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10 Adorable White Dresses to Wear before Labor Day

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That old “You can only wear white before Labor Day” fashion rule might be outdated, but its legacy lives on in these stylish, trendy summer dresses.

The casual white dress has long been a staple of summer style thanks to its light look and versatility. It’s also easy to personalize with accessories, and many of this year’s most popular dresses feature unique details that make them anything but plain.

We’ve rounded up some of the season’s best (and most affordable) picks, so take a look and see which options you need in your wardrobe!

BerryGo Button Down Spaghetti Strap Maxi Dress

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The BerryGo Button Down Spaghetti Strap Maxi Dress is an elegant but still beachy maxi dress that’s pretty much head-to-toe white eyelet. It features a casual, flattering V-neck and a cinched, separately patterned waist.

The slightly ruffled hemline is perfect for anything from a beach day to an engagement photo shoot.

LONGYUAN Casual Swing Sundress with Pockets

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Looking for an easy, light, and forgiving dress? The kind that’s sometimes the only thing you feel like wearing during the hottest months?

Try the LONGYUAN Casual Swing Sundress with Pockets! It’s a short, but not too short, T-shirt dress, with a fitted top and relaxed skirt. It’s perfect for layering with a favorite jacket for a beach evening or pairing with a long necklace.

Romwe Women’s Floral Lace Shift Dress

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The eyelet lace pattern of the Romwe Women’s Floral Lace Shift Dress gives it a chunkier, more casual, and summery feel than a more traditional, delicate lace.

With ruffled cap sleeves and a similar hem, it’s a versatile and durable dress that can easily go from day to night, depending on what accessories you choose.

Romwe Flared Skater Dress

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If you prefer a more statement-making silhouette for your summer style, you’ll like the Romwe Flared Skater Dress, with its wide bell sleeves and swingy short skirt.

The slightly narrowed waist keeps the dress from being overwhelming, especially on more petite figures, while still giving it a balanced, bold look.

R.Vivimos Summer Backless Long Dress

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The R.Vivimos Summer Backless Long Dress combines the flowy look of a maxi dress with an unexpected backless twist. The back of the dress features three skinny cords with tie-neck halter straps instead of more traditional straps and/or sleeves.

Add a bodice and a loose, flowing, tiered skirt, and you have a perfectly bohemian summer look.

ECOWISH Summer A-Line Midi Dress

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You get just a hint of elegance with this ruffled ECOWISH Summer A-Line Midi Dress. It’s mid-length and lightweight, with subtle eyelet detailing throughout the skirt and bodice.

The ruffled sleeves aren’t overly froufrou, but rather, offer a soft, beachy vibe that’s perfect for pairing with your favorite sandals and sun hat.

ECOWISH Tie-Front Midi Dress

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The tie-front is the star of this Midi Dress from ECOWISH.  It’s loosely tied just above the button-down detailing on the bodice. Combined with a simple skirt, this casual dress is elevated with just the right amount of detail.

Milumia Off-Shoulder Shift Dress

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The Milumia Off-Shoulder Shift Dress is a casual, simple shift dress that’s cool and comfy, with plenty of room to breathe. You get a touch of style and character from the ruffled, off-shoulder neckline, which features one ruffle across the bodice and another “layer” as a sort of sleeve.

This dress would be perfect for highlighting a short necklace!

KIRUNDO Ruffle Sleeve Pleated Dress

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For a lightweight, breezy look, we love the KIRUNDO Ruffle Sleeve Pleated Dress. It’s a casual, tiered-ruffle summer dress. The light, swingy skirt also features subtle pleating.

It’s casual and straightforward and can be worn on its own or layered under a cute jacket or shirt. It’s also the perfect slate for accessorizing with your favorite jewelry.

Romwe Scallop Flared Skater Dress

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The fitted bodice and swingy, flared skirt of a skater dress are elevated with the unique neck and shoulder cut of the Romwe Scallop Flared Dress. The neckline comes to a high, rounded, almost halter style.

The armholes feature a cute scallop design that makes it a bit dressier, but still casual.

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Amanda Prahl is a freelance contributor to LifeSavvy. She has an MFA in dramatic writing, a BA in literature, and is a former faculty associate focusing on writing craft and history. Her articles have appeared on HowlRound, Slate, Bustle, BroadwayWorld, and ThoughtCo, among others. Read Full Bio »
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