The Perfect White Boho Dress For The Summer 

By  Emily Konatella

LAST UPDATED - December 11, 2023

Now that summer has officially arrived, it's time to ditch your boring floral frocks and little black dresses in favor of something that can stand the heat: a white boho dress.

Below, we've rounded up our picks for the best white boho dress to add to your wardrobe this summer. While we've included plenty of formal white dresses for a bachelorette party, bridal party, as a maternity dress, or dressy occasion, we've also included plenty of casual boho dresses for easy summer outfits.

The 16 Most Stylish White Boho Dresses of Summer 2021

H&M V-Neck Cotton Dress

H&M V-Neck Cotton Dress

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This airy V-Neck Cotton Dress from H&M is ideal for a summer vacation. It's comfortable, versatile, and easy to dress up and down. Pair it with white sneakers and a straw bag during the day, and zhuzh it up with a pair of strappy sandals and a statement handbag when the sun goes down.

The midi-length, v-neck dress is made from lightweight creped cotton fabric with a light cotton voile lining that keeps the gauzy dress from being too sheer. But what really sets this H&M white midi dress apart is the cut-out waist and open back with wide ties. The sewn wrap-over top and adjustable spaghetti straps ensure full coverage and support in the low-back style.

Reformation Butterfly Dress in Ivory

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Reformation's Buttery Dress is the quintessential white boho dress for brides. The feminine style makes a great choice for a bridal shower or rehearsal dinner. Or pair it with a flower crown and bare feet for a casual summer wedding on the beach.

The feminine white midi dress features romantic design details like a sweetheart neckline, off-the-shoulder ruffle sleeves, and a flutter ruffle hem. It's cut from lightweight georgette fabric with a subtle texture that adds just the right amount of interest to the minimalist silhouette. And like all of Reformation's boho dresses, it's sustainably made right in LA.

Fortunate One Cowboy White Midi Dress

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This cute Cowboy White Midi Dress from Fortunate One has a classic boho look with a bit of Western flair. The flowing midi dress features a plunging neckline and tiered skirt accented with crochet trim throughout. It's fitted at the waist to balance out the flowy skirt and ruffle-trimmed sleeves and create a feminine hourglass shape. Pair it with cowboy boots for your barn wedding, or go barefoot for a ceremony on the beach.

Nightcap Beaux Lace Positano White Maxi Dress

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The Beaux Lace Positano White Maxi Dress from Nightcap has an effortless, laid-back feel that's suitable for all sorts of summer occasions. Styled with sandals, It's the perfect white maxi dress for a dressy dinner or romantic date night during vacation. And with the right accessories, it can even be worn to a bridal shower or rehearsal dinner.

Its fitted silhouette is cut from French lace in an intricate jacquard weave. An off-the-shoulder ruffle neckline and sheer bottom panel highlight the detailed texture and show off a bit of skin. Underneath, a strapless white mini dress lining offers total coverage without added bulk.

PQ Dahlia Dress

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PQ's Dahlia Dress is easy, breezy, and ideal for a hot summer day. The lightweight cotton voile fabric is woven with subtle iridescent stripes that catch the light to give you an effortless summer glow. Styled with espadrille sandals and a woven bag, the white dress is the perfect look for a beach vacation.

The cut-out white dress features a tied halter neck and front cut-out with an adjustable tie closure to accommodate busts of all sizes. A smocked waist at the back creates just the right amount of shape and keeps the flowy dress from gaping. Flirty tiers along the bottom hem feel a bit boho without being over-the-top.

All Saints Nima Dobby Dress

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This eye-catching Nima Dobby Dress from All Saints is unlike any other white dress in your wardrobe. Underneath the sheer textured dobby fabric is a full-removable satin slip lining in an unexpectedly chic yellow color. Wear it as-is for a high-fashion take on a classic white dress, or switch it up by wearing a white slip or bodysuit underneath to create a more classic boho look. The maxi dress features a high neck with a keyhole button closure, three-quarter length sleeves, and a tiered maxi skirt— all accented with crochet lace trim.

ASOS Design Tiered Ruffle White Maxi Dress

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While many white maxi dresses feel too formal for everyday outfits, this Tiered Ruffle White Maxi Dress from ASOS Design feels just right. The white boho maxi dress can easily be styled with sneakers, espadrilles, or sandals for casual summer occasions like weekend brunch, a picnic in the park, or a trip to the farmer's market.

The flirty style features a square neck with lace trim straps and tiered ruffles throughout the maxi skirt. Its unique bubble crepe polyester fabric is sustainably made from plastic bottles and textile waste.

