Everyone Needs That Perfect White Summer Dress—Here Are 30

Summer always has been and always will be about the white dress. Finding the one that's right for you, however, is easier said than done. We all know that one girl who always looks effortlessly pulled-together and stylish no matter what the occasion. That girl definitely has a handful of perfect white summer dresses on deck, and thanks to this story, now so will you. The secret to finding the absolute best white dresses is to choose ones that you can throw on with little to no effort, that can easily be dressed up or down, and that makes you feel very comfortable. When a dress—or any garment, for that matter—causes too much fuss in your life, it tends to just sit in your closet and never see the light of day. That's exactly what we're trying to avoid here on this quest for the perfect white summer dress and I think I did just that. 

Ahead, get ready to shop my personal 30 favorite white summer dresses on the market now. From linen midis to smocked minis, the selection below has a little something for everyone while keeping all the above in mind. If you don't already own your idyllic white dress yet, you're about to. 

Our Editor in Chief Kat Collings and I both have this dress and won't shut up about it. 

Does it get much better than a linen puff-sleeve number? 

That smocking is just perfect. 

I've honestly never needed a dress more than this one. 

Ciao Lucia always does summer dressing right. 

This brand's beachy attire is to die for. 

I own this dress and wear it way too much (in a good way). 

Let me tell you, this won't be the last Reformation dress you see in this story. 

H&M does it again, folks. 

Clearly, I love a smocked summer dress. 

Just wait until you see the back. 

Copying this exact look ASAP. 

Smocking, ruffles, puff sleeves, oh my! 

Hot tips: This looks really good with knee-high boots. 

Someone explain to me how this is less than $100. 

This one can easily double as a chic cover-up. 

Please take careful note of the boning detail. 

I love the scoop neck on this one. 

Something about this dress looks triple the price. 

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