I have more than a soft spot for Metalicus.
Not only was it the first ever label I featured in my Model and Me posts – three years ago – but it’s a label that has long been a wardrobe friend of mine.
My Metalicus pieces just keep on giving.
They look as good as they day I bought them, wash easily and are back in my cupboard, hanging and ready to wear the next day.
I also love that each time I wear Metalicus, I’m kind of disproving the urban myth that you have to be size 0 to wear the label.
Yes, there are many pieces in each collection that are perfectly pitched at my beautiful petit sisters but what I’ve learned over the years is to look at each collection and scope out the pieces that will work for me.
Most of the label is a “one size fits most” scenario; some of the ponte pieces come in two different sizes but generally most of these stretch garments are designed to fit sizes 6-14. Not all will flatter me in the same way as a smaller size but there are many that do.
The dress I’m featuring today is very much one that anyone in this size range can embrace.
It’s not quite black, more a textural charcoal. Does that count as a summer black? I think so.
Let’s have a look at it on the model, shall we?
Metalicus tank dress $139.95
Metalicus tank dress* $139.95 | Oscar Wylee sunglasses* $98 | Dinosaur Designs necklace (a wedding anniversary gift from Mr SY) | Uberkate ubermemories heritage bangle* | Michael Kors watch | Misano sandals*
Metalicus cropped jacket* $149.95
I cannot stress enough how fantastically useful Metalicus jackets and cardis are. I know many SY readers are already on this bandwagon but for me, they are perfect. It can still get cool at night in spring so being able to roll and scrunch one into my handbag for emergencies is one of my trans-seasonal wardrobe strategies.
Are you a Metalicus fan? Bought anything from the new collection?
* Items marked were sent to me for editorial consideration