15 of the best: the Little White Dress
In honour of a little tennis tournament you may have heard about starting over in SW19 today, we’ve picked out 15 of our favourite little white dresses for your shopping pleasure. They may not give you number one seed Serena Williams’ racquet skills, but you will at least look the part …
We can’t quite believe that there’s still any of this collection left, so snap up this classic Kate Moss for Topshop dress, £75, to add supermodel chic to your wardrobe.
We’re not saying that you should play tennis in Helmut Lang’s drapey dress, £235, but you certainly wouldn’t look out of place on Centre Court …
Nothing screams ‘summer’ quite like a clean, elegant shirtwaister, such as this dress, £160, from Karen Millen. Think Audrey Hepburn and pair with oversized shades.
This Fashion Union asymmetric one-sleeve dress, £22, has just the right amount of sporty sex appeal with its mesh waist panel – wear with trainers if you’re game.
This dare-to-bare 90s-inspired slip dress, £336, is by London-based designer Charlie May and will earn you cool credentials in more ways than one.
Ted Baker’s Arleen dress, £159, is a super-flattering shape if the bikini plan has yet to pay off, and has done all the accessorising for you. Ta-dah!
We love the subtle sheer panels on this dress, £680, by Victoria, Victoria Beckham – it’s a go-to number for weekend rooftop cocktails.
The classic, flirty shape of this little white dress, £90, by Ossie Clark London makes it perfect for a summer first date – just steer clear of the red wine.
Ideal for festivals, beach holidays or just lounging in the park, H&M’s crochet-insert dress, £19.99, is the epitome of hippy glamour.
Yes, it’s eye-wateringly pricey, but it is Givenchy and a classic like this dress, £1,898, is an heirloom piece that will last longer than a lifetime.
The key to little white dress sophistication is texture, and this French Connection dress, £97, has got it in spades. Add simple flat sandals for pared-back chic.
White lace can often look a bit bridal, so choose a geometric lace design like this dress, £134, from Hobbs to keep it looking fresh, modern and carefree.
Can you wear the LWD to work? Of course! Choose a tailored style, like this zip-front shift dress, £55, from Marks & Spencer and pair with tan accessories.
If you want to fully embrace the Wimbledon spirit, you couldn’t do it any better than in this vintage Chanel dress, £525, from Rewind Vintage Affairs.
Sunkissed skin looks especially good against bright white, so why not show it off to full advantage in Rare’s sexy scoop-back dress, £45?