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Maybe it's her English-rose upbringing, plus her based-in-New-York grit, but R29 favorite Charlotte Ronson sure has a knack for making dresses that are equal parts demure and downtown.
To wit, the grungy, striped dress that's liberally sweetened with lace paneling. Or the work-ready sheath — well, it would be work-ready, if it weren't for the sheer insets and supershort length.
It's a credit to Ronson that these dresses are completely on-trend and wearable, despite their conflicting influences. Click through our 10 favorites, and tell us which sophisticated-not-stuffy schmattes you're dying to take out on the town.
UPDATE: Feeling the stay-inside vibe this weekend? This is all you need to pass the weekend by in a glorious TV trance. This story was originally published on January 12, 2013 (but we've added some new must-watch entries!).
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