108 Spring Dresses

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July 21, 2011 6:03 PM
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Mexico Dresses

Dress, $1480, Temperley London; bag, $625, Isabella Fiore; necklace, $565, Catherine Michiels.

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Real Women in Real Fashion: Brights

ELEANOR BANCO, 31, publicist, in London Times, $96; macys.com for stores.
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Spring Dresses

HAYLEY BLOOMINGDALE, 22, graduate student, in DKNY Jeans, $79; dknyjeans.com.
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Real Women in Real Fashion: Whites

KRISTINA SKRELA, 26, yearbook sales rep, in Gianni Bini, $138; giannibini.com.
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Lady of the House

Dress, $49.90, H&M; hm.com for stores.

Eco-Chic Fashion

Jacket, $1495, shoes, $475, Stella McCartney; dress, $795, Valentino Red; cuff, $200, Alkemie. On face: Chanel Moisturizing Bronzing Powder in Désert Corail.
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Real Women in Real Fashion: Maxi Dress

CAROLYN TRAUT, 29, commercial real estate manager, in Banana Republic, $148; bananarepublic.com for stores.
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Spring Dresses

NATALIA DUKE, 26, ESL instructor, in Gold Hawk, $322; shopamiami.com.
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Real Women in Real Fashion: Brights

CINTHYA MARQUEZ, 25, graduate student, in Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent at Tuni, $375; (407) 628-1609.
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Shop the Shoot: Eco-Chic Fashion

Dress, $506, Cloak & Dagger; cloakanddaggenyc.com.
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Spring Fashion Preview

CALVIN KLEIN: ORIGAMI PLEATS
Dress, $4995, shoes, $650, belt, $271, Calvin Klein; clutch, $1810, Fendi.
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Real Women in Real Fashion: Maxi Dress

ALI FENWICK, 26, journalist, in Kensie, $84; macys.com for stores.
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Real Women in Real Fashion: Maxi Dress

MARINE MONJARDE, 22, student, in Ella Moss, $198; neimanmarcus.com for stores.
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Real Women in Real Fashion: Safari Trend Dresses

MELISSA WEINER, 25, human-resources assistant, in Calvin Klein Jeans, $79.50; macys.com for stores.
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Shop the Shoot: Eco-Chic Fashion

Top and skirt, $225 and $275, Organic by John Patrick; barneys.com for stores.

Mexico Dresses

Dress, $5990, Carolina Herrera.
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Real Women in Real Fashion: Maxi Dress

KATIE HOLEWA-YAFFE, 20, student, in Ella Moss Black Label, $389; shopbop.com.
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Real Women in Real Fashion: Safari Trend Dresses

KATE CUSHING, 25, nonprofit operations director, in Diane von Furstenberg, $365; (646) 486-4800.
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KATIE STURINO, 27, public relations firm president, in Victoria's Secret, $119; victoriassecret.com.
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Fashion for Less

Dress, $59, BCX; macys.com for stores. Belt, $85, Leather Island by Bill Lavin at Mark Shale; (630) 427-1100.
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"In" with the Old

Dress, $2650, Prada; shoes, $75, Converse; earrings, $170, Mars and Valentine; necklace, $360, Digby & Iona; bird cuff, $1033, Made Her Think; beaded three-strand bracelet, $53, Ettika; braided bracelets, $30 each, Accessories & Beyond.
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NADIA CHANTE, 24, administrative assistant, in Red by Marc Ecko, $59; macys.com for stores.
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JUDY SHENG, 31, physician's assistant, in BCBG MaxAzria, $280; bcbg.com for stores.
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Real Women in Real Fashion: Brights

FRANCESCA INGUAGGIATO, 19, student, in Victoria's Secret, $79, victoriassecret.com.
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Shop the Shoot: Animal Instinct

Dress, $169, Calvin Klein; macys.com for stores.

