Trend Report: Your Guide to Wearing the Ultra-Glamorous Black and Gold Pairing
Vogue Arabia, April 2022. Photo: Georgia Baldwin
While black is enough to make a statement on its own, there is only one color that can make it look that much better. For years, the combination of stark black with opulent gold has permeated collections and wardrobes everywhere, making it the go-to for all occasions that call for insouciant, no-nonsense glamour. At the Fendi Spring/Summer 2022 runway, in particular, the pairing came in the form of black lace and appliqué detail dresses styled with matching accessories with gold hardware.
To make the most of the combination, flip it to wear a gold dress like this pleated Altuzarra number with the pearl-studded black Chanel bag for an all-out maximalist look. Create your own runway moment with the lace Erdem dress, which will look best with solid gold heels like the Jimmy Choo wedges, and pearl earrings like the creations over at Dior. For a pared-back and chic take on the combination, look to an oversized piece such as the feather-trimmed suit by Magda Butrym, or balance out the gold in your outfit by topping it off with a black jacket, as seen at JW Anderson.
Gold set, Altuzarra SS22
Dress, Erdem SS22
Suit, Magda Butrym
Blazer, JW Anderson SS22
Wedges, Jimmy Choo
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