The Zipper Dress: a fashion crime waiting to happen

Zipper-dress

 A dress made totally from zips. Well, it's an interesting idea, sure, but when Fashion Police reader Amber filed this report with us, having found it on this site, she said: "Giving some people this much freedom to bare all could go horribly wrong."

Here's what she meant:

Zipper-dress-2

Ah.

Because the site it comes from isn't in English, we're not sure if this dress is available to buy anywhere, or if it's just a concept. Under the circumstances, we're hoping for the latter…

13 Comments

  • March 23, 2009

    The Style PA

    You can imagine that after a few drinks, every man you know would be trying to undo you. It is just asking for trouble.

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  • March 23, 2009

    bookmole

    And has anyone else noticed that all the zip ends are where you sit? Painful!

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  • March 23, 2009

    Veronika

    I know, I know, it’s criminal. But I kinda like it. Maybe if it was somehow stitched in so that the only zipper taht could be unzipped would be the one to amke it into the shorter version as on the top pictures? Thus proventing anyone from the flashing of flesh as in the bottom pic..Than it wouldnt be so bad would it?

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  • March 23, 2009

    gokarm

    This is an ouchie dress. I just can’t bear to think the places this thing might get stuck to. It’s a nice shape though. If it were lined and not unzippable, I’d quite like it.

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  • March 23, 2009

    Holly @ Biatchi

    This is an accidental flashing waiting to happen. While the idea is interesting, I don’t see how this could be a very practical if you can really unzip all the different zippers. I agree with previous posters – give it a lining and make the length and neckline (halter or sleeveless) the only optional parts.

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  • March 23, 2009

    Sarah

    Holly, I like your idea. Except I would change it slightly: if you have a coloured lining underneath that is not sheer, then at least some of the zips could potentially remain. Maybe make it so they don’t unzip all the way and the “horribly wrong” example wouldn’t be so bad for a club or something, since you wouldn’t be showing skin.

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  • March 23, 2009

    Morgan

    I love this, actually. It’s a great example of creativeness by the designer allowing customization by the buyer. And it reminds me of the zipper neckpiece that was featured on Style Bubble some time ago, which I also really liked.
    I agree with previous posters that the only *practical* use is shorter/longer lengths, but I rather enjoy the potential of every zipper being free to open.

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  • March 23, 2009

    Morgan

    By the way, a quick round of google would have revealed instantly that this dress is called The Zipper (imagine that) and was designed by the Chilean Sebastian Errazuriz.
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/newstopics/howaboutthat/4680075/Zipper-dress-that-can-be-worn-100-ways-is-ultimate-in-credit-crunch-chic.html

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  • March 23, 2009

    chocoholic

    Its quite clever. I like it, but would be terrified of people unzipping me if I wore it!

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  • March 24, 2009

    Froggie

    I agree with Sarah. I actually love the shape and concept of this, and would definitely wear it. But I’d be more at ease with something underneath. Plain black, most likely. Nothing fluorescent..

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  • March 24, 2009

    Cristina

    For those that love the shape, but are afraid of being unzipped, I’m sure a version could be made that is one continuous zipper. I mean there are already handbags and such things made that way, and the only way you could become unzipped is if someone takes the time to unwind the whole thing….

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  • March 31, 2009

    rx

    I totally want it! I love it. I don’t think it has to be trashy at all 🙂

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  • November 5, 2009

    Umm

    I think it’s quite fun.. without the horrible collar-style.

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