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A fitted top and flared skirt is flattering on everyone—but it's the quirky polka dot and bow print on this dress that makes it a winner.

The small cutouts at the waist keeps it from being too sweet.

It's like the dress that Zooey wears in the New Girl intro, except sparkly and therefore more awesome.

I imagine Doris Day wearing this dress in one of her Rock Hudson rom-coms.

Pair with go-go boots for a thoroughly mod look.

Seriously, doesn't this look like something Megan Draper would wear?

Adding a cropped jacket and pointy-toed heels will make this dress more 21st century. 

This tie collar dress is totally something Nancy Drew would have worn while sleuthing.

Very Grace Kelly in Monaco.

Whenever I look at this dress, I picture myself eating an ice cream cone and carrying a wicker basket full of kittens.

Adding a bright necklace that hits right below the collar gives this a bit of playfulness.

Good for channeling French New Wave heroines like Brigittie Bardot.