This "Boring" Dress Is Set to Be the Season's #1 Buy

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Fashion decrees that everyone should consider owning a little black dress, but there's an equally viable case to be made for the little white dress. Not that it has to be little (especially if you're wearing your LWD in the city rather than at the beach), but as long as it's crisp and bright white, then you're good to go. There's just something unapologetically summer-like and optimistic about this shade, be it lacy and whimsical or linen and minimalist. What's more, the basic warm-weather staple was a pretty big deal on the S/S 23 runways.

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"Much like the majority of the new-season collections, here we have another summer staple, but one that designers have reimagined in line with the 'keep it simple but never boring' mantra," says Who What Wear UK's affiliate editor Emily Dawes.

Below, you'll find an edit of the best white dresses to invest in now that'll see you through the summer. Before that, however, feast your eyes on the ways influencers wear their little white dresses for all the white-dress outfit inspiration you need.

Shop the Best White Dresses On the Market

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Puffy sleeves are always a good idea—particularly on white dresses. 

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Incredibly versatile, white dresses can be dressed up or down. 

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The trend isn’t limited to midis or maxis—minis also look so striking in white. 

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Don't be afraid to contrast your white dress with black accessories. 

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Metallic accessories will take your little white dress from day to night. 

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A basket bag and minimalist mules are all you need accessory-wise. 

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Flounces and puff sleeves only add to the charm of white dresses. 

This post was originally published at an earlier time and has since been updated. 

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Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over twelve years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories, and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, works closely with influencer talent on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media. Previously, Maxine appeared on TV in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o. 


Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship, she was offered a position on the Look magazine fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. She went on to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as InStyle.co.uk’s fashion writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others. Maxine works remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh.