Shimmer, shine, and dazzle with a metallic party dress
Party dresses are getting a glamorous makeover this season as metallic sheen party dresses have become the most highly-recommended outfit to wear to a high profile event. Brought back into the spotlight thanks to the recent 2013 Oscars and subsequent red carpet events which saw celebrities sporting the latest and shiniest offerings from well-known designers, metallic and metallic sheen dresses are for the woman who wants her clothes to make a very specific statement. Exuding glitz, glamour and even a little Hollywood drama, metallic hues have made their way into dresses, shoes, box clutch bags, hair accessories, and even make up.
For those who enjoy emulating their favorite celebrity’s take on fashion trends, here are some of the metallic party dresses of choice from the crème de la crème of Hollywood. Actress Renee Zellweger enjoys her liquid gold party dress which has been designed by Carolina Herrera, while Naomi Watts prefers a silver-sequined Armani Prive dress. Singer and actress, Jennifer Hudson prefers steering clear of the gold and silver and opts for a metallic blue dress by Roberto Cavalli, while former wrestler and model Stacy Keibler channels her sporting days with a silver-studded racerback style gown by designer Naeem Khan. Twilight actress Kristin Stewart, usually known for wearing somber outfits, has also gone the metallic way by wearing a gold sequin Reem Acra dress which she paired with a black belt, classic black heels and bed head style tousled hair.
Metallic style party dresses come in many hues, or rather, shiny versions of regular colors, and exist to make a fashion statement on behalf of the wearer. They are for fashionable women who are comfortable with their bodies, and comfortable with the many envious stares which they will no doubt get from others! This trend is present in all cuts and styles of dresses, although it is preferable for one not to go below knee length. The general dressing rules which apply to women who are looking to create or hide curves, apply to this style of party dress; this means that those looking to add length and a slimmer silhouette to their look should wear an asymmetrical dress with a v-neck, while those who are blessed with slimmer figures can go for the fashionable “bodycon” or bandage dress which is above knee length, and hugs the figure. Corset style metallic dresses are also commonly worn to prom events abroad, and are preferred by all body types. A trick with regard to creating the illusion of slimness is to choose a metallic party dress in a single, dark shade, rather than multiple shades.
Metallic party dresses are ideal for events where you want to literally, be the light of the party. Enjoy this trend by accessorizing appropriately, you could channel Kristin Stewart’s glamorous but somber style by pairing non-metallic accessories with your dress, or choose to be like Lady Gaga and go all-metallic with your dress, shoes and jewellery. Don’t forget to keep the hairstyle simple so as to not go over the top; the dress is a statement-maker in itself!