All That Shimmers

Rihanna’s shimmering Gucci look at Coachella is the stuff of editorial dreams, and it’s safe to assume that not many women will be vying for the look. After all, a crystallised mesh onesie isn’t exactly practical. However, we’ve taken this look – which depicts the imaginative prowess of Alessandro Michele and the boldness of Rihanna – as inspiration to put together our edit of runway looks that provide an appropriate dose of shimmering sparkle.

Roland Mouret. The brand’s lilac silk dress provides the perfect example of how iridescent shimmer can flatter both day and night. Dress it down with denim leggings or wear as it is with statement heels.

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Roland Mouret. The brand’s lilac silk dress provides the perfect example of how iridescent shimmer can flatter both day and night. Dress it down with denim leggings or wear as it is with statement heels.

Christian Dior. While the T-shirt itself may have reached its zenith, the combination of the cotton top and bejewelled skirt is one that continually inspires. Look to the reflective matte beading of embroidered lightweight skirts and pair with your favourite slogan tee or crisp cotton dress shirt.

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Christian Dior. While the T-shirt itself may have reached its zenith, the combination of the cotton top and bejewelled skirt is one that continually inspires. Look to the reflective matte beading of embroidered lightweight skirts and pair with your favourite slogan tee or crisp cotton dress shirt.

Dennis Basso. The sensuality of Dennis Basso’s cocktail dress lies in both its expert cut and its dewy glow. Perfect for dinners at that island getaway and just as effective for evening soirees.

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Dennis Basso. The sensuality of Dennis Basso’s cocktail dress lies in both its expert cut and its dewy glow. Perfect for dinners at that island getaway and just as effective for evening soirees.

Balmain. When you remove the necklace and sheer silk trousers you’re left with a statement piece that is modern glamour exemplified. Don this crystallised mesh top with Saint Laurent denim or tapered trousers for optimum effect while remembering to keep accessories muted.

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Balmain. When you remove the necklace and sheer silk trousers you’re left with a statement piece that is modern glamour exemplified. Don this crystallised mesh top with Saint Laurent denim or tapered trousers for optimum effect while remembering to keep accessories muted.

Aquilano Rimondi. Fast fashion has resulted in the duplication of many an eveningwear favourite, including sequins. However, the flat reflective adornment that comes in multiple shapes and sizes is best exemplified in the knowledgeable hands of designers who ensure its sparkle is elegantly muted. Aquilano Rimondi frays the edges of this midnight blue frock to perfection. Pair with a denim jacket and flats by day or dress up with nude pumps by night.

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Aquilano Rimondi. Fast fashion has resulted in the duplication of many an eveningwear favourite, including sequins. However, the flat reflective adornment that comes in multiple shapes and sizes is best exemplified in the knowledgeable hands of designers who ensure its sparkle is elegantly muted. Aquilano Rimondi frays the edges of this midnight blue frock to perfection. Pair with a denim jacket and flats by day or dress up with nude pumps by night.

Dion Lee. The art of wearing shimmer without evoking the Disco Era comes not only from the textile itself but also from the proportion of the ensemble in question. Break up the glistening paillette of your top with flat pleated detailing on a skirt to simplify the look. Combine with flat sandals and minimalist rings for cool girl glamour.

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Dion Lee. The art of wearing shimmer without evoking the Disco Era comes not only from the textile itself but also from the proportion of the ensemble in question. Break up the glistening paillette of your top with flat pleated detailing on a skirt to simplify the look. Combine with flat sandals and minimalist rings for cool girl glamour.