Zac Posen has been dazzling runway audiences since 2002, when he released his debut women's collection at the tender age of 21. With his secondary line Z Spoke, launched in 2010, Posen reworks his 1940s-inspired, high-glamour aesthetic into street-chic womenswear priced lower than his flagship ready-to-wear label. Fans of Posen's dreamy, curve-hugging evening dresses, pencil-skirt dresses, and high-waist pants will be plenty satisfied by Z Spoke's slightly edgier versions of these favorites; softly draping dresses in stretch crepe, leopard print jacquard bustier minis, and patterned polyester blouses are just some of the youthful styles Z Spoke has to offer. Exquisite dyed leather handbags, wallet clutches and other accessories complement Z Spoke's clothing with clean silhouettes and eye-catching hardware. With designs like these, it's no wonder Posen has won over so many of Hollywood's style icons — from Kate Winslet to Katy Perry.
The Ultimate Dress Shop: Little White DressesNow's the time to send your LBD on vacation and embrace the just-as-versatile warm-weather version: The Little White Dress. Whether you opt for crisp cotton or soft, feminine lace, this seasonal staple will carry you through just about any occasion the outdoor season brings (and no, you don't have to wait until after Memorial Day to wear it!). Take it to a polished, sophisticated place with a tailored blazer and heels, or get into the music festival groove by adding a boho twist. And as late spring days stretch into lovely, long summer ones, the only accessory you'll need is glowing skin.
—TRACEY LOMRANTZ LESTER, Editorial Director