If you haven’t heard about brocade, it’s high time for you to know more about it! That embossed woven-silk material shot through with metallic threads, has been worn to convey social status for centuries in places such as China,Byzantium and Italy. The great thing about this trend is that anyone can wear it. Even though, you can find that fabric in a wide range of prices, the takeaway is still rich so you can bank on it. Plus, no matter your color or fit preferences; you too can pull it off. So, if you are going to go for a brocade trend, just remember you don’t have to sacrifice your personal style in order to make it work.
Therefore, with its thick, elegant, and metallic fabric, it is perfect for fall season ! For instance, if you are more into luxury decadence and opulence this autumn opt for retro brocade pants and keep this look chic and ladylike by balancing that opulence with slim silhouettes, dark colors and a tough accent or two. Don’t forget that brocade pieces are meant to take center stage, so let the main piece (such as here, the pants) do the talking and keep everything else pretty minimal. Otherwise, too much volume can make you look like an overstuffed armchair. Instead, to match your brocade piece of clothing,go for clean, structured lines in modern shapes such as a blazer. If you still aren’t familiar to that print, then just try a touch of it with a shoe or bag. It can for instance transform a boring working outfit uniform into an elegant after-hours look.
Last but not least, to make brocade pieces flatter your shape, remember this: If you have a large bust like and wish to add some sexy vibe on your looks, bit balance your high-waist brocade skirt with a blouse or long sleeve shirt that will make your figure more proportioned. If you have full hips and thighs, remember that brocade is a thick fabric, so skip pants and narrow skirts, they add inches to the lower half. Instead, opt for styles that show off your waist to help balance your figure or go for a muted, black brocade dress, and slim down your figure with a structured coat.
I’m wearing: Esprit Brocade mini skirt / Esprit Brocade bomber Jacket / Esprit EDC printed shoulder bag / Esprit Ribbed jersey jumper