Thursday, December 25, 2008

Dress identified - Paul & Joe

We've identified the dress in the last entry as one made by Paul & Joe. You can find it for sale at Net-a-Porter or S|Sense.

Thursday, November 27, 2008

Back buttoned on the street

From the Fashion Addict blog comes this photos of a great back buttoned dress worn on the streets of Milan.

Friday, July 4, 2008

Sunday, June 29, 2008

A Belated Post - Revolve Clothing

It's been a while since I've posted links to new back-buttoning pieces currently available, so here's an attempt to make up for it. :) These are all from Revolve Clothing.

Cutout Blouse by Stella McCartney
(note also the lovely rear exposed zipper on the matching skirt)

Unfortunately, these are all designer, fairly expensive pieces. I hope that more affordable lines incorporate these ideas and put out their own versions of back buttoned fashions, which are so noticeably absent from everyday wear.

More coming soon!

A Kindred Blog

For the French speakers, check out Homme Boutonne Dos, a blog about back-buttoning clothing for men (an underappreciated topic).

BTW, in the 19th century, there were formal shirts for men that buttoned up the back - you can still see them occasionally on eBay, such as here. It would certainly be interesting to see a contemporary designer's take on such an item.

Wednesday, June 11, 2008

A Video and a Discussion

This update comes to us courtesy of contributors to the Buttons up the Back group at Flickr.

Check out this video featuring an unusual back-buttoned outfit:

You can see photos featuring the same at Flickr.

Also, an interesting discussion at eBay regarding the dress/button back jacket combinations that were popular in the middle of last century, such as this:

Sunday, March 16, 2008

More Video Finds

Courtesy of the discussion boards at the Flickr group Buttons Up the Back, here are two clips from the 80s soap Dynasty, which was known to feature high-neck, button-up-back outfits:

Also, here's a back-buttoned knit top from Sway & Cake:

Sunday, March 9, 2008

BUB Appearance in a Who's the Boss Episode

In this portion of an old Who's the Boss episode, a guest star wears a nicely fitted red satin button-up back blouse.

Update: here's another part of the same episode.

Sunday, January 20, 2008

More JCrew

A couple more relevant items from JCrew. First, a cute zebra print dress:

Then, a bridesmaid dresses that has functional buttons over the zipper, a nice touch compared to the cheap look of faux buttons covering the zipper that you see on a lot of modern wedding dresses:

Our First Music Video Find

I thank backbuttoned for finding the first music video I have seen featuring the singer in a back-buttoned top - featured quite prominently for the whole video.

Wikipedia link for more info on the star: Miss Kittin