Tuesday 8 January 2013

The Zip me Down Dress – Fashion’s Little Fantasy

Azzedine Alaia Ecaille Zip Front Dress copy
The zip front dress, or side, or elsewhere, seems to be having a fashion moment.  Instantly seductive however you intend to play it, this dress makes a statement that was started by exposed zips at the back but right now has moved full frontal.

Joseph Red DressSea NY Zip Front Lace DressJoseph Stretch Wool Jersey Zip Hem Dress Oasis Zip Front Dress  
There’s something about a zip that can be subtle and sexy at the same time, although most of these are intentionally obvious.  Zips aren’t limited to the front, they sometimes curl around the side as in the Joseph dress, or add details to shoulders as with Michael Michael Kors.

Dorothy Perkins Zip Front Dress (on sale)Willow Zip Front Boucle DressMichael Michael Kors Zip Shoulder DressMoschino Zip Detail Crepe Dress

As corsets used to be a piece of clothing that everyone wore, and are now for the most part seen to have a sexy connotation, so with zips.  Used as embellishment surely they say just one thing; undo me if you dare.  Be careful when wearing one of these, you never know what may happen………..

Ted Baker Structured Zip Dress Karen Millen Zip Front Pencil Dress (on Sale)Marc by Marc Jacobs Zip Wool DressASOS Polka Dot Zip Front Dress

For the ultimate in zip fronted designer dresses take a look at the sophisticated and minimal Azzeding Alaia Ecaille zip front bi-colour dress above.  A gem of a dress that would take you everywhere, zipped demurely up or not so demurely down.