Age-Appropriate Summer Fashion

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Cool Fabric, Forgiving Shape

The A-line shape keeps the midsection loose; the longer hem in back offers rear coverage. BCBGMAXAZRIA, $138; 877-551-7257

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Coverage, Good Investment

A classic trench in a whisper-weight fabric looks updated in a bright hue. Coach, $458; coach.com.

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Coverage, Forgiving Shape

The citrus print is fun and feminine but not girly. C. Wonder, $98; cwonder.com.

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Coverage, Built-In Support, Comes in Petite

The skinny leg shapeis modern; the tummy-control panels are hidden. Nic + Zoe, $128; lordandtaylor.com.

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Good Investment

This sleek city sandal is as comfy as a flat, but dressier. Tila March,$395; tilamarch.com.

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Coverage, Forgiving Shape, Good Investment

The print is so sophisticated,no one will notice the shape is quietly middle concealing. M Missoni, $395; 212-431-6500.

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Coverage, Cool Fabric, Comes in Petite, Comes in Plus

The just-below-the-knee length flatters all and won’t play peekaboo with your Spanx. Vince Camuto, $69; vincecamuto.com

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Coverage, Cool Fabric, Forgiving Shape and More

The fabric feels silky against the skin; a soft center tie visually trims the waist. DKNY, $295; saksfifthavenue.com.

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Coverage, Comes in Petite, Comes in Plus and More

The photo print is a hot trend this season. This (roomy) tee version will wake up your weekend look. Karen Kane, $92; karenkane.com

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Coverage, Cool Fabric

Leave the butt skimmers to the Beliebers. Your better bet: Bermudas with a hint of stretch. J.McLaughlin, $145; jmclaughlin.com.

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Cool Fabric, Comes in Petite, Comes in Plus and More

At once airy and concealing, this knit top will complement all the white, denim and khaki already in your wardrobe. Nic + Zoe, $128; lordandtaylor.com.

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Forgiving Shape, Good Investment, Cool Fabric and More

Yes, this cover-up/dress is bold—but it pairs well with everything from swimsuits to jeans, and the delicious, keep-cool fabric will make it a favorite. Plenty by Tracy Reese, $218; 212-807-0505.

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Built-In Support, Good Investment

Flip-flops failing you? Treat your feet to sandals with comfort technology built right in. Dansko, $135; zappos.com.

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Coverage, Cool Fabric, Forgiving Shape and More

This breezy skirt will beat the heat as well as shorts do, and with a lot more coverage. It works for day or night. Calypso St. Barth, $295; calypsostbarth.com.

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Coverage, Built-In Support, Good Investment

Worth the investment: a swimsuit that lifts and supports your assets. Karla Colletto, $276; everythingbutwater.com.

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Cool Fabric, Built-In Support, Good Investment

The cropped length is the new look for pants this season. The added stretch here makes them as relaxed as your yoga wear. Pair with a favorite bright blouse. Doncaster, $230; doncaster.com.

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Coverage, Cool Fabric

Flash for sun phobics: This protective topper makes covering up look cool. Coach, $98; coach.com.

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Coverage, Forgiving Shape and More

Thanks to ruching through the midsection, this suit will conceal what you haven’t quite tightened. Rachel Pally Swimwear, $185; rachelpally.com

 

A neon-lime cardigan? Arm coverage never looked so good. Joe Fresh, $19; joefresh.com.

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Forgiving Shape, Comes in Petite

The print wows, and the full skirt accommodates. For maximum slenderizing, cinch the waist tie under your bust, Empire style. Loft, $90; loft.com.

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Coverage, Good Investment

A densely woven top layer marries the structure of a blazer with the ease of a cardigan. Paired with white jeans, it’s summer stunning. Tucker by Gaby Basora, $378; 901-452-2323.

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Built-In Support, Good Investment

This sandal is chic and super comfortable; the apple green makes it current. Birkenstock, $90; birkenstockusa.com.

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Coverage, Cool Fabric, Forgiving Shape

In this glam swimsuit cover-up, you can beachcomb with confidence. Josie by Natori,$78; natori.com.

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Coverage, Built-In Support, Good Investment

The suit’s kicky peplum will keep your belly bulge on the DL, where it belongs. Lolli Swim, $100; urbanoutfitters.com.

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Coverage, Good Investment

Summer’s best dress, in a faux wrap style that enhances curves. Summer wedding? Office off-site? Put on your go-to and go. J.McLaughlin, $195; jmclaughlin.com.

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This season’s cross-body “it” bag is the perfect combination of youthful and luxe. Henri Bendel, $248; henribendel.com.

 

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First Published Mon, 2013-06-10 11:27

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