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Buyers' Picks: Wedding Guest Style

Whether you’re celebrating your best friend’s wedding or some other special occasion this summer, putting on a pretty dress and fancy shoes is definitely a big part of the fun! 

To get some expert opinion straight from the source, we turned to our dress buyer Melanie and fashion footwear buyer Angela to get the scoop on some of the hottest styles this wedding season.

See their gorgeous picks below:

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1. Jessica Simpson Sleeveless Fit and Flare Dress

2. Maggy London Taffeta Side Drape Dress

3. Adrianna Papell Lace Dress

4. Nina “Newark” Slingback Sandals

5. Adrianna Pappell “Fame” Sling Backs

6. Badgley Mischka “Drama” Peep-Toe Heels

7. Adrianna Papell Rouched Mesh Necklace Dress

8. Donna Morgan One-Shoulder Dress

9. Nicole Miller Sleeveless Jersey Tuck Dress

10. Nina “Crystah” D’Orsay Heels

11. Badgley Mischka “Lacie” D’Orsay Heels

12. Adrianna Papell “Chantal” Kitten Heel Sandals

THE WEDDING SHOP >>

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The Perfect Fit: Swimwear for Different Body Types

Let’s face it, swimsuit shopping isn’t exactly on most people’s top five list of favorite things to do. It often involves a lot of guesswork, dressing rooms with less-than-flattering lighting, and that nagging voice inside that keeps saying: “I should hit the gym more…”

But no need to have a swimsuit-season meltdown! The most important thing to keep in mind when finding the right swimsuit is FIT. Focusing on styles that work well with YOUR body type (not the Photoshopped model in the catalog!) can mean the difference between a meltdown and easy-breezy & fun swimsuit shopping!

Our swimwear buyers have handpicked a few stellar examples below of the most flattering types of swimwear for specific body types to make swimwear shopping a breeze.

Don’t forget that all of our swimwear receives FREE next business day shipping + FRRE return shipping, too! Now you can take the swimsuit shop in the comfort of your own room. Easier than you thought, huh? Let's get started:

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Athletic Build: For women who don’t have too much in the curves department (i.e. no hips, broader shoulders), a two-piece bikini is generally more flattering because it breaks up the straight line of your body. A lower-waisted bottom also accentuates your widest part, while fringe and ruffles add more volume and femininity where you want it.  

TYR Crosscut Fit Workout Solid Bikini Set 

L*Space Dolly Fringe Bandeau & Novelties Hanki Panki Bitsy Bottom

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Pear-Shaped: If you’ve got a fuller lower half, a fold-over bottom or something that’s cinched and adjustable on the sides gives your curves more room to move! If you’re going for a print at the bottom, make sure to balance it out with a print up top.

Vintage-style high-waisted bottoms are also great for giving a fuller backside more coverage. Plus, they’re super flirty and cute!

Badgley Mischka Maya Triangle Bra & Adjustable Brief

Seafolly Bella Rose Bandeau Bustier & High-Waisted Pant

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Apple-Shaped: Ruching is your best friend when it comes to camouflaging a larger tummy. Find swimsuits that accentuate your bust and show a clear separation between your chest and your stomach. A one-shoulder suit also calls attention to your top half and away from your mid section. 

Trina Turk Zanzibar One Piece

Miraclesuit Net Work Jena Swimsuit

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Large Bust: Find halter bikini tops with wider straps to offer the support you need. An underwire also reinforces lift and support where you need it most. Opt for an adjustable back for the perfect fit all around.

Seafolly Goddess DD Cup Halter Top & Twist Band Mini Hipster Bottom

Vix Para Bia Tube Triangle Top & Long Tie Side Full Bottom

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Small Bust: To add more volume, find tops with ruching and ruffles at the bust. A bold, busy print also helps call attention to your top half.

Embrace your ability to wear smaller, sexier styles like the bandeau! Play around with fun cuts and trendy, slinky shapes that larger-chested gals couldn’t pull off. It’s all about having fun after all!

Billabong Surfside Bustier & Biarritz Bottom

Wildfox 70s Rainbow Tankini Top & Bikini Bottom


SHOP ALL SWIMWEAR >

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Designer Picks: Badgley Mischka

From star-studded red carpets to beautiful weddings, Badgley Mischka has become a name synonymous with timeless glamour reminiscent of 1940s Hollywood. Reinterpreting the style of that era for the modern customer, designers Mark Badgley and James Mischka have always managed to stay true to the impeccable sophistication which makes Badgley Mischka a go-to among Hollywood’s A-list.

We asked the two talented designers to share some of their inspirations and standouts from the fall collection:

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1. Badgley Mischka Cowl Back Beaded Waist Dress

2. Badgley Mischka Strapless Lurex Dress

3. Badgley Mischka Long Sleeve Metallic Reptile Tweed Dress

4. Badgley Mischka Satin Wool Blazer

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Beachside Honeymoon Picks

Wedding planning is hard work. Since you announced the engagement, you’ve been settling issues that you didn’t even know existed—from the right shade of ivory for the table linens to the best cousin to seat next to great uncle Harold. This dedication has definitely earned you some time on the beach. 

Once the rice is thrown, trade lace and tulle for cute sunglasses, sandals, and a new beach bag. Start your day in a swimsuit and cover up guaranteed to keep you looking stylish from ship to shore, and transition effortlessly to the evening in espadrilles and a vibrant maxi dress. Check out some of our picks below!

