Fashion Trend Report: Metallics

This is one trend we think you'll take a shine to.

(Source: Imaxtree, Art by Tanya Leigh Washington)

In the realm of fashion, metallics have basically become neutrals. They are eye-catching—albeit easy to style—little glimmers of happiness in our black and gray filled wardrobes. But lest you assume we're bringing you old news, behold the fresh new metallic pieces from the Spring 2014 runway collections of Saint LaurentRochas and Altuzarra.

Saint Laurent, Rochas, Altuzarra
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The difference in this year's metallics is the way designers treated them—that is to say, any which way they liked. Hedi Slimane gave his an edgy, patina look, while Rochas pleated his. Altuzarra's standout metallic pieces looked molten enough to melt right off his models.

Celebrities have jumped on the metallics train, too, cashing in on the skin-flattering effects of glistening gold, silver and bronze. Plus, it's hard to overlook a star who is literally shining on the red carpet. Chrissy Teigen, Taylor Swift and Ciara have all worn incredible metallic gowns recently.

(Source: Jason Merritt/Getty Images North America, Christopher Polk/Getty Images North America, Axelle/Bauer-Griffin)

While your uses for a glittering ball gown may be minimal, there are other, more wearable options if you want to add a little shine to your wardrobe. We love these pieces from Modcloth, Piperlime, Zara and Shopbop.

Twinkling at Twilight Dress, $170, at <a href="http://www.modcloth.com/shop/dresses/twinkling-at-twilight-dress-in-champagne">modcloth.com</a>; <strong>Schutz</strong> Amisha Sneaker, $160, at <a href="http://piperlime.gap.com/browse/product.do?vid=1&pid=238176042">piperlime.com</a>; <strong>Zara</strong> Silver Full Midi Skirt, $60, at <a href="http://www.zara.com/us/en/collection-aw14/woman/skirts/silver-full-midi-skirt-c269188p2035536.html">zara.com</a>; <strong>JOA</strong> Allison&squot;s Shorts, $59, at <a href="http://www.shopbop.com/allisons-shorts-joa/vp/v=1/1544080771.htm?fm=search-viewall-shopbysize">shopbop.com</a>
Twinkling at Twilight Dress, $170, at modcloth.comSchutz Amisha Sneaker, $160, at piperlime.comZara Silver Full Midi Skirt, $60, at zara.comJOA Allison's Shorts, $59, at shopbop.com

I'm the former Style Editor of Stylebistro.com, I love helping women feel their best through great style. I'm a self-professed beauty addict. Follow me: Google
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