How To Style A (Metallic) Midi Dress

How To Wear A Metallic Dress | Five Foot and Fabulous | Street Style | Formal fashion

I know what you’re thinking: “Man, I’ve been wanting a metallic midi dress, but would I wear it?” Or maybe you’re thinking: “There’s this metallic midi dress chilling in my closet, but I don’t know how to style it!” Well, reader, today is your lucky day.

If you’re a bit wary of this post, and you’re wondering why anyone would want a metallic midi dress in the first place, I understand. Before August of last year, I would’ve thought the same way! But then I needed a dress for my study abroad graduation, and this one touched my soul. What can I say? I’m a sucker for things that sparkle.

For my graduation, I styled it with a pair of mules (before it was cool, holla). You can see this snazzy look on Insta.

You can obviously dress up a metallic dress with equally metallic heels and jewelry, but that’s a bit much for your typical day to day activities. So how can you style it to look cool AF at whatever event you’re going to? I’m here to tell you!

Add a totally awesome jacket

It doesn’t matter what kind of jacket you prefer: denim, leather, trench, suede, whatever. The key here is that it has to be super rad.

The denim jacket I’m wearing here has metallic bauble details on the collar, which makes it perfect for a metallic dress. These two pals were meant to be.

How To Wear A Metallic Dress | Five Foot and Fabulous | Street Style | Formal fashion

Stylish, yet sensible heels

Again, this is technically open to interpretation. As I mentioned earlier, I previously wore this dress with a pair of high heeled mules (the heel was also metallic! I’m obsessed). For this particular look, I decided to go with a fun pair of color block heels. Other fun ideas would be sandals or a cool pair of boots!

 

How To Wear A Metallic Dress | Five Foot and Fabulous | Street Style | Formal fashion

How To Wear A Metallic Dress | Five Foot and Fabulous | Street Style | Formal fashion

Subtle, yet coordinating, necklace

Your dress, jacket, and shoes are generating a whole lot of attention, so you should keep the rest of your look more understated. This particular dress has a pretty high neckline, so I went for a choker. If you have a lower cut dress, you could opt for a simple pendant!

How To Wear A Metallic Dress | Five Foot and Fabulous | Street Style | Formal fashion

How To Wear A Metallic Dress | Five Foot and Fabulous | Street Style | Formal fashion

Lots of sass

Last, but certainly not least, you need multiple levels of sass! When you’re wearing this look, you’re basically the next Queen of England (unconfirmed) and you need to own the room. Serve looks, throw shade, and do whatever else kids these days do. You’ve earned it.

How To Wear A Metallic Dress | Five Foot and Fabulous | Street Style | Formal fashion

Denim Jacket Forever 21 // Dress Topshop // Shoes Mossimo // Choker Target

Would you ever wear a metallic midi dress? Or any metallic dress regardless of length? Let me know in the comments!

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17 Replies to “How To Style A (Metallic) Midi Dress”

  1. I love that jacket! It has the perfect amount of edginess to it.

  2. What a great pairing! I love that jacket!

  3. Yes!! That is EXACTLY what I’ve been thinking.. that I would love a metallic dress but have no idea how to style it. I love how you paired it with the jacket, it makes it look so wearable! And also, I love that you included “lots of sass”! haha. Gorgeous outfit!

    1. Haha thank you!! Hope you find a metallic dress that works great for you!

  4. Wow! I totally love your look! Especially your makeup and your jacket.

    1. Thank you Sydney!

  5. Metallic is so hot this season and your midi dress is totally cute!

    1. Thank you Jordyn!!

  6. This is so rocker-chic, I love it! The makeup you paired with it really dresses it down a bit. Super cute!

    1. Thank you Ashley!!

  7. I love the jacket and your style! I am a huge fan of metallic and you look great!

    xo,
    Stephanie
    Diary of a Debutante
    http://www.thediaryofadebutante.com

  8. I do not think I could ever pull this off half as well as you did! But I would TOTALLY rock the heels you have on!

    1. Haha I’m sure you would! Thanks Tiffani!

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