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The Best Clothing (and Undergarments) to Wear to Saturday's White Linen Night

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White Linen Night celebrates its 25th anniversary this weekend with an emphasis on art, joined by a slew of events. No matter how you plan to tackle the big night Downtown, one thing is certain: everyone will be wearing white. If you still haven't nailed down your outfit (or what to wear underneath), look no further. We highlighted some of the best and brightest white dresses, jumpsuits, and accessories in town that are ready to be sported up and down Julia Street. As far what to don beneath, the answer may not be as obvious.

Mary Catherine Emory of the undergarment authority Bra Genie told Adore that a red bra is just as versatile as a little black dress. "Because many skin tones naturally have a red undertone, a red bra will often disappear under white clothing." Leave the nude bra at home and try out the surprising bra hack this weekend with one of the ensembles listed below. 

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PrimaDonna Madison, $132, Bra Genie,

This bra is perfect for a fuller bust. Emory says that the blue-red color is designed to vanish under white fabric for all skin tones.

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Marie Jo Avero Push-Up w/ Swarovski Crystals, $140, Bra Genie,

For a more petite chest, this studded option is your best bet! The red will seamlessly blend in with any white ensemble.

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White Button Dress, $95, Wildflower Nola, @wearwildflower

When choosing a dress for White Linen Night, make sure it is one that will stand out from the sea of white. This belted version from Wildflower features a set of unaligned, yet totally charming buttons.

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Tory Burch Kira Small Camera Bag, $358, Joseph,

Get your accessories in on the all-white dress code.

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Rouched Dress, $138, Wildflower Nola, @wearwildflower

Show off your tan in this tiered ensemble. The ruffled straps and hems add an extra feminine touch to the look!

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Something About You Polka Dot Dress, $280, Angelique, @shopangeliqueboutique

While this youthful dress is great for Saturday, you’ll definitely want to wear it again, as polka dots look great no matter the season.

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Co Collection Co. Wide Pebble Crepe Pant, $283.99, Joseph,

Flowy pants are a must in the early-August heat. This pair from Joseph will do the trick!

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Eyelet Overalls with knot ties, $56, Morgan Claire,

This romper from Morgan Claire is both practical and cute with deep front pockets. The knot ties and high sides add formality to the overall look.

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LoveShackFancy Liv Dress, $325, Elle,

Attention: we've found the perfect summer party dress! Embrace the romantic ruffles and stay cool in this flouncy frock.

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Karina Grimaldi Summer Maxi, $330, Babe,

Invest in a summer maxi that will look just as wonderful in New Orleans as on the beach.

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Camellia Flower Studs, $38, Lucy Rose,

Brighten up your look with these pair of petals from Lucy Rose.

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Salome Gold Star Sneaker, $64, Lucy Rose,

Skip the heels and opt for comfortable shoes this Saturday. This pair is just as cute and won't force you to leave the party early!

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Renzo Dress, $595, Angelique, @shopangeliqueboutique

This pleated dress is light and airy—perfect for an August night in New Orleans. For a more formal option, this dress is ideal.

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C / MEO Collective Collisions Mini Dress, $168, Monomin,

This button-down dress is an effortless option for Saturday night's festivities. Pair with bold earrings to help you stand out from the crowd!

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Saint Laurent Medium Niki Shoulder Bag, $2,250, Joseph,

Add this versatile and classic purse into your handbag rotation. 

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Sleek Jumpsuit, $128, Wildflower Nola, @wearwildflower

Between the wide legs and the romantic neckline, this jumpsuit is the perfect ensemble for Saturday's big event.

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Mother Tomcat Roller Chew, $75.99, Joseph,

There are only so many days left to sport white denim. This pair from Mother Denim is not only stylish, but flattering.

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V-Neck Tiered Eyelet & Lace Mini Dress, sale price $368, Angelique, @shopangeliqueboutique

We adore all the little details of this dress. This crocheted option feels both bohemian and structured.

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Proenza Schouler Belted Denim Pant, sale price $396, Pilot and Powell,

These dramatic pants from Pilot and Powell are perfect with a cropped top. The wide leg makes these denim pants airy enough for the August heat.

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Ashley Pittman Funda Earrings, $695, Joseph,

Add a little dose of color with these semiprecious stones. Set on light African horn and hand-inlaid bronze, this is a pair worth the investment.

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Beckett Crochet Eyelet Dress, $99.95, Anthropologie,

We love the mix of patterns on this dress. From the crochet bodice to the eyelet skirt, the details are worth a closer look.

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Petal Wrap Dress, sale price $335, Pied Nu,

This summery dress is flattering on any body type, and ideal for this Saturday’s more formal events. Pair with nude heels or sandals.

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Grey Slate Kiite Dress, $136, Babe,

Everyone needs a "little white dress." This offering from Babe should fit the bill!

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Crepe Dianna Dress, $290, Angelique, @shopangeliqueboutique

Bring the black and white trend to White Linen Night. Pair this dress with delicate silver accessories for a simple, elegant look.

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Lou Snake Slide, sale price $278, Pilot and Powell,

These sleek sandals are perfect for a hot night of walking around downtown. The bright take on snakeskin adds texture and flair to your look.

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White Check Borrego Tie Shirt, $88, Lucy Rose,

Dress this casual top up with colorful jewelry or a bold pair of shoes!

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Jumpsuit with Pleated Cross Detail, $79, Morgan Claire,

This structured jumpsuit can be dressed up or down, depending on where your night takes you. Pair with chunky jewelry for a fun, artsy look.

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Shaina Mote Aster Skirt, $370, Pied Nu,

We adore this bright white midi skirt. Flattering on everyone, this skirt will go well with most tops.

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Dolce Vita Isala Sandal, $70, Elle,

A simple white shoe is the perfect complement to your all-white outfit.

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Farm Rio Stacie Maxi Skirt, $89.95, Anthropologie,

Lean in to a boho-chic look with the help of this knitted maxi skirt. 

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Rachel Comey Dive Top, $340, Pied Nu,

Sleek and modern, this top is perfect paired with flowy pants or a skirt. Show a little skin with the crossover back and dramatic neckline.

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Veronica Beard Scuba Jacket, $600, Joseph,

This blazer is the perfect transitional piece to have in your closet. Drape it over your shoulders this weekend while you browse art.

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Star Print Jumpsuit, $104, Wildflower Nola, @wearwildflower

Embrace a subtle hint of color in this adorable jumpsuit which comes complete with a sweet bow.

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Smocked White Tank, sale price $63, Azby’s,

This textured tank is a great youthful pick for Saturday. It pairs well with a flowy skirt or billowy pants.