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Zip Up Your Style: The Ultimate Guide to Simona Maghen's Versatile Midi Zip Dresses

by Simona Maghen 26 May 2024
Hello beauties, Simona here!

Exposed zipper dresses are a fun and versatile way to express your individuality and unique style. With the right approach, you can transform a single dress into multiple captivating looks. So, zip up your confidence, unleash your unique style, and embrace the power of the zipper!

Two stunning examples are the Just Zip It Dress and the Josefa Asymmetric Dress in Royal Blue and Chocolate Brown, both featuring exposed gold zippers that add a touch of intrigue and can easily transform your look from day to night, to match your style and occasion. Here's why they should be your next closet staple, and how you style a dress with exposed zippers without going overboard.

Let’s explore the unique features of each dress and tips on how to style these dresses with exposed gold zippers for various occasions.

The Just Zip It Dress: Your Multipurpose LBD

The Just Zip It Dress is an all-around wardrobe essential. Crafted from comfortable stretch poly crepe, this chic midi dress boasts a variety of exposed gold functional zippers that allow you to customize your look:

  • Exposed Center Back Gold Zip: A clean streamlined detail down the center back to add a point of interest. That is exactly what the exposed zipper down the back creates.
  • Exposed Center Front Bodice Gold Zip: Unzip for a touch of casual elegance and a more revealing neckline. Or zip all the way up for a more modest look.
  • Exposed Skirt Front Princess Seams Gold Zips: Add dimension and visual interest, and unzip one or both zips for a lower or higher leg slit, and to add a touch of allure. 

Inspiration on how to style The Just Zip It Dress:

  • Effortless Daytime Look: Zip up The Just Zip It Dress just enough with still a peak of leg showing for a polished more modest everyday look. Pair it with ballet flats or colorful flat sandals and a denim jacket for a casual vibe.
  • Work Chic: Keep it professional with the dress fully zipped and add a blazer for extra polish. We recommend our Three Way Convertible Notch Neck Blazer to be the perfect match, and to complete your work ready or interview ready attire.
  • Night Out Ready: Whether as a date night dress, or a cocktail party dress…unzip this dress to flatter your assets.  Unzip the bodice to reveal some sexy cleavage. Unzip the skirt zippers, one zipper or both zippers, to reveal a thigh high sultry evening look. Glam it up with gold statement earrings, black heels, and a colorful clutch.
  • Accessorize Wisely: Let the zippers be the star of the show! Opt for simpler jewelry and avoid accessories that might compete with the zippers.
  • Summer vs. Winter: In the warmer months you can wear this dress with some high heel sandals and no coat needed. As the weather cools you can pair this dress with a shawl and a pair of booties. In the winter you can wear this dress with tights and knee high boots and a coat.

Key Features & Benefits for Those Who Love a Little Black Dress:

  • Unmatched Versatility: Numerous functional zippers allow you to create various looks – zip up for a modest and professional look, unzip for a more revealing and alluring vibe, or find a middle ground for a touch of both.
  • Flattering Fit: The body-skimming silhouette with an empire seam under the bust and a waistband flatters all body types.
  • Day to Night Ready: Made from comfortable stretch poly crepe with a full lining, this dress transitions seamlessly from work wear to a night out dress.
  • Comfort & Quality: The 96% poly, 4% elastane fabric with a 97% poly, 3% elastane lining ensures a comfortable wear. Plus, it's bra-friendly for added convenience.
  • Details: Exposed gold zippers and 1/4" thick shoulder pads add a touch of style and structure.
  • Easy Care: Hand wash cold or dry clean for easy maintenance.

Our Just Zip It Dress empowers you to take control of your style and look your best for any occasion.

The Josefa Asymmetric Dress: The Art of Modesty vs. The Art of Enchantment

The Josefa Asymmetric Dress in Royal Blue and Chocolate is a statement piece that seamlessly transitions from work to after-dark fun. The comfortable cotton/nylon/spandex Ponte blend offers a flattering fit, while the long sleeves and midi length ensure work-appropriate attire. But the magic lies in the functional exposed gold zippers:

  • Exposed Gold Zipper on Right Sleeve: Unzip to show off your collarbone and shoulder for a single off the shoulder look, and a tantalizing touch of intrigue. Or leave it zipped closed for a more conservative look.
  • Front Left Skirt Slit with Exposed Gold Zipper: This zipper is located along the princess seam and goes up to the waist.  Leg it up, and zip it open exposing as much leg as you like, or zip it closed for a more demure look.

Style Inspiration and Accessorize for Impact:

  • Office Chic: Maintain professionalism with all zippers zipped. Pair the dress with pumps or flats and some small gold earrings to accent the gold zippers.
  • Party Ready:  Perhaps leave the skirt fully zip and only opt to unzip the shoulder zip, so a hint of mystery and class remains. Pair it with some gold hoop earrings and some nude heels.
  • Drinks After Dark: Whether it’s a romantic date night or night out with the girls, unzip the shoulder and leg zippers for a sexy look. The Josefa Dress empowers you to control the level of "sexy" with a simple zip. Swap flats for heels and add small gold statement earrings for a touch of glamour. Carry a small clutch that match your shoes.
  • Spring vs. Winter: Although this dress is a long sleeve dress, it can also be worn in the spring time when the weather is still a little cooler with the shoulder unzipped & exposed, paired with high heeled sandals.  In the winter as the temperature drops, you can wear it with a pair of tights and boots.
  • Balance is Key: Exposed zippers add an edgy touch, and are already an accessory, so avoid additional accessories that would compete with the zippers.

Key Features & Benefits for the Fashionista on the Go:

  • Work to Wow in Seconds: The Josefa Dress boasts a high neckline and long sleeves, ideal for work environments. But its greatness lies in the exposed gold zippers which allow for its versatility. Unzip for a touch of intrigue or leave it zipped closed for a more conservative look.
  • Adjustable Slit for Sophisticated Style: Feeling bold? The front left skirt slit with an exposed gold zipper allows you to control how much leg you reveal, creating a look that's can either be stylishly seductive or demurely sophisticated.
  • Flatter Every Figure with Comfort You Can Move In: This versatile piece is crafted from a comfortable cotton/nylon/spandex Ponte blend offering both breathability and a flattering body-conscious fit.  It’s also bra friendly, whether you opt for an off the shoulder look and go with a strapless bra or a zipped up look and go for a traditional double strap bra.

Explore your zippered style, whether it’s The Just Zip It Dress or the Josefa Dress. Both are examples of how zippers add versatility to a single dress, elevate your look, and let you express your distinct unique style.

Remember: Your confidence is the ultimate accessory. So zip up, embrace your individuality, and rock the exposed zipper trend!

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