The fall 2012 runways were filled with “Old World” meets “Contemporary” brocade pieces. The brocade trend is all about elaborately embroidered, shuttle-woven fabrics with rich colors, silver and gold threads, and textures. Brocade is certain to demand attention and definitely a must-have trend for this season. From red carpet events to everyday style, celebrities have been spotted in all kinds of ensembles featuring brocade garments.
The great thing about this trend is that anyone can wear it. Young stars like Kristen Stewart and Dakota Fanning have been spotted in brocade, as well as First Lady, Michelle Obama, and style star, Alexa Chung. But, no matter what a ladies age or occupation may be, incorporating brocade pieces into one’s outfit is sure to add sophistication, while making a distinctive statement.
Brocade is all about opulence, so when it comes to wearing this trend, be sure not to overdo it elsewhere! All you really need is one piece to standout in, like a blazer, dress, shorts or trousers and even a brocade clutch or pair of heels. Pair a brocade blazer over an LBD or over tight leather pants or leather leggings for a night out. This look will kill! If you go with a brocade dress or skirt, pair it with solid colors and simple silhouettes. For brocade trousers, we suggest wearing them with a button down or tee-shirt and pointed-toe heels. Just remember to keep your accessories simple and keep the focus on your brocade. Accessorize with metallics for the holidays!
Below, we’ve gathered celebrity inspiration for the brocade trend and we’ve also included our top 15 picks for must-have brocade pieces this fall. Whether you prefer metallic, velvet, or embroidered brocade, we have mentioned some of the best styles of the season. How will you translate this celebrity look into your everyday style? Tell us in the comments section or post a pic to our Facebook Page! Your look could be featured on Nubry!
8 Celebrities Wearing Brocade Garments This Fall/Winter:
SHOP BROCADE GARMENTS FOR FALL/WINTER: