Social lives and summer events are back in full swing this year (phew!). After a couple of years of keeping our distance and spending a lot more time indoors, many of our wardrobes are in need of an update for summer 2022.
White dresses are a go-to during the warmer weather, and we’re delighted to see them trending for the summer season this year. So, here are a few tips on how to wear white dresses and some style inspiration for all types of occasions.
Why Your Closet Needs a White Dress for Summer 2022
White dresses are trending up and down runways all over the world for summer 2022. So, if you’re looking to stay on trend this season, this look is a must.
They’re also the perfect way to keep a classy, elegant look ready in your closet for more formal occasions. Plus, white looks great on any skin tone—whether you generally go for warm or cool tones in your closet, a white dress is a blank canvas for all shades of shoes and accessories. With the right dress, you can also keep it casual or dress it up whatever way you like for different occasions.
You’ll also get plenty of longevity out of a white dress. While their popularity on the runway might rise and dip year over year, they’re a staple in anyone’s closet and well worth investing in. There are tons of occasions that roll around in the summer, including graduations, bridal season, summer travel, outdoor activities and events. The right white dress can get you through all of these and be dressed up or down as needed.
White Dresses: Inspiration and Styling
So, what big trends are sweeping the white dress this season? Here are some white dress inspiration and styling tips for 2022:
1. The Maxi Dress
Ever the summer classic, maxi dresses are going nowhere in 2022. Adding a white maxi dress to your closet gives you tons of versatility for the warmer season. To stay on trend this summer, keep it wide and flowy for dramatic lines and a super feminine, boho chic aesthetic.
You can wear it with flats, a wide brimmed hat and sunglasses to a summer barbeque or add some dressier wedges and bold accessories such as bangles or big earrings to dress it up.
2. The Beach Bride
If you’re at this point in life, summer also means… bridal season! As wedding season kicks off, you may be in the market for “the” white dress. Luckily, this is a stellar year for bridal fashion.
If you’re having a summer wedding, keeping cool is essential. So many summer brides opt for a more boho, casual dress over the traditional gown. We particularly love this white maxi dress—its lightweight design is perfect for a beach wedding while the subtle ruffles keep things elegant.
If you’re looking to rock one of the top looks in bridal wear this year for warm weather—the mini wedding dress—consider this gorgeous ruffled mini dress.
3. The Graduation Look
Whether you’re finishing up with high school, leaving college, or you’re attending the graduation of a loved one, the summer months are full of graduation—and this means so many opportunities for cute graduation dresses between the ceremonies and the celebrations.
If you’re a graduate, you still want a chic look to go under that cap and gown. Meanwhile, graduation attendees need something elegant but comfortable for long ceremonies that are often outdoors.
A white graduation dress is perfect for the ceremony itself and any celebrations that may be coming up afterwards.
Stick with a midi or mini length in the skirt and look out for some added detail to help your look stand out from the crowd. Whether it’s a ruffled front white dress or an open back, there are lots of unique white dresses to choose from. You can even go with a white color under a super detailed fabric such as lace for an extra classy touch.
4. Summer Travel
Summer vacay is officially back on the cards for 2022! So you’ll need beachwear, city outfits, and night-on-the-town looks for some memorable and Instagram-worthy travel snaps.
If you want something cool and casual that can easily transition from a stroll around town to a night out on the town, stick with a mini length and a light fabric. Keep it on trend with a button down white dress and a belted waist to add some structure!
5. The Big Date
Summer lovin’ might be on the cards, so you’ll be glad to have a white jumpsuit ready to go in your closet. White ensembles are a great way to catch the eye and versatile enough to work for all kinds of date scenarios, whether it’s a walk on the beach, a picnic in the park, or dinner for two.
If you like a feminine and flirty aesthetic for date night, look out for details such as strappy cutouts and flared silhouettes.
6. The White Jumpsuit
Okay, while it’s not technically a dress, a jumpsuit is a great alternative for dressier occasions and, luckily, white jumpsuits are right on trend!
You can go for something very simple and accessorize to your heart’s content, but look out for trends such as ruffles and wide or flared legs for that little extra “oomph.”
Pair with wedges and a wide brim hat for more casual days out or dress it up with jewelry and a swanky up-do for more formal occasions.
7. The Wrap Skirt
If a block of white like an entire dress isn’t your thing but you still want to jump on this trend, why not try a white skirt instead?
This is a great way to get extra wear out of the white dress look since you can mix and match with different tops and colors. A white wrap skirt provides an extra flattering silhouette and is detailed enough to dress up or down depending on where you’re headed.
Shop Your White Dresses at Miss Match
Stay in style this summer with the season’s hottest trend: shop all kinds of white dresses, jumpsuits and rompers online today right here at Miss Match! No matter the length, neckline, or detail you’re looking for, you’ll find the perfect white dress for you.