White Dresses You Need In Your Wardrobe For The Summer!

Best White Dresses Over 40!

I don’t have an exciting beach trip planned any time soon, but I can still dream, right!? When I’m thinking about vacation, I immediately start dreaming up what I’ll wear. And if it’s a summer vacation, the first thing the pops into my head?? Gorgeous, chic white dresses! I can image myself walking along the beach in a fabulous, flowy dress! But finding the perfect white dress is not easy! The fit and fabric have to be perfect…and, as you get older, you also want to length to be just right!

Even if you don’t have a beach vacation planned, you can still wear a gorgeous white dress around your house, during Zoom calls, or on the occasional date night! To help my own white dress hunt for the spring/summer…and yours… I’ve rounded up over 18 white dresses! If you have an upcoming trip, grab these dresses before they’re gone!

White Dresses Over 40, Erin Busbee of Busbee sharing the best white dresses for women over 40 including mini dresses, white maxi dresses, and white midi dresses

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Sundress Eyeless Mini Dress

This eyelet dress is perfect for summer! It has a removable lining so you can also wear it as a swimsuit coverup! The waist belt is also removable!

Reformation Cotton Poplin Dress

For ultimate comfort without compromising modesty or quality...this Reformation dress is perfect! I also love the flattering ruching!

Amanda Uprichard White Sleeveless Dress

I have this dress in a pretty yellow floral print and it's flattering, comfortable, and chic! Throw on a pair of nude sandals and you're ready!

Joie Burnout Ruffle Mini Dress

The burnout florals on this dress are gorgeous! And the ruffles add just the right amount of drama! If you don't like to show your arms, this is a great option that will still keep you cool!

Bardot Cotton Midi Dress

I love the length and puff sleeves on this dress! It's also simple enough to pair with trendy accessories if you're looking to add some pop to the look!

Faithfull The Brand Linen Mini Dress

This dress is linen so you know you'll stay cool! It has smocking on the top and a feminine peplum hemline!

Alexis Mini Dress

I bought this dress for our trip to Arizona and I love it! The oversized sleeves are SO fun and the length is perfect!

Charo Ruiz Lace Trim Dress

This is exactly the kind of dress I can see myself walking on the beach in! It's lightweight, gorgeous, and has really pretty lace trim details!

En Saison Lace Detail Midi Dress

The sleeves on this dress have beautiful lace details that are super feminine!

Amanda Uprichard Midi Dress

This Amanda Uprichard dress is comfortable, has long sleeves, and is the perfect length!

Amanda Uprichard Long Sleeve Mini Dress

This is another favorite Amanda Uprichard dress! The buttons give it a pretty, classic look and the silhouette is super flattering!

Galvan Twisted Midi Dress

I love the twisted front detail on this dress...that detail along with the diagonal stripes make it a super flattering dress!

Alice + Olivia High Neck White Dress

This Alice + Olivia dress is modest with a higher neckline and 3/4 sleeves!

Jonathan Simkhai Cut Out Midi Dress

If you're going on a vacation or trip with your spouse, consider throwing this dress in your suitcase! The cutouts are so sexy!

9seed White Maxi Dress

I have this dress and LOVE it! You can wear it as a coverup too!

Veronica Beard Ruched Shirt Dress

For a modern, flattering option, this Veronica Beard dress is perfect! It had ruching to help hide a tummy and a peplum hem that's pretty and feminine!

LoveShackFancy White Shirt Dress

This LoveShackFancy dress is the perfect mix of casual and dressy! You can completely change the look with a few accessory tweaks!

Bardot Balloon Sleeve Dress

We all know I love a dramatic balloon sleeve...and this dress is even prettier with its intricate lace detail!
How To Manifest Anything, Fashion blogger Erin Busbee of Busbee Style wearing an orange and blue Staud Ina dress with white sunglasses walking around in Telluride, Colorado
Erin Busbee
After a decade in TV news, a desire to help women "look pretty" sparked a career pivot. I started my own wardrobe consulting business, styling "real" women for many years. In 2014, I changed direction again, using my TV background and styling expertise to launch this website and my YouTube channel. We are now a community of nearly 700,000 dynamic, vibrant, amazing women over 40... who know that age isn't something you need to hide from. For us, life is just getting started!!
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5 thoughts on “White Dresses You Need In Your Wardrobe For The Summer!

  1. Im short, 5’ 3” with long slender legs.
    No hips, small butt and not much waist.
    Im the upside down triangle.
    I have most trouble with tops both because of my high waist and ample bust.

  2. Didn’t purchase your specific suggestions, Erin, but I did get a really cute zebra slip dress and a sweater through your link. I’m an XL and I have difficulty finding fashionable clothes sometimes. Thanks for putting walmart on my fashion radar! I know their XL’S fit perfect. ❣

  3. Hi Erin, let me start by saying that I love you! I think your great, your YouTube channel is fabulous and i look forward to your videos. I really like the 3 white dress options that you gave but they are SUPER Expensive!!! I’m 40years old a mom of 6 and a college student, i can’t spent $160 on one dress. I love makeup,shoes AND fashion, can you give some more affordable OPTIONS please? Thanks.
    Tiffany Bell

    1. Thank you for your feedback, Tiffany. I’m so sorry that these three exact dresses are on the pricier side, but we always offer a range of options from walmart to saks. we just did another post on white dresses under $100. Did you see that one?? Thanks! erin xo

  4. Hi Erin, I,Ve been watching your utube channel for the past year. I love your style and that you
    Share all of your knowlage with us. EspeCially those of us who are Long Past our twenties, yet still want to look attractive and fashion frward. Also that you take the time to make sure that you address all womens body shapes, so that every womAn can feel beautiful. Thank you

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