For too long, zippers have been hidden amidst layers of fabric, disguised in neutral colors - the point being, you don't see them. But not so this Fall; finally, zippers are having their moment! And, really, we couldn't be more ecstatic - nothing toughens up a tight dress like a metal zipper ripping through the middle, like this sweet Vena Cava. And à la Wang, a prominent zipper on a pair of pants adds interest and street cred (bonus points if they're leather). Of course, zippers on jackets are nothing new but what is, is their unabashed silver teeth (as opposed to discreet black), their extra length, and prominence. And hey, it's easier than buttons. --HAYLEY PHELAN
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The Best Long Skirts and Dresses Out There
The long skirt (and dress) comeback is steadily gaining momentum. Whether it’s a backlash against the plateauing popularity of minis, or just another ‘90s trend revival, we’re kind of digging this look. And, given its prevalence on the Fall '10 runways and even Resort, this trend isn't dying down anytime soon. But we wondered: Can everyone pull it off?