Trend Alert: Multiple Print Dresses

07/09/2007 at 06:00 AM ET


Mixing prints can be tricky — how do you combine two or three patterns without looking like you got dressed in the dark? Luckily, some talented designers are putting them together for you in some of summer’s cutest dresses. We love Kate Moss‘s vintage frock, Cameron Diaz‘s cheerful Orion dress and Maggie Gyllenhaal’s muted Dries Van Noten dress — so we tracked down the look for you!

Get Cameron’s Orion Dress for $115 at

Steal: Try this Sleeveless Drop Waist Dress £35.00 ($70) at, or this Topographic dress, on sale for $50 at

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Lisa on

Kate’s dress is ok, Cameron’s is so-so, but Maggie’s is HIDEOUS! You couldn’t pay me enough to wear that one.

Katelyn on

Maggie looks awful! I like her, but sometimes her clothes are just…I have no clue. It looks like a sweater/dress/I have no clue. Cameron’s dress is ok. It looks good on her, I just hate the dress. Kate looks the best. She can pull off this dress off, unlike Maggie.

Brenda G. on

Hmmm . . . When even these three celebrities look bad, you just know that prints are tricky to wear. On the other hand, some prints ARE cool—so maybe it’s just that these three designs are particularly hideous!

yen on

i like kate´s and cameron´s dress.

Dorothy on

Some mixed prints can be quite cool and funky(check out Custo Barcelona dresses if are into them).Cam’s dress is Ok .The combination of colors on Kate’s dress is not my favorite. Magie’s dress-as some people mentioned she just doesn’t get it right and same applies for that dress.

Leigh on

Maggie looks so FRUMPY!! I know you have a baby now and that takes a lot of your time, but please, don’t let yourself go!!!

Kim R on

Maggie ~ Seriously?????? Looks like mixing prints is still tricky for you…

madeleine on

Kate looks really strange, I think the dress is too long or something, Cameron looks so happy and the dress looks great on her, and Maggie…well, she looks just wrong, I guess.

Tara Leigh on

Cameron Diaz looks summery, happy and cute. I would wear her dress if I ever had an occasion to. Kate Moss looks good in her dress (duh, she’s a supermodel!) but I could never pull it off. Not such a fan of Maggie’s outfit, but usually her style is much better than this.. who saw the one-shoulder navy blue and black gown she wore to the Oscars?? GORGEOUS!

Emilee ♥ on

I like Maggie, but that dress she’s wearing is hideous looking. Cam’s dress is okay, not my choice of style in colors, but the dress looks good on Cam. Kate’s dress is my favorite. I like the combination of colors, the purple looks nice on the top.

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