Metallic dresses are far from a common choice, but when worn well and styled right, they can win you serious style points. Not just for evening wear, metallic dresses can also be worn for the day take, making the ideal outfit to take you through from day to night. Read on to discover our top pick of metallic dresses, as well as how to style this look…
Metallic Dresses: From Day to Night
Metallics are generally connected with evening wear. From gold glitter heels and silver clutches, to gold jewellery and rose gold accessories, when we think of a way to dress up an outfit our instant go to is usually metallics. While this is an effective way of achieving a high-end and stylish look, metallics are actually really versatile and can be worn in the day time too.
For a metallic maxi dress that can take you through from day to evening, try the Metallic Criss-Cross Maxi Dress in Gold – £84. This pretty style has a grecian feel to it, making it ideal for wearing with flat sandals in the day for garden parties, lunch with friends or even a day-time date.
With a high neckline, this dress is classic enough for day-time dates, and can simply be dressed up with a pair of heels to take you from day to night in an instant. The nipped in waist and pleated skirt keeps the look soft and pretty, while the open back and criss-cross straps reveal just the right amount of skin.
If you are planning on wearing metallics for the day time, opt for lighter shades to keep the look simple and feminine. Gold and champagne work well for day time and can be worn in the evening too, whereas black metallics should be kept primarily for evening wear.
How to Style Metallic Dresses
When it comes to accessorising your metallic maxi dress, often little extra is needed to create a show stopping look. Metallics from gold to silver and rose gold will take centre stage, especially if you go for a metallic maxi dress, so choosing just a few key accessories to complete your look is key.
For a day time dress such as the Metallic Criss-Cross Maxi Dress in Gold, try flat sandals in tan with a crossbody bag in the same shade with a light chain strap. You could even layer this dress with a denim jacket in a pale finish for cooler weather.
For evening wear, try the Deep V Neck Metallic Maxi Dress in Black – £84. This dramatic dark shade is ideal for night time events and is a real show stopper. The deep V neckline and belted waist draws all of the attention to the smallest part of the body, while the pleated maxi skirt adds a soft and feminine edge.
Try styling this dress with a pair of strappy nude heels and a matching bag. One of two simple pieces of jewellery are all you need – try a cocktail ring and drop earrings to elongate the neck and enhance the sophisticated style of this dress.
Another great metallic option for the evening is the Deep V Neck Maxi Dress in Gold – £89. As part of our highly sought after Stephanie Pratt collection, this eye catching dress is a great alternative to a more traditional black dress for special occasions. With a plunging neckline, low back, choker style neck tie and pleated maxi skirt, this dress will turn heads for all the right reasons.
For the summer, try adding a pop of colour to add warmth to this look, with pastel heels and a clutch in the same shade. If you want to keep the look classic, try styling with heeled sandals in light grey and a matching clutch, or draw all the attention to your dress by going for nude accessories. For jewellery a simple gold bangle and ring is all you need.
Metallics are much more versatile than you might think, and a metallic dress is a great way to ensure you stand out from the crowd.