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22 Dreamy White Dresses For Summer

The best elegant white dresses for summer for everything from the beach to chic eveningwear.

As summer marches on and you acquire, even on home shores, a light sun-kissed tan, there are few ways to set it off so prettily as a white summer dress. Elegant, fresh and simple, we love the plethora styles, from the light and pretty to the knock-out glamour worthy of any red-carpet to refined minimalism. We present our very favourites, from frocks you can roll up and bung in your beach bag to those destined for chic soirees of dreams (when we can gather again, that is).

By Nancy Alsop
July 2020

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