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Tuesday, April 1, 2008

2008 Resort Collections: Tropical Punch

Now that I've found lots of excuses to wear black over the summer, let's move on to the season's real staples--it's time for fruity, punchy colors!

These hues are forever present in resort collections--yes, even black-and-white-loving Chanel--for a good reason: they brighten up your wardrobe.

Check out what the hottest labels and designers have dished up for you:

(L-R) Dresses from Ralph Lauren and John Galliano
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Lots of yellow have dominated runway resort collections from lemon yellow to light goldenrod, such as the dresses above. On the left is a ruffly number from Ralph Lauren and on the right is a very flowy and feminine piece from John Galliano.

Pieces from Oscar de la Renta
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My ultimate favorites in yellow are the dresses and swimsuit cover-up from Oscar de la Renta's collection. A short version of the cover-up would suit petite frames better. Yellow with a little bit of black looks divine. The yellow and white ensemble above is dainty and very cool on the eyes.

Pieces from Badgley Mischka
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The florals in Badgley Mischka's collection are gorgeous. They're not your typical floral prints. The red and white coverup is both sexy and sweet, while the coral pink dress with the subtle floral detail is absolutely lovely. The soft textures of both pieces exude relaxed chicness.

Dress and accessories from Chanel
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What is summer without a burst of orange? Chanel adds color to its resort collection with orange accessories such as the cute headscarf, belt and strappy heels. If I wore this outfit, however, I'd use a thin, matte orange belt and swap the heels for strappy flats.

Dress from Christian Dior
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This blue paisley one-shoulder dress from Christian Dior is very pretty without looking too girly-girl.

Pieces from Marc Jacobs
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Just by looking at these photos, I can almost feel the thin, breathable fabrics on these pieces from Marc Jacobs in different shades of purple. I would love to have dresses like these as cover-ups.

There you have it. May your summer be merry and bright! ;)

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