Embrace the bronze tones of this season’s hottest colour trend and discover the looks to invest in now
Words Joy Montgomery
It’s one of those colour trends that we can’t quite pin down. Is it bronze? Copper? Rust? Crust? All we know is that this molten hue is all kinds of chic – its earthy tones bringing a flattering autumnal warmth to all complexions.
Spotted on the runways of Altuzrra, Sonia Rykiel, Prada and Giambattista Valli, this look has more than a little bit of ’70s nostalgia to it. The colour took on various forms when worn by the plethora of stylish show-goers this fashion week.
The most popular iterations were delicate slip dresses and draped dressing gown-coats, rendered in silken fabrics. We also spotted rust-coloured coats in fuzzy fabrics.
Due to the fluidity of this colour trend, it’s up to you what end of the spectrum you go for. From tarnished gold and polished bronze, to burnt orange and warm praline, you can adapt the look to your style. Just think of it as a Nashville filter for your wardrobe.
This hue is ideal if you’re experimenting with tonal dressing. The muted tone lends itself to layering – try a metallic slip over a caramel-coloured polo neck. Alternatively, Topshop’s rust suede biker jacket is the perfect way to dip your toe in the trend. Pair with high-waisted flares, white tee and skinny scarf for a bit of ’70s-inspired chic.
Like the look of these street stylers? Scroll through our online gallery for our edit of the latest copper-coloured buys for spring.
Suede Biker Jacket, £185; topshop.com
Asymmetric silk-satin top, £365; net-a-porter.com
Bella stretch-lace underwired bra, £80; net-a-porter.com
Vivean handkerchief dress, £1,200; mytheresa.com
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Single-breasted linen-blend jacket, £435; matchesfashion.com
Pussy-bow silk-satin blouse, £1,490; net-a-porter.com
Alcazar satin gown, £595; matchesfashion.com
Silk wrap maxi dress, £315; net-a-porter.com
Copper Platform Star Elyse Sandals, £625; ssense.com
Metallic Top, £425; theoutnet.com
Two-tone pleated crinkled-chiffon midi dress, £1,890; net-a-porter.com
Open-back ribbed-knit stretch-cotton wrap top, £575; net-a-porter.com