Trend Tip: Zip It Up!

We’ve been talking tough a lot here at FashAddict recently; encouraging you lovely readers to kit yourself out in scary studs and power shoulders! However, we’ve neglected to mention one of our favourite embellishments to give you the fierce factor… until now!

Exposed zips have been around for a while, slinking seductively down the back of many a dress, from Lanvin’s creations on the catwalks to Posh’s frocks on the lovely Elle Macpherson! The full length zip down the back is looking a bit ‘over-done’ in these latter days of the trend BUT we are still loving the look in the way it has evolved, with zips playfully placed on garments solely for fun rather than function. A feature zip gives any item a punky edge, which is why we think it looks great as a quirky twist on this sporty grey Mags & Pye dress (below)

Zips Elle Macpherson Victoria Beckham

Speaking of that ‘punky edge’, an exposed zip can really freshen up an give a youthful feel to classic black evening wear. Gwen and Cheryl know this, and you can take a tip from their stylists by picking up a Va Vizuri ‘Leila’ vest (below) from the Laden Showroom. With its mixture of black mesh, satin and silver zips, Leila is both classy and sassy.

Zips Gwen Stefani Cheryl Cole

Also newly available at the Laden Showroom is Va Vizuri’s ‘Maya’ shirt. It’s button through, with metal chunky square buttons, so the zips here are totally decorative… there’s no need for them, but don’t they look great?! This shirt has so many teeth, it’s got real bite!

Va Vizuri Maya

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