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Dorian Lightbown, the Creative Director & designer behind NIC+ZOE, has always had a passion for knitwear. Even as a little girl, she didn’t just play with dolls—she styled and outfitted them. After attending Pratt and RISD as a young woman, she moved to Paris, which remains one of her favorite sources of design inspiration to this day. Then after over 20 years of bringing her ideas to life as a knitwear designer, she followed her entrepreneurial spirit and launched her own company in 2005.

Affectionately named after her two favorite people—her children, Nicholas & Zoë— the company is both a family business and a brand built upon feel-good fabrics. From finding the softest yarns in Shanghai to discovering new color palates in Italy, Dorian travels the world for the creative inspiration and technological innovations that help her seasonally reinvent knitwear. Her visionary approach to hand selecting textiles, designing prints, artisanally mixing colors and creating new stitching techniques ensures every design is unique. Each season, Dorian delivers a uniquely colored collection including sweaters, skirts, jackets, tops, dresses and pants, in both knits and wovens. It’s for women who wrap themselves in self-expression and wear their beauty from the inside, out—women like her daughter, Zoë, women like her industry mentors and, most of all, women like you.

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Traveler Top

Traveler Top

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  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

The material of this shirt was fantastic, soft and comfortable. Unfortunately, it was a little too baggy for my style, had to return. i may reorder a smaller size.

from Cleveland, tn on November 09, 2018

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Vivid Sleeved Twist Dress

Vivid Sleeved Twist Dress

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Great dress for work travel and the office. Works well with a black cardigan. Very comfortable. Good balance of color, comfort and professionalism.

from Austin on November 03, 2018

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Vivid Sleeved Twist Dress

Vivid Sleeved Twist Dress

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  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Perfect dress for travel! Super comfortable and flattering. I have a long torso and the waist on this dress is just long enough to work well for me.

on November 01, 2018

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Duration Day Pants

Duration Day Pants

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

These are so soft and comfortable. Great to dress up or with your fav sneakers. Luv them, only wish they came in different colors.

on October 26, 2018

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Wonder Stretch Pant

Wonder Stretch Pant

  • Overall2Rated 2 stars2Rated 2 stars
  • Comfort 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Loved the fit although the 30 inch inseam was quite long on my 5'6" frame. But I didn't like the material. It was stiff and "cold" (ie not comfortable). Sadly, I returned.

on October 25, 2018

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Four-Way Cardy

Four-Way Cardy

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

So cute - a lightweight versatile cardigan. I bought an SM, my usual size. But am returning to size-up for a roomier fit.

on October 23, 2018

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Perfect Layer

Perfect Layer

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

The 8-10 fits more like a 6-8, but it's very long.

from San Antonio on October 12, 2018

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New Ponte Flirt Skirt

New Ponte Flirt Skirt

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I bought three black ponte pencil skirts in hopes of finding one I liked for work and this was the winner (and the most expensive in the group). You can't tell in the pictures, but it's made up of panels (vertical and horizontal) that I found very flattering. I'm 5-4 and usually wear 12 or 14 skirts and dresses depending on the brand and style. The Large fit nicely. The ponte fabric is a nice weight and has a bit of stretch, though as I've found the downside with the fabric is it is a bit wrinkled and stretched at the end of the day. The elastic in the waist is thick and stiff so it holds it shape, but it's finished oddly. It's not sewn down on the bottom, so it kind of flaps on the inside. Didn't impact the fit or comfort the first time I wore it, in fact I didn't notice until I took it off. I don't know how it will hold up in the wash. It seems well made.

on October 10, 2018

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Perfect Layer

Perfect Layer

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I've only tried on this shirt - but I love the fit and weight of the material. I plan to wear to work with pull-on leggings from Anne Taylor and a jacket. looks a causal-professional and fits really well. For reference I'm 5'7" and 140lbs and a medium fits perfectly.

on October 10, 2018

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Feel Good Wrap Top

Feel Good Wrap Top

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Love the way this shirt looks on! It has a beautiful drape and neckline.

on October 05, 2018

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Batiste Flirt Skirt

Batiste Flirt Skirt

  • Overall1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Comfort 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars
  • Style 1Rated 1 stars1Rated 1 stars

I find this skirt extremely cheap-looking and stiff. The fabric is flimsy. Sorry, Zappos.

on October 04, 2018

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Perfect Layer

Perfect Layer

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Very comfortable. Nice thicker material. The white is not see through. Long enough that I can wear over skinny pants.

from Charleston on October 03, 2018

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Perfect Layer Top

Perfect Layer Top

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Love these tops. However, they run small compared to other Nic and Zoe items.

on October 02, 2018

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Long-Sleeve 4-Way Cardy

Long-Sleeve 4-Way Cardy

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

I thought this sweater was really cute, but the sleeves were oddly short. I have never had any top where the sleeves ran short, but this one definitely seemed awkward. Too bad, I loved it otherwise.

from Seattle on September 20, 2018

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Summer Fling Skirt

Summer Fling Skirt

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Very comfortable, love the bit of elastic in the back. Seems like a long-term staple in my closet. Just not for that price.

from Augusta, GA on September 19, 2018

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Perfect Layer

Perfect Layer

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

The fit was great, like that it's longer than most tank tops. Size was good and it's really comfortable.

on September 17, 2018

Perfect Layer

Perfect Layer

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

I really like this white top. Its very white, but fresh looking and the material is thick and will hold its shape. Its slightly longer than the usual t-shirt, in fact its a whole step up from a tshirt. A great layering piece, no fuss, go with anything. I ordered the XL and I would say its a bit on the small size, more like a L. I would have ordered the next size up but XL was the biggest size.

on September 17, 2018

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Perfect Layer

Perfect Layer

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Is terrific & a rare, flattering length

on September 10, 2018

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Petite Perfect Tank

Petite Perfect Tank

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Great pairing for four way convertible matching cardigan.

on September 09, 2018

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Promenade Top

Promenade Top

  • Overall3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 3Rated 3 stars3Rated 3 stars

Beautifully made and pretty style if you want to hide a wide waist. For me, it added 20 lb to my almost-slim figure, so I'm returning it. Wish it was a little less blousy around the middle. Would have been perfect when I weighed more and wanted to hide those extra pounds...

on September 08, 2018

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Petite Wonderstretch Pant

Petite Wonderstretch Pant

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Simply the best travel pants I own! I travel a lot. These recently went to 5 countries in EU and UK with. Versatile dress up ot down,great with boots and sandals, wash well medium weight so protective of all weather. So happy with these!

on September 01, 2018

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Four-Way Cardy Heavier Weight

Four-Way Cardy Heavier Weight

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Love nic and Zoe convertible sweaters

on September 01, 2018

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Feel Good Wrap Top

Feel Good Wrap Top

  • Overall5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Comfort 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars
  • Style 5Rated 5 stars5Rated 5 stars

Beautiful flattering cut. Dress up or down. Highly recommended.

on September 01, 2018

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Four-Way Cardy Heavier Weight
Four-Way Cardy

Four-Way Cardy

  • Overall4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Comfort 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars
  • Style 4Rated 4 stars4Rated 4 stars

Solid nice and classic. Material feels little nicer than most, mildly textured rayon.

from California on August 30, 2018

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