What To Wear To A White Party: 25 Elegant Outfit Ideas

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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.

White Show Me Your Mumu Tara Crop Top
1. Show Me Your Mumu Tara Crop Top

This floaty crop top look has a more relaxed vibe, perfect for a beach-based white party, then pair with the Peggy Pants to complete the outfit. Gold jewelry will add a glam touch to this chic look.

$88 at Revolve

White ASTR the Label Gaia Midi Dress
2. ASTR The Label Gaia Midi Dress

ASTR the Label has a plethora of stunning dresses to suit any occasion, like this Gaia Midi Dress, perfect for a semi-formal white party. The cowl neckline and front slit look gorgeous and the simplicity of this dress means it will become a staple in your wardrobe.

$98 at ASTR The Label

Chic white mini dress with 3D rose applique details
3. Meshki Rose Halter Mini Dress

There are so many incredible design details on this cute mini dress, including cutouts, a mini front slit, and floral embellishments, making it a must-have for your next white party.

$75 at Meshki

Chic white jumpsuit for parties
4. Lulus Flaunt It Like That Jumpsuit

We love the tailored look of this white jumpsuit. The asymmetric neckline ensures a striking look, while the high-waisted, straight-leg pants are super flattering.

$79 at Lulus

Chic white mini dress with ruffles
5. Michael Costello x REVOLVE Sunny Mini Dress

Go for something softer and sexier, with this Sunny Mini Dress! The ruffles, a diagonal cut-out, and a diaphanous single sleeve combine to create a completely irresistible dress.

$248 at Revolve

Chic short white sequin dress
6. Hello Molly Frequent The Club Dress

You can never go wrong with a little extra sequin and sparkle in your white dress! This white mini dress really sparkles in the light and only needs to be accessorized with simple finishing touches to really let the dress shine.

$86 at Hello Molly

White Zaina Strapless Ostrich-Feather Crop Top
7. LaMarque Zaina Strapless Ostrich-Feather Crop Top

This ostrich-feather crop top is so much fun – the perfect piece to make a statement at your next white party. Just wear it with white high-waisted wide-leg pants, like these ones from Bardot.

$275 at Neiman Marcus

White Reformation Moya Linen Two Piece
8. Reformation Moya Linen Two Piece

This two piece set is just beautiful and perfect for a semi-formal white party. The set has a vintage look, with a fitted bodice and A-line skirt for a classic and sophisticated look.

$278 at Reformation

Chic business casual white outfit with shorts
9. &Other Stories Knitted Bandeau Tube Top

A knitted bandeau tube top is a great idea for a beach white party, just style with tailored shorts and sandals to create a chic and stylish outfit.

$69 at &Other Stories

Chic white maxi dress with black rose detail
10. Helsa Sheer Deep V Long Slip Dress

The black flower in the center of this dress adds a stunning contrast to the dress, ensuring an eye-catching look. The rest of the dress is simple, with a slip-style skirt and deep V neckline, really drawing your attention to the floral detail.

$278 at Revolve

White Lulus Divide and Contour White Ribbed Cutout Bodycon Midi Dress
11. Lulus Divide and Contour White Ribbed Cutout Bodycon Midi Dress

The cut-outs really make this dress, accentuating the waist, while the bodycon fit ensures a striking and sexy look.

$66 at Lulus

Chic white party outfit
12. Club L Amiah Satin Jumpsuit

Satin really adds a luxe touch to your look, ideal for a more formal white party. This sleek satin jumpsuit from Club L has an elegant look with a sweetheart neckline and straight-leg pants.

$128 at Club L

Elegant white party outfit with wide leg pants
13. Cult Gaia Quella Top

Cult Gaia is known for its fun, playful, and quirky designs, just like this Quella Top, made up of draped fringe that skims the body and flows as you move – just incredible.

$598 at Cult Gaia

White maxi dress
14. Petal + Pup Rosetta Dress

This Rosetta Dress from Petal and Pup is just gorgeous and super flattering too! The sweetheart neckline is ruched to add texture and dimension to the dress, while the simple midi skirt has an A-line silhouette to create an hourglass silhouette.

