80s metallic fashion, and why you should adopt it!

TREND / 2019-10-02

The ‘80s trend has been back for quite a few fashion weeks now, and there seems to be no stopping these trends from taking over this era. In the past few seasons, designers have referenced the past decade’s trophy-worthy trends like big shoulders, neon hues, animal prints and more. This season, fashion runways brought in the ‘80s metallic. The trend that kicked off in New York, with Proenza Schouler’s spring-summer 2019 show has been seen through the fall-winter 2019 fashion weeks as well.

RETROFÊTE Gabrielle Robe Sequin Mini Dress

ALICE MCCALL One World Striped Lurex Mermaid Midi Skirt

BRANDON MAXWELL Hammered High Neck Silk Satin Top

The 1980s were a decade of bold style, colors, and silhouettes – with trends spanning from distressed jeans and ripped leather tights to oversized Comme-Des-Garcons blazers. Needless to say, celebrities and socialites across the world have embraced the most eclectic decades in fashion, time and again. From shoulder pads to power suits and all that's in-between, some of the era's key looks are making a comeback in the fashion scene of 2019. In this article, we’re going to focus on all-metallic-everything straight from the eighties defining style moments of the decade.

RETROFÊTE Rowan Off-the-shoulder Lamé Bodysuit

Lady Gaga in a metallic gown at the Grammy’s 2019

PRABAL GURUNG V-neck Sequin Wrap Crepe Midi Dress

The metallic trend has expanded its color palette for summer and quite frankly, we’re all for it. But why are we so invested in the trend once again? Brands such as Area from New York are showcasing metallics across their bags, shoes and accessories and creating a new type of glamour and decadence that is expected to reign throughout the next year 2020 as well. In the past few months, the fashion industry has seen increased interest in the sequin styles from luxury houses like Paco Rabanne. On the SS19 runways, designers experimented with textures, playfully clashing metallics with pops of color. ‘80s metallics are considered to be those futuristic styles that are securing their spot in 2019 and beyond. Expects to see lots of "metallic foil fabric" along with "high-shine materials" and "holographic" designs, plus some tips on how to wear them, as you scroll through this article. Hard to imagine but this year ‘80s is so hot that you have options to choose from metallic tights as well – yes, we said tights!

If you're ready to dive right into the trend, a champagne sequined blazer and black pants isn't a bad place to start.

MSGM Sequin Panel Trench Coat

IRO Dalome Metallic Sequined Collarless Jacket

For all shoe fanatics, a silver boot is mandatory.

CLERGERIE Berlin Metallic Platform Oxfords

NO.21 Pointy Knot Metallic Slingback Flats

This woven silver metallic piece is great to throw on over equally jazzy ripped denim for an evening with your pals. You can also mix-n-match and make your own metallic skirt outfits with a versatile jumper like this one!

RACHEL COMEY Jerome Metallic Embroidered High-rise Pants

Channel your inner Cher in a metallic halter dress with ruched waist and halter-neck, perfectly brewed vintage glamour!

RETROFÊTE Andrea Metallic One-shoulder Belted Maxi Dress

NILI LOTAN Marlaina Metallic Blouse

IRO Natou Belted Sequined High-rise Mini Skirt

For those who don’t fancy extra bling and sequins, opt for matte metallics.

ALICE MCCALL Champers Metallic Open Back Midi Dress

NILI LOTAN Valentina Pleated Metallic Tank

Just like you’d match any other color of your shoes, belts and bags, remember the style fix applies to metallic colors as well.

MARC JACOBS The Foil Flat Pouch

MARC JACOBS The Foil Trapeze Pouch