Bold, bright and shiny describes the general spring theme. Whether it’s gold Prada ensembles, metallic Louis Vuitton dresses, or infamous sequined Balmain — garish is in.
Louis Vuitton SS09
Jennifer Connelly (right) in head-to-toe Balmain SS09
It’s time to pay less attention to “simple and classic” and embrace these slightly darker times with open, sequined and studded arms. Hey, just because there’s no shiny change in the bank, doesn’t mean there can’t be gold in your wardrobe. Here are some vintage runway alternatives that won’t leave you broke.
Brocade Sash Bustier (back)