Thursday, May 31, 2007

Runway Restrospective - Badgley Mischka

A few looks from an older collection by Badgley Mischka, known for classic bridal and evening wear.

Ballyhoo Vintage

Vintage shops can often be the easiest places to find clothes that button up the back. One such shop is Ballyhoo Vintage, where you can find items like this mod Norman Norell dress:


Wednesday, May 30, 2007

Revolve Clothing

For a large selection of designer apparel, you can check out Revolve Clothing. Among the offerings you'll see several back-buttoned designs, like these two:

Tuesday, May 29, 2007

ReVamp Vintage Recreations

If you are a fan of fashions of early to mid 19th century, check out ReVamp, who offer faithful recreations. Here a couple of examples from the 1930s:

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Asos Top, Flickr Image

Another back-buttoned top from ASOS:

And to tie in with the previous post, here's an example of a button back checkered black and white skirt:

See the full image at Flickr.

Friday, May 18, 2007

Yves Saint Laurent

Check out this print ad for YSL, featuring a back-buttoned take on the classic checkered skirt.

The skirt comes from the YSL Spring 2007 collection - you can see it here on the runway:

A Pair of Tops

A couple of quickies today - first, a button-back camisole by Jak & Rae, from

And, a cute top from Topshop (currently on sale - no back view though).

Sunday, May 13, 2007

Miss Sixty Top

A few years ago, Miss Sixty offered this casual top. You can still occasionally find it on eBay.

Saturday, May 12, 2007

Juicy Couture Dress

This Juicy Couture dress is available at Bergdorf Goodman.

Friday, May 11, 2007

Anne of Green Gables

The films Anne of Green Gables and its sequel, Anne of Avonlea, feature many examples of turn-of-the-century fashions, when button-back closures were common. You can learn more about the fashions worn in the films at In Timely Fashion, which includes screenshots, design notes, pattern references, etc.

Sunday, May 6, 2007

Marc Jacobs Dress

A jersey dress by Marc Jacobs, from Nordstrom.

Friday, May 4, 2007

Couture Candy Top

This one is by Ziji, available at Couture Candy.

Tuesday, May 1, 2007

Alice Roi Top

Cotton chiffon top by Alice Roi, available at Active Endeavors.