Party Dresses

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Party Dresses

01 of 20

Works Day or Night

Works Day or Night
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DRESS Chiffon, Rebecca Taylor, $388; at Luca Lu, 704-373-1698.

NECKLACE Acrylic, KH Studio, $30; 212-594-0034.

BAG Straw, Ira Salles, $195; 212-966-8566.

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02 of 20

Stay Cool in the Heat

Stay Cool in the Heat
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DRESS Cotton, Walter, $275; at Saks Fifth Avenue.

NECKLACE Cotton and gold-filled chain, Charming Sam, $70; charmingsam.com.

BRACELETS Resin, Ben-Amun, $45 each; 212-944-6480.

BAG Crocodile, Lambertson Truex, $6,800; at Bergdorf Goodman.

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03 of 20

Sweet (But Not Too Precious)

Sweet (But Not Too Precious)
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DRESS Embroidered silk chiffon, Vivienne Tam, $495; 212-966-2398.

BRACELETS 14kt-gold wire with white jade, Susan Hanover, $58; Henri Bendel, 212-247-1100.

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04 of 20

Change It Up: Trade a Wrap for a Jacket

Change It Up: Trade a Wrap for a Jacket
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JACKET Stretch cotton, Twelfth Street by Cynthia Vincent, $215; 301-457-6724.

DRESS Cotton, Nieves Lavi New York, $290; Laila, 310-276-9447.

NECKLACE Quartz, Simon Sebbag, $225; 212-594-0034.

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05 of 20

For Daytime Weddings, Brunches...

For Daytime Weddings, Brunches...
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DRESS Silk chiffon, Tocca, $280 ; tocca.com.

EARRINGS 14kt-gold-dipped, Nugaard, $134; winknyc.com.

BAG Wicker with leather trim, Lulu Guinness, $285; 212-367-2120 or luluguinness.com.

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06 of 20

Cute and Casual

Cute and Casual
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DRESS Cotton, Ralph Lauren Blue Label, $398; polo.com.

BAG Raffia with leather trim, Helen Kaminksi, $295; at Ponte Vedra Inn Shop, 904-273-7723.

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07 of 20

Sleeveless, With Coverage

Sleeveless, With Coverage
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DRESS Embroidered linen, O Oscar, $169; at Macy's.

EARRINGS 14kt-gold plate with mother-of-pearl, Sparkling Sage, $118; Searle, 212-750-5153.

BAG Leather, Diane von Furstenberg, $400; 646-486-4800.

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08 of 20

Look Hot, Stay Cool

Look Hot, Stay Cool
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DRESS Silk, Nicole Miller Studio, $320; 800-365-4721.

NECKLACE Citrine, Coralia Leets, $500; 866-446-0041.

CUFF Gold plate, Issac Manevitz for Ben-Amun, $175; 212-944-6480.

BAG Raffia, Trina Turk, $195; 323-651-1382.

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09 of 20

Warm Weather Wonder

Warm Weather Wonder
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DRESS Silk georgette, Michon Schur, $1,188; Saks Fifth Avenue.

NECKLACE Glass paste, Notting Hill Jewelry, $375, nottinghilljewelry.com.

BAG Straw with sequins, Felix Rey, $65; Wish, 617-227-4441.

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10 of 20

So Versatile

So Versatile
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DRESS Viscose jersey, Max Mara, $1,235; 713-626-5617.

BRACELETS 18kt-gold plate and silver, Anna Beck, $400/set of four; at Nordstrom.

BAG Python, Michael Kors, $595; 214-691-9200.

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11 of 20

Summery Gets Sexy and Edgy

Summery Gets Sexy and Edgy
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DRESS Cotton, Maria Bonita Extra, $304; Pixie Market, 212-253-0953.

BRACELETS 14kt-gold-filled, Roxanne Assoulin for Lee Angel, $65/set of 25; leeangel.com.

BAG Embossed leather, Kooba, $295; Neiman Marcus.

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12 of 20

Simply Stunning, Day or Night

Simply Stunning, Day or Night
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DRESS Silk chiffon, Lela Rose, $1,195; bergdorfgoodman.com.

BRACELETS 14kt-gold-filled with Swarovski crystals, Leslie Danzis, $120/nine; winknyc.com.

BAG Metallic mesh, Whiting amp Davis, $156; 203-272-8353.

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13 of 20

Sharp and Sexy

Sharp and Sexy
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DRESS Silk, Issa, $600; searlenyc.com for stores.

EARRINGS Silver and crystal, Pat's USA, $80; patsusa.com.

BAG Lambskin, Lorelei, $218; loreleinyc.com.

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14 of 20

Delicate But Fun

Delicate But Fun
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DRESS Embroidered silk, Foley, $484; Foley & Corinna, 212-529-2338.

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15 of 20

Fresh, Fun Prints

Fresh, Fun Prints
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DRESS Silk, Diane von Furstenberg, $325; dvf.com.

NECKLACES 14kt-gold vermeil with gemstones, Rachel Reinhardt, $190-$245; rachelreinhardt.com and rachelreinhardt.com.

BAG Leather, Michael Kors, $450; 609-348-2233.

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16 of 20

For a Retro Look

For a Retro Look
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DRESS Silk, Dries Van Noten, $1,104; at select Neiman Marcus stores.

EARRINGS 14kt-gold-filled, Kendra Scott Design, $95; southmoonunder.com.

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17 of 20

Versatile and Flattering

Versatile and Flattering
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DRESS Cotton Jersey, Banana Republic, $148; bananarepublic.com.

NECKLACE Resin and 22kt-gold plate. Kenneth Jay Lane, $200; Saks Fifth Avenue saksfifthavenue.com.

BRACELETS Coral cabochons. Kenneth Jay Lane, $125 each; Saks Fifth Avenue.

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18 of 20

A Classic Cut With Sass

A Classic Cut With Sass
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DRESS Silk with grosgrain belt, Badgley Mischka Platinum Sportswear, $498; at Mario Pucci, 561-982-8382.

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19 of 20

Lovely, Flattering Cut

Lovely, Flattering Cut
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DRESS Silk, Ann Taylor, $148; 800-342-5266 or anntaylor.com for stores.

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20 of 20

Cool and Easy for Day

Cool and Easy for Day
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CARDIGAN Cotton, Three Dots, $78; 323-782-0139.

DRESS Silk, Adam plus Eve, $365; at Saks Fifth Avenue.

BRACELETS Bamboo, Kenneth Jay Lane, $50 each; at Saks Fifth Avenue.

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