartorial expert to take the guesswork out of what to wear under your summer whites. Accordingly, we consulted top celebrity stylist Tara Swennen, who counts Kristen Stewart, Lauren Conrad, Caitriona Balfe, and Lucy Hale among her bevy of It-girl clients. (It doesn't get more expert than that.)
Without hesitation, Swennen filled us in on the brand that she swears by for wearing with white (and sheer summer dresses): Commando. And since our bralette obsession is real, we were particularly intrigued by the one she recommends for summer whites: the $64 Cotton Scoop Bralette. As Swennen told us, Commando's "seamless pieces are great to use under sheer looks for a clean and flattering look. And the comfort is next level." She added, "They're especially great for springtime white." Last but not least, she shared a piece of advice that's music to our ears: "For undergarments for me, the rule of thumb is you shouldn't have to sacrifice comfort and function for style." Amen.
Read on to shop the perfect bralette for white dresses, along with other Commando pieces Swennen always recommends on her clients. After that, shop some of our favorite white dresses at the end!
Behold the comfortable, expert-approved bralette for white dresses.
Swennen says, "Commando's Mini Slip is amazing because it can be used as a true slip under a dress or styled on its own as a slip dress."
Also available in more sizes and colors.
These full-coverage panties are so chic under sheer dresses.
This slip also comes highly recommended by Swennen.
Swennen loves this seamless bralette, which also comes in black, under sheer dresses as well.
This close-fitting mesh thong is another white-dress recommendation from Swennen.
You can't go wrong with a Reformation dress. This simple one is our current favorite.
It's no wonder this flattering dress is a best seller.
Bring on the ruffles.
Add this to your summer vacation packing list.
New go-to summer outfit: this dress with flat espadrilles.
We'd wear this minidress for day or night.
Your new straw bag has met its match.
This white dress is polished enough for the office.
Meet your new favorite date-night dress.
This midi option will never go out of style.
Pair this flirty mini with silver slide sandals.