Zippers, zippers, everywhere. Parenthetically, friends, is your fly open?
I recently asked our MBP research staff to find the origin of the exposed zipper dress trend. This is the best they could come up with:
Basically, this trend has been around a while -- but longer than you (may) think! Flagrantly exposed zippers show up on many 1930's dress patterns. Zippers (often referred to "slide fasteners") were truly something special back then.
Is the contemporary exposed zipper dress a fad in your opinion, or has it established itself as just another style option, despite its contemporary pretensions to looking edgy, rocker-chic, badass, etc?
Contemporary exposed zipper dresses come in various styles, of course. There are front zippers...
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Back zippers... (Is it wrong to want the tape to match the fashion fabric?)
Even shoulder zippers! (I saw Suzanne's ponte knit dress below in person and it's lovely.)
In short, there's no "wrong" when it comes to exposed zipper placement. Or is there?
Readers, I ask you:
Are you tired of people flaunting metallic closures like it was jewelry?
Does the sight of yet another wavy zipper tape stitched to a stretch knit sheath dress leave you raging inside?
Is it time to send the exposed zipper back to the world of windbreakers and hooded sweatshirts?
Exposed zipper dresses -- YEA or NAY?