6 white summer dresses to buy inspired by celebrities

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There’s a reason why some of the same seasonal trends reappear year after year. Often they are stylish and practical, making them a staple you can rely on time and time again.

Like flowers for spring, white dresses for summer are hardly revolutionary. We’ve only just noticed a slew of them popping up in Hollywood, confirming what we already know to be true: The white dresses are still the essential summer uniform.

Selena Gomez took a dressier approach to the summer fit with a crisp button-down shirt dress for a red carpet premiere. Jennifer Lopez casually transformed sleepwear into streetwear with her nightgown act. In May, Kate Hudson shared a photo on Instagram wearing a similar prairie-style nap dress.

White dresses are basically synonymous with summer because their loose fit provides plenty of breeze for the sweltering heat and they’re versatile enough to be worn for virtually any occasion, from tropical beach vacations to brunch to all your mundane errands. They’re basically a surefire option when you need something quick and easy to put on that’ll keep you cool all day long.

There are lots of pretty white dresses available online in different lengths, cuts and fits. In fact, if you Google “white dresses” you’ll have three million different options to choose from, which is quite a long time to go. So we’ve rounded up a few of our favorites that look like the ones A-listers have been turning to lately.

Buy it! Exlura Lantern Sleeve Ruffled Mini Dress, $39.49 (orig. $50); amazon.com

Buy it! Quince 100% European linen button-front dress, $44.90 (origin $168); onequince.com

Buy it! The Kimi Drop Off-The-Shoulder Smocked Midi Dress, $69.90; amazon.com

Buy it! French Connection Isla Organic Cotton Smocked Midi Dress, $82.60 (originally $118); nordstrom.com

Buy it! Madewell Puff-Sleeve A-Line Mini Dress, $98; madewell.com

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