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Adam Striped Square Neck Kimono Dress

Adam Lippes, hottest designer on the block (and most popular) gives us a summer frock we vote 'Best All Around'. It gets this superlative for the simple reason that it's a summer dress that doesn't make us gag (the saturation point has been reached to say the least) and because the kimono style sleeves and bodice would most likely suit a variety of body types. For his Spring 08 collection, Lippes did what he does best, that is, classy Hamptons gear (or otherwise luxurious vacation spot) for smart women who have money (and have had it for a while). It's curious that Lippes makes us feel this way because his price point is more or less contemporary (the Stripe Square Neck Kimono Dress at $285) but we suspect the psychology is similar to that of which we associate with Ralph Lauren. That is, the clothes are distinctly American and, as far as we know, the only Americans who really dress like Americans and do it well are those that temporarily reside in places like The Hamptons or Aspen. So we associate his clothes with high price points even though, funnily enough, they are mildly affordable. For more of the Spring 08 Adam collection, check out our gallery below.


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