So, you’ve been invited to a white out party! While the dress code may sound straightforward, there are still a few details that you should pay attention to, and certain things you should avoid. If you’re unsure about what to wear to a white party, read on.
White parties are a popular trend in the fashion world, and they continue to gain prevalence as the quintessential summer theme parties, whether you’re celebrating the end of the season during Labor Day or simply attending a work event, a friend’s birthday, anniversary, or even a wedding.
This year, with the rise of quiet luxury and lots of attention on Sofia Richie Grainge’s predominantly white wardrobe, you’re bound to see even more white party invites dashed out. So, how can you participate in the trend and look your absolute best when attending a white party?
What To Wear To A White Party – Our 25 Favorite Looks
White parties pretty much take on the literal definition of the name: they call for an all-white dress code.
In most cases, formal or semi-formal attire is best, especially if you’re attending a special occasion or a celebration such as an anniversary, a christening, or a retirement party. A chic white dress or a white jumpsuit is the perfect choice in these instances.
However, if you’re attending a more relaxed party, such as a backyard or beach party, you can tone down your look accordingly. In these instances, you can opt for white pleated shorts or wide-leg pants, and style them with a chic top and a sleek white blazer.
With this in mind, here are our favorite 25 white party outfits – we’ll touch on how to accessorize these looks further on.
1. Free People Danelle Set
$168 at Revolve
2. ASTR The Label Colette Midi Dress
$138 at ASTR The Label
3. Meshki Rose Halter Mini Dress
$75 at Meshki
4. Lulus Flaunt It Like That Jumpsuit
$79 at Lulus
5. Michael Costello x REVOLVE Sunny Mini Dress
$248 at Revolve
6. Hello Molly Frequent The Club Dress
$86 at Hello Molly
8. Reformation Taylor Linen Jumpsuit
$248 at Reformation
9. &Other Stories Knitted Bandeau Tube Top
$69 at &Other Stories
10. Helsa Sheer Deep V Long Slip Dress
$278 at Revolve
11. Lulus Cocktail Club Midi Dress
$76 at Lulus
12. Club L Amiah Satin Jumpsuit
$128 at Club L
13. Cult Gaia Quella Top
$598 at Cult Gaia
14. Petal + Pup Rosetta Dress
$69 at Petal+Pup
15. Maygel Coronel Veranera Dress
$510 at Moda Operandi
16. L*Space Nico Dress
$125 at Revolve
17. A.L.C. Delfina Pleated Long Asymmetric One-Shoulder Dress
$695 at Neiman Marcus
18. Lulus Power of Love Jumpsuit
$66 at Lulus
19. L’Academie Alicia Dress
$228 at Revolve
20. Club L First Class Jumpsuit
$180 at Club L
21. Retrofete Bridgette Sequined Mini Dress
$610 at Net-A-Porter
22. Amanda Uprichard Isadore Jumpsuit
$277 at Revolve
23. Galvan Panarea Plissé-Lamé And Crepe Halterneck Jumpsuit
$1,995 at Net-A-Porter
24. Lulus Likely Lover Romper
$65 at Lulus
We hope that you found a few outfits that are perfect for the party you have on your calendar.
How To Accessorize You Look
Accessorizing your look is the cherry on the cake to your elegant white outfit. While we recommend keeping your leather goods, primarily bags and shoes, as close to white as possible, some hosts welcome accessories of all colors.
However, before accessorizing with a bright green Jodie bag from Bottega Veneta, we highly encourage you to ask your event organizer how they feel about this – chances are that they’d like you to keep your look as close to white as possible from head to toe. To be safe, stick to light colors like white, cream and beige when choosing your bags, or add a glamorous touch with a metallic accessory – silver and gold clutches are usually welcome, too!
White Bags We Love
As for your jewelry, if your outfit is relatively simple, say an understated white party dress, or a button-down shirt paired with white pants, add a touch of glamour to your look with statement earrings or a statement necklace. Unlike shoes and bags, your jewelry can be more colorful, but you can also stick to white accessories. If you’re looking for ideas, a few of our current favorite silver and gold accessories are below.
Statement Jewelry We Love
Finally, to complete your look, you’ll want to find a pair of chic, comfortable shoes that go with the party theme and location. If you’re headed to a cocktail party or a chic hotel rooftop, your best choice is to wear a pair of high heels (white heels, nude heels and metallic heels are all welcome).
However, if you’re attending a more casual rendezvous, such as a garden party, opt for comfortable flats or wedges, as you don’t want the heel to sink into the grass.
Chic White Party Heels We Love
Commonly Asked Questions
What should you wear to a white party as a man?
Aim for a refined and stylish look that matches the formality of the venue that you’re attending. Most white parties are formal events, so start with a crisp, well-fitted white dress shirt as the base of your outfit, and an elegant pair of white chinos. To take your look up a notch, you can also opt for a white suit, which ensures a polished appearance.
Can I Wear Jeans To A White Party?
As most white parties call for semi-formal attire, white jeans wouldn’t be our first choice. With this said, if you’re certain that the white party you’ll be attending has a casual dress code, like in the case of backyard parties, you’re in the clear.
In these instances, you can choose from any of your favorite jean styles; while straight-leg jeans and wide-leg jeans have been trending for the past few years, you can also opt for skinny jeans if they make you feel more confident.
What to wear to an All-white beach party?
Beach club parties call for slightly different white attire than your regular parties. First and foremost, your footwear should be comfortable and preferably flat, as you don’t want your feet sinking into the sand.
As for your dress, you can wear anything from a casual crochet beach dress to a pair of white shorts or white linen pants, paired with a white blouse or a chic white shirt. Pay special attention to fabrics, opting for breathable, lightweight fabrics like linen and cotton, and avoiding polyester at all costs – it will make you sweat like no tomorrow.
If you’re going to be spending a lot of time in direct sunlight, make sure to bring your favorite pair of designer sunglasses, as well as a wide-brim hat for extra protection.
Can I wear cream Or Off-White Clothes to an all-white party?
In most instances, white parties call for a crisp white look, but it’s not out of the question for you to add shade variations, especially if your outfit consists of multiple white garments, such as a top and trousers. For example, it is usually acceptable if you wear a pair of crisp white trousers with a chic off-white top. With this said, it’s always best to consult the host and ask them directly.
Can I wear black accessories?
In most instances, it’s best to stick to light-colored accessories. However, wearing black shoes and even other black accessories is usually acceptable for bold contrast. With this said, make sure only to wear all-white clothing. And of course, when in doubt, ask the party host or consult your invite.
We hope you found inspiration from these white party outfit ideas! There are many great ways to style a chic outfit, so don’t be afraid to experiment and go out of your comfort zone for your next white party! If you’re still looking for more fashion ideas for the summer season, check the posts down below.