Mexico Dresses

Dress, $4740, Chloé; head scarf, model's own.
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Real Women in Real Fashion: Safari Trend Dresses

MELISSA VICTOR, 30, music publicist, in Banana Republic, $148; bananarepublic.com for stores.
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Real Women in Real Fashion: Maxi Dress

NIQUAE MCINTOSH, 27, medical copy editor, in Victoria's Secret, $109; victoriassecret.com.
STEPHANIE CRUZ, 21, student, in BB Dakota at Gotham, $114; (973) 467-9797.
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Real Women in Real Fashion: Safari Trend Dresses

HITHA PRABHAKAR, 32, retail expert, in Reiss, $395; (212) 925-5707.
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Spring Fashion for Less

Tunic, $38, Fire; firela.com for stores.

Bright-Colored Cocktail Dresses

Mint Julep dress, $375, Whitley Kros; shoes, price upon request, Alessandro Dell'Acqua; clutch, $595, Orciani.
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LAUREN DONNELLY, 26, fragrance marketing executive, in Scarlet/Sears.
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Real Women in Real Fashion: Safari Trend Dresses

PORSCHE THOMAS, 24, marketing assistant, in DKNY, $195; (800) 231-0884 for stores. NAOMI PARNES, 19, student, in Forever 21, $27.80; forever21.com.
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SUZANNE MAGER, 34, teacher, in Forever 21, $27.50; forever21.com.
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Cutouts

Dress, $1495, Thakoon at Tracey Ross; (310) 854-1996.
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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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MICHELLE JENKINS, 29, music teacher and real-estate agent, in Jonathan Martin, $79; johnnymartinjuniors.com.
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Maxi Dresses

Hamptons, $128, WD-NY; (212) 395-9309 for stores.
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"In" with the Old

Jacket, $6795, dress, $1395, Burberry; necklace, $276, Gara Danielle; ring, $65, Nash by Nina Segal & Ashleigh Cohen; bird cuff, $1033, Made Her Think; beaded three-strand bracelet, $53, Ettika; braided bracelets, $30 each, Accessories & Beyond. On hair: Nexxus Dualiste Daily Leave-in Conditioning Spray.
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Real Women in Real Fashion: Maxi Dress

ELSPETH TREMBLAY, 26, illustrator, in Tibi, $495; (212) 226-5852.
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Real Women in Real Fashion: Safari Trend Dresses

JENNIFER DIGRAZIA, 27, special projects, in Gianni Bini, $138; giannibini.com.
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Maxi Dresses

Rooftop Party, $34.50, Old Navy; oldnavy.com.
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Lady of the House

Dress, $100, American Living for JCPenney; shoes, $39.99, Mia; bag, $44.50, The Limited; bangles, $50 each, Kenneth Jay Lane.
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Real Women in Real Fashion: Whites

CAROLYN GOLTRA, 27, nonprofit fund-raiser, in Lauren by Ralph Lauren, $179; macys.com for stores.
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Real Women in Real Fashion: Maxi Dress

CHARMEE MAYER, 28, fashion publicist, in Liquid, $286; gingerstyle.net for stores.
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Lady of the House

Dress, $198; maxstudio.com.

Bright-Colored Cocktail Dresses

Tequila Sunrise dress, $1695, Versace; clutch, $1350, Salvatore Ferragamo; sunglasses, $139.95, Ray-Ban.
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Real Women in Real Fashion: Safari Trend Dresses

CATHY SPINLEY, 29, beauty executive, in Banana Republic, $148; bananarepublic.com for stores.
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Real Women in Real Fashion: Safari Trend Dresses

DANIELLE K. STEWART, 24, office manager, in DKNY, $295 at Neiman Marcus; (800) 365-7989.
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Maxi Dresses

Miami Art Opening, $298, Ali Ro at Big Drop; (212) 966-4299.
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Animal Instinct

Dress, $2580, shoes, $1100, Prada; necklace, $2000, Patricia von Musulin; ring, $975, Dean Harris.
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KELLEE KNIGHTEN, 30, performing artist, in Bebe, $159; bebe.com.
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JESSICA BEVERS, 24, recruiting coordinator, in Apostrophe, $50; sears.com.
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Cutouts

