Trend watch: Neoprene clothing and accessories

Neoprene—the soft, flexible material once relegated to scuba gear and laptop sleeves—has found a fashionable place as a summer staple.

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Neoprene is the latest trendy fabric to make its way onto summer dresses, skirts, shoes and bags. Test the waters with a Cynthia Rowley digital-print scuba dress, sexy DKNY neoprene-strap heels or a sporty-chic Roxy backpack.


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    Clover Canyon Traffic Stop neoprene dress, $300, at Everything but Water, 1060 Madison Ave between 80th and 81st Sts (212-249-4052)

  • Charlotte Russe mesh-inset galaxy-print peplum top, $22, at charlotterusse.com

  • Nasty Gal Light Curve scuba-fabric dress, $165, at nastygal.com

  • Lavage neoprene sandals, $79, at yoox.com

  • Topshop neoprene satchels, $30 each, at Topshop, 478 Broadway between Broome and Grand Sts (212-966-9555, topshop.com)

  • DKNY Alexia Scuba heels, $250, at DKNY, 655 Madison Ave at 60th St (212-223-3569, dkny.com)

  • Cynthia Rowley Bonded leggings, $245, at Cynthia Rowley, 376 Bleecker St between Charles and Perry Sts (212-242-3803) • 43 E 78th St between Madison and Park Aves (212-288-1141) • cynthiarowley.com

  • Propsfashion Circles neoprene necklace, $53, at propsfashion.etsy.com

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    Tracy Reese neoprene skirt, $228, at Tracy Reese, 641 Hudson St between Gansevoort and Horatio Sts (212-807-0505, tracyreese.com)

  • Roxy Momentum backpack, $98, at Quiksilver, 3 Times Sq at 42nd St (212-840-8111)

  • Clover Canyon Turquoise Valley printed stretch-neoprene jacket, $396, at clovercanyon.com

  • Forever 21 neoprene zip-up booties, $33, at Forever 21, locations throughout the city; visit forever21.com

  • Dorothy Perkins ikat-patterned top, $45, at us.dorothyperkins.com

  • Lavage neoprene ballet flats, $55, at yoox.com

  • Charlotte Russe striped scuba skater skirt, $19, at charlotterusse.com

  • Juicy Couture Surfside watch, $123, at zappos.com

  • BCBGeneration Alana neoprene tote, $70, at 6pm.com

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    ASOS full midi Scuba skirt, $64, at asos.com

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    Simply Vera Vera Wang neoprene platform wedge sandals, $30, at Kohl’s, locations throughout the city; visit kohls.com

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    Foreign Exchange galaxy-print scuba dress, $27, at feclothing.com

  • Betsey Johnson Scuba Gal perforated tote, $60, at betseyjohnson.com

  • Cynthia Rowley sleeveless tank dress, $289, at Cynthia Rowley, 376 Bleecker St between Charles and Perry Sts (212-242-3803) • 43 E 78th St between Madison and Park Aves (212-288-1163) • cynthiarowley.com

  • Manhattan Portage Skyline 13-inch neoprene sleeve, $45, at manhattanportage.com

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    Tracy Reese neoprene frock, $378, at Tracy Reese, 641 Hudson St between Gansevoort and Horatio Sts (212-807-0505, tracyreese.com)

  • Leghilà butterfly quilted neoprene shoulder bag, $303, at luisaviaroma.com

  • Dorothy Perkins Digital scuba skirt, $27, at us.dorothyperkins.com

  • Photograph: Melissa Sinclair

    Forever 21 Scuba peplum jacket, $33, at Forever 21, locations throughout the city; visit forever21.com

  • Nasty Gal Close Encounters scuba-fabric dress, $109, at nastygal.com

  • Nwyvre WeaveWyrks The Conspiracy neoprene-and-anodized aluminum bracelet, $20, at nwyvreweavewyrks.etsy.com

  • RDM sleeveless top with neoprene detailing, $185, at yoox.com

  • Torn by Ronny Kobo Camille peplum scuba dress, $276, at singer22.com

  • Roxy Sea Blazer neoprene hoodie, $108, at Quiksilver, 3 Times Sq at 42nd St (212-840-8111)

  • Built Twist Top neoprene sleeve for Kindle Fire, $25, at builtny.com

  • Gary Simmons limited-edition surfboard for Tommy Hilfiger in collaboration with Art Production Fund, $2,000, at Tommy Hilfiger, 681 Fifth Ave between 53rd and 54th Sts (212-223-1824) • 500 Broadway between Broome and Spring Sts (212-334-0042)

Photograph: Noffar Gat

Clover Canyon Traffic Stop neoprene dress, $300, at Everything but Water, 1060 Madison Ave between 80th and 81st Sts (212-249-4052)

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