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SOFT FOCUS

Sure, the spring runways were filled with bold colors that sizzled. But with summer approaching, turn your focus to the softer side of fashion. Here, an undone, feminine look comes into play in barely there shades done in the sheerest of fabrics. We show you how to pull off these looks with panache.

AGE OF INNOCENCE

Ruffles have been the go-to accoutrement for a romantic look for years. Add a cascade of them down your dress in white for an innocent look. Keep your makeup very basic to stay in tune with the vibe. For accessories, a fringed clutch in a neutral tone, gold jewelry and white flats finish the look.

FLOWER POWER

Yes, bright floral prints have their places in the spring wardrobe, but this look is far more sheer and delicate. Think about pairing a sheer floral top with slim pants, a couple of big cuffs and sky-high wedges for a look that will go from day to night.

CLASSIC BEAUTY

You can never go wrong with a classic sheer dress in a neutral tone. Calvin Klein has long been known for looks that will stand the test of time. Pair a classic look with a statement cuff and neutral wedges that will make the dress take center stage.

BACK IN TIME

Take a cue from the 1970s by pairing a billowing top with wide-legged jeans and prepare to spin. This look works well with gold jewelry and metallic wedges.

UPDATED ROMANCE

Just because the look is sheer and muted doesn’t mean it has to be completely soft. A colorblock dress that takes advantage of soft shades of rose, putty or cream can look luxe in the evening. Look for architectural-inspired shoes and chunky modern accessories to keep this look city smart.

Contact Image Editor Susan Stapleton at sstapleton@reviewjournal.com or 702-387-2909.

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