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Dress Yourself for Life With These Three Shapes

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We've scoured the spring collections and found the only dresses you’ll ever need: three very different styles that wrap, slip, and show just the right amount of skin come summer.


If you're looking for something a little more unexpected than, say, a sundress this season, drop the tired summer go-to in favor of a peekaboo one. Sexy and sophisticated, anything with cutouts will be a welcome source of ventilation as soon as temperatures rise.

Shop the Look: Gig Couture dress, $721 (available at Ann Arlette Boutique, 716-432-0555); Coach parka, Price Upon Request; Laruicci earrings, $138; Arme de L'Amour cuff, $435; Rag & Bone sneakers, $495.

Nicole Miller, $355

Zimmermann, $1,895

Wray, $270

Cushnie et Ochs, $1,495

Boohoo, $35

Rallier, $395

Slip Dresses

Embrace the underwear-as-outerwear trend designers like Céline and Emilio Pucci are spearheading by copping one of these slinky slip dresses. Keep it soft and feminine by pairing it with a light sweater or grunge it up by layering it under a beat-up leather jacket. Dress it down over a white T-shirt.

Shop the Look: Jill Stuart dress, $695; Moscot glasses, $250; Joomi Lim double ring, $150; Joomi Lim crystal ring, $145; Topshop shoes, $120.

Katie Gallagher, $625

Araks, $297

Calvin Klein, Price Upon Request

Agent Provocateur, $895

Objects Without Meaning, $165

Maje, $440

Wrap Dresses

Wrap dresses are probably the most versatile dress style you could own. The belted silhouette is flattering, seamlessly goes from day to night, and travels better than any other outfit you own.

Shop the Look: Karen Walker dress, $550; Erickson Beamon earrings, $430 (similar styles available at; Laruicci earring, $138; Arme de L'Amour cuff, $435; Joomi Lim bracelet, $170; Joomi Lim cuff, $320; Nike sneakers, $100.

ASOS, $110

Reformation, $268

Raquel Allegra, $435

American Apparel, $62

Topshop, $80

Sass & Bide, $490

Lead Image: Tibi dress, $865; Alpha Industries bomber jacket, $135: Arme de L'Amour cuff, $435; Joomi Lim cuff, $320; Arme de L'Amour ring, $250; Nicole Miller sandals, $145.

Photographer: Shanita Sims, Stylist: Robyn Victoria Model: Raschelle Osbourne at Muse Management, Hair: Kyia Jones, Makeup: Marika Aoki.


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