A simple white dress is like a blank canvas that you can style with pretty much anything. It’s no surprise you’ve seen it everywhere–from the runway to celebrity and influencer Instagram OOTDs. It’s definitely a timeless staple you can easily throw on to look chic and fresh in an instant!
If you haven’t found the perfect white dress you can wear on rotation, here’s a list of silhouettes to consider when shopping. Plus, 10 different outfit combos to cop if you need some styling pegs!
10 Flattering Simple White Dress Styles
1. Maxi Dress
You can’t go wrong with a free-flowing maxi dress that’s undeniably chic and is so comfy to wear.
2. Slip dress
If you’ve got a penchant for hubadera frocks, you definitely need a slip dress in your closet! This versatile piece looks great worn alone or layered over a shirt or under a stylish blazer.
3. Sweater dress
Feeling cozy? A sweater dress is perfect for cool rainy days and is easy to dress up or down with a pair of boots or sneakers!
4. Bodycon dress
This basic piece can take you from day to night, office to parties, the beach and someplace chilly. The bodycon picks no occasion nor weather and can be styled in a variety of ways.
5. Puff-sleeved dress
Want something romantic? A puff-sleeved dress is a foolproof way to exude femininity without even trying.
6. Midi dress
Don’t want to commit to a full-length frock? A midi dress is perfect when you want something easy to move in while flaunting a pair of statement shoes.
7. Thin strapped A-line dress
A breezy piece is a must if you live in the tropics. Make sure to cop a dress that cinches you at the waist for a flattering silhouette you can wear all year round.
8. Knitted or ribbed long sleeved dress
We know what you’re thinking, “Isn’t this too hot to wear in the Philippines?” Hear us out: When the “ber” months arrive, you can actually sport this frock whenever an AC is present. Also, it’s a great investment piece when you travel to cold countries in the future.
9. LWD or Mini dress
A short white dress is a must for the summer! It looks fresh, neat, and chic even when you pair it with your favorite pair of tennis shoes or slides.
10. One shoulder dress
Flaunt those shoulders with a white dress that looks great when paired with a gorgeous tan. Asymmetrical necklines are also quite slimming and look dressy no matter the hour.
10 Stylish White Dress Outfit Combinations
1. Bodycon dress + knee-high boots + baguette bag
Cop Ida Anduyan’s cool and casual ‘fit that’s perfect when you’re not sure if it’ll rain or shine. The halter neckline is also extremely flattering and slimming if you have broad shoulders.
2. Tent dress + sandals + handbag
Alyssa Coscarelli’s laidback sense of style is to die for. We love that this look allows you to flaunt your legs but conceal your midsection (in case you’re festering a food baby!). She finished off the look with a pair of comfy sandals and a cute handbag. Effortless!
3. Midi dress with a low back + chunky loafer heels + handbag
Take cues from Reese Blustein and give yourself a height boost with this look. Her take on a summer dress includes a fun pair of statement heels and an equally eye-catching handbag. After all, this silhouette allows you to flaunt those ankles!
4. One shoulder dress + heels
Your bare shoulder is the star of this look, so no need to over accessorize! Keep it simple with a pair of sleek heels like Janeena Chan.
5. Shirt dress + heels + clutch
6. Midi dress + heeled mules + sunnies
This look is perfect for the summer. We love how Darja Barannik dressed it up with bejeweled heels if you plant to take the look from day to night.
7. Baby doll dress + sheer stockings + heels
Want to add texture and contrast to your look? Sheer stockings are great against an LWD to really make your frock pop! This is the perfect outfit to wear for a fun night out or in!
8. Off shoulder dress + heeled sandals + handbag
We love Heart Evangelista’s take on this off-shoulder dress that hugs her in all the right places. The key is to keep your hair away from your shoulders to show off the flattering neckline. Pair with heeled sandals like Heart for the extra lift.
9. A-line dress + sneakers
You can say that this is the no-brainer style formula all fashion girls love. Here, Erich Gonzales proves that this outfit combo looks good even when you keep your hair and makeup simple.
10. Puff-sleeved dress + colored wedges
Add a pop of color to your fresh all-white look with a pair of comfy but bright wedges! It's definitely a bonus if you have heeled espadrilles like Chriselle Lim! So chic!