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For simply years, zippers have played a behind-the-scenes role in helping designers create beautiful garments and accessories. Zippers have been zipping clothing on in a snap since they were invented, and they have even given buttons a run for their money. But it seems that this practical use is no longer the only use. Increasingly this year, designers have been shining the spotlight on zippers through newfound innovation. Garments have received a new look with bright-colored and exposed zippers, rather than muted and hidden. Headbands, necklaces, and purses are enjoying new charms with sweet rosettes and trims made from zipper pieces. And there could be more in store for the future of zippers, especially if people continue to think outside the box. Now go ahead…zip these items up!
a. Multi-color rosettes headband – $60 – MeganLeone; b. Bow tie headband – $42 – MollyGeeClothing; c. Flower stretch headband – $15 – VelvetChandelier; d. Cream headband – $5.80 – Forever21; e. Deco print dress with exposed zipper – $60 – WrongKindofGirl; f. Zipper-trimmed purse – $50 – Topshop USA; g. Black rosettes necklace – $15.80 – Forever21
xoxo, Sarah Corley