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Follow the spring season's latest ‘dress’ code

It's the “year of the dress”! We love dresses for their effortless, one-stop style ... what could be easier? This spring, there are dress options for everyone, whether your style is feminine, tailored or all-out glamorous. We've rounded up the latest trends and our favorite picks right here in this week's Trend Report.

You'll wear your Diane von Furstenberg wrap dress forever. Sure, you'll find lots of reinterpretations, but rest assured — you can invest with confidence in the original.

This year, even the most feminine of romantic styles are being worn with chunky wooden-heeled sandals in leather or platform wedges.

The shirtdress looks fantastic when worn with one of spring's must-have wide leather belts cinched at the waist. Add a pair of sandals and you're a walking fashion statement.

The long (to the ankle or floor) dress is a big summer trend for even the most casual of occasions (Corey Lynn Calter, $228). Just add earrings and a pair of flat sandals and go!

Add a little color to your arms and legs safely with a self-tanning moisturizer. Then you glow, girl!  

Judy Gordon is a New York-based style consultant and the “Today” show’s style editor. She has been covering the fashion and beauty beat for the past decade. To learn more about Gordon, you can visit her Web site, TheTrendReport.com, which highlights style trends in America and across the world.

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