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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Campus-Ready Picks for HER

As much as we may not like to admit it, summer is winding down and it’s time to gear up for another school year. The good news is, back-to-school is the perfect opportunity for a wardrobe update as we head into fall!

Check out our Juniors page for a great selection of clothes, shoes, bags & more to give that closet a new school-year upgrade. Below is a little sampling of our recent favorites:

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1. Fossil “Keyper” Backpack

2. Volatile “Selma” Bootie

3. Steve Madden “Ecentrcq” Sneaker

4. O’Neill “Zane” Sweater

5. Volcom Twisted Sweater Dress

6. Fossil “Georgia” Watch

7. Steve Madden “Whysper” Bootie

8. Element “Alchemy” Jacket

9. Levi’s® Juniors 524™ Skinny Jeans

10. Roxy “Midnight Rambler” Harem Pant

6 Rashguard Styles for Serious Water Play

The summer heat lures us out to beachfronts, riversides and lakeshores every year. Even if we don’t live close to a body of water, we’ll take a weekend trip to one and spend the entire time soaking it in. When your water day calls for more than just sun bathing and getting your ankles wet, a rashguard is essential. They defend your skin from the elements and come in an array of styles that suit any water activity.
 
Rashguards provide excellent UPF sun protection by blocking up to 98% of the sun’s harmful rays. They guard your skin against chafing from surfboards and paddleboards, and prevent irritation from sand, shell and rock fragments. They are lightweight, made of quick-drying stretch fabrics and have flat-lock stitching for added durability. You can layer them under your wetsuit during cold-water snorkeling or wear them over you swimsuit for summer watersports like jet skiing. Pair them with some cute board shorts and you’re ready to stroll the boardwalk or grab a seaside lunch.
 
Loose fitting styles, known as swim shirts, are great if you want a little bit of air flow and breathability. Long sleeves are perfect for tide pool wandering and cove exploration. Short sleeves and cap sleeves work well for paddling out to catch a wave or boogey boarding. If you’re a water sport junky, consider investing in a one-piece style that provides excellent compression, a tighter fit, and stay-put flexibility.  
 
Rashguards won’t cramp your style either. They come in pretty prints, fashion-forward cuts, and bold colors.  Rashguards have become so popular that even outdoor brands and fashion designers have jumped on this surf shop trend. Ready to pick one out? Here are six different styles to choose from.

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Summer Flip Flops

Of all the sandals out there, none is more ubiquitous with summer than the flip flop. Whether you’re into the beach-friendly rubber variety or something fancier with embellishments, stocking up on this summertime classic is always a good idea.

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For Her:

1. Sperry Top-Sider “Calla”

2. Tkees “Lipglosses”

3. Flojos “Celine”

 

For Him:

1. Havaianas Top Mix Flip Flops

2. O’Neill “Groundswell ‘14”

3. Scott Hawaii “Hokulea”


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Strapless Dresses for Every Occasion

Whether it’s lounging by the beach or dancing the night away at a fancy event, a sexy strapless dress never fails to turn heads for all the right reasons.

Dare to bare some shoulder this summer with one of these gorgeous dresses! Check out a few of our picks for different occasions:

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Seaside Escapes:

1. Volcom Bondi Dress

2. O’Neill Waterfall Cotton Gauze Dress

3. Roxy Sunny Shores Dress

 

 

Spring/Summer Weddings:

1. LAmade Embroidered Smocked Maxi Dress

2. Gabriella Rocha Serana Tube Dress

3. Lilly Pulitzer Marlisa Strapless Maxi Dress

 

Black-Tie Events:

1. Unique Vintage Tulle Party Dress

2. Faviana Glamour Strapless Floral and Mesh Bodice Gown

3. Jessica Simpson Strapless Sweetheart Pleated Bodice Gown

 

 

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Spring Break-Ready Swimwear Picks

With spring just mere days away, we’re pointing our focus squarely on sunny days lounging at the pool or the beach! But before we can get to working on our tans, we must first focus on the all-important swimwear.

With so many juniors swimwear styles, fits and colors to choose from, there’s no reason why your swim wardrobe can’t be as extensive as your wardrobe on dry land! With our awesome selection of barely-there bikinis to stylish one-piece suits to cover ups from the hottest brands,  you just might find yourself wishing for an endless summer!

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1. O'Neill Delilah Revo Tri Top + O'Neill Solids Tab Side Bikini Bottom

2. Roxy Spring Fling Strappy Bandeau  + Roxy Spring Fling '70s Lowrider

3. Rip Curl Bali Dancer Cover Up

4. Billabong Pacifica Rashguard

 

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Labor Day Weekend Picks

It’s the one last summer hurrah before you dive in to the new school year. Make the long Labor Day weekend count with new clothes, shoes and accessories from our Rideshop brands! End the summer right with laid-back style that transitions perfectly into fall.

Check out some of our current faves:

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1. Volcom "Lost Days" Top

2. Neff "Geraldy" Premium Tee

3. Hurley "Arlington" Shoulder Bag

4. Sanuk "Chiba" Men's

5. House of Marley "Bag of Riddim" w/ Bluetooth

6. Vans Authentic Core Classic

7. Billabong "Valley Dayz" Shorts

8. O'Neill "Delta" Walkshort

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Bold Board Shorts

With a crazy heat wave recently taking a grip across the Western US, chances are your sights are firmly focused on the nearest pool, beach or lake this summer! Why not make the most of the rising temps by making a cool style statement as you beat the heat? These bold board shorts ought to do the trick!

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1. Billabong Iconic Stripe Board Shorts

2. Reef Floratini Board Shorts

3. Hurley Aloha Phantom Board Shorts

4. Nike Action Scout Waves Board Shorts

5. Hurley Phantom 60 Dimension Board Shorts

6. O'Neill Cerritos Board Shorts

7. Billabong Fishbowl Board Shorts

8. RVCA Squawker Trunk Board Shorts

9. Hurley Tribe Phantom Board Shorts