The Classic Hero Piece That Fashion People Reach for All Summer Long

stylish fashion collage of influencers Marina Torres, Debora Rosa and Amaka Hamelijnck wearing chic white dresses

Anytime friends, family, or a reader asks me what piece I recommend when the weather warm up, I will always recommend they start with finding a chic white dress. It's a classic hero piece that fashion people and beyond always reach for during spring and summer, and for good reason. White dresses stylishly signal the change in the season and come in options to fit just about every personal style and occasion.

When I am in need of fresh outfit inspiration, it's no secret that I turn to my Instagram fashion favorites. This week, I rounded up 11 incredibly chic white dress outfit ideas to keep on file this season, including classic picks, romantic standouts, trendy silhouettes, and much more. Keep scrolling to check out each look as well as thirty of the best white dresses that will have you looking like a fashion person all spring and summer long.

fashion influencer Marina Torres poses in a field of grass wearing a simple sleeveless white midi dress, sunglasses, and flip-flop sandals

(Image credit: @marina_torres)

British influencer Monikh Dale wears a textured white sleeveless dress while posing next to her stylish dining room table

(Image credit: @monikh)

British fashion influencer Lucy Williams poses at a resort wearing a cutout tie front lace up white dress and black platform sandales

(Image credit: @lucywilliams02)

influencer Taffy Msipa smiles while posing in a minimalistic white short sleeve dress and green sandals

(Image credit: @taffymsipa)

fashion influencer Debora Rosa sits on outside on a concrete wall wearing black sunglasses, a ruched shirred white dress, and crochet flats

(Image credit: @deborabrosa)

mid size fashion influencer Marina Torres walks on the streets of a beachside town wearing a romantic puff sleeve white dress

(Image credit: @marina_torres)

influencer Sasha Mei poses outside in a Marlies Grace white linen dress with flared sleeves and a large teardrop cutout on the chest

(Image credit: @sasha.mei)

Dutch model and influencer Amaka Hamelijnck poses outside on a gravel garden path wearing a poplin balloon puff sleeve dress and Dior shoulder bag

(Image credit: @amaka.hamelijnck)

female influencer Linda Tol poses in a chair at a mid century modern Scandinavian dining table wearing a white sleeveless Prada dress with square-toed black Mary Jane flats

(Image credit: @lindatol)

female fashion influencer Taffy Msipa smiles while posing with a scenic mountain view behind her wearing a sheer longsleeve white dress, red bag, and black Birkenstock sandals

(Image credit: @taffymsipa)

British female influencer Lucy Williams poses in the countryside wearing a short white tiered dress and small plaid bag while tossing an orange

(Image credit: @lucywilliams02)
Jennifer Camp Forbes
Contributing Editor

Jennifer Camp Forbes is currently an editor at Who What Wear, where she has worked in a variety of capacities for over a decade, including creative director and various editor roles. She’s well-known as a shopping expert that’s sought out for advice and insight on the latest trends, outfit ideas, and fashion picks thanks to her thoughtful shopping roundups, digital moodboards, and extensive knowledge of up-and-coming brands, plus the new arrivals sections of the chicest retailers. Jennifer has had a lifelong interest in fashion which led her to intern at Harper’s Bazaar as an undergraduate. Later, while working towards her masters degree in psychological counseling at Columbia University, she founded two digital fashion publications: Le Fashion and Olsens Anonymous. The popularity of both sites grew and after graduation she decided put her plans to become a therapist aside to pursue a career in fashion. While she has called Los Angeles and New York City home in the past, she currently works remotely from Massachusetts. When she’s not obsessing over and writing about her latest fashion finds, she is delighting in raising two little ones with her highschool sweetheart, perusing TikTok religiously, listening to podcasts and audiobooks, creating abstract photographs, and eating the best Mexican food she can get her hands on.