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Today's New York Times style section zeroes in on a fashion trend that's sweeping the city: Wearing a dress. Sample quote: "In the punishing heat of a July afternoon, dresses are 'the ultimate in comfort,' said Whitney May, who is an assistant in the architecture and design department at the Museum of Modern Art in New York." Also big right now: Shoes! And we hear pants are going to be taking menswear by storm this fall. [NYT]