14 Real Women, in 14 Real Dresses

The fashion drumbeat signals the return of ethnic patterns to posh city parties.

two women in tribal print dresses
The fashion drumbeat signals the return of ethnic patterns to posh city parties. Tribal rule: With bold graphic-print dresses, think strong folkloric jewelry and chunky sandals.
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Ben Goldstein
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JENNIFER ZIPP, 32, denim designer, in Ali Ro, $242; ali-ro.com for stores.
MICHELE ZIPP, 35, editor and writer, in Ali Ro at Helen's Boutique, $180; (859) 226-0493.
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EMI KAMIYA, 26, beauty publicist, in Gold Hawk at Boutique Mandarine, $357; (401) 848-9360.
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EMILY RUDOLF, 25, film production and development assistant, in Lauren Moffatt at TG-170, $370; (212) 995-8660.
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JUDY SHENG, 31, physician's assistant, in BCBG MaxAzria, $280; bcbg.com for stores.
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CHRISTINA BRIGGS, 22, wealth adviser, in Sears Apostrophe, $60; sears.com.
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HAYLEY BLOOMINGDALE, 22, graduate student, in DKNY Jeans, $79; dknyjeans.com.
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JACKIE KLEIN, 29, stay-at-home mom, in H&M, $69.90; hm.com for stores with similar styles.
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LAURIE SATRAN, 27, event planner, in Lauren Moffatt, $382; (212) 465-0839.
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LISA COREY, 23, graduate student, in Hot Kiss, $48.
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MO BROWN, 25, actress and radio talk-show host, in Billabong, $42; billabonggirls.com for stores.
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NATALIA DUKE, 26, ESL instructor, in Gold Hawk, $322; shopamiami.com.
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NICOLE ANDERSON, 28, fashion merchandiser, in Tibi, $330; (212) 226-5852.
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SALMA KHALIL, 26, artist, in tribal print dress, $89; dknyjeans.com.
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