Spring's Freshest Silhouettes

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Spring's Freshest Silhouettes

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Retire your bulky jackets and chunky knits; things are about to get a whole lot shapelier! Fresh off the runway, this season's modern silhouettes range from flattering drop-waist dresses to sexy midriff baring separates. Best of all, these adventurous shapes-favored by stars like Jessica Biel and Zoe Saldana-are extremely easy to wear.

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Drop-waist

Drop-waist
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No need to wait for the Great Gatsby remake to bring the '20s back—the Jazz Age comes roaring into spring with fresh flapper styles. Monochromatic palettes and streamlined designs keep these chic shifts from feeling like costumes and reinvent the relaxed shape for the 21st century.

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Theory

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Cotton, nylon and acrylic blend shift, $375; theory.com for stores.

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Rebecca Taylor

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Silk dress, $495; rebeccataylor.com.

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Joe Fresh

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Polyester and spandex shift, $69; joefresh.com for stores.

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Midriff Baring

Midriff Baring
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Get maximum or minimum exposure, depending on your daring. A high-waist skirt and longer top will show a slither of skin, while a more extreme crop will reveal your hard work at the gym.

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Rebecca Taylor and Zara

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Tile and silk top, $325; at Bergdorf Goodman.

Cotton and elastane shorts, $59.90;

zara.com.

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Topshop and Ann Taylor

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Cotton sweater, $60; topshop.com.

Tulle skirt with grosgrain ribbon, $350;

anntaylor.com.

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3.1 Phillip Lim and J.Crew

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Cotton top, $175; net-a-porter.com.

Cotton pants, $89.50;

jcrew.com.

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Asymmetric Hem

Asymmetric Hem
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Flaunt your legs (and your shoes!) in this best-of-both-worlds silhouette. Shorter in front, but longer in the back, asymmetric hems give coverage and show some skin all at once.

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Zara

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Printed maxidress, $99.90; zara.com.

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Theyskens' Theory

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Crocheted linen top, $395; net-a-porter.com.

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DKNY

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Stretch-silk skirt, $195; net-a-porter.com.

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Peplum

Peplum
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Think you can't wear this sculpted shape? Think again. Rather than accentuate flaws, peplums cinch your waist and create hourglass curves. Team the flattering cut with a neutral hue and this one's an ultra-wearable trend for day or night.

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Zara

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Frilled skirt, $89.90; zara.com.

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Tibi

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Cotton top, $495; net-a-porter.com.

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Antipodium

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Linen shirtdress, $230; barneys.com.

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