Marvellous metallics were huge on the autumn-winter catwalks, showing across the board from the subtle sheen of delicate embroidery at Tory Burch and matte satins at Paula Ka to the full-on glamour of head-to-toe sequins at Alice and Olivia and space-suited, puffball bonkersness at Comme des Garçons (of which, the less said the better, in our view).
Let’s be honest and say this is not so much a trend as an ever-present movement. But, whereas in the past, glitter and sequins have pretty much been the preserve of celebs on the red carpet or your favourite ageing auntie’s ballroom dancing nights, this season metallics have very much gone mainstream, meaning it’s time to ditch the failsafe all-black ensemble. For a stunning after-dark look, you simply cannot beat a bit of shimmer.
If you’re feeling brave, show off your curves in a golden-hued, figure-hugging dress, which needs little in the way of accessories save for a slash of red lippie and a large dollop of attitude. Or play it a little safer with one stunning shimmering piece, such as this gorgeous Weill tuxedo or Mango’s metallic pants, paired with less attention-grabbing separates.
You can also incorporate the trend into your downtime wardrobe with shiny accessories. I love these boots from Paul Smith which would look equally as good under jeans or a flowing skirt.
However you choose to wear it, it’s worth investing in metallics for the coming season that will carry you through to spring-summer 2018 and beyond.