Shine on: add some metallic sparkle this party season | Fashion | The Guardian

2022-05-30 08:14:53 By : Ms. Katherine Sun

Be sure to shimmer this Christmas party season in metallic clothes and glittering accessories

I f you favour a rock’n’roll-inspired outfit, Monsoon’s Theodora print blouse makes the perfect highlight under a black suit. Or add a touch of Chrissie Hynde edge with Alexachung’s gold trousers (7, below), styled with a tuxedo jacket. For disco divas, mini dresses are back with a bang. All Saints’ Lilliana dress (1, below) and Rixo’s mini dress (£7 per day to hire, are scene stealers. While Artclub’s one shoulder silver top (£275, is pure Diana Ross at Studio 54.

Search resale websites for party showpiece bargains. Current top buys include a gold Burberry dress (£55, and a metallic pleated skirt (£14, lists a slew of preloved designer shoes, including silver Prada platform sandals, £106, and Isabel Marant glitter courts, £50. There are endless rental options when it comes to partywear. For example, offers a metallic leopard dress by BA&SH at £55, and a silver paillette dress by Ilta at £40, both for a four-day hire. Alternatively, look for pieces you can wear year long with some clever styling. Baukjen’s silky gold leopard-print wrap dress (£89) can be styled over a roll neck with boots for a cold January day.

On the recent press tour for House of Gucci, Lady Gaga rocked several metallic looks, including a silver iridescent animal-print coat dress and silver heels. But you don’t have to go full Gaga. Shiny accessories, like the vegan-friendly Electra ankle boots (3, below) by, will bring the party to your outfit. Add a grunge twist to a favourite LBD with Zara’s gold stomper boots (8). Or dress up a trusty black dress with a metallic bag like Wandler’s mini bag (2, above). Finish your look with a pair of vintage statement earrings, visit for retro bling worthy of Alexis Colby.

1. Lilliana kettu dress, £179,

3. Electra gold faux leather, £295,

4. Theodora metallic blouse, £60,

7. Trousers, £191, Alexachung at

9. Luna mini bag by Wandler, rent from £55,