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13 White Summer Dresses That I Promise Aren't See-Through

Lauren Eggertsen

White dresses are to summer what black boots are to winter: necessary, easy, and cute. In theory, walking into a store and snatching up every white dress in sight seems as easy as pie, but in reality, a lot of white dresses prove to be completely see-through. Some of you might not care at all if said dress is sheer. Personally, though, I have found that each time I've purchased a see-through white dress due to how stylish it is, I never wear it because I'm too nervous.

Yes, there are solutions for such situations, including slips, getting the dress lined, or even wearing nude shapewear, but sometimes you want to skip all the fuss and put on your pretty white summer dress without thinking twice. If that's you, we've got 13 non-see-through white dresses that are calling your name. How do we know? Because at one point, they called ours too, which is how we can faithfully tell you the selection ahead is tried and true in the non-see-through department and objectively stylish (if we do say so ourselves).

Keep scrolling to shop each of our editor's favorite non-see-through white summer dresses. 

Shop her pick:

L'Academie The Amaya Mini Dress ($188)

"I just got this dress for an upcoming trip to Mexico, and upon trying it on, promptly did the 'is it see-through?' check. I am happy to report that this number passed the test with flying colors thanks to the fact that it's double-layered. I also love that the deep-V and mini hemline put it in 'hot girl summer' territory (or at least my tame version of that), but the fit is rather billowy and oversize, making it perfect for vacation indulgences." 

Shop her pick:

Realisation Par The Christy ($160)

"I already own this micro-minidress in black and love it so much that I just ordered the white version. The barely there straps and minimal silhouette make it the ultimate '90s throwback piece."

Shop her picks:

Misa Lourdes Romper ($163)

"Though it looks like a dress, this is deceivingly really a romper and between the smocked bodice and all the layers, I never have to worry about it being see-through." 

Free People Oasis Midi Dress ($118)

"I have the printed version of this puff-sleeved frock, and based on how many compliments it rakes in, I'm convinced that I need the ivory version now, too. Based on how thick the fabric is, I'm certain it's just as non-sheer." 

Shop her pick:

Reformation Maxwell Dress ($248)

"Not only is this linen blazer-style dress a refreshing departure from your typical little white dress, but you can also rest easy because it's fully lined." 

Shop her pick:

Ginia Splice Dress ($186)

"I absolutely love slip dresses because you can dress them up or down; they feel like PJs, and I just think they're really pretty and flattering. That said, it can be hard to find a silk/satin dress that doesn't cling or show off everything that's going on underneath it. Ginia is one of my favorite brands and makes so many pretty cuts that are so easy to wear. I love this pinstriped take on white for summer." 

Shop her picks:

Pixie Market Ecru Utility Shirt Dress ($139)

"This structured utility dress from Pixie Market is a fun change from my go-to breezy summer dresses and is definitely more opaque."

Doen Bijou Dress ($325)

"I have this Dôen dress in blue and I'm obsessed with it. It's not see-through thanks to the full skirt, and I love the smocking on the bodice."

Shop her pick:

Zimmermann Allia Cold-Shoulder Ruffled Linen Mini Dress ($850)

"Zimmermann is always a leader in designing high-quality, resort-feeling pieces that are made to last. While this dress looks summer-ready, light, airy, and fun (!), it’s just thick enough that you don’t have to worry about it being see-through." 

Eggie Garden Dress ($72)

"I own a very similar dress to this princessy eyelet number, and it yields scores of compliments every time I wear it. The puffy sleeves and mini length are so damn dreamy." 

Majorelle Bungalow Dress ($178)

"This summer dress has the cutest silhouette with a beautiful ruffle and lace trim. It's the perfect weekend dress. The best part? It's fully lined so no need to worry about your underwear showing!"

Rails Alice in Ivory ($188)

"I rarely find a white linen dress that's not see-through, but Rails's Alice dress has a really strong and luxurious-feeling underlining that is anything but see-through. I've been wearing it to work through summer on repeat." 

Shop her pick:

Arkins White Tier Maxi Dress ($151)

"This dress is truly the epitome of the perfect white dress. It's wearable yet pretty and is breezy without being worrisome. The cotton makes it extremely suitable for hot weather without being sheer and showing all your undergarments." 

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This article originally appeared on Who What Wear

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