Zimmermann’s swimwear and resort-style women’s clothing evoke the laid-back yet cosmopolitan vibe of Sydney, Australia, the hometown of label founders (and sisters) Nicky and Simone Zimmermann. Launched in 1991, Zimmermann features sumptuous designer dresses, leather shoes and bags, and other fashion essentials that are casual enough for a beach stroll, yet sophisticated enough for a special occasion dinner. Beautiful floral prints and softly draping fabrics make ultra-feminine styles like the Chelsea scallop playsuit (a short, bright-floral romper with frilly trim) and floral cotton “Posy” maxi dress perfect for breezy summer days and weekend relaxation. From silky ruched mini dresses to classic bikinis and tanks, Zimmermann puts the Land Down Under on top.
The Ultimate Dress Shop: Lovely LaceIs there anything under the sun more ladylike than lace? As Miuccia Prada once said, it's the most important fabric in a woman's life, with her at birth, marriage, and everywhere in between. There's no milestone required to wear it this season—a backyard barbecue or a weekend by the sea will do just fine. And don't underestimate how versatile a lace dress can be, transforming from coquette to vixen with a quick flip of the accessories. Get inspired by the many ways to wear this favorite summer number, then snag a lace dress of your own in the sale below.
—TRACEY LOMRANTZ LESTER, Editorial Director