Trend Watch: Spring-Perfect Pastels

Maybe it's the piles of Easter candy glinting from every pharmacy counter in New York City, but we think pastels are looking pretty perfect this season.

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Maybe it's the piles of Easter candy glinting from every pharmacy counter in New York City, but pastels are looking pretty perfect this season. An adorable striped cocktail dress by Cynthia Rowley, for example, still feels grown-up with a thin leather belt and smart mid-length sleeves.
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If one thing tops our own wish list this season, it's an un-embellished peach overcoat by Proenza Schouler.
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Chanel's latest couture was executed entirely in pale pink and lavendar pastels. The plumes of ombre-dyed pink and purple chiffon on this long evening skirt feel like something from a fairytale.
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It seems Thakoon was also loving the lavender this season. This one-shoulder sundress would pair perfectly with a big straw hat.
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Mixed patterns in the softest shade of violet gave Rodarte's Japanese-inspired spring collection a sense of femininity and whimsy.
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Even Alexander Wang swapped his usual palette of gray and black for lighter shades of pale yellow, orange, and spearmint green.
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A softly-shimmering blue cocktail dress by Bottega Veneta could make Easter Sunday an extremely "en haute" occasion.
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Judging by his color palette, Christopher Kane seems to have been inspired by a bowl of fruit sorbets for spring. This wrapped mango cocktail dress includes panels of softly contrasting pink in the skirt.
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Splashes of pale coral pink popped up on a number of runways, and we have to admit we're loving the perky spring shade. At Prabal, coral silk trousers were paired with a ruffle-front halter splashed with a matching shade of pink.
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Perfect for a day spent picnicking in the park, Rachel Comey's pale pink pantsuit was executed in the most feminine possible lace.
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Christian Dior's latest couture collection featured a number of candy-colored dresses, but the real stand-outs were pale pastel confections in faded baby blue and pink.
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Gary Graham was also feeling a little "minty" this season, and layered his pastel silk sundresses beneath more masculine separates like zip-front military coats.
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