All over shiny has never really been a look I could see myself wearing, luckily for me metallic has moved on from full on tacky-fabulous to toned down luxe. So leave behind garish golds and startling silvers and indulge in shimmering metallics that are subtly sparkly rather than blindingly shiny. Items shown clockwise from top left: Satin embroidered corset £55 from Warehouse, Zac Posen silk dress £1270 and Alexander McQueen v neck top £165 both from net-a-porter, Satin shirt dress £60 from Monsoon, Silver sandals £25 from Faith and mother of pearl cummerbund £25 from Monsoon. [Charlotte Howells