How to Wear Brocade
If You Have a Straight Figure
Fake curves with cuts that hug the body and use volume strategically (like the trumpet dress here). To avoid looking boyish,
skip anything boxy, says Allison Berlin, the founder of Le Curate, a wardrobe-consulting firm in New York City.
The Head-to-Toe Look
“With the help of princess seaming and darts, the fabric contours the body to create a flattering, feminine shape,” says Andrews.
Accents in silver and gunmetal tones add extra dimension to a black-and-navy dress.
To buy: DKNY wool-and-polyester dress, $445, dkny.com for stores. H&M necklace of brass and glass stones, $35, hm.com. Nina satin clutch, $70, ninahandbags.com. Pelle Moda calf hair and patent leather pumps, $195, 888-388-9978.
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