Exposed zips have been on the scene longer than you may have realised. Commonly known back in the 1930s as “slide fasteners”, they were seen on many dress patterns and were considered a very special detailing to adorn any garment. Prior to the zip, closures were limited to buttons and laces.
Beautifully-crafted exposed zips are still as special today as they were back then. Just as a striking piece of jewellery is a timeless fashion statement, a visible zip reflects the ubiquitous rock-chic style that will never cease to be bang on trend.
The boho stud was the most popular hardware of the early 90s, but metallic closures have been a real style trend since the late 90s. They are now seen as a decorative focal point – a way of injecting an edgy element into your style – without having to overthink it. They have made many-an-appearance on both the catwalk and the red carpet recently, with Cameron Diaz and Eva Longoria being two of the biggest fans.
However, not any old exposed zip will do. Shoddily put-together hardware does more harm than good to a garment. Choose visible zips that are hand-crafted and intricately made. Here at V & V, it’s the chunky back zip that marks the stunning trademark centrepiece of most of our items. Every piece of our designer women’s clothing is lovingly crafted with one thing in mind – to create an item of clothing the wearer will adore, and keep coming back to time and time again.
Whether it’s a shift dress, a mini skirt, a floaty shirt or a blazer, give your style some exposure this season with a visible zip.