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12 Casual White Beach Dresses For The Summer 

By  Emily Konatella

LAST UPDATED - August 4, 2022

Whether you're headed to a beachside resort or a backyard BBQ, these casual white beach dresses ensure you're the best-dressed one there. A white dress is perfect for almost any occasion and is generously cut from lightweight fabrics like linen and cotton. The flattering white summer dresses can transition easily from a cover-up to a stylish summer party outfit.

Below we have rounded up some of the most stylish white beach dresses that are a perfect addition to your summer collection.

12 White Summer Dresses Fit For A Day At The Beach

01

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Cinq a Sept Gracie Dress

Cinq a Sept Gracie Dress

The search is over. Cinq a Sept's chic Gracie Dress makes an easy addition to any summer wardrobe. Layer over your bikini at the beach or under a denim jacket for a backyard summer party. The mini-length babydoll dress boasts tiers of lightweight cotton fabric that float away from the body. Adjustable straps and a lace-up back ensure the perfect fit on every bust size and body type. Dress it up, dress it down, and be sure to take plenty of pics!

Material

98% cotton, 2% elastane

Cleaning Method

Dry clean

02

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Mestiza Evangeline Barong Midi Dress

Mestiza Evangeline Barong Midi Dress

Mestiza's Evangeline Midi Dress puts a modern twist on a traditional barong. Loosely cut from an airy linen-cotton blend, you'll stay cool and comfortable no matter the weather. The elasticized puff sleeves can be styled on or off the shoulders for added versatility. Pearlized buttons and heritage embroidery bring a romantic touch to this everyday style. And did we mention it has pockets too? Pair it with flat sandals for a beachy, casual look.

Material

55% linen, 45% cotton

Cleaning Method

Dry clean

03

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Rails Sandy Ruffled Dress

Rails Sandy Ruffled Dress

Go classically boho with this Sandy Ruffled Dress from Rails. The versatile tiered mini dress features a square neck, wide straps, and ruffle trim along the waist and hemline. It hits just above the knee for a universally-flattering look that can go straight from the beach to the poolside bar. It's available in two timeless color options: crisp white and light blue pinstripes. Both of which look equally chic with a denim jacket and espadrilles.

Material

55% linen, 45% rayon

Cleaning Method

Handwash

04

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Bird & Knoll Delphi Maxi Dress

Bird & Knoll Delphi Maxi Dress

Elevate your vacation style with this Delphi Maxi Dress from Bird & Knoll. It's cut from breathable cotton poplin in a crisp white that looks effortlessly chic. Adjustable straps and gently ruched cups make it easy to find the perfect fit. A flowy, ankle-grazing skirt keeps you cool and comfortable while ensuring total coverage during a breezy day on the boat or at the beach. The best part is, it has pockets too!

Material

100% cotton

Cleaning Method

Machine wash, hang dry

05

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STAUD Vincent White Midi Dress

STAUD Vincent White Midi Dress

Hit the beach in style with this Vincent White Midi Dress from STAUD. Unlike most white summer dresses cut from cotton poplin, it's got a bit of stretch. Its loose, laid-back silhouette offers a feminine take on a classic shirt dress. Three-quarter-length puff sleeves, a v-neck, and front button closures bring an elegant feel without being too fancy for a day at the beach. Style it with lace-up sandals, oversized sunglasses, and a woven tote bag for the ultimate beach outfit.

Material

98% cotton, 2% elastin

Cleaning Method

Dry clean

06

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L*SPACE Santorini Dress

L*SPACE Santorini Dress

Bring the feel of a European beach vacation to your everyday summer style with this Santorini Dress from L*SPACE. The tiered maxi dress draws inspiration from the Greek island it's named after. It's made from a gauzy blend of viscose and cotton with delicate stitching details. Adjustable shoulder straps and a back tie closure offer coverage and support to every bust size.

Material

85% viscose, 15% cotton

Cleaning Method

hand Wash

07

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Tularosa Ciceli Embroidered Dress

Tularosa Ciceli Embroidered Dress

Tularosa's Ciceli Embroidered Dress can go straight from the beach to a backyard party with ease! It's generously cut from crisp white cotton poplin and finished with floral embroidery at the bust. A ruffled hemline and puff sleeves with elastic cuffs bring a flirty, feminine feel that's impossible not to love. The plunging V-neckline makes the perfect backdrop for a statement necklace.

Material

100% Cotton

Cleaning Method

Machine Wash

08

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Everlane The Oversized Mariner Dress

Everlane The Oversized Mariner Dress

Get summer-ready with The Oversized Mariner Dress from Everlane. The versatile beach dress puts an elevated twist on a traditional t-shirt dress. It's made from 100% organic cotton that's lightweight, breathable, and easy to layer over your swimsuit. A subtle boatneck, shirttail hem, and oversized sleeves bring a sophisticated feel to the otherwise minimalist style. It's even got a hip pocket to stash your phone or sunglasses in a pinch.

Material

100% Organic Cotton

Cleaning Method

Machine Wash Cold Gentle Cycle. Tumble Dry Low

09

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Diane von Furstenberg Nicolette Dress

Diane von Furstenberg Nicolette Dress

Few white summer dresses are more versatile than Diane von Furstenberg's Nicolette Dress. The casual white beach dress boasts a quintessential boho silhouette and design details. Its crisp, lightweight white cotton fabric is dotted with eyelet details for added airflow and added style. Pair it with white sneakers for a casual vacation look, leather slides for the beach, and strappy sandals for dinner.

Material

100% cotton

Cleaning Method

Dry clean

10

Out of 12

RHODE Margot Cotton Flutter-Sleeve Dress

RHODE Margot Cotton Flutter-Sleeve Dress

You'll instantly look chic in this Margot Cotton Flutter-Sleeve Dress from RHODE. The universally-flattering white summer dress features a shirred empire waist and a full skirt with hidden side pockets and a back zip closure. Flutter sleeves and plunging v-necks bring the perfect balance of sexiness and sophistication. It's crafted in India from crisp cotton poplin that's ideal for hot summer weather.

Material

100% cotton

Cleaning Method

Hand wash or dry clean

11

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Significant Other Kendall Cut-Out Tiered Maxi Dress

Significant Other Kendall Cut-Out Tiered Maxi Dress

This Kendall Cut-Out Tiered Maxi Dress from Significant Other makes a worthy addition to any summer wardrobe. The boho maxi dress features a high neck and side cut-outs with adjustable tie closures that show off just the right amount of skin. Made from 100% cotton, the timeless style has a distinctly summery feel. Now, all you need is a great pair of sandals to complete your look!

Material

100% cotton

Cleaning Method

Machine wash

12

Out of 12

Peixoto Embroidered Lace Cover-Up Dress

Peixoto Embroidered Lace Cover-Up Dress

Headed on a far-flung summer vacation? Don't forget to toss this Peixoto Embroidered Lace Cover-Up Dress in your suitcase before you go! Cut from lightweight white cotton, the white mini dress transitions from a beach cover-up to a casual dinner dress with ease. Ruffled sleeves and bands of geometric lace embroidery throughout bring a sweet boho feel. It's so stylish, you'll want to wear it again as soon as you get home.

Material

Cotton

Cleaning Method

Hand wash


About the author

Emily Konatella

Emily is a fashion consultant, designer and creative director with more than 15 years experience creating, designing and developing clothing & jewelry. From managing pageant shows to turning concepts into actual designs, she has experience with almost all fabric types and jewelry designs and is in touch with the latest fashion trends.

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