Modeling Metallic Among Music Stars

Hollywood’s hottest singers have always been known for bringing the latest fashion styles and trends to the mainstream. This time – it’s metallics. Golds, bronzes, silvers, platinums and even sparkles are shining on red carpets and music awards shows everywhere.

Metallics aren’t just about the typical silver and gold – even other bold hues, like royal blues and hot fuchsias are being tweaked with a little metallic flavor to give the fabric enough oomph to really be able to leave all the accessories behind. The metallic trend really does have a hot new motto for 2013, with top designers really amping up the finishes on their metallic fabrics.

These fantastic styles are being noticed – they’re virtually leaping off the runways of the fashion capitals around the world and into the closets of some of Hollywood’s hottest singers and musicians. What better way to show off an amazing metallic ensemble than on the red carpet of a widely broadcasted music awards show?

The standard for metallics has been set pretty high this season – even capes and swimsuits have been spotted in all sorts of metallics, like pinks, greens and yellows that were so intense you almost needed sunglasses to look at them. Designers are getting quite creative and imaginative with their pairing of sheer fabrics with metallics, draping layers of florals and stripes over top of bold metallics for an incredible sheen.

Regardless of the event, music stars have been pop[ing up everywhere adorning the flashiest metallics on their frocks, nails, shoes, jewellery and even hair accessories. Check out some of the following A-listers who love making an appearance in metallic:

Taylor Swift – the ‘Trouble’ star wowed the crowd at this year’s Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas. Taylor splashed onto the red carpet wearing a metallic sequined Dolce & Gabbana gown as she posed for photographers who just couldn’t get enough of her frock. Paired with a simple pair of stud earrings and a tied back ‘do, Taylor was the epitome of elegance.

Ms. Swift is no stranger to metallics. She was also spotted sporting an amazing Zuhair Murad minidress covered in floral embellishments and gold beadwork when she strutted her stuff along the red carpet at the American Music Awards. She didn’t stop with the dress – metallic Jimmy Choo sandals finished off the look, along with gold florals earring studs.

Again, at the launch of her new fragrance, she sported an adorable cocktail dress in, of course, a metallic fabric! Somewhat of a mix of silver and gold, the shimmery fabric complimented her skin tone wonderfully, making her shine as brightly as her career.

Katy Perry – The fashion risk-taker loves to have fun on the red carpet in all sorts of wacky ensembles and hair colors, but she likes to look classy too. At the American Music Awards this year, Katy wore a wonderful metallic Vivienne Westwood dress accentuated with Chinese characters (of course!),
with her hair pulled back into an over-the-top undo decorated with a shiny geometric headpiece. Just to add a pop of color, she paired off the metallic gown with a pair of electric blue python heels.

Katy also sported a risqué silver-metallic bondage-style dress at an MTV VMA’s award show at Radio City Music Hall, complete with spikes protruding from her waist!

Beyonce Knowles – You can’t really except the Queen of Pop to wear something that wouldn’t be fashion-forward! Beyonce loves to stand out, and what better way to do that then with an amazing metallic outfit. At the 2013 Sound Of Change concert, Beyonce was mesmerizing in metallic with a shiny leopard print mini-dress, leading the train of glamorous women at this event. She finished off the outfit with an amazing pair of peuter metallic sky-high stilettos.

In what seemed like an effort to out-do even her own fashion-risque fashions, Beyonce stunned the crowd at the Billboard Music Awards in a metallic mesh bodysuit that looked somewhat like a spider-web twined macrame! Anything goes with Beyonce, who can seemingly do no wrong in the fashion world.

Jennifer Lopez – When it comes to flashy fashion, Jennifer Lopez just can’t stay off the list. There are numerous red carpet events catching J.Lo sporting a metallic number, like she did at the ¡Q’Viva! The Chosen show at the Mandalay Bay resort with her ex-husband Marc Anthony. Wearing a snug sequined mini-dress mixing metallic and white, Ms. Lopez stunned the crowd.

Ms. Lopez is such a fan of metallics that she even wears them to dance practice without a stitch of makeup! Jennifer was photographed attending dance practice sporting a sparkling pair of metallic trousers, proving that she certainly has a taste for the outlandish.

The world of metallics certainly looks like it has some staying power. And if the ladies of music have anything to say about it, metallics are here to stay!

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