The Advertiser - SA Weekend - - STYLE -


in­spired by all that Olympic gold, sil­ver and bronze and wish­ing you were part of the ac­tion? Well, give the fash­ion­ista a medal be­cause here’s the next best thing: a trend to run with – liq­uid met­als.

Gold, sil­ver, bronze and ev­ery other metal­lic you can imag­ine – and even green with a sheen at Diesel – are on the run­way and the racks.

And while the trend is cut­ting-edge, as the name liq­uid met­als sug­gests, many of the gar­ments have a soft­ness about them in both tex­ture and de­sign which means ev­ery age can em­brace the style. For ex­am­ple, Witch­ery’s metal­lic midi-length wrap sil­ver skirt, which drapes beau­ti­fully, has soft pleats and an elas­tic waist and is very wear­able whether you’re 16 or 60.

But re­mem­ber the look you are go­ing for is so­phis­ti­cated fu­tur­is­tic rather than full-on Robo­Cop. Don’t wear all your metal­lic pieces at once – team them with black, white and neu­trals.

For a re­ally pol­ished look as seen at Ralph Lauren, above, wear just one piece of liq­uid metal per out­fit. Also, if you are go­ing to shell out for bold gold like Ellery’s Saratoga shell top dress in lame, don’t cheapen it by over­ac­ces­soris­ing. A solid gold dress has more than enough wow fac­tor, so just add a black resin hard case clutch and clas­sic heels.

Less is also more when it comes to make-up – a sweep of bronzer, mas­cara and nude lip gloss are all you need. And while Jane Fonda’s Bar­barella wore big hair with her fu­tur­is­tic gold and sil­ver out­fits, which were very liq­uid metal, the trend looks best with min­i­mal hair.

Take the plunge and try this sea­son’s wet-look hair with a slicked back style or sleek pony­tail. If any­one asks, just tell them you’ve come from the pool. Be­cause, while you may not be drip­ping in medals, if you look like a win­ner in liq­uid met­als ev­ery­one will take a shine to you. [email protected]­ver­tiser.com.au

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