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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Plenty by Tracy Reese Riveting Reflections dress, $250, at modcloth.com
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Element Tasha skirt, $40, at Billabong, locations throughout the city; visit billabong.com
 (Photograph: Noffar Gat)
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Photograph: Noffar GatViva 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, locations throughout the city; visit 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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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, locations throughout the city; visit lanebryant.com
 (Photograph: Camille A Fernandez)
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Photograph: Camille A FernandezViva Vena! Quickstop printed silk dress, $98, at nordstrom.com
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Element Daze dress, $55, at Billabong, locations throughout the city; visit billabong.com
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Torrid striped chiffon tank dress, $55, at onestopplus.com
 (Photograph: Melissa Sinclair)
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Photograph: Melissa SinclairCameo Zoe striped dress, $132, at 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
 (Photograph: Melissa Sinclair)
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Photograph: Melissa SinclairArmani Exchange Overlay maxi dress, $148, at Armani Exchange, locations throughout the city; visit 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
 (Photograph: Jay Muhlin)
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Photograph: Jay MuhlinMinkPink 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 articleand.com
 (Photograph: Melissa Sinclair)
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Photograph: Melissa SinclairMango striped body-con dress, $40, at mango.com
 (Photograph: Camille A Fernandez)
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Photograph: Camille A FernandezLA Boutique Geo Mod dress; $42; at misskl.com
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Guess by Marciano Leila cutout dress, $148, at Guess by Marciano, locations throughout the city; visit shop.guess.com
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Oasis Lucy lace dress, $130, at oasis.andotherbrands.com
 (Photograph: Perry Hagopian)
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Photograph: Perry HagopianAvenue 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
 (Photograph: August Eriksson)
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Photograph: August ErikssonH&M maxi dress, $80, at H&M, locations throughout the city; visit hm.com
 (Photograph: Camille A Fernandez)
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Photograph: Camille A FernandezEvil Twin Triple Swirl babydoll dress, $102, at threadsence.com
 (Photograph: Noffar Gat)
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Photograph: Noffar GatDuro Olowu for JCP floral ruffle dress, $50, at JCPenney, locations throughout the city; visit jcp.com
 (Photograph: Timothy Wood)
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Photograph: Timothy WoodBB Dakota Cherry dress, $60, at fredflare.com
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Asos Curve Skater dress, $88, at asos.com
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Aryn K. floral pleated dress, $143, at janescloset.com
By Rachel LeWinter |
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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 and Lauren Moffatt.

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