Dresses for Spring

ESSENCE.COM Aug, 27, 2008

1 of 8 Berry Behrendt

When the temperature rises, it’s the perfect time to bare arms, legs and shoulders in sexy dresses.

Jill Stuart dress, $778, Jill Stuart, NYC, 212-343-2300.kls.com.

2 of 8 Chris Kolk

Flash those killer legs in a showstopping mini. Look for details, like draping, that draw the eye downward. Sky-high heels create sculpted calves and elongate your frame.

KLS Collection dress, $298, kls.com.
Alex and Ani hoops, $78, 800-725-7822.
Aldo Accessories bracelets, $20, aldoaccessories.com.
Marciano sandals, $220, Marciano stores nationwide.

3 of 8 Chris Kolk

A halter dress gives more support than a strapless but still reveals a beautiful neckline. To complement a large bust, avoid ruffles and prints that add volume.

DKNY Swim dress, $112, canyonbeachwear.com.
GirlProps.com earrings, $5, girlprops.com. R.J. Graziano bracelet, $125, 212-685-1248 for more information.
Marciano sandals, $220, Marciano stores nationwide.

4 of 8 Chris Kolk

Flaunt pretty shoulders without showing your whole arm. Beauty tip: Make your skin glow with Estée Lauder Bronze Goddess Body Oil ($30, department stores nationwide), which smells as beautiful as it looks.

Monif C. dress, $175, monifc.com.
Gara Danielle earrings, $208, Gara Danielle, 323-653-9600.
A.V. Max bracelets, $55, avmax accessories.com.
Inge Christopher clutch, $148, 800-772-0418.
Report Signature sandals, $250, reportshoes.com.

5 of 8 Andreas Hofweber

Drape your curves in something crisp and bright.

ABS by Allen Schwartz minidress, $407, edressme.com
Mixit by JCPenney necklace, $20, JCPenney stores nationwide.
Avenue gold bangle, $14, select Avenue stores.
Allison Daniel Designs white bangle, $78, allisondanieldesigns.com.
Spiegel wedges. $49, spiegel.com

6 of 8 Andreas Hofweber

Horizontal stripes can be flattering for all sizes. This mini is perfect for those with an ample middle but well-toned legs and arms.

Nanette Lepore dress, $305, Nanette Lepore, New York City, 212-219-826.
Soixante Neuf at Supplements New York necklace, $200, 69jewels.com
Mixit by JCPenney bangle, $18, JCPenney stores nationwide.
Kenneth Cole New York sandals, $175, Kenneth Cole New York stores nationwide select.

7 of 8 Berry Behrendt

Doo.Ri shirt, $395, and skirt, $750, Neiman Marcus, Beverly Hills, California, 877-634-6263.
Luc Kieffer rings, $100–$230, Henri Bendel, New York City, 800-HBENDEL.
Moschino Cheap and Chic shoes, $695, Blue Bee, Santa Barbara, California, 805-897-1137.

8 of 8 Berry Behrendt

Rebecca Taylor dress, $343, Rebecca Taylor, New York City, 212-966-0406.
Luc Kieffer orange and red bangles, $245–$345, Henri Bendel, New York City, 800-HBENDEL.
Alexis Bittar for Michael Kors clear and green bangles, $200 each, Michael Kors boutiques.
Miss Sixty shoes, $269, Nordstrom stores nationwide.

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