Brocade Brilliance: 6 Modern Looks for Every Occasion


(Jordana Brewster, Reese Witherspoon, Miranda Kerr) Once upon a time, luxurious brocades were reserved for royalty. Today, however, celebs are smartly mixing the lustrous fabric into everyday wear. Be it a pencil skirt or a blazer, we gathered our favorite freshly modern jacquard looks from the sidewalk and the red carpet. Take a look, you may be surprised by just how versatile the textile it is.

Brocade for the Office
'Dallas' Launches in London

Jordana Brewster's blousy pink tank looked elegant yet office appropriate with her knee-length pencil skirt. Try this with a silky button-up or even a chambray shirt for contrast.

Brocade for a Lunch Date
Jamie+Chung

We loved Jamie Chung's ultra-casual approach to the red carpet in a pair of torn jean shorts and taupe ankle-boots. A cutout top added an edge to the statement patterned blazer, perfect for a stylish day of shopping or a lunch rendezvous.

Brocade for a Cocktail Party
Reese Witherspoon Attends The Pirch Store Launch

Reese Witherspoon's Antonio Berardi dress at the Pirch store launch was a refreshing replacement for the old LBD. It was classic in cut but had a stop-and-stare color and sheen.

Brocade for a Dinner Date
Miranda+Kerr

When it comes to date night, no one is a better source of inspiration than Miranda Kerr. Just look at this Proenza Schouler mini and sheer black blouse combo! Sexy and sophisticated all wrapped up into one.

Brocade for a Fancy Business Function
Vanessa Hudgens Heads to Dinner in London

Whether it's a work dinner, posh business meeting or a charity gala, a charming pantsuit like Vanessa Hudgens' will fit the bill. We love to see this tailored classic in such a glamorous fabric.

Brocade for a Friend's Dinner Party
Kirsten+Dunst

Kirsten Dunst's Stella McCartney short suit had a cute vintage vibe with a bold high-fashion effect, just the sort of playful look your girlfriends will appreciate.

I'm an Editor/Designer for StyleBistro.com, a fashion illustrator and vintage shopper. Follow me: Twitter | Google
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