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When looking for a pretty yet breathable look, go for a soft eyelet dress to get the job done.
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Take a cue from Regina Hall and go for a bold print, this allows you to make a statement even if the cut of the dress isn't elaborate.
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A white linen dress is perfect for balmy New Orleans days. Add a little life to the look with colorful, intricate accessories.
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Another way to stay cool and cute is to opt for a off-the-shoulder moment.
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For daytime fun, throw on a flowy dress, some fun heels and add a turban!
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Tia Mowry kills it in a sexy black number. Rule of thumb: you cannot go wrong with a jumpsuit.
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Looking for a stand-out day party look? Go for a chrisp white frock with a eye-catching detail and flat shoes!
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Chanel Iman's romper and gladiator sandals are perfect for the summer heat!
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If you've been to ESSENCE Festival before you know how important it is to have a fierce white ensemble. Go all out in a sleek jumpsuit.
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A cute vest and short set is a sure fire way to turn heads during festival.
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