20 White Dresses For Summer Days

We've never been ones to play by the rules, and fashion rubrics like "Whites Only After Memorial Day" feel about as antiquated as Andy Rooney's POV. Instead, we like to take the day to celebrate our casual, wear-whenever summer white dresses. And of course, we're not the types to be careful with our whites—one extra-drippy Otter-pop and an unplanned tumble in the grass later, and our pristine whites become a veritable scrapbook of all our warm-weathered activities. And that's how we like 'em! We've rounded up our favorite white summer dresses to go have adventures in long after the fashion rule books tell you you to stop.
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Above, from left: Seneca Rising Rosebud Maxi Dress, $253.64, available at ASOS; Steven Alan Loren Dress, $248, available at Steven Alan; Topshop Love Slogan Maxi Dress, $65, available at Topshop; Necessary Objects Kennedy Sweetheart Dress, $60, available at Fred Flare.
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Above, from left: AE Lacy Boho Dress, $29.95, available at American Eagle Outfitters; Roxy Starfish Convertible Skirt-Dress, $44.50, available at Roxy; Dusen Dusen Zip Me Up Dress, $185, available at I Don't Like Mondays; BCBG Generation Bib Dress, $98, available at BCBG.
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Above, from left: MinkPink Mummified T-Shirt Dress, $88, available at Urban Outfitters; Rachel Comey Low Tide Dress, $495, available at Bergdorf Goodman; Something Else Sequin Pocket T-Shirt Dress, $87, available at I Don't Like Mondays; Free People Weekender Dress, $68, available at Free People.
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Above, from left: Vanessa Bruno Scalloped Edge Dress, $415, available at La Garçonne; Arden B. Zip-Front Shirtdress, $25, available at Arden B.; Opening Ceremony Striped Dress, $125, available at Opening Ceremony; Lauren Moffatt Long Silk Dress, $598, available at Lauren Moffatt.
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Above, from left: Camilla Norrback Francesca Dress, $108, available at Rare Chic; Chris & Jaime Wrap Dot Dress, $220, available at Dear Fieldbinder; Ever Loveland Draped Layer Dress, $328, available at Shopbop; American Apparel Le Sac White Summer Dress, $38, available at American Apparel.
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