32 classic white dresses you need before Memorial Day and summer 2022

If there’s a garment that’s versatile, classic and fit for the warmer months, it’s the unbeatable white dress — especially for Memorial Day and to celebrate the rise of the summer season.

Though commonly worn to graduation ceremonies and bridal showers, we can’t get over how ruffled hems, sweetheart necklines and smock-skirt styles are prim to perfection for the spring and summer.

Much like your favorite cocktail dresses, wedding guest dresses and work dresses, the best white dresses for women come in a Persian buffet of options, all ones we want to savor this season.

Not to mention, we’re huge fans of this season’s best rompers.

So, we compiled this year’s edit of the 32 best styles, ranging from T-shirt dresses to affordable styles on Amazon for less than $50. What’s more, you can even snag one of the hottest fashions right now: the best midi dresses we rounded up this year.

Lovely to pair with your most comfortable heels (including those on-trend nude heels) and treasured tote bag (or designer clutches), we have all the options laid out for you below. There’s nothing like adding more heavenly whites to your wardrobe.

Click to shop some of our favorite retailers for white dresses: Abercrombie, Amazon, Anthropologie, Bloomingdale’s, Hello Molly, HSN, Lulus, Petal & Pup, Revolve, Target, Windsor

1. Exlura Lantern Sleeve Ruffled Off-Shoulder Mini Dress, $39


As an Amazon best-seller, Exlura’s Lantern Sleeve Ruffled Off-Shoulder Mini Dress is an easy toss-on for the warmer months, clad in a stretchy waistband and lightweight flow. For a versatile piece, we can’t believe it’s less than $50 on Amazon.

2. Exlura Square Neck Puff Sleeve A-Line Dress, $36


Dainty and elegant, Exlura’s Square Neck Puff Sleeve A-Line Dress is waiting to be worn at your next outdoor bash. The sleeves are to die for (in all its exaggerated-puff glory). Not to mention, the sweetheart neckline is perfect for styling with your fine jewelry.

3. EcoWish Ruffle One-Shoulder Bodycon Midi Dress, $31

Now, this dress screams bridal shower. EcoWish’s Ruffle One-Shoulder Bodycon Midi Dress has one of the most flattering shoulder detailing we’ve seen, along with a sexy hem that hugs in all the right places.

4. Kirundo Swiss Dot Flowy Dress, $15


As one of our favorite brands — as far as Amazon dresses go — Kirundo has some of the most relaxed yet feminine-leaning styles we’re constantly adding to our wishlists. Specifically, the Swiss Dot Flowy Dress is a prime steal for the warmer months, a less-than-$40 option with impeccable detailing.

5. Leota Aaliyah Flutter-Sleeve Dress, $138


If you’re on the hunt for an easy-breezy midi dress, look no further than the Leota Aaliyah Flutter-Sleeve Dress. It’s modest and comfortable — pairing well with your best nude heels, too — and is a sweet splurge that’s still less than $150.

6. Lulus By Your Side Two-Piece Dress, $49


We’re big fans of two-piece dresses — especially when they resemble those on-trend cut-out dresses we’re been eyeing — and Lulus completely hits the nail on the head with its top-wrapped, bodycon style. It leans a bit more ivory, but we love it all the same.

7. BelongSci Bell Sleeve Shift Dress, $32


It’s no surprise BelongSci’s Bell Sleeve Shift Dress is an Amazon best-seller. Not only does the dress come in virtually every color under the sun, but its match-all nature and T-shirt feel make it a nice grab for hot temps. Plus, it looks great with statement jewelry.

8. Majorelle Mariapia Mini Dress, $248

As a personal favorite, we can’t stop rocking Majorelle’s Mariapia Mini Dress around town. It’s an investment, though worth it, and the ruffles — coupled with the subtle cutout detailing at the waist — are like no other.

9. More to Come Shannan Mini Dress, $66


As one of the white dresses we anticipate selling out quickly, More to Come has a new Shannan Mini Dress that’s less than $75, impressively. From the on-trend mini plunge to its lace detailing at the arms and hem, we’re undeniably giving it all our heart eye emojis.

10. Eberjey Portola Elsie Dress, $198


Stay comfy in this beach-ready dress from Eberjey. Not only are the button details adorable and ideal for spring and summer, but the subtle embroidery and off-shoulder design make it both comfortable and chic.

11. Lulus Queen of the City Strapless Bodycon Dress, $62


Lulus thinks you’ll be the Queen of the City with this dress, but you can easily be the Queen anywhere with this stunning dress. From its sharp, Oscars-like detailing to the comfortable design, we love this dress for a bridal shower or any formal event.

12. Lulus Heart Beats Fast Lace Bustier Bodycon Dress, $69


Let’s talk about lace. Lulus’ Heart Beats Fast Lace Bustier Bodycon Dress is a flirty, romantic option with the daintiest of spaghetti straps. From its subtle floral detailing to the bustier top, it’s just the right of oomph we look for.

13. Demetria Dress, $58, original price: $82

Petal & Pup

Feeling midi? Luckily, Petal & Pup has a few tricks up their sleeve — literally — with this stunning all-white option with the gorgeous flow and an accented one-shoulder sleeve. Plus, the angled top is flattering on all figures.

