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Fringe Benefits

When I was 10 years old my very fashionable older sister bought herself a pair of black suede knee-high boots with a beautiful row of fringe down the back with her first paycheck. The fringe swayed with every step, accentuating the power and strength in her footsteps. I remember thinking that no one had a cooler or more fashionable sister than me.

A few months later she bought herself a gorgeous matching jacket of the softest same material. One day we were crammed into the tiny back seat of our parents’ Chevy hatchback while we looked for the perfect winter formal dress for her. I wasn’t feeling good because the heater was broken, but she had let me lean on her (which was a rare treat), and the feel and smell of that jacket has stayed with me to this day.

Fringe is one of those amazing things that softens our edges and can make a serious piece a little more playful. It first entered our fashion consciousness when Europeans met Native Americans, who used fringe to diffuse sound and add a little visual interest to their garments.

Flash forward to the 1920s and you can’t think of the era without imagining a flapper in a fringed dress doing the Charleston. From Elvis to Hell’s Angels, fringe has played a vital role in the way we’ve dress for decades.

Personally, I love the way that fringe camouflages some of the troubled areas for a curvy girl, creating a veil or a draw-away effect. I also love how a great fringed boot or shoe flares with each stomp, reminding us of the power in the span of our hips, the stride of our steps, and the curl of our lips — all of which are, of course, fringe benefits. 



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Fringe on Top

Masculine details are balanced out with deep, rich colors and a truly feminine feel, putting these shirts at the top of the class for me. 



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Top It Off

Fringed details can be either light and breezy or more solid to keep you warm. Just remember to balance these off with a sleek base layer and great pants or skirts.


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Some days just a little fringe is all you need to feel influential and to remind yourself of the power in your step. 


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Round It Out

Oftentimes it’s easier to experiment with your accessories. Feel the power of fringe in this Mighty Purse (it will charge your phone for you all day!), or go a little subtler in this great choker.


If you’re feeling fierce in any of the looks you’ve seen here, tag us in your selfies or pics with #zapposWRW — we’d love to see your style! 




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Fresh Picks: Red Carpet Glam

Award-show season sure has a way of making us dream of fancy soirées and glamorous nights of being dolled up and dressed to the nines. We’re taking cues from Hollywood’s most beautiful people as they strut down the red carpet this awards season, channeling our inner glamour goddesses for special occasions.

From gorgeous cocktail dresses to show-stopping floor-length gowns, we’ve got a great selection of beautiful red carpet-worthy styles from Badgley Mischka, Adrianna Papell, Nicole Miller and more.

Whether it’s a black-tie spring wedding or a fancy opening gala, the perfect gown or party dress is essential for making the right impression. And let’s not forget the shoes! No special occasion dress is ever complete without the perfect dress shoes. Go for a simple strappy heel like the celeb-favorite Stuart Weitzman “Nudist”, or perhaps slip into something more intricate to pair with a simple black gown. Either way, the shoes really do make the outfit, so choose wisely!

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1. Adrianna Papell Sleeveless Jacquard Gown

2. JILL STUART Constance Cascade Strapless Dress

3. Adrianna Papell Sleeveless Fully Beaded Gown

4. Faviana Jersey Two-Tone Strapless Dress

5. Faviana Mesh V-Neck Shirred Bust Dress

6. Nicole Miller Cross Front Gown

7. Stuart Weitzman Bridal & Evening Nudist Sandals

8. Badgley Mischka Kiara

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Glance Spotlight: Ladylike Loafers

We love how the loafer instantly adds polish and refined style to our outfits! For a more interesting take on the classic women’s loafer, we’ve gathered up a few styles that offer great attention to detail with a nice feminine touch.

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Buyer Picks: Ashley

Although spring is just a mere weeks away, it’s been quite a bummer to see all this arctic weather happening through most of the Midwest and East Coast lately! So, to thaw out our senses and prepare for sunnier days ahead, we’ve enlisted one of our in-house fashion connoisseurs from our Contemporary Fashion Clothing department to dish out her absolute must-haves for spring.

Enjoy and think warm, happy thoughts, dolls!

