Summer Essential: The Little White Dress

With summer just weeks away, I want to start a new series detailing some key pieces that I think will be essentials to your summer wardrobe. Hopefully, after all are published, you can feel like you’ve gotten a fresh new summer look with items that will last you far into the later months of the year, and even into next summer. First up: the little white dress!

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Yes, I promise, you can wear a white dress.

For some reason, after you hit age 20, you think you can’t wear a white dress until you’re engaged. WRONG! A ;ittle white dress is the perfect dress for anyone during summer, regardless of relationship status (but hey, if you’re engaged, I would be milking it and wearing white alllllll the time). Obviously, do not wear your LWD to any bridal events hosted by family or friends – but other than that, you’re GOLDEN!

Don’t be afraid of a little embellishment.

Whether it’s polka dots, embroidery, buttons, or lace, don’t shy away from dresses that aren’t *all* white. A little fun is never a bad thing, especially for summer! I am currently obsessed with polka dots, so a small colored dot pattern would be what I would look for in a LWD.

Find something that can be dressed down or dressed up.

LWDs are perfect for going to church then rushing to brunch with your girls, or going to work then hitting up happy hour! They are instantly classy, yet with the right accessories are the best summer going out outfit available! Make sure the length is long enough and the fabric isn’t too tight 😉


My LWD for the summer is $59 from Urban Outfitters. I kind of cheated and got it for my trip to New Orleans, but that was 80 degrees so it kindaaaa counts, right?! Anyways, I will be wearing this baby on repeat all summer long. It’s lightweight, flattering, and can be paired with a cardigan for daytime events and instantly transformed by adding heels and some jewelry.


See allllll my favorite LWDs from the interwebs below. Happy shopping and happy almost summer!

hi! my name is Caitlin, and I am a Midwest twenty-something, agency owner, thrifting pro and blogger who shares outfits, wellness, good books and so much more. I am so glad you are here - welcome to my corner of the internet!

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