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The ’80s called — and it seems the loud, flashy, and downright robotic-like styles of fashion’s grooviest decade have been brought back to life with the help of TikTok. It’s true: metallic clothing has made its long-awaited return to mainstream fashion, with major labels and supermodels alike all infusing their own twist into the shimmery style fad. Whether you’re hoping to experiment with the trend this season or you lived it in real time and are already digging through your closet to revive those storied pieces, there are so many fun ways to play around with the metallic aesthetic this fall.
I’ll admit: oftentimes I struggle with investing in style trends that I’m not fully convinced will still be around or relevant next season. Fortunately, with the metallic fashion fad, there are plenty of pieces on the market that are not only incredibly versatile but also glitzy enough to work within any dress-code guidelines — from your next date night to an elevated evening soirée or even a holiday gathering at home.
To help you add some shimmer to your wardrobe and embrace TikTok’s latest microtrend obsession, I’ve curated a guide for the best metallic clothing to shop from today’s top fashion labels — with dozens of divine styles that are sure to stand the test of time while also making you stand out in any room this season (all while being draped in some serious sparkle, of course).
From flashy metallic jumpsuits and futuristic bomber jackets to cropped sequin skirts and glistening metallic dresses that are so nostalgic they look like they’ve been taken straight out of an ’80s wardrobe, we’re all in on metallic fashion this season — and here to help you embrace it on your own terms, too. Ahead, shop our go-to metallic picks for some major styling inspiration.