Precious metals

25/07/2014

Karolina Kurkova in Elle US May 2005 (photography & styling: Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele)
The trend that's not really a trend, but very much a fashion statement so beautiful that it keeps coming back, metallics cannot be ignored, especially when the clothes are as glorious as the Spring/Summer 2014 offerings.

From every shade of gold and silver to copper, midnight blues, mysterious greens and shimmering magentas, these dresses give woman a feeling of glamour and style decadence, moulding around her as if the body heat is all that it takes to melt the delicate fibres...

Linda Evangelista wearing Versace chain mail dress in Harper's Bazaar US 1995 photographed by Peter Lindbergh
Magical and captivating they bring memories of the supermodels posing in their Versace gold dresses made of the Orton chain mail, the images of gorgeous Tatjana Patitz photographed by Ritts and Demarchelier, the Elle editorial where Karolina Kurkova is dancing in a gold DSquared2 number and my most recent love, the Altuzarra barely there seductive creation. 

In a league of their own, these glistening lamés are waiting to be minecrafted by you... The question is - are you ready to shine?

To make this look work as daywear, keep everything simple, including the hair and make up. 

Unless you really are going for that Dolce&Gabbana glamour or imperconating Lanvin's good-girl-gone-bad, leave all (or most) of your jewellery at home. 

Go for nude sandals, rock chic peep toe or lace-up booties.

And if the full-on gold outfit is your idea of Hell, dilute the shine with a few wardrobe basics - there's no outfit that wouldn't work when paired with a simple white shirt, cigarette trousers, a delicate cashmere sweater or semi-concealed by a classic trench or jacket thrown over the shoulders.

Spring/Summer 2014 trends, metallic trend, must-have season pieces, shopping
Ombre-effect rose metallic dress | Silver foil patchwork vest | Metallic fine-knit sweater | Gunmetal gauze dress | Metallic white gold boucle skirt | Silver midi skirt | Green metallic camisole | Gold lace pencil skirt

Photo source: Elle US May 2005 (photography & styling: Carlyne Cerf de Dudzeele), Harper's Bazaar US April 1995 (photography: Peter Lindbergh), metallics on a runway at  Zimmermann Spring/Summer 2014, Tory Burch Spring/Summer 2014, Max Mara Spring/Summer 2014, Rochas Spring/Summer 2014, Altuzarra Spring/Summer 2014, Salvatore Ferragamo Spring/Summer 2014, Lanvin Spring/Summer 2014, Sonia Rykiel Spring/Summer 2014, Saint Laurent Spring/Summer 2014, Versace Spring/Summer 2014, Julien Mcdonald Spring/Summer 2014, Trussardi Spring/Summer 2014, Dolce&Gabbana Spring/Summer 2014

24 comments:

  1. I love this collection of photos. Im into the trend.
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  2. The golden shimmer dress is stunning, but I really adore that ombre metallic dress. I am a fan of metallics like these. Lovely selections!
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  3. I'm for metallics but the item has to be comfortable and easy to wear.

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  4. Precious style <3

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  5. Yep I am, though I believe you should have a high confidence too to rock the trend, especially for the dresses!:) Your tips are perfect and I really like both skirts you suggested. Have a wonderful weekend Natalia, kisses! xo

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  6. this trend is not so easy to wear, maybe I'll go with an accessory!!!
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  7. great inspo!
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  8. I prefer silver to gold because I think it looks better on me. Still I have a few golden bracelets and I use them quite often. I also have a new favourite, rose gold.

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  9. i've only had metallic nails, but looks like i need to step up my game!

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  10. uuuuu!! wooooow!! Bello!!


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  11. Yes!!!
    Ombré-metallic is my favorite too....:)))
    Oh,Natashen'ka,it's almost not real all these cutest ladies in a gorgeous metallic looks....
    Really stunning choices!:)))

    Xx,
    V.

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  12. beautiful post, love metallic shades

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  13. I love how this trend looks but think I will wear it in smaller doses. I enjoyed reading your thoughts on my last post. Have a splendid weekend!

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  14. I love love love metallics for making my look a bit more dressed up. Lanvin is amazing with those liquid metallics.

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  15. I love metallic and go for it before I go for color any day… there are some beautiful pieces here!

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  16. Thanks a lot for sharing so many wonderful metal pieces as I love this trend really but have nothing appropriate in my closet. I love especially the skirts and will now have a closer look on them :)

    Happy weekend!

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  17. Absolutely precious. I personally, love the timeless second pictures dress. would that be fun to wear that fabulous dress one night:). Thank you so much for the lovely words:).

    Have a beautiful weekend to you:).

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  18. I love metallics, both golden and silver ones, 'cause they give light and a little bit of happyness :)

    xoxo
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  19. I love the look lame fabrics but have to admit, I shy away from wearing them - my neutral outfits stand out enough in my daily life, I can only imagine the reactions I would get if I wore a gold dress! Still, that gold lace pencil skirt is very tempting ;)
    xox,
    Cee

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  20. A midnight blue metallic sounds gorgeous! I love the images that you posted here. :) Have a wonderful weekend!

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  21. I love that gold lace pencil skirt!!! Metallics are very cool.

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