What to wear with a white dress in summer

How to Wear a White Dress in Summer

If you are looking for some ideas of what color shoes to wear with a white dress in summer, I have styled 10 outfits for you. From white, silver, gold to bright and bold like blue, orange, red, and more, I am showing you how to wear 10 different colors with a white dress in summer.

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Can you wear a white dress in the summer?

A white dress is perfect for summer. Usually white dresses are lightweight and cool so they are perfect for hotter weather. Also, a white dress is so versatile for summer and can easily go from a white party, to a Sunday brunch, to an evening party.

I’ve included 4 different white summer dresses in the outfits below:

  1. White Maxi Dress for Summer

This white maxi dress for summer is perfect for vacation, as it’s so versatile and can be worn both casually or dressed up.

  1. White Shirtdress for Summer

This white shirtdress for summer is very crisp and classic, and perfect for a summer day.

  1. White Lace Dress for Summer

This white lace dress for summer is so cute and can easily go from day to night.

  1. White Strapless Dress for Summer

This white strapless dress for summer is perfect if you are looking for something more dressy.

What Color Shoes to Wear with a White Dress in Summer

As a virtual stylist, I am sharing how you can wear these 10 colors of shoes to wear with a white dress in summer. Keep reading for full outfit ideas that I have personally styled with these colors, including shoes, handbag, and jewelry.

Do you have to wear white shoes with a white dress in summer?

You can wear white shoes with a white dress in summer, but you don’t have to! I am showing you 10 different colors of shoes to wear with a white dress in summer, and only one of them is the color white! The beauty of a white dress in summer is that almost any color can be worn with white, and I’ll show you how to create 10 different outfits with these shoe colors.

1. Silver

2. White

3. Red

4. Nude

5. Blue

6. Yellow

7. Purple

8. Orange

9. Gold

10. Pink

10 Colors of Shoes to Wear with a White Dress in Summer

A white dress for summer is a versatile clothing item that can be dressed up or down. Keep reading for 10 outfit ideas for how to wear a white dress in summer with different color shoes.

If you are looking for more style inspiration and outfit ideas, check out my other posts in this outfit ideas series where I share outfit ideas for these specific colored dresses:

1. Silver

If you’re looking for a flirty white summer dress outfit, a white dress with silver shoes always works. Silver shoes are a classic choice so I think they create a timeless and glamorous look. I recommend this outfit to a fun event like a date night or birthday party. To complete the look and add some color, I recommend adding a pair of earrings and a handbag in a pop of color, like pink. These silver heels can also coordinate well with a black dress.

silver dress and white dress in summer
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2. White

If you’re looking for a pretty and feminine look for your next summer party, try a white lace summer dress with white heels. Add some neutral accessories for a look that is perfect for a white party, a bridal shower, or another dressy summer event. I recommend a few gold jewelry pieces for some additional shine and texture to complete the look.

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3. Red

For a bold and beautiful outfit, try this white summer maxi dress with a pair of lipstick red heels. The gold bracelets and watch stack that I’ve included in this outfit add to the glamorous and “extra-ness” if this look. A simple white purse will complete the look for an outfit that is perfect for a vacation, summer brunch, and more.

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4. Nude

I think this white summer shirtdress has a crisp and preppy feel, and needs some accessories that will add to the look-and-feel of this “summer in the Hamptons” look. Add a pair of nude heels and a pink straw handbag for a look that is perfect for a summer day event. These accessories would also look perfect with a taupe dress for summer.

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5. Blue

If you are looking for an outfit that is a bit more unexpected, try a pair of dark blue sandals with a white dress for summer. I recommend this summer outfit for a casual weekend or a vacation look that can go from lunch to pool. Keep the rest of the look simple with a few silver accessories.

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6. Yellow

For a unique and fun look, consider pairing a white summer dress with yellow platform sandals. Yellow shoes can add a touch of fun to any outfit. I would style this outfit for a summer party or a vacation look that can easily go from day to night.

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7. Purple

I think these purple heels with a white summer dress are attention-grabbing, elegant, and sophisticated. Some shiny accessories offset the matte leather of the heels used in this outfit. I recommend this look for a summer party or a date night.

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8. Orange

I love the color orange with a white dress. It’s fun and casual, and screams summer is here! I love this styled look for a summer vacation. The clear tote is so fun to carry all your beachy vacation essentials. The gold jewelry is so glamorous and beautiful. This outfit can easily go from day to night. For a more casual look, ditch the jewelry and add a pair of flat sandals like the Tory Burch Miller sandals instead.

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9. Gold

If you’re looking for a bridal shower or rehearsal dinner outfit, this lace dress is perfect. Add some shiny gold heels and jewelry to dress up the look, and add some glamour. This outfit is perfect for your wedding events especially for a beach wedding.

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10. Pink

I love the combination of pink, blue and white. It’s so feminine and bold but in a subtle way, if you know what I mean. This outfit would be perfect for a baby shower – is it a boy or girl?!

white summer dress outfit with pink heels
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Which outfit with a white dress for summer is your favorite?

Creator of My Favorite Hello and Author of this Article

Amy has 10+ years of experience in fashion and beauty launching digital products for global brands Fenty Beauty, Glossier, Marc Jacobs, Men’s Wearhouse and Stitch Fix. She also worked previously as a Senior Stylist at Stitch Fix, and currently as an independent virtual stylist, styling men and women for various occasions from everyday outfits, special occasions, to curating a complete closet. Amy is using her styling experience, fashion and beauty expertise to provide style inspiration and outfit ideas so you can shop for yourself and put together stylish outfits that make you feel confident and beautiful. @styledbymyfavehello

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