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Spring’s 21 Best Looks

This season is all about femininity. Our fashion editor breaks down her favorites.

 

Left A ruffly capelet makes an of-the-moment cover-up.

Oscar de la Renta silk jacquard capelet, $2,290, silk lace tank, $1,490, silk jacquard skirt, $1,390, and satin and crystal pumps, $1,190, all Ikram, 15 E. Huron St.

Right Off-the-shoulder styles are huge this season (and they flatter everyone).

Proenza Schouler viscose-blend dress, $6,900, and goatskin shoes, $995, Ikram.
 

Left How to make the lingerie trend work for day: with a look like this.

Dries Van Noten cotton and satin dress, $1,110, Blake, 212 W. Chicago Ave. Leather wedges, $775, Max Mara, 900 N. Michigan Ave. 18-karat gold earrings, $1,650, and 18-karat gold ring, $1,600, Tiffany & Co., 730 N. Michigan Ave.

Right For the perfect touch of boudoir, let some lace peep out.

Givenchy silk jacquard satin top with metal chain, $5,645, and silk pants with attached silk satin and lace skirt, $2,595, Blake. Paige Novick silver and howlite cuff, $550, Ikram.
 

A flowy dress like this can move easily from day to night.

Silk dress, $5,900, leather sandals, $1,350, and brass and faux pearl choker, $190, all Salvatore Ferragamo, 645 N. Michigan Ave.
 

Left Shine is everywhere this season. Tone it down with a simple tee.

Cédric Charlier cotton T-shirt, $375, Ikram. Mixed-material skirt, $895, Max Mara. Gold-plated cuff, $295, Alexis Bittar, 61 E. Oak St. Satin sandals, $925, Jimmy Choo, 63 E. Oak St.

Right Keeping things monochrome helps too.

Polyester spandex top, $175, beaded cotton-blend and lace tunic, $450, polyester spandex pants, $245, and leather sandals, $450, all Cynthia Rowley, 1648 N. Damen Ave. Uribe sterling and lapis ring, $195, Space519, 900 N. Michigan Ave.
 

Left Soft leather makes this minimalist tunic surprisingly comfortable.

Leather dress, $1,295, and leather sandals, $575, Tory Burch, 45 E. Oak St. Danelle Designs wood and gold-plated necklace, $175, Twisted Trunk, 1826 Glenview Rd., Glenview. Gold-plated ring, $150, Alexis Bittar.

Right Let a statement jacket stand out by wearing black underneath.

Viscose and nylon dress, $550, Rag & Bone, 25 E. Delaware Pl. Leather, lamb shearling, and silk jacket, $6,300, Bottega Veneta, 800 N. Michigan Ave. Suede booties, $1,345, Christian Louboutin, 58 E. Oak St.
 

Evening dresses with appliqué—or even a brooch—feel fresh.

Cotton dress, $4,095, Burberry, 633 N. Michigan Ave. Eddie Borgo silver and gold plated earrings, $200, eddieborgo.com.
 

Left Full skirts were all over the spring runways.

Julien David corded tulle top, $582, and Christopher Kane georgette skirt, $735, Blake. Jill Platner silver and cord necklace, $1,825, and bracelet, $2,500, P.45, 1643 N. Damen Ave.

Right Play with proportion: Pair a calf-length skirt with a hip-length top.

Céline leather top, $3,600, and Marni cotton cady skirt, $1,250, Blake. Robert Clergerie leather mules, $650, Saks Fifth Avenue, 700 N. Michigan Ave. Elyse Jacob 18-karat gold and diamond bracelet, $2,375, and Delfina Delettrez 18-karat gold, malachite, and pearl earrings, $1,125, Ikram.
 

Gucci designer Alessandro Michele is fashion’s biggest star right now.

Silk dress, $6,990, and leather pumps, $1,100, Gucci, 900 N. Michigan Ave. 18-karat gold and diamond ring, $13,950, Pomellato, 41 E. Oak St. Ina Beissner silver and gold plated earrings, $195, Space519.
 

Left An ultrafeminine cinched waist is emphasized by fullness below.

Balenciaga jacquard dress, $5,750, Blake. Leather sandals, $1,150, Jimmy Choo.

Right Add a belt or ribbon for instant structure.

Dior cotton dress, $2,000, and Balenciaga leather bracelet, $335, Blake. Leather pumps, $895, Christian Louboutin. Paige Novick silver earrings, $250, Ikram.
 

Left To keep white out of the boredom zone, add a pop of color.

Céline cotton and silk top, $2,550, and cotton culottes, $1,250, and Dries Van Noten satin platforms, $765, Blake. Uribe sterling silver, gold-plated, and lapis necklace, $195, Space519.

Right Transparent fabric helps a mostly white print feel even more ethereal.

Silk organza jacket, $2,040, silk organza skirt, $1,190, and leather sandals, price upon request, Prada, 30 E. Oak St. Tibi silk camisole, $285, tibi.com. 18-karat gold and diamond necklace, $39,100, Pomellato.
 

Grab something with lace details to flatter the neckline.

Azzedine Alaia dress, $4,035, Ikram. Lapis, uribe sterling, and gold plated earrings, $225, Space 519, 900 N. Michigan.
 

Left Dresses come in all shapes and sizes this season.

Valentino silk chiffon gown, $10,900, Neiman Marcus, 737 N. Michigan Ave. Woven patent and nappa leather shoes, $1,150, Jimmy Choo, 63 E. Oak St. Celine brass necklace, $1,250, Blake.

Right Don’t be afraid to don a maxi dress. They’re just as sexy as some of the year’s shorter looks.

Silk gown, $4,950, and leather sandals, $795, Michael Kors, 900 N. Michigan Ave.
 

Comfort and style go hand-in-hand this season; flats and medium-height sandals should be your go-tos.

Chloe silk and cotton dress, $3,895, and leather sandals, $795, Ikram. Dezso by Sara Beltrán 18-karat gold, tourmaline, and diamond necklace, $9,600, Barneys.
Shot on location at the Garfield Park Conservatory (300 N. Central Park Ave., garfieldconservatory.org). Photos: Kirsten Miccoli. Hair: Donte Mitchell for Ford Artists using Oribe. Makeup: Nika Vaughan using Make Up For Ever. Models: Cora Buckle with Agency Galatea; Rachel Zehner with Factor/Chosen Photography intern: Sara Keefe
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