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4 white maxi dresses to rule summer in

Yes, it’s too hot to function right now and being stuck in a relentless shower-sweat-repeat cycle can make getting dressed a nightmare. The answer? The white maxi dress. With an optimum breezy 'fit and major blogger-in-Santorini vibes (‘cause that’s obviously where we’d all rather be), these four looks should provide all the inspiration you need this summer.
Rihanna wearing a white broderie anglaise dress | ASOS Fashion & Beauty Feed

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Dip it low

Once it’s Rihanna-approved, you know it’s a thing. Broderie anglaise is having a moment, but forget pillowcases and your grandma's house — RiRi raises the heat with a thigh-high slit and plunge neckline. Clash up the pretty with bad-girl pointed heels, a clutch bag, layers of neck bling, plus one (mischievously-tipped) bowler hat.
Blogger wearing a white column dress | ASOS Fashion & Beauty Feed

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Nightie chic

Summer in the city can be a thing of cruelty (subway = *shudder*). But if your weekend plans call for brunch in the sun, keep your cool in a light column dress with barely there straps. Loose fitting but with a dressy feel, add white sneaks and oversized shades for a contrasting finish.

Elle Fanning wearing a white shirred bandeau dress | ASOS Fashion & Beauty Feed

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Bandeau babe

Wear it over the weekend, pack it for a vacay or pull it on as a beach cover-up — Elle Fanning’s shirred bandeau dress has some serious summer mileage. But remember, it’s a blank canvas. So keep the accessories interesting: think sleek sliders, a cross-body bag and some tinted shades.

Poppy Delevingne wearing a white broderie cut out dress | ASOS Fashion & Beauty Feed

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Cut it out

For your fancier events (garden parties, big birthdays etc), Poppy Delevingne has the right idea with an ankle-grazing broderie anglaise gown. Things that immediately up the ante? Oh-so-pretty cap sleeves, cut-out detailing and tiered skirting. Oh, and some cutesy platform heels.