Dress, $180, Maggy London; (212) 944-7199.
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Animal Instinct

Dress, price upon request, Roberto Cavalli; shoes, $218, Coach; striped bangle, $25, A.V. Max; turquoise bangle, $65, Kate Spade; bracelet, $1012, Roberto Cavalli.
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Real Women in Real Fashion: Maxi Dress

ELSPETH TREMBLAY, 26, illustrator, in Tibi, $495; (212) 226-5852.
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Real Women in Real Fashion: Safari Trend Dresses

CHARISS RADINO, 27, office manager, in Tibi, $288, net-a-porter.com.
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Maxi Dress

St. Barts Cruise, $391, Rory Beca at Henri Bendel; (800) HBENDEL.
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Real Women in Real Fashion: Brights

ALEJANDRA INIGUEZ-LOPEZ, 23, PR coordinator, in Rory Beca at Blonde, $326; blondela.com
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EMI KAMIYA, 26, beauty publicist, in Gold Hawk at Boutique Mandarine, $357; (401) 848-9360.
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Real Women in Real Fashion: Safari Trend Dresses

BERGAN STRAND, 30, student, in Mac & Jac, $109; macandjac.com for stores.
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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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Shop the Shoot: Volume Control

Dress, $150, Banana Republic; bananarepublic.com.

Bright-Colored Cocktail Dresses

Pink Lady dress, $1400, MaxMara. On skin: Eucerin Everyday Protection Body Lotion SPF 15.
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Spring Dresses

SALMA KHALIL, 26, artist, in tribal print dress, $89; dknyjeans.com.
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Real Women in Real Fashion: Brights

GRETCHEN THOMAS, 33, teacher, in Diane von Furstenberg, $325; (646) 486-4800.
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Geometric

Dress, Talbots, $139; talbots.com.

Mexico Dresses

Shirt, $445, Diesel Denim Gallery; skirt, $69, Ann Taylor LOFT; wedges, $310, Christian Louboutin; bag, $400, Tocca; earrings, $600, Stephen Dweck.
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Real Women in Real Fashion: Safari Trend Dresses

AMELIA LANGER, 23, gallery sales assistant, in Express, $69.50; expressfashion.com for stores.
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Real Women in Real Fashion: Maxi Dress

ROUX TONER, 25, artist and bartender, in Old Navy, $34.50; oldnavy.com for stores.
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Geometric

Dress, BCX $59; macys.com for stores.

Mexico Dresses

Jacket, $235, J. Crew; yellow tank top, $160, orange tank top, $65, skirt, $275, DKNY; sandals, $245, Jutta Neumann; bag, $600, Furla; head scarf, model's own.
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Real Women in Real Fashion: Safari Trend Dresses

PRIYANKA SIRPAL, 25, talent-agency assistant, in Mac & Jac, $129; macandjac.com for stores.
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Geometric

Dress, 3.1 PHILLIP LIM, $875; (212) 334-1160.

Bright-Colored Cocktail Dresses

Daiquiri Sour dress, $2790, Oscar de la Renta; sunglasses, $139.95, Ray-Ban.
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Real Women in Real Fashion: Maxi Dress

MARY LINNAE, 25, associate television news producer, in Necessary Objects by Ady Gluck-Frankel at Need Supply, $58; (804) 355-4382.
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Real Women in Real Fashion: Brights

GIULINI WEVER, 23, actress and television host, in BB Dakota, $65.80; planetfunk.com.
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Safari

Dress, $365, Diane von Furstenberg; barneys.com for stores.

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Shine

Take a moment to reflect: When the dress is gleaming, tights and shoes go matte.

Dress, $128, Necessary Objects by Ady Gluck-Frankel; necessaryobjects.com. Bangles, $70 each, ring, $125, CC Skye; ccskye.com. Clutch, $1664, Calvin Klein Collection; (212) 292-9000. Tights, $12.50, Hue; hue.com.
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NINA MARIE BUSTOS, 24, paralegal, in Forever 21, $27.80; forever21.com.

