Holiday Brocade

2012 brought about a trend perfect for the holidays-brocade.  Seen all over the Fall 2012 from ready-to-wear with Jill Stuart and Stella McCartney to couture with Marchesa and Dolce and Gabbana, brocade can be brought from the runways to your own closet by stealing the look.


It’s a perfect look for the holidays, whether you wear brocade head to toe or wear a brocade separate like this blue, black, and white Stella McCartney top, with these tops from or this cropped jacket from Macy’s.



By wearing a brocade separate you can mix different materials and looks, if you’re not one to wear one trend for your whole look.


If you are going for a more bold look, you can take inspiration from the Marchesa and Dolce and Gabbana Fall 12 runways.

The green brocade dress is by Kenzo and the burgundy and gold is Asos’s Dolly dress in baroque.


For those that love the brocade trend, but feel they can’t pull off a whole outfit or a piece of their outfit with such a bold trend, you can accessorize with the brocade trend and accent your outfit.


Any of these shoes would be a statement, and showcase the brocade trend without being the main focus of your outfit.  You can also add a brocade bag, scarf, headband, or whatever accessory you choose.