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Bugging Out: Fashion’s Insect Obsession

In addition to ubiquitous florals, try a piece printed with bugs.With the coming of summer, also come the bugs. Butterflies that linger in gardens and fireflies that dot the night are a welcome presence, but there's also an onslaught of some of the earth's less-pleasant creatures: mosquitoes, beetles, and wasps. You could squirm at this invasion of creepy-crawlies, or you could embrace them, as many of this season's designers have, by wearing them on your body. Both established and up-and-coming designers have embraced the bug, turning something fear-inducing into something breezy and beautiful. In addition to ubiquitous florals, try a piece printed with bugs.