Our guide on how to wear this season’s iridescence
Sheer, sequins and a lot of colour. Iridescence was all over the S/S’13 catwalks. From Christopher Kane’s minimalist nudes to Christian Dior’s pretty pastels, the shows got us at The Upcoming thinking about how to realistically wear this trend away from the runway.
At first sight, iridescent fabrics might seem slightly intimidating – the array of colours and textures in this trend make it seem impossible for you to be able to just throw on that iridescent pencil skirt in the morning, but don’t let it put you off. We’re going to give you the top tips on how to style your pieces from day to night.
There are two very simple tips for wearing iridescence during the day: stay away from sequins and team with neon. Take a page out of Christopher Kane’s book and stick to toned down, nude palettes for a sophisticated feminine look. When dealing with accessories think bold and bright. Bright neons were another key look this season and by teaming bright jewellery and shoes or even a neon bag with this day time look you’ll be sure to brighten anyone’s day.
There are also two very simple things to remember for when you want to take this trend into the night: Jonathan Saunders and Christian Dior. Raf Simons presented a beautifully light and feminine collection in pastel colours with an iridescent sheen for Dior. Keep this image in your head if you want to create a polished, graceful look. However, if pastels and floaty fabrics aren’t for you, think big and bold with Jonathan Saunders. The key to these looks is to invest in one bold, out-there piece and team it with basic jersey and accessories. Whatever your preference, you can make iridescent fabrics work for you.
So before you put down that holographic, iridescent piece because you wouldn’t be able to pull it off remind yourself that it is not as scary as it looks and that you most definitely can.