Barbie’s pink reign is over. Silver is the colour to wear right now. From wide-leg trousers and pencil skirts to trench coats and slinky dresses, here’s our pick of must-have pieces – including plus size outfits.
Vogue first predicted the silver foil fashion trend in January 2023, with murmurings of it spread across the year. Now, however, it’s actually happening. The go-to for this metallic look is wide leg silver trousers, which you’re about to see everywhere. We’ve picked a few of our favourites, as well as a few other pieces so you can be on trend while still standing out from the crowd.
The 2023 silver trouser trend: top picks
These foil-looking wide leg silver trousers from Warehouse will have you bang on trend this winter, and for sizes 16-24 go for this pair from Boohoo. And if you’re a fan of the cargo trouser trend that has reigned supreme (until now), then combine the two with this pair from Boohoo.
With this versatile look that can be worn to work, to dinner and even dressed up for New Year’s Eve, you’ll get plenty of wear from them long before the daffodils bloom. Pair them with a slouchy white shirt and white trainers during the day, and then dress it up with some high heels or pointy boots for the evening.
All wrapped up: the best silver coats
Oversized trenches are trending, too. Combine both looks with this metallic faux leather trench from Nasty Gal or glam it up with this iridescent trench coat from House of Holland with a 70s fur sleeve embellishment.
Silver skirts: midi and maxi must-haves
The trendiest – and perhaps bravest – among us are already rocking low-waist trousers and skirts. This style is popular among Gen Z, but will soon be a mainstream fashion must-do. So for a silver skirt with a low waist to put you at the height of fashion, go for this maxi faux leather silver skirt from Nasty Gal and pair it with a slinky top (white works well with silver) that skims the belly button. Can’t brave a low waist? Opt for this maxi skirt with a front split from Karen Millen which will pair well with slouchy shirts and oversized tees during the day, or something small and slinky for the night; for sizes 16-26 our pick is this pencil skirt from Boohoo.
Head to toe: go all out in a silver co-ord
For a silver cowgirl look that will see you through spring and summer fashion trends in 2024, pair this leather Western-detail crop jacket with this mini skirt or this midi skirt. For a more traditional suit, pair these metallic straight leg trousers with this oversized silver blazer. We also love this longline strapless silver waistcoat paired with these straight leg silver trousers. And for a plus size friendly outfit, this detailed satin lace up skirt pairs with this satin cowl neck top from Simply Be. Want to add a third item into the mix? This silver corset comes in sizes 6-18.
Silver dresses – aka the showstopper
Step out looking like you’re all wrapped up in foil with these silver dresses; they’ll serve you well through the festive party season and are a great option for any New Year’s party, too. We love this slinky dress from Misspap, but for something that you can dress down for the daytime, go for this bandeau ‘midaxi’ pencil dress from Boohoo. You can wear it over a long sleeve rollneck or a baggy t shirt.
There’s a shorter, plus size pencil dress we’re swooning over, too. And finally, we know it’s rather risqué, but we love this silver chainmail mini dress – you can wear it as a top under something else if you want to make the look a little more modest.