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Little white dresses we love

Jessica Padykula is a freelance writer and editor in Toronto, Canada covering a wide range of  topics for several online lifestyle publications. She is a regular contributor for SheKnows, covering travel, style, relationships, health and...

Trend alert: LWD love

Move over LBD and make way for our new favorite – the LWD – or little white dress. Classic and chic, white makes for effortless yet polished summer style. Recently spotted on everyone from Michelle Williams to Olivia Palermo, this celeb favorite isn't going anywhere any time soon. To help you get the look, we've pulled together some must-have dresses in bright white – perfect for beating the heat in style.

White is nice

For days you feel like breaking free from black, why not trade dark for light and rock a LWD (little white dress)? Fresh, fun, flirty and elegant, these looks will have you feeling fabulous no matter where you go.

Little white dresses

1. One-shoulder dress (Shopbop.com, $367), 2. Drape dress (Lacoste, $255),
3. Bow detail dress (Mod Cloth, $148), 4. Tiered dress (GAP, $25)

1One-shoulder dress

Look summery and sexy in this silk-chiffon off-the-shoulder Alice + Olivia dress (Shopbop.com, $367) featuring elegant draping and a gathered elastic waist. We love that this look is simple and sophisticated, perfect for a summer afternoon wedding or other semi-formal affair in need of an understated frock.

2Drape dress

We love the relaxed look of this simple drape dress, designed by Catherine Malandrino for Lacoste ($255). Asymmetrical gathering at the hip and shoulder make for a unique silhouette and the loosely draped neckline adds a flirty, feminine touch to this otherwise effortlessly chic look.

3Bow detail dress

It's not every day a dress this cute comes along. We were instantly smitten with this playful, strapless frock (Mod Cloth, $148) with a pretty pleated bow in front and a half-moon cutout in the back. Whimsical without being over-the-top, this fully lined LWD will look fabulous with peep-toe wedges, a statement cuff and pretty, dangling earrings.

4Tiered dress

Whether you're meeting friends for drinks on a patio or you're on vacation and need something that will keep you cool without compromising style, this versatile tiered dress (GAP, $25) fits the fashion bill. It's fully lined with a v-neck and will look perfect paired with metallic accessories – bangles, a clutch or even shoes.

 

Little white dresses

5. Lace mini dress (Lily Pulitzer, $368), 6. Sequin dress (Top Shop, $120),
7. Tank dress (Shopbop.com, $275)

5Lacy dress

We can't resist this summer's trend towards all things vintage and this adorable lace mini dress (Lily Pulitzer, $368) is no exception. We swooned upon seeing it and love the 1960s feel, flared sleeves and empire waist. Pair with strappy heels and understated accessories – this piece doesn't need a lot of dressing up to look great.

6Sequin dress

Strut your stuff and turn heads in this white sleeveless sequin mini dress (Top Shop, $120) with chain detailing at the back and a cowl neck. Not only is this look a guaranteed show-stopper, it easily adapts to many different settings depending on what you pair it with and the accessories you choose.

7Tank dress

Sometimes all you want to do is throw on a dress, grab your purse and go. No muss, no fuss and no taking your look to0 seriously. Times like these call for something simple, comfortable and flattering – all the components of this easy-wearing scoop neck style (Shopbop.com, $275). Pair with wedge sandals or T-strap heels and an armload of colorful bangles.

More summer style

Drool-worthy metallic accessories
Stylish neutrals for summer
Sizzling summer must-haves

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