Ava DuVernay is a vision of sophistication on ESSENCE’s March 2017 cover and now you can snag the look! We’ve skimmed through the hottest spring dresses of the season to bring you this chic moment for less. Shop the pieces below and give your wardrobe the boost it needs!

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In 13th, the Oscar-nominated director trained her lens on African-American history by exploring how the abolition of slavery paved the way for the prison industrial complex. As the first Black woman to direct a film with a budget of $100 million, which features an ethnically diverse cast, she cements her status as a necessary champion creating art that affirms us all.

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