Do you ever watch old movies from the ‘50s and find yourself longing for the return of feminine glamour and ladylike grace? Well you’re in luck this season because there’s a much-anticipated return to feminine fashion—with peplums topping must-have list.
Peplum dresses give an illusion of a slimmer waistline, which in turn gives you that classic hourglass silhouette that’s making its triumphant return on the runway and real life!
The dress. The dancing. The date. Prom is one of those life events that bring up lots of fond memories. It’s a time to get dolled up, have fun on the dance floor with your friends and create memories to last a lifetime. With such a momentous occasion at hand, the dress is definitely an essential element to the evening.
We asked the two fashion mavens to spill some details about their own proms and what made the night special:
What was the most memorable part of your high school prom?
Rachel: Letting loose with my friends and classmates made the night most memorable, but also winning senior prom queen was a second close memory.
Liz:The most memorable part of my prom was our after-party. We had a huge celebration at my friend's house and invited all of our classmates. It was just a fun night and it was wonderful to spend it with everyone.
What did you wear? If you could have a “do over”, what would you change about your prom look?
Rachel: I wore this gorgeous A-line chiffon, sequined black dress that I bought 5 months before prom! I also spent a whole week just getting made up for prom: tanning, eyebrows, nails, everything. I looked so awful and so overdone! If I could do it over again, I would say stay simple and not stress about the night.
Liz:I wore a gold lace dress that was shorter in the front and longer in the back. I did a smokey eye and had a totally stiff prom up-do. The only thing I would change would be my hair. If I did prom over, I would wear my hair loose and natural, none of that cemented to my scalp with 10 bottles of hairspray nonsense.
Rachel: It would be a super minimalist dress with a sexy silhouette. Maybe something with a high neck and lots of shoulder showing, and an A-line that hits at the calf.
Liz: I would create something very flowing with lots of movement and it would definitely be metallic. I would love to see a beautiful metallic gown for prom.
Since you ladies live in Los Angeles, describe what a great pre-prom and post-prom day in L.A. would look like…:
Rachel: Pre-prom is all about pampering yourself. I'd probably spend the whole day at a Korean spa getting a scrub and massage with a close friend. The day after prom is recovering after all that dancing! A late lunch in the sun with all of your girlfriends is a fun way to reminisce yester-memories.
Liz:The day would start with brunch, followed by manis and pedis with your girlfriends. Next, everyone would pile into one car and drive to the MAC store for makeup appointments. After getting dressed and ready, everyone would go to the meet-up house for pre-prom celebrations. After prom it's inevitable that you'll end up cruising PCH or Sunset Blvd. followed by the up-all-night after-party.
What is your ultimate slow dance song?
Rachel: “Suga Suga” by Baby Bash
Liz:"Come Undone" by Duran Duran.
… and your ultimate “dance like no one’s watching” song?
Rachel: It's super cheesy, but it's “Since You Been Gone” by Kelly Clarkson. In my defense, any other hip hop song gets me in the mood to dance, but it's all in the groove. When Kelly's song comes on, like, I wouldn't want anyone watching me dance to that song!
It’s here! It’s finally here! If you’ve been waiting to shed those bulky layers and ditch those heavy coats and boots, you’re not alone in your anticipation. Tomorrow marks the first “official” day of spring, although here at the Zappos HQ in Las Vegas, it’s been feeling like spring for a few days now.
We’re super excited to start breaking out the pastels, slipping into those sandals, and adding in splashes of color into our wardrobes. Spring fashion IS the best part about the season after all! Well…the weather isn’t so bad either!
To mark this much-awaited season of sunshine and new beginnings, we’re highlighting a few of our standout spring trends to get your closet ready. For even more on-trend picks, check out the The Style Room!
There’s no denying it. Wedge sneakers have taken over the fashion world as the latest must-have shoe. They’re a great compromise between the height of a heel and the everyday comfort of a go-to pair of sneakers. And who doesn’t love having the best of both worlds?
Black and grey have always been fashion staples, but this fall, these beloved dark hues take on a whole new (and dramatic) dimension! Done in rich leathers, faux fur, romantic lace and drapey knits, these dark shades become altogether elevated—going beyond basic to breathtaking!
Check out a few of our recent favorites below. And for even more must-have trends, shop The Style Roomon Zappos.com!
Good news to those who love all things that sparkle! Gone are the days when glitter and sequins were confined to strictly eveningwear. Nine West recently came out with a glitzy crop of perfect “day shine” pieces that, when worn sparingly, really adds a fun to your daytime look.
Remember: the trick to pulling off the day shine look is by keeping it to only one sparkly piece at a time. So if you opt for a glittery bag, keep the rest of your accessories fairly subdued. Sparkle on!
We’ve always loved Lucky Brandfor their perfect execution of the neo-boho look. This summer, their fresh take on the enduring tribal trend is just as worthy of our attention! There’s something so exotic yet wearable about these tribal details. You’ll find yourself reaching for these pieces all summer long.
Check out a few of our tribal-inspired favorites from Lucky Brand:
With July 4th coming up and summer in full swing, you can’t blame us for being in the mood for a little red, white and blue! Our trend highlights for this week are all about capturing the casual, laid back vibe of summer.
For the 4th of July, stick to comfy pieces like shorts, tank tops and tees. Since you’ll probably be busy celebrating the day’s festivities, a pair of comfy shoes or sandals is a good idea. And of course, red, white and blue adds that patriotic touch!
This summer, we’re also going back to one of our favorite go-to trends: nautical. It’s just one of those quintessential summer trends that’s super easy to wear. Grab a pair of boat shoes or espadrillesandals, a striped tee or dress, and you’re ready for the sunny days ahead!