The metallic trend has certainly made an impact with high shine details and iridescent fabrics being a hit on the runway. A statement in their own right, the versatility offered by opting for a metallic outfit carries through to the styling options. The ultimate in evening glamour, our expert stylists have put together their curated selection of how to style the metallics of the John Charles Summer Collection
Less Is More
The hand-appliqued metallic lace on this design is the perfect introduction to a metallic look. The matte crepe beneath grounds the beautiful lacework, allowing the sheen to take centre stage. With the on-the-shoulder neckline and dynamic back detail, we would recommend keeping jewellery to a minimum. Go tonal in your choice of metal and opt for a sterling silver or crystal earring to complement the lace. This applies to your footwear too! A silver or crystal enhanced heel will perfectly complete this glamorous look.
Art Deco Impact
This look is pure Hollywood glamour. The divinely textured metallic lace is the centrepiece of this gown, enhanced by satin neckline. With this unique steel tone, we recommend dark silver or gunmetal jewellery. Dark, cool stones also look beautiful with this look: cloudy greys, greens and blues offer a versatility to your jewellery choices. The mix of textures in this gown mean both a metallic heel or a dark matte pump would look stylish with this beautiful gown.
Metallic doesn’t always have to mean high-shine. This textured brocade offers a soft champagne tone, with a subtle sheen to the surface. The immaculate beading means this dress delicately shimmers when it catches the light. The neutrality of this tone is wonderful for accessorising. A warm gold looks exceptional with this dress, either in a bangle or heel. The clean, rounded neckline means you can be more playful in both your earring and hairstyle choices. Opt for relaxed waves and a simple stud, or a glamorous up-do with gold drop earrings.