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Memorial Day Whites: Presenting 18 Reasons to Start Carrying A Bleach Pen In Your Bag

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Since its 2012, not 1912, the rules governing white before Memorial Day aren't exactly laws you need to live or die by. But considering spring can often be a wet, muddy affair, there probably hasn't been a lot of motivation wear a pristine white sundress until right about now, anyways. So in celebration of summer's official kickoff, we've rounded up 18 perfect whites for you to wear all the way through Labor Day (or beyond, if the spirit moves you). From summer hats, like a great WHBM fedora, to bright, white Alexander Wang sandals, there are certainly enough clothes and accessories available right now to throw together a head-to-toe white look. If that screams "STAIN ME" a little too loudly, there's nothing like a like a little pearly wisp of a top, like Madewell's pretty, shoulder-tied cami, mixed with less accident-prone colors. Peep all our favorite whites in the gallery above—just don't forget the bleach pen.—Julie Chen
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