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1. Melissa Odabash Bahamas One-Piece Swimsuit, 2. Havaianas Slim Crystal Poem Flip Flops, 3. Tommy Bahama Sunset Ablur Dress, 4. Juicy Couture Straw & Sequin Beach Tote, 5. Victorinox Spectra Prism 32" Travel Case, 6. Tory Burch Cat Eye Sunglasses, 7. Ivanka Trump Travel Organizer, 8. Badgley Mischka Afton III, 9. BECCA by Becca Virtue Tunic Coverup, 10. Phyto Plage L'Original Protective Beach Spray, 11. Vitamin A Gold Swimwear 'The Icon' Halter Top

Whether your ideal honeymoon is on a bustling cruise ship or a quiet Caribbean island, be sure to stock up on luggage, beauty products, shoes, and clothing just right for fun in the sun!

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The Bohemian Bride

Not all brides are created equal. Some are more “bohemian flower child” than “ballroom princess”. When it comes to achieving that effortless boho bridal outfit, the key is picking a dress and accessories that reflect your laidback style—but turned up a notch on the glam factor!

Keep your hair loose and flowy, perhaps some beachy waves, and keep your makeup natural and simple to go with the overall relaxed feel.

Check out a few of our favorite bohemian-inspired bridal picks below!

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1. Jessica Simpsoin Cross Bodice Halter Gown, 2. Free People Daisy Waist Dress, 3. BCBGMAXAZRIA Lourie Long Lace Dress, 4. Nina Keegan, 5. Kendra Scott Aven Earrings, 6. House of Harlow 1960 White Sand Necklace, 7. Jane Tran Peacock Feather Clip, 8. Badgley Mischka Abbie, 9. Jane Tran Floral Ivy Lace and Crystal Headband, 10. Lucky Brand Gypsy Romance Bracelet

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Something Blue

Should you walk down the aisle without something blue? The tradition dates back to the Victorian England, but blue has been a symbol of faithfulness, purity, and loyalty since the days of ancient Rome. Sapphire earrings or a baby blue garter are a sweet and simple way to honor tradition, but bright cobalt nail polish isn’t as rebellious as your Great Aunt Muriel thinks! Before the nineteenth century, blue wedding dresses were far more common than white  gowns. Today, a soft blue dress makes a great "cut the cake" dress option!

Some brides choose to add a blue ribbon to their bouquets or add a blue monogram to their gowns. Unlike some bridal traditions, this is one custom that encourages creativity. Do you prefer teal to indigo? Adore azure, but can’t abide royal blue? Choose navy blue peep-toes or cobalt pumps to complement a more traditional gown.

Check out some of our blue bridal picks below from the Zappos Wedding Shop!

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1. Nina Lyra clutch in French Blue, 2. Caparros Fairfax in Powder Satin, 3. Dogeared Jewels "Something Blue" Necklace, 4. Essie "Borrowed & Blue" Nail Polish, 5. Jane Tran Fancy Satin Headband in Royal Blue, 6. Badgley Mischka Goodie in Navy Satin, 7. Hanky Panky Plus Size Signature Lace Retro Thong, 8. Hanky Pany Blue Ribbon Lace Garter, 9. Kendra Scott Victoria Earrings in Cobalt, 10. Donna Morgan Kaylin Dress in Blue Dusk

Selecting your "something blue" can be a fun express yourself on your big day—not to mention another perfect excuse to get a new pair of shoes and new accessories!

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Destination Weddings

When it comes to types of weddings, a romantic destination wedding is quickly gaining popularity for a couple of different reasons. There’s the obvious appeal of a more intimate ceremony with a small gathering of your closest family and friends—perhaps even just the two of you!

A small destination wedding can also be a more budget-friendly option since there’s less guests involved. You could even take the opportunity to combine your out-of-town nuptials with a family vacation or better yet, the honeymoon!

In keeping with the more relaxed vibe of a destination wedding, check out a few of our picks below for the destination bride! Simple, unfussy looks are best--particularly for a tropical/beach setting.

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1. Touch Ups Mickey in White Satin, 2. Badgley Mischka Alee in Silver, 3. Laundry by Shelli Segal Stretch Lace Cocktail Dress, 4. Jane Tran Crystal Fab Bobby Pins, 5. Michael Kors Island "Very Bali" Eau de Parfum, 6. Nicole Miller Satin Halter Gown, 7. Catherine Malandrino Capsleeve Dress, 8. Nina Foley in Silver, 9. Mara Hoffman Lattice Strapless Dress

Our wedding style editor, Gwen C. also created a couple of fabulous head-to-toe outfits that would be perfect for a destination wedding! We can totally see these gorgeous looks for a picturesque beachside or countryside ceremony.

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Outfit 1 | Outfit 2

Whether you go with a short dress or a long, flowy one, keep the look simple and elegant. A couple of well-chosen accessories and a natural hair and makeup look is all you need to complement a beautiful outdoor setting!

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Red Carpet-Worthy Dresses

Awards show season is here once again, and if you’re anything like us, you watch it mainly to see what everyone is wearing!

We’re so inspired by all the fabulous red carpet dresses we’ve seen thus far that we’re sharing some of our favorites to make YOUR big night out one they won’t soon forget!

These floor-grazing beauties won’t set you back a small fortune unlike those celeb dresses, but rest assured they’ll turn just as many heads as you make your grand entrance. No red carpet needed!

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1. Halston Heritage One-Shoulder Gown with Draped Wing, 2. Badgley Mischka One-Shoulder Deco Sleeve Dress, 3. Donna Morgan Belted Bustier Dress, 4. Jessica Simpson Cowl-Back Gown, 5. BCBGMAXAZRIA Janus One-Shoulder Gown, 6. BCBGMAXAZRIA Anitra Halter Gown