While the tendency towards minimal impact looks like it's here to stay, those hoping for a more dramatic dress code for winter needn't despair. From Balmain's disco-ready sequinned mini-dresses to McQueen's lush baroque prints, this season heralded in an era of New Opulence.
Gold is the colour of choice from outerwear to accessories (metallic hues also work), while textured fabrics are key: jacquards, brocades, sequins, spangles and even glitter are all a great way to pay homage to the trend. The more embellished, the better - just keep the rest of the look simple (dangling earrings, a sparkling dress and glitzy shoes will be more blinding than blinging).
The best part about these opulent looks is that they're perfect for the holiday party season, whether you want to add a touch of shine to an LBD with a gilded accessory or make a statement in an embellished jacket or dress.
Check out our shopping guide below to see some of our favourite pieces.
Shop the Trend: New Opulence
Gold sequin maxi dress, £150, Dorothy Perkins
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