Not just limited to jewellery and accessories, metallics are definitely 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 the races, Royal Ascot, Kentucky Derby, Mother of the Bride or other Wedding Guests. This post includes affiliate links - suggestions of items I've hunted out on the Internet for you. If you see anything you like, click the links and decide to buy the suggestion, then the retailer will give me a little commission (maybe even enough to buy a latte) to thank me.
When wearing Metallics for a day at the races, weddings, or other formal daywear, just do so by adding one shimmery piece of clothing, plus accessory – not a head to toe metallic "Spaceman".
If wearing your metallic item on your 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.Tip
For racing events and weddings where you are wearing hat, bag, and shoes you can opt for the all metallics 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 is given the modern twist with the Metallic gold.
The Black White Gold Slice Hat with this outfit is available to hire from the www.dress-2-impress.com Hat Hire. Click Here.
The Dress is: Tadashi Shoji Click for Dress.
Bag: Head Over Heels. Click for Bag.
Perfume: Marc Jacobs "Daisy". Click for Perfume.
Eyeshadow is: Topshop. Click for Eyeshadow.
Nail Varnish: Nails Inc. Click for Nail Polish.
Eyeliner Pen is: Art Deco. Click for Eyeliner.
Shoes: Moda in Pelle. Click to Shoes.
Winter Fashion collections offer a much wider range of fabrics to choose from than summer, so take advantage of the Lace, Wool, Felt, Faux Fur, Velvet, Jacquard and mixed textured options available to you.
I've chosen a stunning Knitted Polo Neck dress, with a long flowing tulle lower for the outfit below, a fun felt hat, and mixed in some metallics again in the accessories only. This outfit is divine for a Winter Wedding Mother of the Bride, or Winter Wedding Guest outfit.
Headband is: Etsy Click for Headband (International).
Dress is: Aqua Click for Dress (USA).
Mascara: GL-Turelfies. Click for Mascara.
Eyeshadow: Physicians Formula. Click for Eyeshadows (USA).
Bag: Amazon. Click for Bag (USA).
Nail Varnish: Essie. Click for Nail Polish.
Shoes: Kurt Geiger. Click for Shoes (USA).
The Beaded Gold Hat with the outfit above is available from www.dress-2-impress.com. Click Here.
The Dress is: Hervé Léger. Click for Dress.
Gold Bag: Amazon. Click to see Bag.
Shoes: Alexander McQueen. Click to see Shoes.
Perfume: Gucci Premiere. Click for Gucci Perfume.
Nail Varnish: Essie Hor D'Oeuvres. Click for Nail Varnish.
Eye Shadow: Illamasqua. Click for Eye Shadow.
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 Silver Dawn Guibert headpiece illustrated with the outfit above is available to hire from the www.dress-2-impress.com Hat Hire. Click Here.
Dress: Dorothy Perkins. Click for Dress (UK).
Earrings: Kate Spade. Click to for Earrings (UK).
Eyeshadow: Urban Decay. Click for Eyeshadow (UK).
Lipstick: Guerlain. Click for Lipstick (UK).
Clutch Bag: Leah Ward. Click for Bag.
Nail Varnish: Essie. Click to Nail Polish.
Shoes: Dune. Click for Shoes (UK).
The Philip Treacy headpiece illustrated with the outfit above is available to Hire. Click Here.
Grey Top is: River Island. Click to see Top.
Metallic Pleats Skirt: Ted Baker. Click for Skirt.
Leather Cuff Bracelet: Etsy. Click for Leather Cuff.
The Bag: Etsy. Click for Clutch Bag.
The Shoes: LK Bennett. Click to see Shoes.
I love the fashion-forward combination of a futuristic metallic with bold yellow, for friends and family attending weddings, Mother of the Bride outfits, 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 this outfit above is available for hire from the www.dress-2-impress.com online hat hire. Click Here
The Top is: Coast. Click to Silver Top.
Floral Skirt is: Coast. Click for Skirt.
Bag is: Amazon. Click for Clutch Bag.
Nail Varnish is: Essie. Click for Nail Varnish.
Perfume is: Marc Jacobs "Honey". Click for Perfume.
Shoes: LK Bennett. Click to see Shoes.
Below is a Gallery of other Sequin, Beaded, or Metallic Fabric fashions I've found for introducing the Metallic trend to your wardrobe in Summer or Winter.