I don't care if it after Labor Day. I love white dresses. I love them paired with bright flats, cowboy boots, riding boots, and pumps.
It may have to do with a tradition at my school called Ivy Day, where graduating seniors wear pure white dresses (and black shoes) and are paraded into The Quadrangle for an award ceremony the day before Commencement. Graduating seniors line the streets, each with a long stemmed red rose. The Alumnae lead the parade through the seniors, followed by the ivy chain, carefully carried by the junior ushers. As the ivy chain passes by, the seniors fall in line at are led into the Quad. At Smith College each class is assigned a color that rotates through (red, yellow, green, blue). When Alumnae come back they wear white dresses (and white shoes) with a banner in their class color. It makes the day a stunning affair, with the classic brick dormitory background strewn with ivy.
Here are a few of my favorite dresses:
These were found randomly on the internet (sorry!)
And a photo of Ivy Day to end the entry:
Yes, I'm the junior usher waving like an idiot