From Funky Jewelry to Zany Leggings

 - Jun 19, 2009   Updated: Mar 24 2011
Exposed zippers seem to be everywhere in the fashion world lately. No longer are these handy fasteners hidden behind the material of our clothes. Zippers are now being used as a fresh fashion accessory that can turn cute and cuddly into edgy and badass.

Check out the slide show below for the zippered fashions from handmade jewelry to zipper headphones.

Implications - The mind-blowing way in which these zippered fashions turn a traditionally concealed invention into an aesthetic advantage is sure to inspire future designs, which takes this trend even further than before. Be on the lookout for zippers to play a much bigger role in designs of all shapes and sizes in the future.