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Fringe Dress

Inspired by the Flappers of the 1920s and revisited by the glam rockers of the 1980s, the fringe dress is a fun style to wear and accessorize. The look has been updated but the statement is the same as it was when it was created—have fun and don't worry what people think. Fringe may embellish the bottom of the skirt or the neckline or cover the entire dress. Whether it's just a little or a whole lot, fringe is a fluid style for enjoying in tons of different ways.

A fringe dress is ideal for evening wear but is also a great party dress, cocktail dress and even prom dress. Anytime dancing is involved, fringe is a lovely choice because of the way it moves and shimmers. Evening dresses are often embellished with beads, gemstones and other items in addition to the fringe. With a plain dress, accessorize with long metal chains or use a statement piece like a large brooch.

For the flapper look at parties, go for a cap sleeve dress with fringe and wear low heel pumps. This look lends well to layering, so if the weather or the venue is cold, it's fine to top off the dress with a boyfriend jacket or blazer. Red lipstick, a long necklace and a funky hat are the perfect touch. Carry a clutch or simple crossbody bag because larger styles can overpower this look. Pink cheeks and Cupid's bow shaped red lips make this a flapper look. For the makeup, go with super smoky eyes and lots of eyelash.

The updated glam look is a great alternative to the ordinary prom dress. Look for strapless dresses with fringe or a racerback style. Great accessories for this ensemble are indie headbands or funky hats. For glam rock makeup, go heavy on the eyeliner with generous blush and glossy lipstick.

A fringe dress can be dressed down a bit for more casual outings. To enjoy these fancy dresses on ordinary nights out, pair a scoop neck dress with patterned tights for an edgy, party girl look. Flats or sandals complete this look. On cooler nights, top the dress with a denim or leather jacket for great contrast. Selections are available by Baby Phat, Material Girl, Kensie and others.

Find the fringe dress you need for evening wear or anytime, today at Macy's.

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