Saturday, August 6, 2011


I have noticed a disturbing trend in the past year or so in dresses, and I don't like it.  Not one little bit.  At first, I just thought it was a one-off mistake that someone thought was cute.  But then it started showing up more and more.  From designer labels to Target brands.

What could have me so offended, you wonder?

The exposed zipper.

Just look for yourselves at this abomination of fashion.




Absolutely RIDICULOUS!

Call me a purist, but I just feel like there are some elements of construction which should remain hidden.  This isn't a beautifully rough hewed log home with exposed beams.  It's a party dress.  

Plus, it's just offensive when I work so damn hard to make sure my zippers go in, stay in, and are hidden.  

Seriously - there are far, far better ways in my mind to create an embellishment on a garment.  

This just seems cheap and tacky.

And if I'm going to pay $298 for a dress like this

It sure as HELL shouldn't have a big ol' ugly zipper on the back of it.  (I can't find a picture online of the back, but I saw it in a catalog.  Trust me:  Big. Ugly. Zipper.)



Anonymous said...

I SO AGREE!!! Nothing says "80's mobile home trash" like this trend.

Chez Nous said...

I agree also. I can't stand that look. sorry put zippers are not pretty, attractive or appealing to the eye. Keep it hidden.

Lauran said...

Good. Now when I'm quietly cursing exposed zippers whilst shoppping I will know I'm not alone. :)

Unrelated - the new issue of Garden and Gun has an amazing article about Southern women and it made me think of you!

...And Emorie makes three!! said...

I went shopping today and saw tons of cute dresses...with ugly zippers. It made the look cheap.

Esoteric Wench said...

This post completely cracked me up. And, I do agree with you. But what made it so entertaining were the pithy remarks about "the exposed zipper." Reminded me of one of my favorite blogs: What Not to Crochet. If you haven't seen this blog, you've got to check it out. And keep the pithy comments coming.