Find the Best Maxi Dresses for YOUR Body!

We are smack dab in the middle of maxi dress season and some of you may be thinking, “With so many choices, how do I find the best one for me?” I am here, my lovelies, to give you a heads up on how to pick out the right maxi dress for a flawless look all season long.

For my busty sisters, a V-neck or racer back maxi with ample straps or sleeves is a great the way to go! They show off the "girls" tastefully, and still give you the ability to wear a supportive bra! Try not to rely on strapless maxi dresses too much unless you have an awesome strapless bra; otherwise, your "little women" will sit lower on your chest than you'd like, causing you to lose your waistline.

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1. O'Neill Dean Dress

2. Rachel Pally Xena Dress

For my curvy fashionistas, don’t let society tell you that prints, bold colors and fitted maxi dresses aren’t the way to go. Plus size does not have to equal boring! Wear your prints, bright and bold colors, and rock a body conscious, hip huggin' maxi! However, make sure you are putting your best foot forward when doing so.

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1. Vince Camuto Plus Space Dyed Maxi

2. Lysse Plus Size Maxi Dress

When you are going for a figure-flaunting look, be sure to wear the proper under garments. We big gals tend to have a little extra movement when walking, and Spanx shapewear is great at smoothing out and slimming up your silhouette. Try it under a drop-waist, A-line maxi that flatters every curve. Keep in mind that nice flowing maxi dresses are also a great option for most types of figures. Here are a few examples of awesome maxi dresses for the curvaceous!

For my petite ladies, hi-low maxi dresses are great for lengthening your overall look. With the hem cut in the front, you elongate your legs and create the illusion of being taller, even when wearing flats!

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1. BB Dakota Kase Dress

2. Karen Kane Hi Lo Contrast Hem Dress

For my athletic ladies, the more feminine the better! Opt for maxi dresses with ruffles, lace, and chiffon to soften the body and create curves.

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1. Adrianna Papell Long Deco Bead Blouson Dress

2. Tbags Los Angeles Beaded Halter Maxi

If you are a little shy about showing your arms, look for an off-the-shoulder look or a simple short sleeve. You are still creating a gorgeous look while staying comfortable!

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1. Culture Phit Ayden Dress

2. Bailey 44 Joni Dress

Lastly, for my skinny misses, you could pretty much get away with anything, so go all out! Don't be afraid to try sleeveless, printed, body-conscious maxi dresses this season!

I hope this helps to keep you looking chic and comfy in the maxi dress of your dreams this season! Happy maxin’!

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11 Colorful Picks to Chase Away Rainy Day Blues

“Rain, rain, go away!” seems to be the most common thing I am hearing from the lovely customers who call in to speak to us here at Zappos lately.  While some people are still getting snow (and my deepest sympathies), the majority of the country is currently enjoying plenty of April showers. 

Rainy days can be dreary and a drag, putting us all into a major funk. Science has proven that bright colors not only enhance our mood, but also brighten up the moods of those around us. 

With that in mind, this week I’m bringing you a collection of bright and cheerful pieces guaranteed to lift your spirits- and those of your friends, family and coworkers. I’ve also included some great pieces of rain gear. Hunter rainboots have a very generously cut calf and the range of colors almost makes you want to start puddle- jumping like a little kid again. Hunter umbrellas solve the age-old problem of not being able to see where you’re going when walking with an umbrella. And, as always, I am in LOVE with Columbia’s outdoor gear. Pair them with amazing pops of color, and you’re sure to chase those rainy-day blues away!

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1. Fresh Produce Plus Size Vintage Coffee House Tee

2. Marika Curves Alex Illusion Top

3. Pendleton Plus Size Vista Tunic

4. Columbia Plus Size EvaPOURation Jacket

5. MICHAEL Michael Kors Plus Size Paradise Orch Top

6. Marika Curves Camille Sharkbite Cardigan

7. Culture Phit Plus Size Danielle Wrap Romper

8. Hunter Original Moustache Bubble

9. Hunter Original Tall Rain Boots

10. NYDJ Plus Size Ariel Crop Eyelet

11. Poppy & Bloom Plus Size Tilt & Twirl Skirt

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Coveted: Wedding Guest Style

Oh, wedding season. There’s so much celebration and merriment to be had, but at the same time, it can be such a daunting task trying to commit to the perfect dress for your friends’ biggest day.

Whether it’s a beach wedding, a fun Vegas weekend nuptial or an all-out black tie affair, the wedding guest should definitely arrive dressed appropriately for whatever type of wedding they are attending. That could mean the occasion calls for a breezy-chic maxi dress or a floor-length gown that pulls out all the stops! Whichever dress you pick to celebrate the season’s wedding lineup, make sure you’re dressed to impress but without being too over the top or distracting. After all, it’s still all about the bride and groom.