Showpo Fancy a Spritz Dress in White Embroidery

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Showpo's Fancy a Spritz Dress in White Embroidery can easily go from brunch with the girls to a chic night out during vacation to a bridal shower. Dress it up with nude heels, pair it with white sneakers, or throw on your favorite summer sandals. With the right accessories, this cute boho dress can be worn just about anywhere!

The feminine mini dress features a square neckline with a subtle sweetheart, fluttering short sleeves, delicate floral embroidery, and a lacy scalloped hem. Its lightweight cotton fabric is fully lined, so you won't need to wear a slip. Plus, the shoulder seams are sewn with rubber grip tape to ensure the chic flared sleeves stay firmly in place.

Payal Jain Archer Mini Dress

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Payal Jain's Archer Mini Dress offers a modern boho take on a classic 60s shift dress. The sleeveless mini dress is covered in stunning 3d floral embroidery that's sure to turn heads at a bridal shower, courthouse ceremony, or special occasion. Its high neck and shift silhouette bring a slightly vintage feel to the look.

The embellished white dress is made from a cotton-silk blend with a lightweight polyester lining. Thanks to its figure-flattering cut, it's bra-friendly and comfortable enough for all-day wear.

Lulus Sweeten the Occasion White Lace Maxi Dress

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If you've got a closet full of floral boho maxi dresses, you'll love this Sweeten the Occasion White Lace Maxi Dress from Lulus. It features a classic boho silhouette with a plunging neckline, empire waist, flowy sleeves, and a maxi skirt. Two thigh-high slits and panels of sheer crochet lace trim on the sleeves, waist, and skirt hem elevate the otherwise simple silhouette for a beach wedding or boho bridal shower. Its lightweight, gauzy fabric flutters in the breeze and effortlessly skims your curves for an ethereal feel.

House of Harlow 1960 x Revolve Rose Dress

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Hit the beach in this adorable House of Harlow 1960 x Revolve Rose Dress! Thanks to a chic, boho-inspired design, you're sure to have all eyes on you this summer.

The knit maxi dress features beachy details like an off-the-shoulder neckline, sheer sleeves, and knotted tassel hem. Toss it on as a cover-up, or pair it with sandals and a sun hat for happy hour with the girls after you hit the pool. In addition to white, the chic maxi dress also comes in a nude pink and dusty light blue.

Reformation Tucker Dress in Ivory

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Every woman needs an everyday white dress— like this chic Tucker Dress from Reformation— in their summer wardrobe. Thanks to its minimalist design, it can easily be mixed and matched with all kinds of jackets, shoes, and accessories. Style it with strappy heels and a statement handbag, sneakers, and a denim jacket, or espadrilles and your go-to canvas tote.

The midi dress is cut from semi-sheer voile made with 100% organic cotton. The lightweight fabric and relaxed fit feel easy and breezy in hot summer weather. A dainty ruffle trim, scoop back, and feminine tie detail add just the right amount of oomph to the otherwise simple style.

Indah Julie White Maxi Dress

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This gorgeous Indah Julie Maxi Dress is sure to be your new favorite summer dress. Though it features some of today's hottest fashion trends, it'll still be in style for countless summers to come. Plus, the flowy skirt, breezy sleeves, and lightweight, airy lyocell fabric are hot weather-friendly, making it the perfect dress to pack for your next summer getaway.

The boho maxi dress features a smocked bust and elastic waistband with chic cut-outs along the waist and back. Its balloon sleeves bring a feminine, boho touch without adding too much volume. Like all of Indah's boho pieces, their Julie Maxi dress is designed and produced in Bali.

Rococo Sand Zuri Mini Dress

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Channel 70s boho style this summer in this stunning Zuri Mini Dress from Rococo Sand. It brings a modern touch to timeless vintage-inspired details like long flowy sleeves and a plunging v-neck with ruffle trim. The sexy mini dress features a fit and flare silhouette with a corset-inspired lace-up waist with a smocked back. Delicate lace fabric and lightweight gauzy fabric add an extra feminine touch. While the flirty style obviously pairs well with nude heels and strappy sandals, it also looks unexpectedly chic styled with Doc Martens.

Mamacita Dress White

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This fit and flare dress is perfect for flying away to a tropical island paradise or as your boho-style bachelorette party dress. Edged with lace, crochet lace trimming throughout, and capped sleeves, this is a dress you will want to add to your summer collection. Pair with some sparkling necklaces and ankle bracelets, and you are ready to head out the door.

Cowboy Midi Dress White

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Made to explore, this Cowboy Midi dress is perfect for your wanderlust trip. Style it with a rancher hat and leather boots, and you are ready to walk down the streets of Texas. This dress features a deep v neckline, crochet, and fill trimming throughout, making this pretty dress a perfect addition to your feel-great summer collection.

About the author

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.