It was this chic white Khaite dress that first roused my sartorial excitement for the humble button. I never gave the fastener much thought before this. But designers such as Khaite and Christopher Esber (with his unforgettable statement button-front midi skirts and dresses) set the trend in motion well before the fast-fashion retailers bolstered its rise to fame. This season, buttons as decorative accents can be seen everywhere—from oversize to unique varieties—adorning the simplest silhouettes. Take on the trend with these chic picks that are right on the button.