Below are a few of our top picks for every kind of spring/summer wedding from the Zappos Coveted boutique:

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Beach Weddings:

1. Mara Hoffman Easy Dress

2. Nicole Miller Berry Bliss Halter Love Dress

3. Rachel Pally Ruben Dress

4. Rebecca Taylor Sleeveless Flowerpress Dress

5. Trina Turk Patsy Dress

6. Shoshanna Svetlana Lace Dress

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Black-Tie Weddings:

1. Badgley Mischka Odessa Ruffle Back Gown

2. BCBGMAXAZRIA Caia Color Blocked Pleated Gown

3. BCBGMAXAZRIA Emily Lace Blocked V-Neck Dress

4. BCBGMAXAZRIA Danielle One Shoulder Gown

5. BCBGMAXAZRIA Astella Sleeveless Shirred Bodice Gown

6. Rachel Zoe Spark Dress

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Vegas Weddings:

1. Nicole Miller Cam Stretch Lace Dress

2. Badgley Mischka Cap Sleeve Cocktail Dress

3. BCGMAXAZRIA Halee Deep V-Neck Romper w/ Chiffon Skirt

4. BCBGMAXAZRIA Stef Lace Blocked Long Sleeve Dress

5. BCBGMAXAZRIA Kate Sequined Strapless Dress

6. Style Stalker Bianco Romper


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Frye Ankle Boots + Dresses = The Ultimate Spring Match!

Our love affair with the Frye ankle boots-and-dresses combo is one that is destined to last for the long haul. It’s no secret that Frye booties and ankle boots have always been one of the most versatile and easy-to-wear shoes in any woman’s style repertoire, but when paired with our favorite spring dresses, well, the Frye ankle boot reaches a level of style that can only be categorized as iconic. It’s like those two were just destined for each other! Aww…true love!

Whether you’re rockin’ a pair of Frye Veronica Strappy ankle boots to the farmer's market, or the western-inspired Frye Reina Bootie on a brunch date with your favorite ladies, this spring is the perfect opportunity to really refine the classic pairing of Frye ankle boots and dresses.

Below, we’ve taken three Frye ankle booties and our favorite dress styles to wear with them. It doesn’t get much easier—slip into your pretty spring frock, slip into your trusty Frye boots, and voila! Effortless warm-weather style at its finest.

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Shirt Dresses:

1. Three Dots Night Iris Dress

2. Jack by BB Dakota Tajan Plaid Dress

3. EQUIPMENT Michaela Floral Print Dress


 

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Bohemian-Inspired Dresses:

1. Free People Lucky Loosey

2. Lucy Love Hollie Dress

3. Free People Bridgette Mini Dress


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A-line Dresses:

1. Maison Scotch Cute Dress

2. Brigitte Bailey Adira Dress

3. Tart Kora Dress

 

 

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Glance Spotlight: People StyleWatch Feminine & Polished Picks

This week, we continue our fun collaboration with People StyleWatch on this special edition of Glance picks!

Gillian, Associate Fashion Editor at People StyleWatch gave us her picks for a polished feminine look. "My style is feminine with a sleek/modern twist. I'm really into clean silhouettes in pretty colors that play up a girly vibe. Each of these pieces are feminine and flirty, but still polished."

Click below to see all of her spring faves!

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Coveted: Hot NEW Arrivals for Spring

The arrival of a new season brings on a feeling of renewed enthusiasm for dressing up and energizing the old wardrobe. Luckily for you, we’ve got quite the fresh lineup of brand new styles from the latest additions to our Coveted boutique like Rebecca Minkoff Apparel, Rachel Zoe , Bardot & Whitney Eve.

Whether you’re looking for your next head-turning dress for that spring wedding or an airy lace top to pair with your skirts or boyfriend jeans, this spring is already shaping up to be a gorgeous one with our latest crop of styles in Coveted!

Below are some of our latest top picks to illustrate just how lovely this season is going to be. Consider us very excited for spring after seeing all this gorgeousness!

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1. Bardot Lace Top

2. Whitney Eve Laella Top

3. Joie Barker Lightweight Jacket

4. Rebecca Minkoff Falcon Dress

5. Rachel Zoe Duvall Dress

6. Rachel Zoe Bloom Dress

7. Bardot Lace Midi Dress

8. Rachel Zoe Steff Dress

9. Rebecca Minkoff Brady Dress

10. Rebecca Minkoff Gene Romper

11. Rebecca Minkoff Gigi Dress

 

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The Style Edit: Shirt Dresses 3 Ways

The class shirt dress is a warm-weather favorite and works with every style type. Here are three great examples of how to wear the versatile shirt dress this spring.

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Glance Spotlight: Must-Have Dresses

No woman's closet is ever quite complete without the perfect dress for every occasion. Whether it's cocktail dresses for nights out on the town or tailored, classic shift dresses for the office, the right dress adds just the right feminine touch to any occasion. Click below to see a few of our current favorites!

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