White midi dresses you can’t live without.

White Midi Dresses

The little black dress has met its match for summer in the white midi dress, no question. Sure, it seems simple that you might trade your dark black look for one a little brighter and sunnier for warmer weather, but there’s something about a midi silhouette that makes the wardrobe staple all the more transitional, no matter what your schedule might throw at you.

The power of the midi dress is in it’s uncanny ability to look flawless when worn with flat sandals, espadrilles, heels, and even low-top sneakers. And, the fact that you’re shopping bright white? Well, that’s a blank canvas that’s just looking for some accessorizing. Add a cross-body bag by day and some jewelry by night; wear it alone during the dog days of summer and layer a cardigan on top for those chillier beach evenings. The styling potential is endless. 

But, the question is, where should you start? Shop the below 24 best white midi dresses, and you’ll be totally covered for this summer and beyond.



La Ligne Convertible Linen Blend Dress

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Though you’d never know it by looking, this white midi dress is totally convertible, so it offers even more variety than your other go-to white midi dresses. You can wear it with the puff sleeves and tie back, or choose to forgo them completely and rock the look as a strapless silhouette.


Cara Cara Edie One-Shoulder Cotton Poplin Midi Dress

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If you’re looking for a one shoulder silhouette that doesn’t hug too close to your frame, this flowing cotton poplin white midi dress will do just the trick, nipped in at the waist and tiered from there for extra volume.


Hill House Home The Collector’s Edition Ellie Nap Dress

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You already love the ease of the Hill House Nap Dress, but why not try it in this “Collector’s Edition” satin, which is more luxe than ever.


Mango Wrap Back Dress

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The simplicity of this white midi dress is what makes it so special, featuring a three-tiered design with a perfect crossed back that reveals just enough skin without feeling as such.


Cult Gaia Cameron Knit White Midi Dress

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For a more sultry look, shop this knit white midi dress with a knot at the waist, leaving not only both sides of your waist exposed, but the entire back as well.


Reformation Lucila Smocked Ruffled Linen-Voile Midi Dress

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Reformation works wonders with their smocked back design, allowing their dresses of all shapes and sizes to fit you like a glove without feeling restrictive.


Merlette Paradis Tiered Cotton White Midi Dress

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If you’re seeking an easeful boudoir inspiration that’s more crisp than sultry, this tiered Merlette dress is about to become your go-to for all daytime activities this summer.


Wilfred Reminisce Dress

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This white midi dress is a simple pull-on-and-go, no matter where you’re headed. With a subtle ruffle around the neckline, it feels mildly Victorian in appeal, though still quite modern, especially when styled with sneakers.


Matteau Tiered Broderie Organic Cotton-Poplin Midi Dress

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Matteau is magic when it comes to the brand’s effortless beach-to-bar looks, like this eyelet embroidered white midi dress with a nipped-in waist, tiered design, and longer puffed sleeves that add a little sweetness to an otherwise simple look.


J.Crew Cotton Poplin Apron Dress with Convertible Straps

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Though quite conservative from the front, this apron-style white midi dress has a totally open back, covered only by two long straps that meet at the back of your waistline. It’s perfect to both wear alone as well as layer if you feel as though you want to throw it on over a T-shirt for a little more coverage.


Lost + Wander Beach White Midi Dress

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For travel or beach days, a T-shirt dress hits just the spot. But, instead of shopping for a mini that just looks like an oversized cotton jersey top, opt for this tiered number that hits at mid-calf.


Sea Georgina Open-Back Cotton-Poplin Midi Dress

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We’re suckers for a great back moment, for which this white midi dress certainly delivers. Sure, it’s perfect from the front with its crisp white cotton and inset eyelet detail, but the triple tie at the back is really where it shines.


The Drop April One Shoulder Cut Out Tiered Midi Dress

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Expose skin in just the right places with this super-affordable option from Amazon’s “The Drop” collection. Here, you’ll find a white midi dress with a single puff sleeve and subtle waist cutouts to boot.

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Abercrombie & Fitch Ruffle Sleeve Poplin Midaxi Dress

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This Abercrombie white midi dress flows as you walk, billowing out from an empire waist that cascades from a gathered top that, while not underwire, resembles a loose bustier style in appeal.


Self-Portrait Grosgrain-Trimmed Guipure Lace Midi Dress

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If you’re seeking a dress for a fancier event, you’ll love this white midi dress style from Self-Portrait. With an allover lace design, the texture keeps your look interesting with a silhouette that’s actually quite classic.


Caslon Eyelet Three-Quarter Sleeve Cotton Midi Dress

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For a perfect peasant style, shop this allover eyelet midi dress with a button-front top and pin-tucked sleeves for a little bit of extra detail on an otherwise simple look.


Anine Bing Bree Shift White Midi Dress

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When you love a slip dress but want something a little bit more tailored than silk, this Anine Bing white midi dress is just the thing. With a high neck and low back, it’s giving all the ‘90s feels, too.


Nordstrom Signature Poplin Shirtdress

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Keep it classic in a crisp shirtdress with a slightly longer line midi silhouette. This one is more tailored on the top and a little bit more billowy on the bottom.


Galvan Sienna Halterneck Satin Midi Dress

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For that total elevation, after-hours, black-tie approved white midi dress, you’ll find little more perfect than a Galvan slip dress. Instead of the traditional spaghetti strap style, this gorgeous look boasts a high neck in the front and back.


Vince Rib Knit Racerback Body-Con Dress

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Go the bodycon route with this stretch cotton white midi dress, complete with a sporty racerback and slim sheath silhouette.


Zimmermann Jude Lace-Up Scallop-Trim Midi Dress

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For an ultra-feminine take on the white midi dress trend, look to Zimmermann who serves up some serious style with a scalloped look, boasting subtle side cutout and spaghetti straps on top.


Proenza Schouler Tiered Cotton-Blend Poplin Midi Dress

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If you’re not one for open-back halters, but love a high-neck, shop this look that features spaghetti straps that originate in the middle of your chest and follow over your shoulders to secure atop each blade.


Theory Gloss White Midi Dress

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There’s a reason that this silhouette has stood the test of time from Theory, with a stretchy easy-fit tank top and cotton poplin skirt that flares out from the hips. It feels festive for a night out but perfectly paired with Birkenstocks for day as well.


Faithfull the Brand Zeta Cutout Linen Midi Dress

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We’ve fallen in love with this white midi dress due to it’s balance between revealing and easeful, with a front tie and exposed sides and back that are crafted from a silhouette that’s otherwise quite loose and voluminous.

RELATED: 16 Summer Ready Linen Dresses to Keep You Cool

Pro Tip


While a white midi dress is about to become the most transitional piece in your summertime wardrobe, you might want to shop more than one style from the above list so that you have a few different silhouettes and materials to mix and match as you choose.

There’s nothing quite like a white midi dress for summer. Shop one—or ten—from the list above and you’ll be wearing nothing but the style all season long, we guarantee it.

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