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Fruit Prints That Don’t Cost a Fortune

How sweet it is.

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J.Crew sweater Photo: J.Crew

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Whether worn oversized on a sweatshirt or as a diminutive, polka-dot-like pattern on a cocktail dress, fruit prints always feel fresh — which might explain why designers like Stella McCartney and Dolce & Gabbana can’t get enough of them. Next season’s sweetest take comes courtesy of Altuzarra, who sent cherry- and lemon-adorned pieces down his spring 2017 catwalk. While his collection was one of the most colorful and covetable ones shown at New York Fashion Week, its prices — which start around the $1,000 mark — might be hard to swallow for some.

Looks from Altuzarra’s spring 2017 runway show.
Altuzarra’s spring 2017 runway show. So cute. So expensive.
Photo: Kate Warren for The Washington Post via Getty Images

Can’t drop four figures on fruit prints? Fear not — there are tons of similar styles available for less, and in darker shades you can start wearing right now, no less. Scroll down to shop a few of my personal favorites.

A cherry-printed top and skirt from J.Crew.
J.Crew Top in Cherry Print, $55; Pleated Midi Skirt, $70.
Cherry-printed shoes from J.Crew.
J.Crew Ankle-Wrap Heels in Printed Leather, $198

J.Crew’s current selection of cherry-printed dresses, separates, and accessories is as sweet as can be — and with most pieces ringing in at under $100, the price is right.

Whistles Pin Stitched Apples And Pears Shirt Dress, $225.50
Whistles Pin Stitched Apples And Pears Shirt Dress, $225.50
Whistles Cherry Print Jumpsuit, $440
Whistles Cherry Print Jumpsuit, $440

Whether you’re hankering for cherries or apples, Whistles has a bunch of cute printed pieces that are sure to please. Plus, their more muted color palette means you can wear them well into winter.

Motel Bedelia Babydoll Dress In Fruit Polka Print, $34
Motel Bedelia Babydoll Dress In Fruit Polka Print, $34
Asos Curve Sequin Cherry T-Shirt, $14
Asos Curve Sequin Cherry T-Shirt, $14

Never one to sit out a trend, Asos has a handful of adorable (and affordable) fruit-printed options on offer.

Forever 21 Cherry Sequin Sweater, $23
Forever 21 Cherry Sequin Sweater, $23

Don’t forget about Forever 21! The fast fashion favorite usually stocks a selection of juicy prints each season; how cute is this sparkly pullover?

HVN Morgan Cherry-Print Short-Sleeved Dress, $665
HVN Morgan Cherry-Print Short-Sleeved Dress, $665

If you’ve got slightly more cash to spend, model/DJ Harley Viera Newton’s new collection of vintage-inspired dresses, HVN, includes styles in this irresistible cherry print. Every piece is made in New York City, with most prices in the mid-hundreds.

Victoria Victoria Beckham Intarsia Knitted Sweater, $450
Victoria Victoria Beckham Intarsia Knitted Sweater, $450
Victoria Victoria Beckham Twill Mini Dress, $695
Victoria Victoria Beckham Pleated Flocked Twill Mini Dress, $695

Victoria Victoria Beckham (the designer’s contemporary collection) is similarly brimming with bold fruit prints, including strawberry- and cherry-sprinkled knits and cocktail numbers.

Paul Smith Navy Peach Print Skirt, $375
Paul Smith Navy Peach Print Satin A-Line Skirt, $375
Paul Smith Loopback-Cotton Apple Appliqué Sweatshirt, $450
Paul Smith Loopback-Cotton Apple Appliqué Sweatshirt, $450

Prefer your fruit graphics more photorealistic? Paul Smith has you covered.