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1. Wildfox "Born on the Beach" Tahiti Tunic

2. Free People Printed Triangle Top Maxi

3. Stuart Weitzman Gladiator

4. MICHAEL Michael Kors Medium "Selma" Messenger

5. Deborah Lippmann Lipstick "Call Me Maybe"

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The Stuart Weitzman 50/50 Boot

Sometimes, the stars align to create a style staple that’s both sexy and comfortable. Meet one of our favorite go-to boots from Stuart Weitzman—the 5050 Boots. Its head-turning over-the-knee length looks amazing paired with mini dresses, over leggings, skinny jeans… pretty much anything!

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Despite being one of the sexiest pairs of boots you’ll ever own, it can go from office to errands to date night without skimping on style or walkability. We’d like to see a pair of heels do that! Trust us; this one’s definitely worth the splurge.

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Timeless Basics by Stuart Weitzman

Fashion trends come and go, but there are those few style staples that manage to transcend often-fleeting trends, earning their way into “timeless go-to” status. Two Stuart Weitzman shoes fit this bill perfectly—the Platswoon and the Poco.

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Stuart Weitzman Poco & Stuart Weitzman Platswoon

Whether you go for versatile neutrals or rich new colors for fall, these ladylike pumps are the perfect office-to-dinner option.The Poco's low kitten heel looks fabulous with pencil skirts and tailored trousers, while the round-toe Platswoon features a higher heel for maximizing your legs in dresses, skirts and wide-leg pants.

Experience the benchmark of Stuart Weitzman design and  craftsmanship every day with these two classics. Trust us, you'll get a ton of mileage out of these!

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Fresh Picks: Resort Must-Haves for Her

This is the time of year when a lot of people make like migrating birds and head south for the winter. If a much-needed tropical getaway is in your horizon, check out a few of our picks below for resort-ready style.

Now you’re ready to set sail to the land of sunshine and relaxation!

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1. LAUREN Ralph Lauren Tie Dye Stripe Tubini, 2. Havaianas Slim Flip Flops in Fuchsia, 3. Nanette Lepore Hula Gal Tropical Wrap Dress, 4. Max and Cleo Camille Floral Print Shirt Dress, 5. Lilly Pulitzer Peachie Bandeau and Surf's Up bikini bottom, 6. Ella Moss Portofino Cover Up Hooded Tunic, 7.Brighton Flamingo Tote, 8. Goorin Brothers Macey Floppy Hat, 9. Stuart Weitzman Sanjuan

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What to Wear to a Winter Wedding

If you’re celebrating a winter nuptial or two this season, you’ve probably been thinking about what you’ll be wearing. We’ve rounded up a few tips and suggestions to get you started!

  1. There’s a fine line between getting dressed up and being overdressed! It’s quite the faux pas to outdress or steal the spotlight from the bride, so keep it classy and simple.
  2. Lace is a great fabric to wear to both a daytime or evening event. Make sure to wear a good base layer so it’s not too revealing.
  3. For formal black-tie weddings, a black dress or gown in a sleek silhouette is the most versatile choice. You can even wear it again at those holiday parties just by changing up your accessories!
  4. Guys, invest in great suit separates. A single-breasted blazer is a modern way to dress up your go-to button-up shirts for a wedding. Keep it traditional by wearing the matching pant or break it up to add interest.
  5. Wedding receptions usually mean dancing! Make sure you’ve broken in your new dress shoes before hitting the dance floor. You don’t want to end the night with blisters. Ladies, Foot Petals are a great idea just in case!

 Check out some of our picks below for a great winter wedding outfit. For even more ideas, visit the Zappos Wedding page!

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Dresses: 1. Nicole Miller Heavy Stretch Gown, 2. Badgley Mischka Long Sleeve Cowl Neck Dress, 3. Donna Morgan Jenna Lace Dress

Men's blazers/shirts: 4. Shades of Grey Raw Edge Blazer, 5. Moods of Norway Kristian Check Shirt, 6. Ben Sherman Plectrum Wool Blazer

Women's dress shoes: 7. Badgley Mischka Vita, 8. Stuart Weitzman Platswoon, 9. Nina Falyn

Men's dress shoes: 10. Magnanni Colo, 11. Too Boot New York Senato, 12. Florsheim Doon Saddle