$69 at Petal+Pup

15. Maygel Coronel Veranera Dress

We love the striking look and unusual design of this Maygel Coronel Veranera Dress. Cutouts break up the ruched panels, decorated with ruffled floral to create a magnificent summer dress.

$510 at Moda Operandi

Chic white beach dress
16. L*Space Nico Dress

The sleek and minimalist look of this L*Space Nico Dress means you can style it in many different ways to suit your style. For a beach white party, just add strappy sandals, simple gold jewelry, and tortoiseshell sunglasses.

$125 at Revolve

Elegant white party outfit with pleated details
17. A.L.C. Delfina Pleated Long Asymmetric One-Shoulder Dress

The silhouette and pleated design of this A.L.C. dress make it universally flattering and a must-have in your wardrobe. The one-shoulder neckline reflects the asymmetric hem, while the pleats gather at the waist for a slimming effect.

$695 at Neiman Marcus

White Lulus Enticing Endeavors White Jumpsuit
18. Lulus Enticing Endeavors White Jumpsuit

This gorgeous white jumpsuit is a classic piece that you really need in your wardrobe and that would be perfect for any white party. The square neckline lends itself to a layered necklace look while the wide leg pants need to be paired with strappy heels.

$59 at Lulus

Chic white satin outfit
19. L’Academie Alicia Dress

The lustrous satin material of this dress adds a luxurious touch to this draped dress, with a front leg slit for a sexy touch.

$228 at Revolve

White Monica White Asymmetric Ruffled Wide-Leg Jumpsuit
20. Club L Monica Jumpsuit

Go for something with a little bit of drama, like this one shoulder ruffle jumpsuit! The statement neckline, with an oversized draped over one shoulder, is balanced out with wide leg pants, to create stunning jumpsuit.

$225 at Club L

White sequin mini dress
21. Retrofete Bridgette Sequined Mini Dress

This white dress has a gorgeous silhouette, with a gathered single sleeve, mini length, and tie to cinch in the waist, but it is the sequined finish that really makes this dress and gives you a glam look.

$610 at Net-A-Porter

Chic white pant suit for a white party
22. Amanda Uprichard Isadore Jumpsuit

We love this smart and sophisticated tailored look – just perfect if you want a quirky yet formal look. The fitted vest is paired with wide-leg pants for a chic aesthetic.

$277 at Revolve

White Galvan Sienna satin halterneck jumpsuit
23. Galvan Sienna satin halterneck jumpsuit

This jumpsuit has a sleek and sophisticated look, with a halterneck top and sweeping wide legs, crafted from sumptuous satin for a luxe finish.

$1,295 at Net-A-Porter

Chic satin romper for white party
24. Lulus Likely Lover Romper

A romper, like this white satin romper, is just what you need for a hot summer’s day beach white party, keeping you cool and looking stylish at the same time.

$65 at Lulus

Which white two piece for white parties
25. Lovers & Friends Nara Top

The beaded details on this crop top add a delicate touch to your white party look, just pair with the Lovers & Friends Gianne Skirt to complete the look.

$118 at Revolve

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
White YSL Uptown clutch
Saint Laurent

Uptown Pouch

At YSL.com

White Mini Sardine Intrecciato Top-Handle Bag from Bottega Veneta
Nue Studio

Mini Sardine Intrecciato Top-Handle Bag

At Neiman Marcus

White pearl bag
Simone Rocha

Micro Imitation Pearl Top Handle Bag

At Nordstrom

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
Bottega Veneta

Polished Drop Earrings

At Neiman Marcus

Nue Studio Crystal Flower Choker
Nue Studio

Crystal Flower Choker

At Revolve


Les Créoles Turbi Gold-Tone Earrings

At Net-A-Porter

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
Chic strappy sandals
Tony Bianco

Caprice Heel

At Revolve


First Crystal F-Heel Halter Pumps

At Neiman Marcus


Logo Patent Slingback Pump

At Nordstrom

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.

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