Splurge: Slip into this strapless and flirty polka-dot dress by Vera Wang’s Lavender Label for a sunny daytime outing or a night on the town. Available for $425 at Cusp in Georgetown (3030 M St., NW; 202-625-0898).
Steal: You won’t be square in this yellow silk frock decorated with white squares for $150. Hidden pockets add a surprise and a place to put the money you saved. Find it at Banana Republic (601 13th St., NW, 202-638-2724; 1801 Connecticut Ave., NW, 202-332-3214; 3200 M St., NW, 202-333-2554; and other area locations).
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