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Glam Slam: Day-to-Night Dresses

Go with the flow in bold, billowing dresses and lightweight, silky separates that will help you glide effortlessly from dawn to dusk.

By Juli Alvarez

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Haute Hippie
Tom Corbett/Shot on location in Playa Del Carmen at CondoHotelsPlayaDelCarmen.com
Tom Corbett/Shot on location in Playa Del Carmen at CondoHotelsPlayaDelCarmen.com
Tom Corbett/Shot on location in Playa Del Carmen at CondoHotelsPlayaDelCarmen.com
Tom Corbett/Shot on location in Playa Del Carmen at CondoHotelsPlayaDelCarmen.com
Tom Corbett/Shot on location in Playa Del Carmen at CondoHotelsPlayaDelCarmen.com
Tom Corbett/Shot on location in Playa Del Carmen at CondoHotelsPlayaDelCarmen.com
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Haute Hippie

Washes of color on floaty chiffon feel groovy. Add bold accessories—the bigger the better—for bohemian flair.

Dress, Curations with Stefani Greenfield, $189, hsn.com. Earrings, Sequin, $48, 212-398-7363. Cuff, Bombay Jewelry, $25, bombayjewelry.com. Belt, the Andean Collection, $68, theandeancollection.com. Sandals, OndadeMar, $113, ondademar.com.

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Maxed-Out

Enter the comfort zone in a breezy long dress or skirt. Pair with flats for ease, or elevate your look with a high wedge.

Dress, H&M, $60, hm.com for locations. Earrings, Chico's, $48, Chico's boutiques and chicos.com. Sandals, Nine West, $99, ninewest.com.

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Night Fever

A silk kimono top and easy karate pants mix chic with comfort. Take it up a notch with a big ostrich feather brooch or go laid-back with a tee, an open jacket and flats.

Top and pants, Zara, $100 and $90, zara.com for locations. Feather pin, Ban.Do, $75, shopbando.com. Sandals, Matisse, $89, onlineshoes.com.

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Fiesta Wear

A patchwork of pattern and colors makes this simple sun dress mucho festive and fun.

Dress, Cable & Gauge, $69, cableandgauge.com. Earrings, Kendra Scott, $90, kendrascott.com. Necklace, Theodora & Callum, $150, theodoraandcallum.com.

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Hot in the City

Chill out in a gossamer handkerchief-layered dress in swirling acid colors. Jumbo hoops and a supersize cuff complete the look.

Dress, OndadeMar, $538, ondademar.com. Earrings, Kendra Scott, $90, kendrascott.com. Cuff, Ben-Amun by Isaac Manevitz, $120, 212-944-6480 and ben-amun.com. Sandals, Nine West, $99, ninewest.com.

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Cold Shoulder

Jumpsuits make a triumphant return this season, looking very 21st century—and they're surprisingly flattering.

Jumpsuit, Victoria's Secret Catalogue, $55, 800-888-8200 and victoriassecret.com. Pin, Ban.Do, $75, shopbando.com. Belt, Ada Collection, $90, adaonlinestore.com. Bangles, Sequin, $78 each. Ring, Lia Sophia, $110, liasophia.com for an advisor. Sandals, Nine West, $89, ninewest.com.

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Night Shift

A fringed skirt and a few bold gold accessories are all you need to take your swimsuit (or tank top) from day to dinner.

Bathing suit, Miraclesuit, $156. Skirt, H&M, $129. Necklace, R.J. Graziano, $60. Bracelet, BCBG Max Azria, $20. Bag, Shiraleah, $60.

This piece was accurate at publication time, but all prices, offerings and styles are subject to change.

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