How To Style A Metallic Dress
Happy #FASHIONWEDNESDAY!!! This shoot was a semi-disaster the day my mom and I went out to do it. It was supposed to be warm, which is why we chose that day, but instead it was cold, rainy and EXTREMELY windy. So instead of looking chic and on fleek (is that what the kids say these days?) – I mainly looked and felt very windblown and was pretty certain my fingers were going to fall off from the cold. #fail But bless the Lightroom Gods because somehow, I managed to make these photos look halfway decent and show off the absolute beauty that is this dress. Let’s dive into this.
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How To Style A Metallic Dress
This dress is literally so beautiful. It is SUPER light so you don’t feel weighed down by it, it’s extremely flattering and when you twirl you feel like a total princess. It’s completely on trend right now, as NYFW said metallics would be, so you can rest assured that you will be rocking the latest look when you wear it!
Step one: choose your silhouette.
There are TONS of metallic dresses on the market right now (as there should be) – so you literally have your pick of the litter. I chose this A-line look because it’s one of the most flattering dress shapes. It hugs the tiniest part of your waist, lays nicely on the rest of your body and the neckline doesn’t suffocate you like some high neck dresses might.
Step two: mix textures!
For this dress, nothing but my fuzzy white vest would do. The cream flatters the bronze shade and the contrast between the faux fur and metallic skirt was spot on. I love mixing textures because it’s easy to do and really elevates your outfit. Another option would be to sport a faux leather jacket (check out this post to get help choosing the perfect one). SO CHIC and it’s literally only two items of clothing. I’m ALL about simplicity lately.
Step three: grab yourself a statement necklace.
This one is super important as this dress is very plain on it’s own. I chose my pearl cluster necklace because the pearls match my cream vest and the chain matched my bronze dress. It’s large enough that it adds an elements of style to the front of the dress but it isn’t so busy that it clashes with the faux fur vest. Depending on your vest, you’ll want to choose a statement necklace that coordinates with your outfit without stealing the whole show.
Step four: pick your poison (aka: shoes….).
My black pumps are simple enough that they go with every dress I own almost. I’m pretty obsessed. They have a slight velvet texture (see texture mixing above) which is PERFECT because shiny pumps would take away from the metallic dress, in my opinion. Go with what lets your dress be the belle of the ball.
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I hope you enjoy this style guide and can’t wait to grab yourself a metallic skirt or dress of your own!! I KNOW you’ll look stunning.
Let me know what you think in the comments below! Will you be testing out this 2018 trend??