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Candie’s textured knit dress with gold belt, $58, at
Material Girl high-low check dress, $38, at Macy’s, 151 W 34th St at Seventh Ave (212-695-4400)
City Chic Anna lace dress, $118, at
American Eagle Outfitters chambray shirtdress, $50, at American Eagle Outfitters, 1555 Broadway at 46th St (212-205-7260,
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Photograph: Jonathan ApreaRebecca Taylor Nailhead dress, $450, at Rebecca Taylor, 980 Madison Ave between 76th and 77th Sts (646-560-2515,
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Photograph: Melissa SinclairLavender Brown AAE 129 maxidress, $165, at
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Photograph: Jonathan ApreaWorthington pencil skirt, $25, at JCPenney, Manhattan Mall, 100 W 33rd St at Sixth Ave (212-295-6120,
Mossimo Easy Waist dress in Multi Floral, $25, at Target, locations throughout the city; visit
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Photographer: Matt BeardLucky Brand Snake Eyes chiffon shirtdress, $169, at Lucky Brand, 172 Fifth Ave at 22nd St (917-606-1418,
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Photograph: Jessica LinLine & Dot leather bustier dress, $170, at
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Photograph: Jonathan ApreaGoJane striped optical-illusion dress, $19, at
Moon Collection lace paisley dress, $54, at
Ted Baker VIVIX cowl-neck printed dress, $310, at Ted Baker, 107 Grand St at Mercer St (212-343-8989,
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Photograph: Jonathan ApreaBB Dakota Carla dress, $70, at O.N.A, 593A Vanderbilt Ave between Bergen and Dean Sts, Prospect Heights, Brooklyn (718-783-0630)
Desigual Baby dress, $209, at Desigual, 594 Broadway at W Houston St (212-343-8026)
Candie’s floral-print pull-on skirt, $28, at
City Chic Waterfall Fold dress, $94, at
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Photograph: Jessica LinNicole Richie for Impulse faux-leather dress, $79, available September 12 at Macy’s, 151 W 34th St at Seventh Ave (212-695-4400,
Talbots floral-print dress, $149, at Talbots, locations throughout the city; visit
Very J faux-leather top with open-back dress, $48, at Ruby and Jenna, 1282 Broadway between 33rd and 34th Sts (212-564-6935)
Tulle maxidress, $80, at
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Photograph: Jessica LinTracy Reese Print Mix dress in Baroque Foulard, $318, at Tracy Reese, 641 Hudson St between Gansevoort and Horatio Sts (212-807-0505)
Forever 21 Abstract Combo shirtdress, $23, at Forever 21, locations throughout the city; visit
Kirna Zabête at Target metallic jacquard dress, $50, at Target, locations throughout the city; visit
Desigual Verino dress, $119, at Desigual, 594 Broadway at Houston St (212-343-8026)
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Photograph: Jonathan Aprea BB Dakota Lala dress, $90, at Darling, 1 Horatio St at Eighth Ave (646-336-6966)
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Photograph: Jonathan ApreaNasty Gal Pop crochet dress, $78, at
Torrid Star tank dress, $55, at
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Photograph: Jonathan ApreaGoJane lace floral-print dress, $32, at
TCEC faux-leather quilted skirt, $38, at Ruby and Jenna, 1282 Broadway between 33rd and 34th Sts (212-564-6935)
Twinkle by Wenlan silk skirt, $286, at
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Photograph: Jonathan ApreaFleur du Jour lace and floral-print dress, $44, at
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Photograph: Jonathan ApreaDNA Couture Rainbow Stripes dress, $25, at
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Photograph: Jonathan ApreaNanette Lepore Universe skirt, $348, at Nanette Lepore, 423 Broome St between Crosby and Lafayette Sts (212-219-8265,

The best new dresses and skirts for fall 2012

We’ve rounded up the best new dresses and skirts for fall in every shape and style, at every price point.

By Rachel LeWinter

Shop for new dresses and skirts in the season’s top styles, including maxi dresses, long-sleeved frocks, micro minis and colorful printed options. There are affordable picks for less than $100, plus splurgeworthy buys from Tracy Reese, Nanette Lepore and Rebecca Taylor.

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