Hey, remember this?
Well good ol' Jeffrey was ahead of the curve on this trend. He didn't invent it and it's not exactly new, but lately, we're seeing more and more exposed zippers on the runway.
From the functional:
To the purely decorative (LOVE these):
3.1 Phillip Lim
...It seems like more and more the zipper is becoming the embellishment of the moment. It also seems like every time we show a dress with an exposed zipper, EVERYONE has strong opinions about it. And since this blog is where strong opinions come to roost, we thought we'd weigh in.
Sometimes, it really works for us:
Like here, where the Duchess integrated them as a practical element to the garment but still utilized them as an embellishment. It works for us probably because it feels somewhat restrained.
On the other hand...
This just doesn't work for us at all. They look like they're wearing their clothes inside-out.
We can't always get excited when it's used as trim:
The one on the right is fun but the other two bore us.
DKNY, Matthew Williamson, Preen
Same here: boring, boring, boring. In the end, it's like any form of embellishment. Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't. It depends how you use it.
What do you bitches think?