The Curvy Guide To Metallics

In Fashion

Of all the current trends that have the ability to instantly turn an outfit from drab to fab, metallics might be the best and can also be the most hazardous when applied wrongly.  Metallics are perfect for curves because they can attract attention to a particular spot or remove another from focus, if paired correctly.

But, like anything, you can have too much of a good thing—that’s why metallics are best left to pieces that complement your outfit, not the main essentials. While a skirt or jacket in a metallic sheen can sometimes make a powerful statement, more often than not it comes across as over the top. Instead, we think a splash of silver in a clutch, shoe, or belt is the most effective way to go.

Don’t stress, we’ve you covered, here’s all you need to know to pull off metallics without getting arrested by the fashion police.

One Piece on Black;


Black and a metallic piece works beautifully but better still all black works good with a single metallic piece.

No Shine:

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When wearing a metallic dress or matching top and pants/skirt, its preferable to opt for a dress that bags no shine like matte bronze and grayish chrome colours.

Simple Prints Go Too:

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The first thing that comes to mind when thinking of mixing prints and metallics is a heavy mess but then there is no rule in the book that says not to mix up the prints with metallics. But, if you keep it simple enough then they would simply just blend together, so if you have a black top with tiny floral details, feel free to mix it up with a metallic skirt.

Night Time is Shine Time:

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Head to toe in metallics is a definite no-no because you simply can’t out shine the sun, but when it comes to the night then you have every right to keep things as sparkly as you want. So what do you say when you get a feeling that you should pair your sequins gown with a chrome jacket? Hell yea.

Originally published by Emmanuel Sadi for Aboutthatcurvylife

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