GO FOR GOLD IN THE METAL STAKES AND YOU’RE SURE TO BE A SHINING LIGHT
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