25 Pretty White Dresses to Wear on a Cruise

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Are you looking for the perfect white dress to wear on a cruise? White outfits make great cruisewear and look good on everyone.

Whether it’s a casual white beach dress or a chic outfit for a White Night theme event, this list includes gorgeous cruise wear that can be worn during the day or evening.

I’ve included some accessories (shoes, handbags, jewelry) that you can mix and match with your favorite cruise outfits to make it easy. All items are affordable and can be found on Amazon.

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Ladies White Outfits and Accessories for a Cruise

1. Summer Sleeveless Halter Maxi Dress with Cutouts

This white beach style summer dress will look fabulous when worn on a cruise. The halter neckline is flattering and the the cut outs and backless style make this a trendy choice.

BTFBM Women 2024 Summer Sleeveless Halter Maxi Dress Cutout Backless Slit Boho Party Cocktail Casual Beach Sun Dresses(Solid White, Small)

Recommended: Boho style halter style dress with cutouts (see 4* reviews & check price on Amazon here)

Suggested accessories:

Tan sandals with a low block heel look great with this casual white dress.

CUSHIONAIRE Women's Nan two band braided low block heel slide sandal +Memory Foam and Wide Widths Available, Tan 8.5 W

Recommended: Tan low sandals (also gorgeous in nude & gold)

2. Long Flowy Sundress

This white resort style sundress is loose and flowy. Wear it onboard the cruise ship or as a cover up when you head to the beach on a port day.

LOGENE Women's Summer Dress Casual Loose Sleeveless Resort Curise Swing Flowy Tiered Sundress Cover Up Long Maxi Dresses White

Recommended: Sleeveless white resort style sundress (check price & other colors on Amazon here)

Suggested accessories

Cateye Sunglasses make a perfect pairing with white sundresses, cover ups and swimsuits. This pair is has over 9000 4.5* reviews.

SOJOS Retro Small Vintage Cat Eye Sunglasses for Women Cute Fashion UV400 Sunnies SJ2939, Dark Brown/Brown

Recommended: Cateye sunglasses

3. Strapless White Lace Dress

This strapless lace dress is so pretty! While I love the white dress, the black, pink and other colors make great vacation dresses as well.

ZESICA Women's 2024 Summer Bohemian Strapless Off Shoulder Lace Trim Backless Flowy A Line Beach Long Maxi Dress,White,Small

Recommended: Strapless white lace dress (highly rated on Amazon)

Suggested accessories

Perfect for day or evening, these stylish flat neutral sandals can be worn with shorts, jeans or casual dresses.

FITORY Womens Flat Sandals Fashion Round Open Toe Slip On Slides with Braided Strap Slippers for Summer Size 8 Apricot

Recommended: Flat sandals with braided details

4. Short Sleeve Midi Length Dress

This is one of my favorite cruise dresses. In fact, I have this mid length dress navy and love the short sleeves and overall flattering style.

ZESICA Women's 2024 Summer Casual Flutter Short Sleeve Crew Neck Smocked Elastic Waist Tiered Midi Dress,White,Medium

Recommended: Short flutter sleeve tiered dress (see over 7000 4* Amazon reviews)

Suggested accessories

Handwoven Cotton Straw Woven Bucket Bag

I’ve been looking for a straw bucket bag similar to my Loewe handbag. I bought it when I was in Barcelona on a Mediterranean cruise (and it was a splurge).

This stylish straw bag is so pretty, well priced and gets great reviews.

Van Caro Shoulder Bucket Bag Straw Tote StrawHandwoven Drawstring Beach/Crossbody Bag for Women,Light Coffee

Recommended: Straw shoulder bag (check price & over 1500 4* reviews)

5. Short Sleeve V-neck White Mini Dress

This short white dress has a flattering flowing style for ladies of every age.

TECREW Womens Smocked Short Sleeve V Neck Mini Dress Summer Swiss Dot Flowy Short Dress, White, Medium

Recommended: Short white dress with flutter sleeves (see over 1200 4.5* Amazon reviews)

Suggested accessories:

This designer inspired flat banded sandal is a perfect shoe for a cruise.

