With summer upon us, I’m reaching for white pieces more and more these days! It’s definitely my favorite neutral to work with in this warm weather season. It’s effortless, clean and super easy to style day or night! I’ve received a number of requests to share a roundup of chic white dresses for summer in my Beck and Call Q&A newsletter (click here to subscribe!), but figured this question might best be answered in a dedicated blog post. So many cute styles available right now, many of which are budget-conscious! Check out some faves below and shop even more at the bottom (a collage + shopping widget full of unique picks!).
I ordered this off-the-shoulder dress back in March, right before things started picking up with COVID-19 in the US. Even though I haven’t gone anywhere, it’s actually the ideal piece for a social distancing summer. The lightweight, gauzy fabric is stretchy and oh so comfy! This dress looks fab with heels or date night, but could also do double duty as a poolside coverup this season. The options for styling are pretty much endless! If white isn’t your color, this dress also comes in black, green, blue and a rust hue. As far as sizing goes, I’m wearing a size small here and it fits great! I’m wearing this strapless bra – it’s a favorite. PRO TIP: size up a cup size in strapless bras to avoid overflow. I’m normally a 34D and take a 34DD in this bra!
Can’t not mention this bag! A couple years ago I purchased this bag by Le Nine in London. It’s been one of my very favorite pieces to pull out and jazz up my summer looks! While I love the color I got in 2018, I can’t say I wear the red + pink combo as often as I’d like. When I saw this more neutral style go on sale at Shopbop last month, I had to have it! So now I have two of them, but I don’t regret it one bit. While it certainly is a cute style for date night/a night out, it comes with a crossbody strap so you can wear it hands-free during the day too. I’m just obsessed with this brand! Naturally, this bag sold out quickly when it got marked down – you can shop other Le Nine bags here and here!
This lace LWD is a find from my January trip to Chicago! It’s definitely a solid day-to-night style. Pair it with sneakers or flat sandals for daytime, and dress it up with wedges or heeled sandals at night! I love the scalloped details and ruffle cuffs – so feminine and sweet! The tie waist is a flattering touch as well. You guys know I like to cinch in my waist! It’s just one of those pieces I know I’ll wear on repeat for years and for all kinds of occasions! It’s more pricey, but it is 40% off right now! Maje runs narrow and small (on me anyway!), so I got the large (US 8 / FR 40).
One more piece I must mention is this gorgeous straw bag that was gifted to me by Carolina Santo Domingo! I love supporting women-owned businesses I admire, so this was a no-brainer. This spacious bucket bag features a luxe white leather handle, as well as an optional shoulder/cross-body strap. Form and function! A great piece for daily wear this summer or future vacay. I hope you’ll check out Carolina’s pieces if you’re in the market for a chic new bag for summer! A few of my other faves in her current collection are this, this and this.