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Rich earth tones are a taming influence on this year's big prints, which might look alarming in a brighter palette; black, white, and a range of browns come off as chicly subtle. This terrific little crepe shift dress (Oscar de la Renta) is full enough to provide camouflage for hips and thighs, yet it's no muumuu—the controlled hem keeps it shapely. There's an ethnic feel to the striking collar of beads and rope (Roberta Freymann), while faceted wood embellishments keep flat gold sandals (Anya Hindmarch) well grounded.
Shot on location in South Africa at Lion Sands Private Game