14. AQUA Scuba Crepe Off-the-Shoulder Midi Dress, $258


AQUA’s Scuba Crepe Off-the-Shoulder Midi Dress is tailored to perfection with its bridal-esque charm. Not to mention, the tiered ruffle detailing of the skirt is absolutely stunning.

15. Not The Last Dress, $85

Hello Molly

Hello, gorgeous! Hello Molly has a stunning white ruffled dress where the party is not in the back but rather, at the top. The keen eye to detail characteristic of this relaxed plunge, drapey sleeved dress is 100% a favorite for this year.

16. Show Up Satin One-Shoulder Midi Dress, $40


Whip out the sexy with Windsor’s Show Up Satin One-Shoulder Midi Dress. As one of our favorite destinations for cocktail dresses, this flattering fit is available in multiple size options and is elegant for a bridal shower, graduation and other big events on your cal.

17. Lulus Dinah One-Shoulder Dress, $62


Ideal for a work party or evening affair, Lulus’ Dinah One-Shoulder Dress is absolutely dynamite. Its simplistic yet classy and will turn heads — all for less than $70.

18. Solid Lantern-Sleeve Smock Dress, $21


If you love loose, baggy fits (and, more specifically, not wearing pants when it’s scorching hot outside), you’ll love SHEIN’s Solid Lantern-Sleeve Smock Dress. It’s the less-than-$25 option of our dreams, and we adore the preppy collar.

19. Beagimeg Bodycon Ruched Midi Dress, $18


For a ruched, no-frills midi, we can’t resist this bodycon on Amazon. It’s that perfect white dress for your wardrobe, giving you much freedom to accessorize in a variety of ways for more than one occasion.

20. Ever-Pretty V-Neck Dress, $53


While Ever-Pretty’s to-the-floor gown is labeled “bridesmaid,” we love its simplicity and elegance for any formal occasion. Whether you RSVP’ed to an outdoor affair or are feeling fancy for a date night, the style is right at $50 to save you a pretty penny.

21. EcoWish Ruffled A-Line Midi Dress, $39


If we’re being honest, we adore EcoWish’s Ruffled A-Line Midi Dress for graduation, specifically (I mean, can’t you just see that ruffled detailing underneath your gown?). However, it’s a dress that’s giving us modern “Bridgerton” vibes, which we love.

22. Romwe Sweet Scallop A-Line Skater Dress, $24


Scalloped and serene, Romwe’s A-Line Skater Dress is an adorable option if you don’t want something too baggy but like a little flare. Plus, the thin halter strap is perfect for the warmer months of spring and summer.

23. Easy Waist Puff-Sleeve Poplin Shirt Dress, $60, original price: $70


On those sweltering hot days, an easy-breezy dress is just what we crave. Shop Abercrombie’s Easy Waist Puff-Sleeve Poplin Shirt Dress, a $70 option that has one of the cutest tiered and collared detailing we’ve seen.

24. Forever That Girl Ruffle Tube Mini Dress, $148


Tube dresses are hot for summer — and we love the eyelet detail on Anthropologie’s sweet and delicate style. From its ruffled bust and hem to its structured fit, this summer-ready snag is worth the investment.

25. Medford Cowl Neck Satin Mini Dress, $98

ASTR The Label

Satin cowl neck dresses are lightweight, on-trend and flattering on any body type. ASTR The Label has a gorgeous number — clad in thin spaghetti straps — that’s ideal for this season’s vacation or an upscale dinner alike.

26. French Connection Whisper Ruffled V-Neck Mini Dress, $148


As one of Bloomingdale’s best-sellers, French Connection’s Whisper Ruffled V-Neck Mini Dress is a sure staple to hang up in your closet. For one, the neck detailing is ornate yet simple at the same time, and we love the structured fit that doesn’t compromise on comfort.

27. Wild Fable Sleeveless Tiered Babydoll Dress, $35


For just $35, it would be a shame to pass up Wild Fable’s cutesy babydoll dress for the summertime. From its triangular top to that flowy tiered bottom, it’s one of our favorites on this list.

28. The Eyelet Smock Dress, $128


Everlane is the Queen of Comfort, and its Eyelet Smock Dress is no exception. Its oversized straps and cottagecore-esque fit gives us all the coastal vibes we’re hoping to sport this season.

29. Cosonsen V-Neck Ruffle Skater Dress, $38


With more than 5,000 positive reviews on Amazon, Cosonsen’s V-Neck Ruffle Skater Dress is yours to steal. Its wrap-style fit makes it perfect for any occasion — from graduations to BBQs — and we love the layered detailing at the hem.

30. Outdoor Voices The Exercise Dress, $100

Outdoor Voices

Yes, white dresses aren’t just limited to parties. Outdoor Voices has a massive following over its Exercise Dress, the $100 buy you’ll live in for all your park visits, tennis matches and errand runs. Plus, this quality style comes in a variety of other colors.

31. Lulus Love Swept Lace Midi Skater Dress, $99


To complete your bridal look (or, to snag if you simply swoon over lace detailing), Lulus’ Love Swept Skater Dress is one of the most detailed white dresses we’ve had our eyes on. Paired with some glam bridal accessories and makeup, you’ll be golden.

32. Free People Devvy Mini Dress, $198

Free People

Our jaws dropped when we saw this dress — truthfully, a $198 purchase never looked so good. From its stretchy material to that subtly sexy flair, it’s one we want to wear all season long.

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