Party-Ready Metallics Are The Key Trend To Hit With Your Dresses This Spring

Spring is the season for dresses. From feminine florals to lovely lace, there are some dress trends that seem to never change. Thankfully, if you are not into the typical spring dress trends for your events, there is a new contender in town that might just spark your interest. Metallic dresses are a party-ready trend that is being coveted as one of the hottest looks this spring. Whether you are in need of a dress for a gala or the bar, there is a metallic look for you.

Designers have had this trend predicted since spring/summer 2023 fashion week, when labels such as Simone Rocha showcased full metallic dresses on the runway, as well as dresses with metallic detailing. Celebrities like Kylie Jenner are picking up on the trend, as Jenner attended the post-Oscars Vanity Fair party in a Mason Margiela metallic gown. Though, your metallic spring dress doesn't need to be a gown to keep you looking like the belle of the ball. We have curated inspiration to help you pick out your new favorite dress to keep up with the trend.

Cut-outs for fun

Dresses featuring cut-outs are nothing new in the fashion world, being featured on the runways since the '90s, but have recently surged back to the top due to the booming Y2K fashion trend. Cut-outs are the ultimate dress feature to add an extra element to your look, especially when they are featured on a metallic dress. The shine of the dress contrasts well against bare skin, which is why we see many metallic dresses showing more skin than the classic LBD.

Feminine and frilly

Though metallic accents in clothing and accessories are often thought of as an edgier look, there is no reason they can't be placed on a traditionally feminine silhouette. We love to see classy looks with a metallic finish. Instagram fashion influencer @jenniferlane shows us how a metallic look can be chic with a black layered midi dress coated in a silver metallic finish.

The evening midi

If you are looking for the perfect cocktail dress, a metallic, form-fitting midi is a great option. The look is sleek while remaining modest, perfect for an evening wedding or work event. Educator and Instagram makeup guru @colorenhance pulls off the look perfectly with a silver metallic midi dress, with pink accessories that pop.

A one-shoulder moment

One-shoulder dresses are the Cleopatra-silhouette that is perfect for a metallic shade. These are a fan-favorite for multiple occasions. When in maxi or midi form, a one-shoulder metallic dress is a great option for cocktail hour events. When in mini form, it is a great choice for the club or bars.

Liquid metals

Drapey dresses that flow on the body are one of the best ways to wear the metallic trend. This could be in any variation, whether it be large sleeves or a flowy '90s slip dress. The trend for a drapey or flowy dress, specifically in gold or silver metallic, gives the impression of liquid metal being worn on the body.