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Bridal Alchemy
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Taking a cue from the 2010 Oscar red carpet, today’s bridal wear designers are on the sheen train, with up and coming style trends seeped in light refracting potential and iridescent radiance. How does one capture such opulent fabulousness you ask? Use the template below on how to incorporate metallics into your marital get-up, and prepare for some shine. Good treasure hunting.
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A plethora of Hollywood stars (think Diaz, Bullock and Winslet) were seeing sporting metallics on this year’s red carpet, and the reason is this – metallics simply illuminate the skin. Come summer time, a more bronzed flush will appear purely transcendental thanks to the shimmer of a muted silver or sable gold.
When going alloy, opt for:
A silhouette that is both classic and elegant to balance the overt jazzy-iness of the fabric
Sumptuous silvers, glinting golds, smoky charcoals, or tawny pearls - a wealth of choice when it comes to settling on a shade. Choose a metallic-hued sheath beneath a cream-colored robe if subtlety is more your thing
A daring personality – metallics are a throw-back to sparkling euro discotheques and sixties mod luxe chic. Crystallize with confidence and match the sparkle of your dress to the twinkle in your eye
add a dash of flash
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De la Renta, Marchesa, and Yves Saint Laurent may have pillaged the heck out of those precious metals, but if the fleeting flip of a coin is all you’re after, call on the splash of a forest pool or glisten of a fin for inspiration.
Space-y embellishments such as a foil-print sash, slinked-out rouching, or rhinestone flowers for added soft shimmer
A moonlit shade of cream eye shadow to the inner corners of your eye for an immediate heart-stopping pop
Outfitting your gaggle of devoted gals in lamé or sequin shifts with gem-encrusted piping for a smoking hot dance floor post-cocktail hour
exceptional excess
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Copper stacked bangles, argent chandelier earrings, and guilded diamante tiaras create an aureate glow sure to rival the halos of the heavens. The pot at the end of the rainbow is filled with accessories so go for the gold with accents that glisten and dance with a life all their own.
Indulge in:
A pair of Jimmy Choo gold-mirrored platform slingbacks
A sylvanite-embossed lariat or silver snakeskin clutch
A layered veil with metallic bugle beading and vintage metal tooth comb
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That metallic accoutrement compliment any shade of dress – one hip hip hooray for the end of matchy-matchy fretting and fussing