Not just limited to jewellery and accessories, metallics are now making their way into our wardrobes via clothing. And that doesn't just mean beaded or sequin evening dresses. Metallics are all over the daywear ranges to. So how do you pull it off for formal daywear?
As with most trends it's simply a case of doing it right.
Here are my style tips on how to experiment with flashes of metallic in the day:
When wearing Metallics for Daywear, just do so by adding one shimmery piece of clothing, plus accessory – not a head to toe metallic "Spaceman".
Wearing your glitz item on upper body, avoid looking washed out by selecting a metallic that best suits your skin tone, hair and eye color. Silver works well with warm complexions, gold flatters cooler tones, and copper or rose gold compliments blue eyes.
If you still fear wearing super glitzy metallics for daywear is a little too out-there, then choose matte finishes and pair them with classic, neutral colours -- tan, black or navy, for example.
For racing events and weddings where you are wearing hat, bag, and shoes you can opt for the all metaliics on accessories and keep the dress to your safe shift in neutrals.
One of my favourite colourways, that has been seen a lot (most famously by Balmain, and copied by many) is black, white and gold. The can't possibly fail monochrome black and white, given the modern twist with the Metallic gold.
The Gold Black and White Headpiece illustrated with the outfit above is available to hire from the www.dress-2-impress.com Hat Hire for £60.00. Click Here. The dress: Roland Mouret, Shoes: Sophia Webster
The Nude Gold and White Lace Hat illustrated with the outfit above is available to hire from the www.dress-2-impress.com Hat Hire for £50.00. Click Here. The dress: Gucci, Shoes: Brian Attwood, Bag: Kate Spade
A day at Royal Ascot, or other Race Meetings is the perfect time to wear the Metallics for Daywear, as Racing Fashion can often happily cross with outfits that would often feel more "Eveningwear". When wearing metallics during the day, stay away from anything too tight or too short. Tight is red carpet, and short says "Disco".
Select pleated or A-line skirts, tailored trousers, or metallic cardigans.
The Philip Treacy headpiece illustrated with the outfit above is available to hire from the www.dress-2-impress.com Hat Hire. Click Here. The skirt: Christopher Kane. Blouse: H&M. Bag: New Look. Shoes: Armani
I love the fashion-forward combination of a futuristic metallic with candy pink, for friends and family attending weddings.
The metallic trend is going nowhere fast, but no one wants to go over board with their metallics anymore than they do their pinks (unless you're the bridesmaids under strict instruction to do so!). With both Pinks and Metallics being so on trend currently, and with neither being something you want to wear head-to-toe, worn half and half is a marriage made in heaven.
The headpiece illustrated with the outfit above is available to buy from the www.dress-2-impress.com online shop for £140.00.Click Here. The dress is: Giles by Giles Deacon, Shoes: Jimmy Choo, Handbag: YSL