Silver fashion is making a comeback for 2023—here's how to style the celeb-approved futuristic shade

Celebs are loving silver fashion for 2023...

silver fashion: Salma Hayek, Kendall Jenner and Lizzo pictured wearing silver outfits in a 3-pictured silver glitter template
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Silver fashion has been everywhere on the red carpet and runway recently, with celebs like Margot Robbie, Kaia Gerber and Lizzo all rocking the shade. But how exactly do we work this reflective look into our own capsule wardrobes?

Much like sheer dresses and high-fashion breastplates, silver outfits have become a big hit among the A-listers of the world and naturally, we want to join the party. That being said though, styling these celeb-approved, statement looks in our daily lives can seem a tad terrifying—but the key is knowing what to pair this metallic hue with and when.

So, if you're wanting to bring the glitz and disco vibes with a piece of silver attire, here's how to style the trend with confidence—plus a roundup of all our favorite silver celeb outfits to give you all the inspo...

How to wear the silver fashion trend in 2023

Silver is not exactly a groundbreaking 2023 fashion trend, as the color has cropped up throughout the decades, especially in the '90s and '00s.

Y2K style was famously packed with baby pinks and silvers (even when it came to 2000s beauty trends!)—remember Britney Spears' silver jumpsuit? '90s fashion was much the same, with silver slip dresses and sequins flooding the runway—take this Kate Moss moment for instance...

A template with an image of Britney Spears wearing a silver jumpsuit while performing in Paris in 2000/ alongside a picture of Kate Moss wearing a silver cocktail dress for the Diamonds Are Forever' fashion show, hosted by De Beers and Versace at Syon House in west London, 9th June 1999.

(Image credit: Getty Images: (R) Jeremy Bembaron/Sygma/ (R) Dave Benett)

But after being out of the spotlight for a good few years, it seems to be making it back into the style charts this year. The color itself though is pretty interesting, as it gives off both retro and futuristic/spacey vibes—meaning it can actually be a very fun and versatile shade to introduce into your wardrobe.

How to style the silver fashion trend

As mentioned, silver is actually surprisingly versatile, despite its bold look. You can wear it as a standalone pop of color in your office fit, or as a sparkle going-out-out moment.

As Karen Millen's content manager, Maria Loizou notes: "The silver trend adds a luxurious and futuristic touch to women's style, and despite many only daring to style silver clothing pieces and accessories for special occasions, it is now a staple color to have in your wardrobe. It is easy to incorporate into everyday wear and enhances any night-time look, as it is incredibly versatile."

Styling silver 101:

  • Get to grips with silver's complimentary colors—Loizou says knowing which colors work with silver is a great start to building outfits around the shiny shade—aim for black, maroon, navy and whites to help the silver pop
  • Start with silver accessories—If you're new to silver, start small, perhaps with the best silver huggie hoops, silver bags, or even a cute pair of silver heels
  • Let the silver steel the show—If you're jumping on the silver fashion trend, let the shade be the main focal point, for instance—wear a silver midi skirt with an all-black outfit or a silver dress with a black blazer

Loizou says silver can really elevate a look—much like how jewelry can complete an outfit—adding: "You are already halfway there just by knowing what colors complement silver. Black is an obvious choice, allowing silver's sleekness and subtle sheen to speak for itself. Other colors that work well with silver are dark blues such as navy or royal blue, creams, and whites, as well as deep wine colors like burgundy and maroon."

So consider pairing a silver dress with a black blazer, or a silver long-sleeve top with some navy or white wide-leg pants! For an everyday look, you could even opt for a silver top with a pair of jeans—which would be very Y2K of you.

As for occasions, Loizous says: "silver is the perfect option to incorporate into an outfit, as lighter tones of silver complement the pastel aesthetics commonly chosen for weddings. But, if choosing an all-silver dress seems like too much for a guest outfit, opting for silver accessories to accompany an outfit is an attractive choice.

"By pairing a silver blouse or cowl neck top with a pair of your favorite black jeans, your outfit will remain sophisticated and elegant, perfect for everyday or office wear if paired with a sleek black blazer. If it’s the bottom half you want to jazz up, you could pair a silver midi or mini skirt with a black top, black tights, and black boots to stand out."

MIL's silver fashion edit

If you're looking to snap up your own silver ensembles, the choices are endless! Thanks to celebs showing this shade so much love, there's no shortage of silver on the shelves—from shiny, silver disco pants to chic slip dresses,  all for very budget-friendly prices!


Topshop Bias Cut Satin Maxi Skirt

RRP: $65

This silver maxi skirt is a great dupe for Kendall Jenner's LACMA Art + Film Gala outfit.

