Winter Wardrobe Essentials: White dresses

My journey to style has taken some time. 40 years if I’m honest! There have been whole decades where fashion didn’t really feature in my life, but recently it’s become something that I’m loving. I’m so enjoying playing with my own style and having more and more fun with my outfits (despite not having many places to wear them these days!) I feel fashion is for expressing yourself – and right now we all could do with the sense of freedom it gives!

When it comes to fashion, the best part is that there are hardly any rules anymore. What you want to wear in whichever season is up to you! For example, bodysuits may scream summer, but they actually work well whatever the weather. Style a long-sleeved bodysuit with jeans, a chic coat and heeled boots and you’ve got a winter hit. Previously the change of season might have meant that you pack away your white items for a few months, only to allow them to re-emerge come party season, BUT who says you can’t wear white in winter? In fact, a beautiful white dress might be just the trick to brighten up the grey and really help you to stand out from the crowd of black-clad clones.

This post features the best White Dresses to buy now right now from Superbalist to revamp your winter wardrobe. (Click on the pics to purchase!) There is a style for everyone from long to short and every length in between. Plus, there is a variety of necklines, sleeve shapes and fabrications to choose from. So take your pick…

Best White Dresses

Long White Dresses

Organic cotton poloneck knitwear dress (R499)

I love how this long tubular dress has been paired with a winter coat and cute pair of sneaks for a comfy casual look. This dress has a polo neck and long sleeve making it a great choice for winter. Plus it is 100% cotton so it is great quality.

The ultimate sweat dress (R499)

Talk about comfort! This casual sweater dress will keep you super warm whatever the weather. This relaxed dress has a ribbed crew neckline, raglan sleeve and is fully lined with a fleece interior.

Trapeze shirt dress (R421)

Make a statement with this locally made, super fashionable white shirt dress that can be worn all year round. Features a classic collar, short sleeve and buttons down the front.

Pleated shirt dress (R524)

If you love the shirt dress look but prefer a longer sleeve then this is a great option. It has a classic collar and buttons cuffs as well as a side slit and pleased bottom. The fabric is 100% cotton.

Organic cotton sleeveless knitwear dress (R269)

Another super stylish option is this sleeveless number. This knitwear dress has a poloneck and looks great paired with smart accessories and a pair of glamorous high heeled boots. Plus it’s made of 100% cotton so expect extreme comfort.

Tiered balloon sleeve shirt dress (R649)

Currently volume is key and this locally made dress delivers. With long balloon sleeves, a classic collar, elastic cuffs and buttons down the front this dress looks great paired with sunnies, a pair of sneakers and a stylish bag!

Shirt dress with balloon sleeve (R489)

If you love the look above but prefer shorter sleeves or a mandarin collar then this option could work well.

Tiered T-shirt dress (R299)

For those who want super simple lines or less of a knock to the bank balance, this t-shirt dress is locally made and has a crew neck and short sleeve. More suited to summer you’d have to pair this one with a few layers to stay warm during winter as it is quite breezy due to the side slit.

Short white dresses

Bella long sleeve boatneck sweat dress (R599)

If your legs are your best asset you might like this cute number from Jacqueline de Yong. With a crew neck, long sleeve and mini length it’s a great relaxed look for weekends

Sweater dress (R429)

Another cute white mini dress from local brand, Blake, this sweater dress is 100% cotton and has long sleeves with ribbed cuffs making it great for those with sporty style.

Petite knit dress (R449)

A more glam option is this ribbed polo neck mini in winter white. Sure to keep you cosy!


As you can see a white dress is a super versatile item for any wardrobe. Accessorise your white with tan, navy, caramel or brights. Wear it with a statement coat or over tights or a polo neck when you need an extra layer of warmth. Pair your winter white dress with chunky boots or a cute pair of funky sneakers to up your street cred.

So which white dress is your favourite for winter?? Let me know in the comments below…


P.S. If you’re looking to rework the 90s and invest in a bodysuit then find all the best bodysuits around on Superbalist. Superbalist’s extensive range of bodysuits cover every budget, taste and size curve. With brands like Cotton On, Missguided, Sissy Boy, Nike, Reebok, adidas Originals, Baby Corner and more, there is a piece for everyone.

Kathryn Rossiter

Kathryn is a South African lifestyle blogger and mom of 2 who has been blogging daily for over 9 years! She writes about travel, health, beauty, fashion, decor and family... but not food (unless it's food she's eaten made by someone else) as she is a hopeless cook. She only wakes up early for 2 things... a red-eye flight to somewhere exotic and early morning game drives. She has just finished an extensive home renovation and would prefer to never see another box again. She's never met a chocolate or glass of bubbles that she didn't like!

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