Posts Tagged: sparkly fabric

My new favorite fabric — Lurex!

Once the staple of every 1950s and 1960s sci-fi costume designer’s studio, Lurex is making a comeback hard, and I couldn’t be happier. It’s easy to wear, and adds instant textural interest to any outfit. I love wearing oversized lurex tops or knits with incorporated lurex.

1950s Lurex Pullover Blouse
1970s Tie Waist Lurex Sweater

This versatile fabric comes in both thick and sheer weaves, making it suitable for many types of garments.

1970s Two-Piece Party Set by Pearlette Fashions

Your best bet is to go with a classic shape to balance the novelty of this shiny fabric. Try a simple sheath, or structured shift. Remember, a little bit of sparkle goes a long way.

1960s Black and Gold Lurex Maxi Skirt

If you’re looking to stand out from the little black crowd, choose Lurex!