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Mariana Lima, in a dress from Express, and (Credit: Romina Hendlin)

Mariana Lima, in a dress from Express, and Margarita Espada wearing one from NY & Company, both of Brentwood, at the 2012 Puerto Rican/Hispanic Day Parade in Brentwood. (July 22, 2012)

What They're Wearing: Puerto Rican Day Parade

A Puerto Rican flag was the accessory of choice at the recent parade in Brentwood.

Mariana Lima, in a dress from Express, and
(Credit: Romina Hendlin)

Mariana Lima, in a dress from Express, and Margarita Espada wearing one from NY & Company, both of Brentwood, at the 2012 Puerto Rican/Hispanic Day Parade in Brentwood. (July 22, 2012)

Lourdes and Joline Seda and Christian and Giana
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Lourdes and Joline Seda and Christian and Giana Cartagena, all from Brentwood (and Puerto Rican) attend the 2012 Puerto Rican/Hispanic Day Parade in Brentwood. (July 22, 2012)

Cristina Bonilla and Orlando Bonilla, both of Central
(Credit: Romina Hendlin)

Cristina Bonilla and Orlando Bonilla, both of Central Islip, were ready for the summer day — she in a striped maxi dress, he in Puerto Rican-themed clothes from a flea market. (July 22, 2012)

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From the left, and all from Central Islip,
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From the left, and all from Central Islip, Anyssa Padilla, 14, wears shorts and a shirt from Rainbow; Koryn Padilla, 16, wears an outfit from the Bay Shore Mall, and Cynthia Pellerano, 16, wears an outfit from Rainbow at the to the 2012 Puerto Rican/Hispanic Day Parade in Brentwood. (July 22, 2012)

From the left, Corrinna Santos, 11, of Brentwood
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From the left, Corrinna Santos, 11, of Brentwood wears a dress from Danice and shoes from Rainbow and Tatiana Rodriguez, 13, of Brentwood wears an outfit the Parade with shoes from Rainbow at the 2012 Puerto Rican/Hispanic Day Parade in Brentwood. (July 22, 2012)

Evelyn Ruiz, of Brentwood, sports a T-shirt that
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Evelyn Ruiz, of Brentwood, sports a T-shirt that reads: "Typical Boriqua woman" at the 2012 Puerto Rican/Hispanic Day Parade in Brentwood. (July 22, 2012)

Gladys Polanco of Brentood, waved the flag wearing
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Gladys Polanco of Brentood, waved the flag wearing a belted sundress at the 2012 Puerto Rican/Hispanic Day Parade in Brentwood. (July 22, 2012)

Jesenia Pagan, of Islandia, wore a pretty sequined
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Jesenia Pagan, of Islandia, wore a pretty sequined tank from Forever 21. (July 22, 2012)

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Twins Nicole and Jessica Zambrana, of Central Islip,
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Twins Nicole and Jessica Zambrana, of Central Islip, wear clothes from the Puerto Rican Day Parade. (July 22, 2012)

Five year old Joel Euceda, of Brentwood, wears
(Credit: Romina Hendlin)

Five year old Joel Euceda, of Brentwood, wears a shirt from the Puerto Rican Day Parade. (July 22, 2012)

Darlene Montalvo, of Brentwood, wears a dress from
(Credit: Romina Hendlin)

Darlene Montalvo, of Brentwood, wears a dress from The Spot while Yvette Gonzalez, of Shirley, sports and outfit from the Sayville Flee Market to the 2012 Puerto Rican/Hispanic Day Parade in Brentwood. (July 22, 2012)

Meldy Cruz, of Bay Shore, wears a dress
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Meldy Cruz, of Bay Shore, wears a dress from Forever 21 and shoes from Butterfly to the 2012 Puerto Rican/Hispanic Day Parade in Brentwood. (July 22, 2012)

Belinda Gonzalez, of Islip, wore a striped romper
(Credit: Romina Hendlin)

Belinda Gonzalez, of Islip, wore a striped romper from rue21 to the 2012 Puerto Rican/Hispanic Day Parade in Brentwood. (July 22, 2012)

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Nalette Rivera, left, of Bay Shore, left the
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Nalette Rivera, left, of Bay Shore, left the flag to her pooch, while she wore the stripes — in the form of a strapless mini dress. (July 22, 2012)

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