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    Looks of the week: Dresses are in for the summer

    Carmen Valencia
    Rachel Castillo, a Public Health junior, poses for a picture in her blue sun dress on Tuesday, May 21.

    The temperatures are hot and so are the trendy dresses students are wearing. Dresses are a fool-proof way to look stylish and chic while withstanding the blazing temperatures Tucson has to offer.

    The school year is almost over, and since the temperatures aren’t going to go down anytime soon, dresses can be a go-to when wanting to look fashionable and still be cool and comfortable. The theme for these hot spring months seems to be all about the events going on and the prints of the dress.

    “A lot of it is depending on what is happening; it depends upon events happening,” said Dia de la Viña, a Swindlers employee. “During the spring, everyone goes to festivals such as Stagecoach or Coachella. The looks for those music festivals are lots of bohemian, mandalas and floral patterns.”

    Alongside music festivals, a true Tucson event includes pool parties. The UA is known for the weekend events that include hanging out at a pool.

    “T-shirt dresses are really popular right now,” said Madalyn Lorber, a communications sophomore. “They’re so versatile because you can just wear the dress over the bathing suit, or you can also put a belt over the dress, and you can wear it while going to classes or running errands.”

    Athletic-styled dresses and dresses with ruffles are also trending right now because of the fabrics and color schemes. Racerback and maxi dresses take the cake in what is currently in style.

    “Athletic sexy is what is without a doubt trending right now,” said Urban Outfitters employee Elizabeth Trujillo. “A lot of customers have been asking for dresses that have that style and also ones with ruffles.”

    As for the color scheme that goes along with the different styles of dresses, there is a lot to choose from. Patterns may be in right now, but so are spring colors.

    “If you’re going on a weekender to Vegas or Mexico, then springtime colors are a definite go-to,” de la Viña said. “Other than that, bohemian patterned dresses are very in style right now.”

    Based on the event in attendance, there are also different color schemes to work with. Spring is a good time for pastel colors and bold patterns to come into play.

    “Floral patterns are really trending right now, but white is really perfect for the season,” Lorber said. “Tanning is what everyone is doing right now because of the sunny weather and graduation is just around the corner, so white has been super prominent around campus.”

    To find currently trending dresses, look for stores that have a wide variety of styles or a style that fits the needs for your event. There are differences between dresses worn at music festivals and those at graduation. Finding the perfect store that meets those needs is essential.

    “For my own dresses, I love ASOS, Topshop or Zara,” Trujillo said. “The quality of the clothes overall is not only good but the clothes are very trendy. ASOS would have to be my go-to.”

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