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Best Bets Daily: Friday

Easy Breezy

Posted July 11, 2008
You have two requirements when it comes to summer dresses—sleeveless and loose. Risking the bun-in-the-oven effect is nothing compared to showing unseemly perspiration. That’s why this strappy dress from A.P.C. fits the bill and then some. Unlike most smock-style sack dresses, this one reads more like a Year in Provence than Baby Boom. Small white flower are embroidered on the smocked neckline adding just the right amount of whimsy, while the textured cotton crêpe material makes it drape ever so slightly rather than just hanging off your body. And believe it or not, the bright-yellow color is muted enough to look good on those who are less than tan. So you’ll look hot, but you won’t look hot.

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