Splurge vs. Steal: Summer Fashion

Feel-good Gidget glamour is back! Peachy-keen retro suits flatter every beach body and budget.

May 22, 2009 12:00 AM
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SPLURGE TOTAL LOOK: $2080
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CURVY FIGURE:
Side ruching keeps love handles in check, while a halter top lifts and supports the girls.
STEAL $102, Kenneth Cole; macys.com for stores.
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STEAL $20, FE New York by Fantas-Eyes; fantas-eyes.com.
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STEAL: BAG $85, DKNY Active; dkny.com for stores.

STEAL: TOWEL $26.50, Land's End; landsend.com.
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STEAL $49, Spiegel; spiegel.com.
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BOYISH FIGURE:
A simple symmetrical pattern creates the illusion of curves and a larger bust.
STEAL $173, Juicy Couture; (212) 796-3360.
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STEAL $19.99, A.J. Morgan; ajmorganeyewear.com for similar styles.
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STEAL: BAG $49.50, American Eagle Outfitters; ae.com.

STEAL: TOWEL $120, Diane von Furstenberg; (702) 818-2294.
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STEAL $69, Colin Stuart for Victoria's Secret; victoriassecret.com for stores.
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PETITE FIGURE:
Vertical seams lengthen torso and draw attention upward. Bra cups enhance chest.
STEAL $58, Victoria's Secret; victoriassecret.com.
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STEAL $30, Liz Claiborne New York; lizclaiborne.com.
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STEAL: BAG $98, Cole Haan; colehaan.com.

STEAL: TOWEL $99, Zimmermann; zimmermannwear.com.
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STEAL $48, Michael Antonio; endless.com.
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