Zip it up, ladies. Hidden zippers are so passé.

Nothing adds an edge to a romantic dress like an exposed zipper. Designer Phillip Lim has perfected the loo, but you don’t have to go couture to experience the trend. Hunt for bold zippers on shoes, skirts and handbags. It can be a decorative detail or a functioning zipper. So put button-down blouses in storage. For now, zippers are queens of the fashion class.

Here are a few of our favorite zipped-up fashions.

Chinese Laundry Alist Pump, about $90.

Victoria’s Secret Flat with Zipper Detail, $45.

Lucky Brand Stash Bag, $168.