I Love a White Dress for Winter—Here Are 25 I Recommend

If you read my stories regularly you probably know that I’m dress obsessed. Even in winter, I love to luxuriate in a cozy frock—with the addition of plenty of layers, of course. While we tend to gravitate towards black, grey, and jewel-tone hues in winter, today I’m here to convince you that a winter white dress is also worth considering! Not only does the crisp and refreshing hue make every ensemble look more luxurious but it can be an instant mood lifter too—an invigorating hit on a cold, gray, winter's day.

To pull off the look during the cold-weather season avoid lightweight fabrics such as linen and broderie anglaise and instead, opt for cozy knits, corduroy, or jacquard fabrics that exude a wintery feel. Play with all different shades of white—from ivory to silvery hues, and finally layer your dress for the weather. Think a tissue-thin turtleneck under a slip dress, or a shearling coat over a knit number—and don’t forget your tights and boots.

Scroll below as I share my favorite winter white dresses I highly recommend adding to your cart this season.


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Style Notes: A non-restrictive white mini dress with tights and ballet flats is a winning combination.


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Style Notes: Yes, you can wear a silky slip dress in winter. Simply layer a lightweight turtleneck underneath and top it off with a cozy cardigan. Fluffy white slippers would make a great finishing touch.


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Style Notes: Pair an easy-to-move-in white cardigan dress with a leather topper and knee-high boots. So chic.


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Style Notes: This silhouette is perfect for your holiday zoom calls with friends.


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Style Notes: A ribbed knit white dress looks super luxe, especially when paired with a matching longline cardigan.

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Judith Jones
Senior Fashion Market Editor

Judith is the senior fashion market editor at Who What Wear and has worked in fashion for nearly a decade. Judith started on the Shop Who What Wear team, creating content and managing a team of merchandisers for the Who What Wear shopping app. She later crossed over to the editorial team, where she shares the coolest, most desirable fashion market finds and brands in her shopping-focused stories and social takeovers. She has become one of the top affiliate earners during her six plus years at Who What Wear. Before working in fashion, Judith was a TV host on the PBS travel show Globe Trekker (airing on Netflix and Amazon Prime) and shared her passion for travel and food. She studied at the prestigious London Academy of Dramatic Arts as well as Stella Adler Studio of Acting in New York. She later studied fashion merchandising and design, which laid the foundation for her career in fashion.

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