A metallic dress is sure to brighten any occasion. Discover this latest trend straight from the runways of Fall/Winter 2016-17.
Hey beautiful! The usual LBD or satin gown too tame for you? Here’s a new fashion trend to upgrade your wardrobe. The metallic dress has been spotted on the runways of Chanel, Dolce & Gabbana, Roberto Cavalli and many more this season. Also, we have included in the latest trends for Fall/Winter 2016-17 list. The metallic dress is not actually made up of metal (lol, obviously) but yes, it gives the metallic effect either with sequins or shiny fabric in a metallic shade.
Top Shades for the Metallic Dress in 2016
A wide variety is seen in the color palette of the metallic dress. The colors include pale gold, bronze, brass, silver, burnt gold and antique brass. The colors don’t just have to be metallic. We even saw metallic shades of fuchsia and berry red, too.
Top Fabrics For the Latest Metallic Dress Trend
In metallic dresses the type varies from sequin to foil to shimmer. The fabric and texture can give each dress a unique look. We are also seeing some in polyester, acrylic, leather and silk. Here’s one by Fendi in which hand-painted silk is used.
Where to Wear the Metallic Dress
Metallic dresses are ruling the runways this season, and they are a must-try for all you trendy ladies! Wear them to cocktail parties, weddings, dates with your special ones and to your prom. You may feel that a metallic dress can only be worn to a party or night out, but if selected and accessorized right, you can wear them for casual outings and formal parties, too.
A gold dress too shiny for you? You can even try this trend if you’re not bold enough to wear a metallic dress. Try metallic accents on the pockets, collars or sleeves and that would make your outfit look statement yet simple and trendy.
One of my favorite metallic dresses is this one from Michael Kors Fall/Winter 2016 Ready-to-Wear collection worn by Kendall Jenner. The silver sequined outfit with small floral embellishments looked flawless! The outfit was paired with metallic shoes, too.
Another one of my favorites is this one from Dolce & Gabbana Fall/Winter Ready-to-Wear 2016 collection. I can’t take my eyes off this bronze colored metallic jacket paired with a metallic shrug.
The Metallic Dress Trend as Seen on the Runways
So, add an instant polish to your wardrobe with the metallic chic dress this season. Do let me know which outfit you liked the most and for what occasion you are looking forward to try this new trend!
Anusha Jain is a Staff Writer & SlubShop Manager at ShilpaAhuja.com. She has a diploma in Fashion Design from iNIFD and is originally from Andhra Pradesh. Before entering into the field of fashion, she got a Masters in Analytical Chemistry. Her love in fashion design, a passion in staying updated with the latest trends and zeal to do something creative paved her way to a career in fashion. Here, at Shilpaahuja.com, she works on bringing the latest in shopping ideas, fashion tips and beauty advice to SlubShop, the world’s first purely trend-based affiliate store. Accessories are her expertise. Her work on SlubShop involves bringing the latest runway trends to the masses, and designing the UI/UX to make it look innovative and fresh. She is also a fitness and dieting aficionado, writing about bringing the latest in the world of wellness and health. When she’s not writing she loves to travel, watch movies and also she is interested in photography, using herself as a muse. For feedback and questions, email [email protected] or connect with her on Twitter @Anushajain14.