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Time to prove your fashion metal

What is your take on the emergent trend of metallic jeans/trousers? Is it here to stay?
Metallic jeans are a great way to wear the punk/grunge trend this season, and can look great if styled well. As with any trend, it will have its ups and downs.


Silver skinny pants can be teamed-up with a variety of tops, both plain and printed

What can be paired with metallic jeans/trousers?
Almost anything. If you’re in a daring mood, you can even wear them in the day, with a flowery blouse or a pastel top. To be safe, wear it with a black top, T-shirt or shirt for a night out, with heels and minimal jewellery.


Gold pants are bright and will stand out, but the key is to pair them with the right upper and the correct footwear

What is a complete no-no with metallic jeans/trousers?
There are no extremes,it depends on how it is styled.

Is it a good option for men?
Not really. Unless you’re a Bollywood star who’s wearing them for the purpose of a song-and-dance shoot in a masala movie.


If you prefer the muted look, a dull copper lower works best this season

What fabric is used to create metallic trousers?
The metallic effect can be achieved on a variety of fabrics through several techniques. There is foiling, where metal foil is stuck on top of the fabric with a layer of fabric glue and set with extreme heat. Then, there is lurex yarn, which can be woven into the fabric itself. There is also brushing, where metallic-coloured polymers are brushed onto the fabrics much like paint on a canvas, but this happens on huge machines, on an industrial scale. Besides, there are different kinds of weaves that allow the yarn to shine highly; for example, the satin weave. These weaves, when done in metal-coloured yarns, like silver or golden-coloured silk, can provide the desired effect.

Celebs prove their metal!


(Left) Always spot-on with her fashion instincts, Bollywood actress Priyanka Chopra makes for a stylish frame in blue-toned metallic pants. Pic/ Datta Kumbhar (Right) US First Lady Michelle Obama looks chic in metallic jeans with a silver tinge. Pic/AFP


Look! The guys are wearing it too
While it’s a showstopper for actors and celebs who belong to the glitzy world of showbiz, metallic pants might not be the ideal, first-choice option for most men 

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