5 great ways to wear a printed sundress

Here’s how to get the most out of a pretty printed sundress this season

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The summer dress you can live in

 

There's nothing quite like the feeling of freedom that comes from donning a flirty, feminine dress (sans-tights!) on the first warm day of spring.

 

Guess fit-and-flare dress ($108).

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Weekend ready

A backpack and sneakers give this girly frock an athleisure spin. Throw a loose, lightweight sweater over top when the evening air cools down.

 

 

Alex and Ani bracelets ($42 each). Line cotton/linen sweater ($165). Aldo plastic sunglasses ($12). Mat & Nat faux-leather backpack ($150 at Indigo). New Balance chambray sneakers ($90 at Little Burgundy).

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Music festival vibes

There's no denying the 70's bohemian look is hot this season. An earthy colour palette, streamlined suede jacket, and hint of fringe get the trend right.

 

 

Free People fringed pouch ($148). Zara leather gladiator sandal ($159). Winners suede moto jacket ($299). H&M round metal sunglass ($15). Aldo fringed necklace ($35).

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Make a splash

The beach is no place to be shy. Layer on the prints and patterns for an eye-catching look. The trick: the accessories' toned-in palette of watery blues and bright yellow tie the look together.

 

 

Bench canvas tote bag ($69). Old Navy rubber sandals ($13). Aldo woven hat ($25). Joe Fresh light-weave scarf ($14). Victoria's Secret printed swimsuit ($83).

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#LadyBoss

Layer a collared blouse underneath your dress for an office appropriate take. Pair with classic, understated pieces to keep the look polished and professional.

 

 

Ann Taylor leather tote bag ($168). Nine West patent leather slingback pump ($110). H&M sleeveless collared blouse ($30). Maple + Mauve gold and concrete earrings ($46 on Etsy). Marshalls collarless jacket ($70).

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Spring wedding wear

Dress up the look with sparkling jewelry, like these shoulder-sweeping earrings, and an embellished clutch. Finish with a timeless tuxedo jacket and strappy heels.

 

 

Swaroski silver pavé crystal earrings ($99) and bracelet ($169). Banana Republic strappy leather sandals ($148; in stores in May). H&M tuxedo jacket ($149). H&M beaded clutch purse ($50).