Mexico Dresses

Dress, $1198, Emporio Armani; shoes, $125, Pure- DKNY; bag, $328, BCBG Max Azria; scarf, model's own.
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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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Spring Dresses

Silk orange print dress.

Bright-Colored Cocktail Dresses

Crème de Cassis dress, $600, Wayne; shoes, price upon request, Alessandro Dell'Acqua.

Mexico Dresses

Top, $300, Sportmax; skirt, $68, Kenzie; shoes, $125, PureDKNY.

Mexico Goddess

Dress, $436, Chaiken; cuff, $875, Stephen Dweck.

Bright-Colored Cocktail Dresses

Mango Martini dress, $1495, Jil Sander; sandals, price upon request, Versace; bangle, $390, Jonathan Saunders for Swarovski.
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CHRISTINA BRIGGS, 22, wealth adviser, in Sears Apostrophe, $60; sears.com.
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Animal Instinct

Dress, price upon request, shorts, $1450, Dior; earrings, $470, necklace, $775, Marni; bag, $3770, Fendi.

Bright-Colored Cocktail Dresses

Margaritaville dress, $525, 3.1 Phillip Lim; shoes, $540, Barbara Bui; clutch, $780, Salvatore Ferragamo.
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Real Women in Real Fashion: Safari Trend Dresses

MICHOU ST. JULES, 27, lifestyle management, in Reiss, $350; (212) 925-5707.
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LAURIE SATRAN, 27, event planner, in Lauren Moffatt, $382; (212) 465-0839.

Floral Dresses

Dress, $9750, hat, $210, Yves Saint Laurent; boots, $115, L.L. Bean.

Mexico Goddess

Dress, $68, The Limited.
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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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Real Women in Real Fashion: Whites

LINDA LIM, 27, business development associate, in Mint Jodi Arnold, $495; shopbop.com.

Bright-Colored Cocktail Dresses

Blue Curacao dress, $899, Sinha-Stanic; shoes, $550, Vicini; bangles, $70 to $105 each, Dinosaur Designs.
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Fringe

Everyone from flappers to rappers will love shaking supersize tassels all over the dance floor.

Dress, $300, Frock! by Tracy Reese; (212) 807-0505. Shoes, $895, Giuseppe Zanotti Design; (212) 650-0455. Clutch, $995, Celestina; vivre.com.
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Spring Dresses

Silk black and white graphic print dress.

Mexico Goddess

Dress, $118, Banana Republic; blouse, $335, Jenny Jen; sandals, $590, Alexandra Neel; necklace, $12,000, Nancey Chapman.

Mexico Goddess

Dress, $3495, Donna Karan Collection; necklace (as headdress), $700, Roxanne Assoulin for Lee Angel.
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Animal Instinct

Dress, $3775, Lanvin; shoes, $119, Chinese Laundry; ring, $4.80, K+K Creative; bag, $1089, Marni.

Floral Dresses

Cardigan, $119, Liz Claiborne; dress, $495, Vivienne Tam; blouse, $296, Rebecca Taylor; boots, $150, Hunter Boot; bag, $2660, Louis Vuitton; belt, $18, Landes.
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EMI KAMIYA, 26, beauty publicist, in Gold Hawk at Boutique Mandarine, $357; (401) 848-9360.

Mexico Goddess

Dress, $2026, Emanuel Ungaro; sandals, $835, Donna Karan Collection; necklace, $2480, Kara Ross.

Mexico Dresses

Strapless top, $78, stone canvas bag, $178, Banana Republic; crocheted dress, $89, United Colors of Benetton; lace skirt, $310, Abaeté; sandals, $425, Sigerson Morrison; tan canvas bag, $328, BCBG Max Azria; multicolor tote, $900, Jamin Puech.
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JENNIFER CHOE, 27, jewelry sourcing coordinator, in Guess by Marciano, $79; guess.com for stores.

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