The throw-on-and-go summer outfit formula that hasn’t changed in years? The white dress. For nearly all occasions, the white dress is a look that says you’re embracing the season in all of its carefree glory, and you need little else to pull the look together. Just throw on some pretty sandals or chunky sneakers and you’re good to go.
From polished sheaths you can pull on quickle — like a riff on the shirtdress — to a lace style that will make those summer picnics feel like a dream, there’s a silhouette for every scenario, at every price — and we found the 18 best pieces right here. These white dresses are the ones you’ll be returning to time and time again. Read on to shop our editors’ picks inside.
— Additional reporting by Hannah Weil McKinley