The Throw On and Go Dress

We're all in on this elegant and versatile maxi: Polka Dot Maxi Dress, $149; anntaylor.com 1. Timeless Print As Lucille Ball in I Love Lucy and Julia Roberts in Pretty Woman prove, when done right, a polka-dot dress never goes out of style. (Just steer clear of Minnie Mouse brights and oversize spots.)

2. Goes Anywhere Topped with an oversize hat, this dress is your winning ticket for a Derby fete. Paired with metallic sandals and a raffia envelope clutch, it's also perfect for a backyard cookout or beach wedding. You'll wear it time and again.

3. Flattering Silhouette The elastic waist with ribbon tie is both comfortable and shape enhancing, while the flowing skirt and ankle-length hem elongate your frame.

4. A Pinch of Sass The side slit adds a little spice to the sweet print and color. Mingling with a more traditional crowd? Cover shoulders with a loosely knit linen sweater.

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