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18 Summer-Approved And VERY CUTE White Dresses Under $150 (There’s Something For Everyone)

Earlier this week, when we were brainstorming our Saturday fashion post (cause not every Saturday can be a swimsuit spread where we get to go on an international trip to shoot:)) Caitlin suggested we do an affordable white dress post. Why? Well, Caitlin is a HUGE team white dress gal and gave me a whole list of reasons why they are acutally the best dress option:

  • For whatever reason I feel like they need the least accessorizing??? White dresses kinda feel like the only thing you need and can still look pulled together with 0 other effort or accessories lol.
  • They go with everything! Tons of shoes and bags and accessory options (if you want some accessories:)) – they can always feel different.
  • You just kinda feel nice when you’re in a white dress – Clean? Breezy? Pulled together? Like someone who has their life together enough to wear an all-white outfit, you know?
  • When you inevitably spill or stain, I actually think they’re easier to keep clean – kind of like hotel sheets for the bod lol. A good detergent (or a little bleach) and some correctly applied bluing liquid (this video on keeping whites white will change your life) is all you need!
  • They’re my fav and you can wear them year-round (F the rules about Labor Day, honestly) – they’re just so much harder to find in the winter! I love pairing my heavier white dresses with tights and a sweater (this easy styling hack rocks), and you can layer your lighter-weight dresses by throwing a skirt on top (so like, the dress is your “shirt” and the skirt is your “bottom.” Added bonus: extra warmth!)
  • Anyway, they rock and if you like dresses, a white one will change your life!!!

Those are some pretty compelling arguments if you ask me! And if I think about the times I have worn a pretty white summer dress, there is this inherent feeling of sophistication (which I’ll take as much as I can get, ha). So with all of Caitlin’s excellent points in mind, here are 18 really awesome white dresses that are all under $150 (ok, aside from two) but most are under $100!

Crinkle Gauze Embroidered Mini Dress – $44

Nothing says summer to me more than an eyelet detail! But I really love the subletness of it for this dress. The sleeves and hem are so elegant but the gauzy fabric gives it that easy breezy vibe you want in the summer. I just think this is such a pretty yet modest option, especially for that price. Oh, and it comes in two other colors!

Cassie Button-Front Midi Dress – $148

Another detailed sleeved cutie! I really adore a midi length and with the button-up style (AND POCKETS) I feel like you would instantly be transported to Italy once you slipped it on. Also, that type of embroidery totally reminds my of my mom’s clothes from the 70s that I always adored. This dress just looks so pretty and easy to wear. Dress it up, dress it down. It also comes in black if that’s more your speed and plus sizes.

Eyelet Tie Front Maxi Dress – $70

But maybe you want to feel a little dressier? Enter this beauty! Full eyelet, adorable puff sleeves, and a very sweet tie-front. There’s nothing not to love here. Think how pretty (and sultry) dropping those sleeves off the shoulder would be?! This dress also comes in orange if you want more of a bold statement and ranges from size 14 -32!

Fit & Flare Eyelet Midi Dress – $50

How pretty is the structure of this dress?! It’s simple, timeless but extra special with the eyelet fabric. It also looks like you could still wear a normal bra which I am always rooting for:) This cutie comes in a bunch of different fabrics (not other eyelet colors though) and sizes up to 4x!

Amelia Shirtdress – $138

Ugh, those ruffles! I think this shirtdress would be a perfect office option but equally as perfect for a fun brunch. It’s a J. Crew bestseller so I am not alone in thinking this is an excellent dress (I also love how they styled it with a chunky gold chain necklace). Some reviewers said they even have two! It does come in two other prints that are a little more expensive, FYI, and the sizing goes up to 3x:)

Mila Dress – $145

A classic look that I will never tire of. I love the chic simplicity of this dress and how seemingly beautiful it drapes. The perfect amount of an oversized sleeve too. A true staple! The sizing is unfortunately limited and only goes up to large.

Crinkle Gauze Swing Dress – $21

A truly perfect throw-on-and-go little dress! The neckline is so pretty and fun with that little ruffle…and you bet it has pockets! I also really love those flutter sleeves which keep things nice and breezy up in those parts. This also has some very cute other color options and sizes up to 4x.

