Fashion: The latest in dress styles

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From the May 17, 2012 edition

There’s no truer signal of warm weather, to us, than when dresses hit the streets in full force.

So what’s the latest in dresses? We talked to Maren Roth of Rowe and Larry Robertson of Brigade to find out. The results will appeal to just about any dress-loving girl, whether you prefer more structured or flowy.

Structured

Z Spoke fuchsia dress, $490

This one is the definition of fit and flare in a color that’ll attract equal attention. Feel like accessories would compete with this hot little number? Try a statement necklace, plus a skinny belt and heels in a contrasting color, like mustard yellow. You’d be surprised.

Cut 25 stripe dress, $325

A more muted color — with the added interest of a horizontal stripe. Robertson just got this in last weekend, and we would love to rock it with a pair of nude pumps for the perfect mix of modern and classic.

Brigade

607 N. High St., Short North

614-228-0700

clothingbrigade.com

Soft

Addison crochet lace dress, $275

Roth has gotten in a lot of crochet options at Rowe this spring, and this slightly bohemian dress is the perfect, trendy example. Plus, how great is that uneven, lace-looking edge?

Rowe

718 N. High St., Short North

614-299-7693

roweboutique.com