Amazon Essentials Women's Flat Banded Sandal, Gold, 8

Recommended: Flat designer inspired sandal (highly rated best-selling shoe)

6. One Shoulder Sleeveless Chiffon Dress

This one shoulder sleeveless dress makes a great formal night or dressy evening look.

ZESICA Women's 2024 Boho Summer One Shoulder Sleeveless Ruffle Tiered Layered Chiffon Pleated A Line Flowy Mini Dress,Ivory,Small

Recommended: One shoulder short ruffle dress (verify price & see 4.5* Amazon reviews here)

Suggested accessories:

Sparkly Evening Bag (designer inspired)

This designer inspired clutch purse pairs well with many dress styles and can be worn to the dining room and cruise ship restaurants.

Rhinestone Purse Sparkly Evening bag Silver Clutch Purses for Women Evening, Cross Body Handbags for Party Prom Club Wedding

Recommended: Sparkly evening clutch purse

7. High Waist Long Dress with Slit

This long dress is both flattering and comfortable. This dress makes a great outfit for White Night on a cruise.

BTFBM Semi Formal Dresses for Women Sleeveless Sundress Asymmetrical Slit Ruched Bodycon Long Wedding Guest Dresss(Solid White, Small)

Recommended: Long dress with side slit

Suggested accessories:

Kitten Heel Sandals will go nicely with many of the dresses on this list. They do give a little bit of a fancier look for evenings, and are available in white, black, pink and tan.

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Recommended: Kitten heel lace up sandals

8. One Shoulder Tiered Flowy Dress

How gorgeous is this white dress? It looks so tropical and light – perfect to wear on a Caribbean or Bahamas cruise!

MEROKEETY Women's Summer One Shoulder Sleeveless Knot Smocked Midi Dress Split Tiered Flowy Dresses,White,M

Recommended: One shoulder mid length dress

Suggested accessories:

This cute straw mini bag can be worn using the handle or crossbody with the long strap.

JOLLQUE Straw Beach Bag for Women, Summer Handwoven Tote Bags Purse with Tassel,Top Handle Straw Handbag Clutch(Khaki Mini)

Recommended: Straw mini bag (check reviews & price on Amazon here)

9. Midi Knit Tank Top Dress with Cut Out

This popular tank top dress is a great look for young cruisers, or any women who can pull it off. I don’t think I can, but I love the cute and casual style.

PRETTYGARDEN Women's Summer Midi Bodycon Dresses Casual Crew Neck Side Slit Sleeveless Knit Cut Out Tank Top Dress (White,Large)

Recommended: Tank top dress with cut out (check price & 2500 4.5* reviews)

Suggested accessories

Gold plated CZ bezel necklace

If you’re looking for some great looking jewelry to wear on a cruise, this gold plated CZ bezel necklace is so pretty!

PAVOI 14K Yellow Gold Plated 1.00 ct (D Color, VVS Clarity) CZ Simulated Diamond Bezel-Set Solitaire Choker Necklace | Necklace for Women

Recommended: Gold plated CZ bezel necklace (over 5000 4.5* amazon reviews)

10. A-line Halter Vacation Dress

This halter a-line dress has gorgeous cut out detail, that make this casual white dress look a little more dressy.

BTFBM Women Sleeveless Halter Dresses Casual Hollow Out A-Line Tiered Swing Sundress 2024 Spring Summer Beach Mini Dress(Solid White, Small)

Recommended: Short white halter dress

Suggested accessories

This straw mesh woven beach bag is perfect for relaxing by the pool on the lido deck or for shore excursions.

SHOPANTS Straw Mesh Tote Bag for Women 2023 New Mesh Hollow Woven Beach Bag Large Travel Shoulder Handbags Hobo Bag

Recommended: Straw mesh woven beach bag (check price & amazon reviews here)

Off the Shoulder Puffy Sleeve Dress

This off the shoulder white dress is flowy and lightweight, perfect for summer vacation, a cruise or resort.

