Little White Dress (Shift Style)
We often hear about how every closet should have a little black dress. While that piece of closet advice is valid and wise, it is just as important to have a little white dress in your closet for those summer months.
My favorite style for summer days is then shift dress. Shift dresses tend to have a looser fit to them around the waist area. They tend to fall straight or even have a little A-line shape, making them an easy, comfy choice for those hot summer days.
Since this spring, I’ve been browsing for the right little white dress to add to my wardrobe. As you know, all of my pieces have to have a special factor to them — a little twist or a little something different than the usual basics. So, when I laid eyes on this unique floral lace shift dress by Cynthia Rowley, I knew I had found a winner. (Thanks to my friend Rosie who led me to this dress. She got the red version.)
Little White Dress : Top 20 Picks
After searching so much for a little white dress for me, I came across plenty of great options. So here are the top 20 picks, with an emphasize on the shift silhouette. These pieces cover all sorts of price points, with many of them on sale. Click around, and see what you like!
(Then keep scrolling for more details on my exact look…)
My Little White Dress Look
Cynthia Rowley dress (here and here; also comes in red, black and blue; also comes in a sleeved version) | Aquazzura suede wedge espadrilles (here and here) | Prism sunglasses (here) | Deborah Lippmann blue orchid nail polish (here) | Nars jungle red lipstick (here) | Jennifer Fisher silver bracelet (here) | Judith Ripka ring (similar on sale here) | Hermes Birkin bag – vintage, red 25cm (available here; on loan from my friend Donae of The Vintage Contessa – fabulous destination for luxury vintage goods; other lesser priced red bag options here and here)
Do you have a little white dress in your closet? Which one did you like best here? I’d love to hear your thoughts on this closet classic. Have a great day!
Photos by Ashley Cardoza