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Forget the LBD – These White Dresses Are Timeless

Here are 11 effortless LWDs.

Last Updated on April 11, 2023

The little black dress is a forever winner, but a white dress holds its own as an equally indispensable and timeless addition to any person’s wardrobe. For summer, there’s nothing like it.

In fact, bright white is one of this season’s biggest colour trends. White is always in, but on the SS23 catwalk for Chanel, A.W.A.K.E. MODE, Hermes and Stella McCartney, it was worn head-to-toe for an almost angelic appearance.

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The easiest way to achieve the look? A dress, of course!

Earlier this year, celebrities at The Oscars dazzled in a spectacular showcase of white gowns and dresses, proving that white attire is not solely reserved for brides. Emily Blunt, Eva Longoria, Michelle Yeoh, Halle Berry and Mindy Kaling all opted for white on the red carpet, cementing the look as one of SS23’s biggest.

Now it’s officially springtime and has been much warmer in the UK lately, I’ve been looking to update my wardrobe with some lighter clothes. I thought it would be the perfect time to stock up on some white dresses, especially after seeing those ladies smash it.

When it comes to fashion, I have always been inclined to make a statement and stand out in bold colours (as they’d say, go bold or go home), so I used to shy away from white dresses as I considered them to be too conventional. 

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But white can be interesting – promise. I’ve found 11 glorious white dresses that prove it!

I’ve scoured through all our high street heroes and found the best out there.

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Shop White Dresses

Tassle and Ponte bardot mini dress

Tassle and Ponte bardot mini dress, now £70, Karen Millen – buy now

Cheesecloth button front maxi shirt dress + belt

Cheesecloth button front maxi shirt dress + belt, £150, Me+Em – buy now

Gabardine midi dress with cut-out detail

Gabardine midi dress with cut-out detail, £45.99, Zara – buy now

Madison satin midi dress in ivory

Madison satin midi dress in ivory, £159, Ghost London – buy now

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Broderie anglaise dress

Broderie anglaise dress, £49.99 H&M – buy now

Anja lace-insert tie-back linen dress

Anja lace-insert tie-back linen dress, £475, Clea – buy now

Ullaa rose-embroidered woven midi dress

Ullaa rose-embroidered woven midi dress, £325, Ted Baker – buy now

Dylan tie mini dress

Dylan tie mini dress, £79, Ghospell – buy now

Embroidery midi dress

Embroidery midi dress, now £90.30, Warehouse – buy now

Crinkle tank dress

Crinkle tank dress, £185, Hunza G – buy now

Women's Atlanta linen dress in white

Atlanta linen dress in white, £320, Sleeper – buy now

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