LILLUSORY Bridal Shower Dresses Womens Off The Shoulder Puff Sleeve 2023 Smocked Babydoll Flowy Boho Midi Trendy Spring Summer Smocked Dress White

Recommended: Off the shoulder flowy mid length dress

11. Beach Crochet Lace Maxi Dress

This spaghetti strap style dress is so pretty. The crochet lace details make it a perfect dress to wear on holiday, and to cruise white parties.

Dokuritu Women's Beach Crochet Lace Maxi Dress Boho Casual Cocktail Graduation Wedding Guest Spaghetti Strap Long White Summer Dresses 2024 (White,S)

Recommended: Spaghetti strap lace crochet maxi dress (see 6000+ Amazon reviews)

Suggested accessories

Espadrille Wedge Style Sandals

The Drop espadrille wedge sandal can be worn during the day or evening. This popular shoe gets great reviews and is available in white, cognac, and other colors.

The Drop Women's Listilla Espadrille Flatform Ankle Strap Sandal Wedge, White, 7.5

Recommended: Espadrille wedge sandal (check price & 2700+ 4.5 star reviews here)

12. Mid Length Bodycon Dress with Back Slit

This strapless knit dress looks both sophisticated and sexy, and is a stunner in white!

LILLUSORY Sun Dresses Womens 2024 Sundress Summer Beach Vacation Outfits Graduation Sexy Bodycon Midi Maxi Off Shoulder Trendy Casual Dress White

Recommended: Strapless twisted front style dress (check pricing & reviews on Amazon here)

Suggested accessories

Silver Heeled Sandal

A strappy heel looks gorgeous with this bodycon dress. Silver and gold colors are a great choice that can be worn with black and white cruise wear.

Betsey Johnson Women's Vera Heeled Sandal, Silver, 7.5

Recommended: Summer sandal heels

13. Wrap Style Dress with Short Sleeves

I love this wrap style midi summer dress. It’s gorgeous in white, but you may want to check out the other colors as well.

PRETTYGARDEN Women's Summer Wrap V Neck Split Party Dress Ruffle Short Sleeve Midi Dress with Belt Casual Long Dresses (White,Small)

Recommended: Short Sleeve wrap style ruffle dress (size down if you’re between sizes)

14. Beach Summer Maxi Dress

This beach style dress will look great in photos (sunset, beach, wake view).

CUPSHE Women's Summer Slip Boho Maxi Dress Lace Up Tassel V-Neck Flare Ruffle Beach Dresses White S

Recommended: Beach style summer maxi dress

Suggested accessories

Low Heel Braided Sandal

This popular low heel braided sandal is comfortable and stylish. A tan or neutral goes with everything, which is helpful if you’re trying to pack light or carry-on only for a cruise.

CUSHIONAIRE Women's Onyx braided Heel Sandal +Memory Foam, Wide Widths Available, Tan 7.5

Recommended: Braided sandal with block heel (see price & 2500+ great Amazon reviews)

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15. Short Sleeve Baby Doll Dress

This short sleeve baby doll dress is a favorite of mine for embarkation day and port days.

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Recommended: Short sleeve baby doll dress (has over 11000 reviews on Amazon)

These gold plated huggie earrings are great quality for the price, to your cruise jewelry collection (or worn everyday).

PAVOI 14K Dome Hoop Huggies (Dome, Yellow Gold)

Recommended: Gold plated huggie earrings (4.5* reviews)

16. Long Button Up Cover Up

This long cardigan style swimsuit cover up looks both casual and elegant. It can be worn with a belt to dress it up.

