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The Fashion Memo

5 of the best new romantic dresses

Dress parade
From left: Brock Collection, Alexander McQueen, Self-Portrait, Chloé and Preen by Thornton Bregazzi

Precious and powerful don’t mix, right? Time’s up on that, as our new favorite saying goes. Floaty, delicate dresses might seem like a predictable fixture for spring/summer, but this time around they really are breaking new ground. Unbridled romance meets dramatic deconstruction in the form of diaphanous floral dresses with exposed shoulders, like those shown at Self-Portrait and Preen by Thornton Bregazzi, whereas the billowing ruffled designs at Alexander McQueen feel more fabulously forceful when accompanied by utilitarian boots.

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