The best dresses and skirts for spring 2013

We’ve rounded up all the latest fashion basics and found the best dresses and skirts for spring in every shape and style, at every price point.

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  • The best dresses and skirts for spring 2013

    Plenty by Tracy Reese Riveting Reflections dress, $250, at modcloth.com

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    Element Tasha skirt, $40, at Billabong, 1515 Broadway between 44th and 45th Sts (212-840-0249)

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    The best dresses and skirts for spring 2013

    Viva Vena! Chinati denim-and-polka-dot dress, $88, at nordstrom.com

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    The Alie A-line dress, $37, at urbanog.com

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    Lane Bryant printed wrap dress, $70, at Lane Bryant, 225 W 34th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves (646-216-5456, lanebryant.com)

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    Zara jacquard miniskirt, $60, at Zara, locations throughout the city; visit zara.com

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    Jessica Simpson full bodice pleated dress, $138, at amazon.com/fashion

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    City Chic Pretty Garden dress, $94, at onestopplus.com

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    eShakti Draped to Flatter skirt, $80, at eShakti.com

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    Boohoo Tessa sleeveless printed crepe dress, $36, at boohoo.com

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    Asos midi skirt in abstract jacquard, $85, at asos.com

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    Clover Canyon Prism Desert dress, $246, at clovercanyon.com

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    Sofia by Sofia Vergara for Kmart High-low floral dress, $30, at Kmart, locations throughout the city; visit kmart.com

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    Gap printed flare dress, $60, at Gap, locations throughout the city; visit gap.com

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    Parker Key dress, $286, at Pink Pepper Boutique, 201 Court St between Wyckoff and Bergen Sts, Cobble Hill, Brooklyn (347-889-6548)

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    Forever 21 rose-print peplum dress, $18, at Forever 21, locations throughout the city; visit forever21.com

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    Cory Lynn Calter Cara shift dress, $167, at amazon.com/fashion

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    Lane Bryant floral wrap dress, $70, at Lane Bryant, 225 W 34th St between Seventh and Eighth Aves (646-216-5456, lanebryant.com)

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    The best dresses and skirts for spring 2013

    Viva Vena! Quickstop printed silk dress, $98, at nordstrom.com

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    Element Daze dress, $55, at Billabong, 1515 Broadway between 44th and 45th Sts (212-840-0249)

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    Torrid striped chiffon tank dress, $55, at onestopplus.com

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    The best dresses and skirts for spring 2013

    Cameo Zoe striped dress, $132, at Pixie Market, 100 Stanton St between Ludlow and Orchard Sts (212-253-0953, pixiemarket.com)

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    Zara long, crossover Japanese-print dress, $90, at Zara, locations throughout the city; visit zara.com

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    eShakti cool-color processor dress, $70, at eShakti.com

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    Boohoo Lydia sheer printed maxi dress, $50, at boohoo.com

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    Duro Olowu for JCP plaid tie-waist dress, $40, at JCPenney, locations throughout the city; visit jcp.com

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    Aryn K. multicolor dress, $100, at janescloset.com

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    The best dresses and skirts for spring 2013

    Armani Exchange Overlay maxi dress, $148, at Armani Exchange, 568 Broadway at Prince St (212-431-6000, armaniexchange.com)

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    Ali Ro Sydney floral dress, $328, at ali-ro.com

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    Erin Erin Fetherston chiffon dress, $295, at amazon.com/fashion

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    City Chic Miss Military dress, $88, at onestopplus.com

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    Asos midi skirt in stripe, $61, at asos.com

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    MinkPink Hot Dotty day dress, $86, at unique-vintage.com

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    Motel Kadie skirt, $60, at motelrocks.com

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    Something Else Purple Haze shirt dress, $170, at Article&, 198 Smith St between Baltic and Warren Sts, Caroll Gardens, Brooklyn (718-852-3620, articleand.com)

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    The best dresses and skirts for spring 2013

    Mango striped body-con dress, $40, at mango.com

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    The best dresses and skirts for spring 2013

    Lifetime Collective Rosie skirt, $88, at Old Hollywood Moxie, 99 Franklin St at Milton St, Greenpoint, Brooklyn (718-389-0837)

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    The best dresses and skirts for spring 2013

    LA Boutique Geo Mod dress; $42; at misskl.com

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    Guess by Marciano Leila cutout dress, $148, at Guess by Marciano, 514 Broadway between Spring and Broome Sts (212-925-0817)

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    Oasis Lucy lace dress, $130, at oasis.andotherbrands.com

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    The best dresses and skirts for spring 2013

    Avenue royal-blue kimono-sleeve dress, $45, at onestopplus.com

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    Aritzia Pantages dress, $85, at us.aritzia.com

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    Nicholas watercolor skirt, $330, at shopbop.com

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    Lauren Moffatt Challenger A-line dress, $415, at laurenmoffatt.net

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    The best dresses and skirts for spring 2013

    H&M maxi dress, $80, at H&M, locations throughout the city; visit hm.com

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    The best dresses and skirts for spring 2013

    Evil Twin Triple Swirl babydoll dress, $102, at threadsence.com

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    The best dresses and skirts for spring 2013

    Duro Olowu for JCP floral ruffle dress, $50, at JCPenney, locations throughout the city; visit jcp.com

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    The best dresses and skirts for spring 2013

    BB Dakota Cherry dress, $60, at fredflare.com

  • The best dresses and skirts for spring 2013

    Asos Curve Skater dress, $88, at asos.com

  • The best dresses and skirts for spring 2013

    Aryn K. floral pleated dress, $143, at janescloset.com

The best dresses and skirts for spring 2013

Plenty by Tracy Reese Riveting Reflections dress, $250, at modcloth.com

Shop for the best dresses and skirts in the season's top styles, including maxi dresses, printed frocks and microminis. There are affordable picks for less than $100 from dress-packed stores like Gap and Zara, plus splurgeworthy buys from Parker—sold at a boutique on Court Street in Cobble Hill, Brooklyn—and Lauren Moffatt.


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Jessica
Jessica

And the "City Chic Pretty Garden dress" is no longer on One Stop Plus' website. Why are you linking to clothes that aren't available?

Jessica
Jessica

The print of that Lane Bryant dress is HIDEOUS. Seriously, no company tries harder to make plus-sized women look bad than Lane Bryant. Why so many tacky prints?