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Update your SS’16 wardrobe with dresses, as high street brands and designers focus on fresh designs and colours

It’s time to get bold with accentuated patterns and colours. Here’s what labels such as Mary Katrantzou, Payal Pratap Singh and Namrata Joshipura, and high street brands including Mango and H&M are designing for you

Stripe tease
The Dew Dress by Mary Katrantzou is all about vertical stripes of turquoise and optical floral prints. Apart from the fact that it creates a flattering silhouette, its shirt style button down front makes it rather convenient for a quick dip in the pool.  This directional day dress fits snugly at the waist, and flares to a full knee length skirt. Enhanced colours and large prints create the optical illusion of geometric lines from the waist. Rs 90,700. At Le Mill, Mumbai. Details: 022 23684463

Satin loveMAYFLY BY MUNKEE.SEE.MUNKEE.DOO
Mayfly by Munkee.See.Munkee.Do is a copper brown cotton satin knee length dress with pleats around the neckline and waist. Plus, its concealed zip closure in the back offers a snug fit and an ideal silhouette. Rs 9,000. At perniaspopupshop.com

Brunch effect
This Namrata Joshipura beige splinter skater dress in neoprene is cut for a relaxed fit, and perfect for a Sunday brunch. The colour blocking in black and orange is softened with the all-over blue floral print. Floral bead embroidery on the yoke adds a delicate touch, too. Rs 14,000. At DLF Emporio, New Delhi.
Details: 011 46073438

Comfort zone
Take it easy in this lovely contrast bodice dress from Mango. Made in cotton with an inner lining, the rounded neck and three-quarter sleeves are perfect for summer. Plus, the headscarf print adds a lovely boho vibe to the outfit. Rs 2,290. At the stores in Bengaluru, Chennai and Hyderabad. Details: shop.mango.com/IN

Clean cut
Known for their clean lines, this black-and-cream fitted block dress by Rohit Gandhi+Rahul Khanna is perfect for an evening out on the town. The black top in mesh joins the cream skirt made of bubble fabric to create a flattering waistline. Rs 24,500.
At Evoluzione.
Details: 28333627

Line up
Party on in this short, fitted black dress, which comes with solid and glittery jacquard-weave stripes, short cap sleeves and a concealed zip at the back. The bold patterns on this one is sure to make heads turn. Rs 4,499. At H&M, Ambience Mall, New Delhi. Details: 011 40870066

Go loudFrench Connection
The Electric Mosaic Cotton Dress by The French Connection is not just comfortable to wear through the day, but you can take it for a spin to a cocktail party, too. Just change your shoes. The cap sleeves, panelled seam detailing, and concealed hook and zip fastening at the back keep the dress in place. Rs 2,499. At Phoenix MarketCity, Whitefield, Bengaluru. Details: 080 67266057

Counting petals
Payal Pratap Singh’s Spring-Summer 2016 collection features this ‘fit ‘n’ flare’ placement striped dress, which is further embellished with printed roses. Made in dupion, the dress—inspired by the charm of the 50s—is bold, and celebrates the youthfulness of life. Rs 13,950. At Collonnade, The Leela, Bengaluru. Details: 080 40900180

Priyadarshini Nandy

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