In a Festive Season Like No Other, Metallics Are the New Sequins

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When models took to the runway at the Fall/Winter 2020 shows many months ago, no one could have predicted how different the festive season would look this year. At the time, the shimmering golden gowns sashaying down the runways looked perfect for the kind of celebrations we’d usually have lined up for December. Now, it looks like party season won’t be going off with quite such a bang, but that’s no reason not to embrace the metallic trend for the festive period.

Chiara Ferragni Metallic Trend
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Whatever you’re doing on Christmas Day, a molten metallic dress is a real mood-booster, and there’s now a glut of golden frocks and accessories to choose from.

The key to this trend? Make it your own. On the runways, we saw brilliant brocade at Celine and Emilia Wickstead, while there was a sea of sequins at Ashish and Paco Rabanne, so it’s up to you whether you want to go for a shimmery showstopper or something a bit more subdued.

Metallic Trend Leonie Hanne Sequin Skirt
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Color-wise, designers favored darker antique hues or cool champagne tones, rather than warm gold, and there was a mixture of flowing frocks and sexy cocktail dresses.

Not keen on a dazzling dress? Try metallic color blocking, pairing a gold going-out top with a midi skirt, or a sequined skirt with a t-shirt as styled by Leonie Hanne or a sequined shirt à la Grece Ghanem. As for accessories, don’t be afraid to double up, teaming a glittery dress with sparkly shoes, for instance.

This festive season, it’s all about feel-good fashion. Ready to embrace the metallic trend? Here are our picks of some of the most gorgeous shimmery pieces.

Grece Ghanem Metallic Trend
Photo: Courtesy of @greceghanem

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