Asymmetric Button-Front Cover-Up Tunic -$90

I don’t think I’ve ever seen a cooler shirtdress. GET OUTTA HERE! And it’s under $100!? Perfect for work, perfect for boppin around town looking like the chicest person alive, no notes.

Mini Vest Dress – $35

I want to be this girl! Simple and effortless in her chic style. This is another versatile piece that could easily be dressed up or down. My friend owns a vintage version that looks almost identical and I always think, “Man, I want to look like that!” And the even better news is that it sizes up to 4x and comes in black too!

One-Shoulder Midi Dress – $158

I know this little number is more on the dressed up side but if you are going on vacation (not like camping, of course) then you should absolutely consider this dress if you are shopping for new things. Just imagine you strolling the streets of a Greecian island. Can you see it?! Or sipping a crisp glass of white wine in an Italian square. Perfetta!!

Linen-Blend Shift Mini Dress – $39

This regal cutie is very much in the same world as the dress above. Clean lines, relatively modest, and very “effortless cool girl”. It’s also looks regular bra-approved! In terms of sizing, it’s offered in regular, tall, and petit. It also comes in black.

Embroidered Tank Mini Dress – $108

How good is that neckline?? Well, we aren’t the only ones that think that because this baby is a bestseller! I don’t have much more to say aside from that I think it’s just so cute.

Halter Neck O-Ring Poplin Midi Dress – $55

I’m a gal that loves a halter so this dress is speaking my language. That o-ring detail is so cute and makes it look much more expensive than it is! And who doesn’t love an elastic waistband? Another great dress for vacations or fun events at home! It comes in three other colors too:)

100% European Linen Fit & Flare Midi Dress – $80

A very sweet vintage feel with this one, no? I love that square neckline and how simple and clean it is. Plus it has pockets so another point should be been added. It does come in a few other colors and a print!

Bow Back Mini Dress – $78

I adore this drop-waist style so much. Truly! So when I saw this one I had to include it. The lifestyle shot really sold it for me. It’s definitely more dressy with that bow in the back but there are events all summer long so I doubt that will be a problem:) Hey, even a nice dinner will suffice! It’s just a special dress and what’s even better is that the sizes range from 14 to 32.

Dipped-Waist Sweetheart Maxi Dress – $120

For some smaller sizes in a very similar style, I found this one and loved it just as much! The longer length is so good and how sweet is that sweetheart neckline? What’s even better about this one is that it’s offered in some other colors too:)

Clio Dress – $138

Vacation is calling again with this one! It’s such a romantic-looking dress, right?? And sure, it doesn’t lend itself to a regular bra but you could easily wear a strapless or pasties if that’s your preference:) I just love it and this beauty sizes up to 3x and comes in other colors. Yes, yes, yes!

Gap × DÔEN Eyelet Midi Dress – $158

And for our grand finale, we have the Gap x DÔEN collab eyelet dress. DÔEN is such an incredible brand but affordable it is not. So this collab (while on the higher end of “affordable”) is much more approachable! This eylet dress is a great representation of the sweet romantic style DÔEN is known for. I love the tiers, the ruffled trim around the neckline and straps, as well as the little tie at the top. So cute and so versatile.

Did you find one you like? I hope so! Caitlin really drove a hard bargain so you might see me walking around in a white dress very soon:) Have a great rest of your Saturday!

Love you, mean it.

Opening Image Credits: Photos by Veronica Crawford | From: 51 Affordable Spring Dresses (& 1 Awesome Jumper I Couldn’t Resist)

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1 month ago

Oh my gosh, that video on how to keep your whites white with blueing!!! Wow, now I know—thank you!!

1 month ago
Reply to  Brianna

Can someone share the important points from the bluing video? I’m curious but short on time!

Leigh H
1 month ago

Cute! Where are the sandals from in the first picture? Thank you!

1 month ago
Reply to  Leigh H

They were the Boardwalk Lace Up Sandal in Desert Camel by Madewell.

Steph P
1 month ago

All so sweet, but is there a link to the very first dress at the top of the page?

1 month ago
Reply to  Steph P

It was the Chloe Ruffle Apron Midi Dress from the Laura Ashley x UO collaboration at Urban Outfitters a few years ago, originally $89.