Dokotoo Swimsuit Beach Cover Ups for Women 2024 Vacation Outfits Summer Dresses Button Down Long Kimonos Cardigan Short Sleeve Side Split Casual Solid Loose Fit Fashion Bathing Suit White Small

Recommended: Long button up style white cover up

17. Sleeveless Dress with Pockets

The ultimate comfortable sundress for a cruise! I was amused when I noticed this dress by The Drop is named Ilana Loose Sleeveless Wide-Hem Poplin Maxi Dress. I guess it was made for me ;-).

The Drop Women's Ilana Loose Sleeveless Wide-Hem Poplin Maxi Dress, White, M

Recommended: White sleeveless dress with pocketa (check price & amazon reviews here)

18. Long Sleeve Cut-Out Maxi Dress

This trendy white maxi dress includes cut outs, which are a stylish detail in women’s clothing we’re seeing this year.

MEROKEETY Women's 2024 Long Sleeve Cutout Maxi Dress Square Neck Crossover Waist Ruffle Tiered Casual Party Dress White M

Recommended: Long sleeve maxi dress with cut out details

19. Casual Beach Tank Dress

This cute tank dress includes ruching at the waist, making it a flattering style for ladies.

LILLUSORY Summer Dresses for Women 2024 Spring White Mini Dress Beach Graduation Bachelorette Outfits Casual Cute Sleeveless Bodycon Trendy Short Dress Linen Halter Clothes White

Recommended: Tank style short dress (see other colors & 10,000+ reviews)

20. One Shoulder Jumpsuit Romper

This one shoulder romper pantsuit looks effortless and elegant at the same time. Wear with flats for a more casual look or a heel sandal for a dressier look.

ANRABESS Women's Summer Straps One Shoulder Dressy High Waist Casual Wide Leg Jumpsuit Romper with Pockets 502mibai-S

Recommended: One shoulder romper pantsuit

21. Crochet Swimsuit Cover Up Beach Dress

This crochet swimsuit cover up will look great over a bikini or one piece swimsuit on a cruise.

ANRABESS Women Swimsuit Crochet Swim Cover Up 2024 Summer Bathing Suit Swimwear Mesh Knit Beach Dress Vacation Outfits Cream White Large

Recommended: Crochet swimsuit cover up

22. Lace Style Swimsuit Cover Up


This gorgeous swimsuit over up is lightweight and has a perfect combination or lace detail and coverage.

JOYORUN Swimsuit Cover Up for Women Bikini Beachwear Bathing Suit Beach Dress (White)

Recommended: Lace style cover up

23. Drawstring Button Up Beach Dress Cover Up

This button up beach dress cover up is light and looks elegant over your favorite swimwear.

Blooming Jelly Womens Bathing Suit Cover Ups Bikini Swimsuit Coverup Drawstring Button Down Beach Dress Shirt(Medium, White)

Recommended: Button up beach dress over up (read 700+ 4.5* reviews on Amazon)

24. 2 Piece Ladies Outfit

This 2 piece outfit is adorable. While I like it in white, it is equally gorgeous in the brighter colors as well. Available in small to plus size tops and maxi skirts.

MEROKEETY Women's Summer Two Piece Outfits V Neck Puff Sleeve Crop Top and Flowy Maxi Skirt Set,White,M

Recommended: 2 piece top and maxi skirt

25. Halter Neck Sleeveless Shorts Jumpsuit

This halter neck jumpsuit is a great casual hot weather cruise outfit. The sleeveless ruffle design is lightweight and packs easily.

Recommended: Halter neck ruffle style jumpsuit

Recommended Accessories:

A gold plated tennis bracelet goes with everything and looks fantastic. Tennis bracelets are very on trend this year, and can be worn on cruises as well as at home.

Recommended: Gold plated CZ tennis bracelet (see price & over 25000 4.5* amazon reviews)

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Final Thoughts

It’s always a good idea to have at least one white cruise outfit when going on a cruise. Many cruise lines have a White Night or White Hot party, and you may not always know in advance.

White dresses and cover ups also look great if you’re going on a Caribbean, Bermuda or Mediterranean cruise.

Do you have a favorite white dress or outfit? Please let me know in the comments below.

Happy Cruising!


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