There is no doubt that gold has historically been a symbol of wealth and luxury, and this can be seen in fashion history too. Captivating, luxurious and decadent, metallic gowns bring a sense of shine to your look. We look at the history of metallic gowns and show you how to style our favourite gowns, designed by Montique.
The Fashion History of Gold
Metallic fabrics in golden hues have a long and rich history - from the Greeks to the Royal Family, the colour gold has been associated with decadence and royalty. Gowns and dresses constructed in this golden fabric have remained a timeless favourite in fashion throughout the times, re-surging during the disco era in the 1970’s and again in designer fashion in the 2000’s. The distinctive appearance of the metallic fabric has been a favoured choice for red carpets, evening events and awards nights from the 1950’s onward. Worn by stars like Marilyn Monroe in Gentlemen Prefer Blondes and Kate Moss at the Metropolitan Museum of Art’s annual fashion gala, there have been countless memorable celebrity moments in metallic gold.
Our metallic gowns offer a distinctive and unique appearance with a lightweight and delicate drape effect and floor skimming hem. The Lana and Serafina Gowns are perfect for a golden formal dress, an awards evening, wedding or formal event. The golden shine brings an ethereal finish that will ensure all eyes will be on you with our gowns.
The Lana Metallic Gown is a shimmering gown that is a dreamy yet dramatic full length gown. Dazzle in this glistening golden dress, featuring a timeless bodycon silhouette and front ruching gathers on the bodice for a slimming and figure-hugging fit. For an elegant affair, the Lana offers flowing slit sleeves that fall into a draping sleeve detail to the back of the gown.
For a dress that makes you look and feel incredible, the Serafina Gown is the choice. The Serafina is an elegantly draped full length dress that falls to a bodycon silhouette, defining the waist and slightly flaring at the floor sweeping hem for a dramatic finish. The Serafina golden metallic gown flaunts a V-neckline with a cross-over detail at the waist, with a statement cowl sleeve that drapes at the back.
The Mackenzie Gown is an alluring option for any black-tie event. The Mackenzie is a classically constructed full-length gown that artfully showcases the form-fitting silhouette. The Mackenzie has a plunging V-neckline and gathers at the waist. Constructed in gold lurex material and featuring a subtle leg slit, the Mackenzie stands out from the crowd as your go-to for your next event.
Meet your next party Dress! The show-stopping Ivanka One Shoulder Dress is crafted from gold metallic fabric that glistens in the light. With a one-shoulder neckline and ruched detailing at the waist and hips, the Ivanka is your go-to for head-turning glamour. Perfect for your next event, party or for a black-tie event.
The Milani Gold Foiled Gown embodies vintage glamour with a contemporary twist. It is beautifully layered with shimmery, stretch gold fabric and features flattering ruching and a stylish side split.
How to Style a Metallic Dress
Metallic accessories amp up your outfit and create the finishing look. Silver or golden strap heels are a chic and sophisticated look that pair beautifully with our metallic gowns. For extra glamour, try drop style earrings like our Sia Chandelier Earrings or Ellis Earrings, which will draw attention to your outfit. Finish the look with bold red lips and a bronzed makeup look.