Saturday, October 4, 2008

Like it or not? - JAIRO Zip-Up Corset Halter Dress

Exposed zippers are one of the biggest fashion trends of the season and for good reason. They're hot!

Zippers are no longer just a functional piece of hardware, they also serve as a stylish embellishment for clothing. Exposed zippers were first seen on the 2007 runways of Lanvin, Derek Lam and ChloƩ and they are still as, or even more, popular a year later.

I came across this black halter dress with exposed zipper front and while I think the dress looks cool from far, closer inspection reveals a texture that reminds me a lot of a papier mache craft project and that turns me off. Aside from this negative, however, I think the dress is quite cute and sexy!


What do you think? Hot dress or cheap craft project?

38 comments:

Eelie said...

Hmmm i think the idea/concept of zipper exposure is creative but gor some reason i'm not completely 'meshing' with this design :(

Maybe you're right in that its the fabric? Oooh, i don't know..... :P

Songy said...

that's sexy alright and the two tone stockings are just as cool.

Farren said...

i think it's perfect if you're looking for a sexy look. but, i like the zipper trend in less sexy items because i think an exposed zipper is already sexy on it's own. throwing it on a corset lacey dress makes it a little too vavavoom!

enc said...

It's a cool idea. Executed correctly, it can look superb. I bet you could get a dress, and simply sew a full zipper on top of it, just for looks. Who cares if it's functional?

Letitia said...

egh not at all cute lol...fabric looks way too cheap, and the benfit of center front zippers is that you are garunteed great fit. anywho, it is a trend i love and i actually have 3 pieces in my upcoming collections with exposed zippers..it will be hot!

Natalie M.P. said...

This specific one isn't all that.
But the zippers thing does looks interesting.

beccajanie said...

hmm, I am not sure how I feel about the whole exposed zipper. In some looks I think it can be great, but others not so much.

My Fashion Frenzy said...

I enjoy the look. I have a few pieces of clothing that shows off the zipper. And yes, this dress is wicked. I would be able to work with it.

xx

The Seeker said...

Well, I'm not a fan of that dress, but I'm loving the exposed zippers.

xoxo

La Femme Chic said...

I adore zippers. I don't know, there's something really raw and unprocessed about them that i like

Anjeanette said...

This is tricky. I think its a little more on the trashy side, but if worn with the right accessories I think it could be cute.

Sharon Rose said...

Hi there!! I reckon if it's quality throughout, it can be a great trend!! Have a good weekend my dear!

natalie. said...

Insane dress!

DaisyChain said...

Whilst I do love the exposed zipper trend,
I am not quite sure about that dress.

Much love,
L x

yiqin; said...

I like the zip detail but it doesnt really look like a corset to me?! Hmmm

atelier said...

The idea is original and cool, but I don't like the final effect. To me it's more like a cheap craft project...

Toni Alexis said...

I love exposed zippers. Not a fan of this dress :(

xoxo

simply.steph said...

i think its quite sexy, but im just a self conscious person so i`d be afraid of the zipper undo-ing

Savvy Mode SG said...

sexy, b/c i have one almost exactly like it by versace.

MollyCake said...

love the dress, why do a cheap diy when the dress is so cheap?

THE HOUSE OF STYLE said...

I like all the exposed hardware and zips.It reminds me of the eighties,punk and for some reason I think it works dependant on clever styling.
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maveri_ck<3 said...

personally, i like it... i think depending on the shoes, hair, and bag it can be made to look cheap or very expensive. i lvoe the zipper in the front, just make sure no one pulls it down... that would be horrible!

fashion herald said...

i love the exposed zipper, and I'm kind of obsessed with the contrasting tights, but the dress, not so much. I think you're right about the fabric.

saray said...

i like the idea - but i think it looks cheap

Nina said...

i love exposed zippers. anything that toughens up a garment, i'm all for.

Leeann said...

I don't like that dress really...it may be the purple tights on one side...I do like zipper dresses. I have one that I actually plan on wearing tomorrow =)

S said...

I like the exposed zipper look A LOT but not so much that specific dress.

river belle said...

Zippers are no longer just a functional piece of hardware,

christina said...

I really like the corset styling and the zipper down the middle, but I really can't agree with it being a halter top. It just makes it look a bit trashy to me.

Christina Lee said...

it's a cool look but not for me!

fly tie said...

yeah, i'm not a fan of the fabric too much. i do like the style of the dress, though. the exposed zipper...i'm not too sure in this context. however, i'm ok with the concept in general.

Blicious said...

i love exposed zippers but i'm not loving the dress.

issa said...

i'm lovin' the exposed zipper trend and this dress is hot!

Lil Midget said...

YUMMY!!!!!!!

Sugar Pop said...

Personally, I love the idea of something like this... if I had it I would definitely tone it down with some feminine touches (that's just me) but I think on the right person, worn in the right way, it would be pretty great!

lucy said...

i like it, yet, i would want it large enough to wear a white cotton shirt or something.

heney said...

Great, I'm a fan of that dress, and I'm loving the exposed zippers.

wholesale shawls said...

very sexy and trendy. love the zipper dress