The Little White Dresses Replacing Our LBDs


If, like me, you love a one-shade wardrobe staple that creates maximum impact with minimal effort, then you’ll be familiar with the biannual wardrobe changeover. Yep, just as we switch to Daylight Saving Time (DST) in March and Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) in October, every summer I make the old switcheroo from the Little Black Dress (LBD) to – you guessed it – the Little White Dress (LWD).

It’s less changing of the clocks, more changing of the frocks (sorry, I had to). As temps rise and the evenings get longer, I’m ready to switch up my faithful black mini for light, sunshine-ready dresses in heat-reflecting whites. From flowy maxis to vacay-ready wrap dresses, here are some of my all-time faves, just right for late night dinners, gin-laced garden parties and green list holidays. 


1. The Floaty Maxi

With its relaxed fit and beautiful broderie anglaise detailing, the Jessica maxi combines maximum comfort with understated elegance. Team with a statement necklace and some colour pop sandals (the brighter the better) for a sassy, summer-ready look.

Jessica – Borderie Argalie White Maxi Dress By Blue Vanilla | £48.00

2. Bring The Party

If you’re in the mood for something a little more glamorous, the Fifi sequin dress is an ideal option for cocktail nights with the girls, fancy summer parties, and date nights with that certain someone. We recommend wearing this glitzy showstopper with your favourite heels and some OTT earrings.

Fifi Sequin Dress White By Pretty Lavish | £78.00

3. The Classic Bardot

Searching for some summertime sophistication?With its timeless Bardot neckline, this embroidered mini dress is particularly perfect for garden parties and summer soirées. Couple with a pair of understated nude heels and some simple jewellery for some easy-going elegance.

White Bardot Embroidered Dress By Oeuvre | £35.00

4. The Holiday-Maker

Party-boho, part-dressy, this vacay-ready wrap dress features a plunging neckline, feminine silhouette, and figure-flattering tie waist. For a down-to-earth daytime look, wear with your go-to pair of wedge sandals.

Cream Plunge Maxi Dress By Bella and Blue | £45.00

5. From Day-to-Date Night

This casual tunic dress is all kinds of versatile. Wear it as a beach cover-up, layer it over denim, or glam it up for the evening. Team this do-it-all dress with your fave pair of trainers for everyday chic, or whack on hoops and heels for a more luxurious look.

Libby Long Sleeve Plain Oversized White Tunic By Blue Vanilla | £24.00

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