|A new zipper for the leather dress; note its appearance at the neckline is smooth|
The zipper on the back of the dress is an unexpected design detail.
Below is the original dress. If you look closely, you can see that the zipper top ends at the neckline which is not unusual. The problem is that the top of the zipper, in my opinion, became a focal point of the garment.
With the new zipper treatment, I feel the viewer's eye returns to the interesting triangular panels of the dress. I do not enjoy revising new garments, but the second zipper was quick and easy to install. I plan to wear this garment for many years so I want it to be as pleasing as possible.