With the cold drawing in and the nights getting longer, this winter season is the perfect time to wear the new trend of luxurious reds and golds.
Not just for Christmas, the opulence of this colour palette creates drama- think the heights of Imperial Russia, of Anna Karenina in her crimson silk ballgown and wrapped in a fur stole. Ideal for the winter evenings, where lighting is soft and shadows fall elegantly, texture is essential for this trend; experiment with heavy and soft, velvet and satin, diamonds and lace.
Here at Coast we stand by red and gold as eternally stylish, from the classic cherry red shift dress with classic gold heels to really making a statement in a floor length crimson evening gown. Try a gorgeous gold sequin top combined with femme-fatale scarlet lips, channelling forties movie star glamour. Or take influence from Dolce & Gabbana’s AW2013 collection lavished with deep red lace, inspired by the intriguing Vatican City complete with decorative rosaries and golden crowns.
A more wearable accessory choice for this trend can be selecting a statement necklace, some gold tassel earrings or a luxurious brocade evening bag. Let the gold highlights of an exquisite necklace or earrings glow against the backdrop of rich ruby velvet or satin. Don’t be afraid to layer up your most beautiful jewels and finish the look with a luxe faux fur jacket.