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25 best metallic dresses to turn up the wattage from the beach to big night out

25 best metallic dresses to turn up the wattage from the beach to big night out

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Last Updated on December 27, 2023 by Eve Dawes

Metallic dresses are still trending and there’s nothing quite as impactful and glam for a night out. If you’re looking for one of the hottest dress trends look no further than these high shine dresses. These gold, silver and metallic dresses have us flocking like magpies to get our sparkly fix. It’s not just metallic mini dresses and gowns that are in style, bags and boots and shoes are having a moment too. Although not necessarily worn all at the same time! The look is more glam than Space cadet. They can quickly go from fashion to tacky so be sure to follow these pro styling tips and metallic dress outfit ideas below to get this look right. From liquid gold to mirrored disc and sequins, there’s no escaping this high voltage dress trend. So get ready to turn heads in the best metallic dresses to be seen in this season.

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Standing out among the crowd has never been more en Vogue. Perhaps more aptly named “disco-ball dressing”.

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Yes metallic dresses are in style in a big way. They’re back and there’s so many different styles and colors that even if you’ve never considered wearing them before, this seasons releases might sway you.

They started popping up on the Fall/Winter runway collections such as LaQuan Smith, Valentino Haute Couture and Elis Saab. Then exploded onto the Spring Summer runways and streets at Paris Fashion week.

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Silver dress chainmail mini | Photo Revolve

There were jaw dropping metallic gowns at Tom Ford womenswear. Along with more wearable, classy styles like this high neck sweater dress.

Beautifully draped metallic capes came gliding down the runway at Valentino, juxtapositioned sparkly jackets with relaxed hoodies and cargo shorts at Givenchy. Other designers like Isabel Marant, Balmain, Tory Burch, Theophilio, Bevza, Altuzarra all showcased various metallic styles including crop tops, silver leather pants and dresses.

Metallic dresses aren’t just a runway trend though. Street style stars, fashion bloggers and even characters like Camille in Emily in Paris have been wearing them for both the day and night.

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Metallic dresses are a trend that can quickly go wrong. A lot of them can look like tin foil or cheap so I was really careful when curating this edit about trying to keep it in classy territory.

Fit and material is everything when it comes to wearing this style. Nothing makes them look cheaper than wearing them too small. You don’t have to fork out on a stunning Balmain metallic dress but you do have to nail the fit to pull this look off.

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Balmain Gold maxi dress | Photo FWRD

Metallic dresses don’t always have to be super glam. There’s some stunning, more relaxed (as far as sparkle can be) sweater sets, metallic pants and sweater dresses around this year too. Like this sparkly green mini dress which also comes in the most striking blue.

It also comes down to how you style them. If you’re looking for a more casual look, take styling inspiration from designers like Givenchy and add a metallic element to an otherwise casual look. Like a sparkly dress over a turtleneck and tights, or even sneakers for the day.

Don’t think they’re just for the holiday season, this is a look that can be styled to work for both the day and night.

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For a more glam look, there are so many Ab-Fab dresses and gowns this season like this glam but classy Norma Kamali silver metallic dress. Just add heels and you’re good to go.

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Combine trends like a sparkly sheer dress, daring mirrored disc dress or cut out style for an uber on trend look. This Lulus black midi is one of my best sellers in plain black and they just added it in sparkly, metallic black for under $40.

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Gold metallic strapless mini dress

One of my favorite styles on this list is the strapless silver metallic mini dress by Rotate. It looks way more expensive than it is and the structure and details are stunning. It also checks off this seasons leather trend as well.

Metallic jacquard fabric is another way to wear this trend if you’re looking for a more elegant look or a wedding guest outfit.

Take some styling inspiration from celebrities and stylists with these on trend metallic dress outfit ideas:

  1. Layer a bomber jacket over your mini or maxi for an edgy look.
  2. For major fashion points and a look that sparkles in the sun layer a mirrored disc or sheer metallic dress over swimwear for a golden goddess day club outfit. Just be careful not to let the metal get too hot and burn yourself.
  3. Go full on glam in head to toe metallics with a sparkly dress and strappy stilettos.
  4. If you’re feeling extra style a sheer metallic gown over boy shorts or a bodysuit for a head turning, sexy evening look.
  5. For colder months and a glam casual luxe look layer a sweater over or under a metallic slip dress with sneakers for effortless laid back chic.
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Silver mini dress | Photo FWRD

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