The latest look for spring is brocade. Whether it’s a dress, a jacket, a skirt, or just a handbag, brocade is the must-have look for spring 2008.
“All that glitters is not gold…sometimes it’s brocade! Everyone from Cate Blanchett to Hayden Panettiere has been spotted wearing the luxe woven fabric. “On special occasions women should shine from within,” designer Monique Lhuillier told In Style.
“Their glamour should be clean. No overaccessorizing, no overstyling.” Consider adding black patent accessories to a brocade dress, à la Kerry Washington—the finish will echo the fabric’s shine without competing with it.” – InStyle
Brocade can be a hard style to wear, plus it tends to be quite pricey. So, we spent hours scouring the web for affordable brocade items for you! Here they are:
This Donna Morgan women’s brocade dress is an elegant addition to your wardrobe. This stunning women’s dress is sleeveless and features an empire waist.
The semi-formal styling of this beautiful dress has princess seams and inverted pleats which features Brocade fabric with gold thread outlining a foliage motif, back zipper and below the knee length. So pretty!
Orig. $168.00 Now $76.99
The ornate detailing on this jacket gives it a chic and regal feel. Perfect as a spring jacket with all your outfits. Great for work or on weekends with your skinny jeans. Would even look good on top of that little black dress.
This jacket’s chic styling is classic making it great for the long-haul. Even when brocade is out, this will still be a great blazer.
Orig. $168.00 Now $49.99
A shining example of how to dress for the occasion. Peter Pan collar with adorable button closure. This coat is constructed of imported cotton/polyester/metallic thread. Available in sizes 0-12.
This is a perfect spring coat because it incorporates three of this season’s best trends – brocade, metallics, and white coats.
Orig. $168.00 Now $98.99
Suit up for romantic adventures in this brocade jacket inspired by retro Parisian fashions. Designed by Erin Fetherston, a couturier whose Paris-inspired creations celebrate a sense of whimsy with surprising flourishes and feminine flair. Ladylike touches such as covered buttons and pleats near the cuffs are fetching complements to the luxurious fabric.
The cropped style, 3/4 length sleeves and flap pockets keep the look young yet elegant. Get the matching Brocade Skirt for only $7.49. Be the star of the party in the Eiffel for You look.
Orig. $44.99 Now $11.24
Up the glam factor in this luxe gold brocade jacket with a polished look. Would look great with black pants, a black skirt, or even a dress. Get creative!
This is perfect for spring and summer since it has short sleeves. I think it would look really neat with black shorts over black nylons with ankle boots. Stylish!
Orig. $78.00 Now $23.40
Show off your unique style with this elegant O Oscar flounce brocade dress. Luxurious women’s apparel features an attached belt/tie at waist. This ultra fashionable dress is the perfect addition to your wardrobe.
Great for spring and summer, it’s the essence of the brocade trend. You’ll be set and stylin’ in this hot dress.
Orig. $169.00 Now $89.99