Reel Style: The Rum Diary

"The Rum Diary" is out just in time for our vacation fantasies about designers' tropical-inspired garb from the Resort collections.

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Out tomorrow, "The Rum Diary' features Johnny Depp in his second turn as eccentric journalist Hunter S.Thompson, who documents his travails at a rundown newspaper in Puerto Rico during the 1950's.
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Interestingly, the film hits right as we're fantasizing about tropical, mid-winter vacations -- particularly in the context of many designers' resort collections, which feature plenty of Caribbean color and punchy, island patterns.
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Depp's love interest in the film, a busty platinum-blonde named Chenault, carries the era's form-fitting dresses and playful pouf skirts like a pro.
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Suno's island-inspired resort collection packs plenty of Puerto Rico flair. This particular dress features a bold palm-tree and hyacinth motif.
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Jason Wu's ladylike beach attire would be appropriate in a conservative '50s setting.
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D&G's bright printed bikini tops, on the other hand, are better suited to dancing in the square.
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The look may be a little modern for the "Rum Diary" ladies, but this floral-print suit from Celine is spot-on for sunny beach escapes.
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Alberta Ferretti's bold tropical prints are exactly right for sipping ginger Dark & Stormys at some seaside resort.
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Dior's resort collection offered a nautical, '50s-inspired feel. Here, a ladylike bow tops a navy shift dress.
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A tropical-print pantsuit from Marc by Mac Jacobs' resort collection calls for stylish pool-side lounging (or, if you're tapping into Hunter S. Thompson's energy, a boozy Pina Colada).
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A prim belted shirt dress from Marni gets a tropical punch with a bold poppy print.
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A similar fun, flirty look from YSL's resort collection.
Courtesy of Vionnet
Vionnet's easy wrap skirt and chunky beaded necklace would make super-versatile vacation pieces.
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