Not just limited to jewellery and accessories, metallics are definetely hanging in our wardrobes too. 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 for a day at Royal Ascot, friends weddings, or other race meetings ladies day.
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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 Black White Gold Slice Hat with the outfit above is available to hire from the www.dress-2-impress.com Hat Hire. Click Here.
The Dress is: Alice + Olivia Click to see Alice + Olivia Dress.
The Gold Reflective Clutch Bag is on Amazon.Click to see Metallic Gold Bag.
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The Perfume is: Marc Jacobs "Daisy". Click for Marc Jacobs Perfume.
The Shoes are: Francesco Russo. Click to see Francesco Russo Shoes.
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 Grey Top is: River Island. Click to see River Island Top.
The Metallic Pleats Skirt is: Little Mistress. Click to see Metallic Pleats Skirt.
The Leather Rose Cuff Bracelet is: Handmade on Etsy. Click for Etsy Leather Cuff.
The Bag is: Handmade on Etsy. Click for Etsy Clutch Bag.
The Shoes are: LK Bennett Fern Silver White. Click to see LK Bennett Shoes.
I love the fashion-forward combination of a futuristic metallic with bold yellow, for friends and family attending weddings, or a day at Royal Ascot Ladies Day.
The metallic trend is going nowhere fast, but no one wants to go over board with their metallics anymore than they do their yellow. With yellow being something most want to keep away from their face, and Metallics being so on trend currently, worn half and half is a marriage made in heaven.
The Philip Treacy headpiece illustrated with the outfit above is available for hire from the www.dress-2-impress.com online hat hire for £75.00.Click Here
The Silver Top is: Coast. Click to see Coast Silver Top.
The Floral Skirt is: Coast. Click to see Coast Sorrento Skirt.
The Bag is: Amazon. Click for Amazon Silver Clutch Bag.
The Nail Varnish is: Essie. Click for Essie Nail Varnish.
The Perfume is: Marc Jacobs "Honey". Click for Marc Jacobs Perfume.
The Shoes are: LK Bennett. Click to see LK Bennett Shoes.
Pleated Dresses and Skirts have never been as on trend as they are right now. Every stylist and blogger has been posting them all over their Instagram feeds for several months. Winter Weddings are the perfect time to display your Maxi Pleats dresses, and with the Matallics trend also on point for the season, this Coast Pleated Maxi with Silver Ombre Pleated lower and Navy bodice is the perfect dress.
The headpiece illustrated with the outfit above is available to hire from the www.dress-2-impress.com online hat hire £35.00.Click Here.
The Dress is: Coast Click to see Coast Ombre Pleated Dress.
The Bag is: Etsy. Click to see Etsy Leaf Clutch.
The Shoes are: Chi Chi. Click to see Chi Chi Crystal Strap Shoes.