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Sculpting Style That Shines


The catwalks sparkled with metallics in the spring/summer 2014 shows, with pieces crafted from fabrics of glittering gold, shimmering silver and polished bronze.

Variations on the trend range from warm sheens in feminine shapes to shiny, androgynous cuts, and can be worn from head to toe or as a simple accessory.

We asked some friends of Stylist to interpret the look, assisted by stylist Candice Bailey. See below for some of our favourite metallic-inspired looks. Candice chose Kirsty’s outfit as her favourite, giving Kirsty the chance to star in a shoot for the Ford Fiesta.

Perfectly illustrating the metallic trend, is the Ford Fiesta in Fashionista gold. The sculpted, shimmering body of the latest model is both classic and stylish, featuring smart chrome finishes and a striking front grille.

It also comes accessorised with sleek Ford SYNC technology that keeps you in touch even when travelling, so the Fiesta brings you fashionably up to the minute in more ways than one.

Sculpting style that shines

Janea, 25, Kingston upon Thames

A waist-cinching patterned skirt is perfect for spring, but nothing beats a hint of metallic gold to give a subtle edge to a pretty look. Team with a white tee or shirt and some big statement sunglasses.

Sculpting style that shines

Lianne, 27, Enfield

A shimmering pencil skirt always means business. Perfect for the transition between work and evening, pair with a blazer for the boardroom and a leather jacket for the bar.

Sculpting style that shines

Kirsty, 29, Blackheath

You might think a shiny playsuit is only for the brave, but a laid-back cardigan or leather jacket will ensure you look adventurous while super smart. Oh, and loafers are essential.

Sculpting style that shines

Natasha, 26, Holloway

Nothing says "Hi, I'm here now" like a shimmering blazer. Whack this bad boy over anything - jeans and a white tee or a little black dress - and you'll automatically make a statement.

Sculpting style that shines

Lucy, 34, Herne Hill

If you want to give metallics a try, but the thought of glitzy gold terrifies you then opt for shiny tailored grey trousers. Smart, stylish and perfect for work, wear with a pale shirt and dark blazer for maximum impact.

Sculpting style that shines

Tineka, 26, Wandsworth

A short-sleeved dress is essential for spring and also offers a great opportunity to inject a bit of dazzle into your wardrobe. Go for a glittering metallic number while sipping Pimm's in a waterside marquee.

With thanks to River Island, ASOS, Next and Mango Main shot: Jumps suit, Oasis; Shoes, ASOS



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