Spring Trend Alert: Four Dresses You'll Want To Wear All Season
1. The Hasley From BB Dakota:"People are starved for color," says Ann French Emonts, owner of Greenwich Village boutique Darling. "I'm seeing loads of bright, solid colors in silk, especially green--jade green, kelly green, hunter green. And I still see a strong interest in the Mad Men look--whether a [size] 2 or a 10, people really love what I call the Peggy or Betty silhouette, which is fitted on top and goes into a pleated or full skirt. My favorite is the Hasley from BB Dakota ($110)." Darling, 1 Horatio St., 212-367-3750, darlingnyc.com
2. Rag & Bone's Lafone Dress at OTTE: Sophia Hyacinthe's top pick is Rag & Bone's powerhouse "Lafone" beige-and-black dress, which is part of the shop's Runway Wishlist collection. "This dress has three trends in one," says Hyacinthe. "It's sheer, which feels right for spring because it has a sweet and airy feel to it. Underwear-as-outerwear is another big trend for spring--here you can see that the top has a very bra-like look to it. And the strategic color block emphasizes and minimizes all the right things." The dress is $625 and will be available at Otte in mid-March. Otte, 121 Greenwich Ave., 212-229-9424, otteny.com; plus other locations
4. Christian Wijnants Dress: "We love this wonderful digital-print dress ($406) by the young Belgian designer," says Lydia Rodrigues, manager of Project No. 8. "It's an easy, everyday piece that would be fabulous for a day at the beach or paired with our great Margiela brown oxfords for a running-around-the-city look." Project No. 8, 138 Division St., 212-925-5599
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