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Fall Trend Alert: Belted Purple Dresses

09/04/2007 at 06:00 AM ET

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We already know that belts are going to be big for fall, and purple is one of the hot colors of the season — so why not a chic belted purple dress? Keep it monochromatic with self-belt like Debra Messing (in Gaultier) or Penelope Cruz (in Christian Dior), or get bold with a contrasting belt like Diane Kruger’s patent addition to her Gaultier dress. Here are a few of our favorites worth snapping up!

For a Splurge:
Try this Sabrina taffeta dress, $240 from, with this suede sash belt, $58 at Or skip the accessorizing and get this Kyumi belted long sleeve dress, $259 at

For a Steal:
Try this Forever 21 Gathered Knit Tunic, $23 at, with this black patent belt, $9 at Or grab this Isaac Mizrahi for Target Trapunto dress with belt, $50 at

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laci on

penelope cruz has the best one but i don’t think that type of dress will be on my next fashion to do list. its ok

Anonymous on

Do you know what brand of glasses was Penelope wearing?


Ana on

Jezebell on

Penelope has the best dress, don´t like Debora´s though, but that is a good trend :D

Joanna on

I have to say: Penelope.


the color is not bad but the dresses are ugly.
penelope in this pic looks like eva longoria

Jenna on

The girl on the far right wins by a mile. But maybe thats just me, since its a younger look.

Allison T. on

I’m not sure I’m that crazy about purple, but the belts make all three dresses look so feminine, I think the look is a winner.

Tru on

I love Penelope’s dress, and I love her shoes. I think she looks the best, and I like the color on Penelope’s dress better.

Diane Kruger’s dress is my second fave. I like the length of her dress, and unlike Debra’s, I like the contrast of the color of the dress and the black belt, whereas Debra needed a bit of color in her belt to make the whole ensemble pop. Also Debra should have done something a bit different with her hair, in my opinion.

Paige on

The belt is SUPER cute,but only on some of the people. It depends on yor body shape.

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