Simply pair this with a black mesh top and you've got a killer look! Available in sizes 2 to 14.


Mango Asymmetrical Satin-Finish Dress

RRP: $179

This dress is the perfect occasion dress, whether you're attending a wedding or an event.

It's elegant and boasts a very wearable, muted silver tone.


Zara Open Back Rhinestone Top

RRP: $119

If you're looking for the perfect party top, this silver rhinestone number is a must!

You can pair this with a pair of black trousers or a black mini-skirt and you're ready to hit the dancefloor.


SKIMS Disco Mock Neck Sleeveless Thong Bodysuit

RRP: $88

If you're looking for something a bit more subtle, this metallic bodysuit from SKIMS is a great choice.

You can pair it with trousers and skirts and it's perfect for a day-to-night look. Available in sizes XXS to 3X.

Best celeb silver fashion moments

So far we've seen the likes of Emily Ratajkowski, Salma Hayek and Kendall Jenner all rock a silver outfit on the red carpet—even Florence Pugh's best fashion moments prove she's a fan of the shimmery shade. So, if you're looking for styling cues, feast your eyes over these silver fashion serves...

1. Kendall Jenner's silver midi skirt

Kendall Jenner wearing a black mesh top and long silver skirt at the 11th Annual LACMA Art + Film Gala at Los Angeles County Museum of Art on November 05, 2022 in Los Angeles, California.

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This is such a wearable look from Kendall—all you need a black long-sleeve mesh top, black bralette and a silver skirt and you've got the perfect date-night ensemble!

2. Lizzo's silver Grammys dress

Lizzo wears a silver ruffled dress as she accepts Record Of The Year for “About Damn Time” onstage during the 65th GRAMMY Awards at Arena on February 05, 2023 in Los Angeles, California

(Image credit: Getty Images/ Kevin Mazur)

At the 2023 Grammys, Lizzo proved why a silver dress is the ultimate party look as she scooped the award for Record Of The Year.

3. Margot Robbie's silver Oscars dress

Margot Robbie wears a silver strappy dress as she attends the 93rd Annual Academy Awards at Union Station on April 25, 2021 in Los Angeles, California.

(Image credit: Getty Images/ Chris Pizzello-Pool)

This is one of our favorite Margot Robbie red carpet looks, we just adore the silver dress and fringe hairstyle combo!

4. Salma Hayek's glittery silver dress

Salma Hayek wears a black and silver gown as she attends the Vanity Fair 95th Oscars Party at the The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, California on March 12, 2023.

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This black and silver moment was everything at the Vanity Fair Oscars after-party. Here Salma proves just how well silver and black mesh together!

5. Gigi Hadid's silver long-sleeve top and heel combo

Gigi Hadid wears a silver top and matching heels with cream cargo trousers as she is seen on the set of a photo shoot for Maybelline on January 17, 2023 in New York City.

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If wondering how to wear the silver fashion trend during the day, allow this off-duty outfit of a long-sleeve silver top to inspire you—we have to say, this is defo one of Gigi's best outfits.

6. Daisy Edgar-Jones silver sheer Vanity Fair dress

Daisy Edgar-Jones wears a silver rhinestone, sheer dress as she attends the 2023 Vanity Fair Oscar Party hosted by Radhika Jones at Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts on March 12, 2023 in Beverly Hills, California.

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We couldn't not include a sheer dress in this line-up. Here Daisy shows us that the silver and sheer dress trends are a match made in heaven!

7. Kaia Gerber's silver sequin dress

Austin Butler and model Kaia Gerber attend the Vanity Fair 95th Oscars Party at the The Wallis Annenberg Center for the Performing Arts in Beverly Hills, California on March 12, 2023.

(Image credit: Getty Images/ Michael TRAN / AFP))

We're big fans of Kaia's '90s-esque silver sequin dress—especially the backless and halter neck detailing.

Naomi Jamieson
Lifestyle News Writer

Naomi is a Lifestyle News Writer with the Women's Lifestyle team, where she covers everything from entertainment to fashion and beauty, as well as TikTok trends for Woman&Home, after previously writing for My Imperfect Life and GoodTo. Interestingly though, Naomi actually has a background in design, having studied illustration at Plymouth University but lept into the media world in 2020, after always having a passion for writing and earned her Gold Standard diploma in Journalism with the NCTJ.

Before working for Future Publishing’s Lifestyle News team, she worked in the Ad production team. Here she wrote and designed adverts on all sorts of things, which then went into print magazines across all genres. Now, when she isn’t writing articles on celebs, fashion trends, or the newest shows on Netflix, you can find her drinking copious cups of coffee, drawing and probably online shopping.