Holidays are my favorite time of the year to break out the sparkly stuff. And on the top of my holiday outfit list is anything with Lurex in it. I love Lurex because it gives fabric a nice shimmer and can work for both informal or dressier events, depending on how much is woven into the base fabric.
Many people confuse Lurex with lamé. But Lurex is actually the brand name of a metallic yarn that is incorporated into fabric to give it varying degrees of shimmer, depending on how much is woven in at production. The company that makes Lurex thread has been in the business of making women sparkle since 1946!
Lamé, on the other hand, is an actual all over shiny fabric. In other words, lamé can have Lurex in it, but Lurex can’t be lamé.
Both of these can easily be worn to a house party or out to dinner. The Lurex weave adds a festive touch that is perfect for the holidays.
Though glittery is good anytime of year!
1970s Black and silver Lurex wide leg pants worn with 90s black burnout velvet blouse.
60s Gold metallic pumps, red and black silk chiffon scarf and bracelet, brooch and earrings from the 1950s.
1970s Beaded Black and silver Lurex maxi skirt worn with black jersey wrap top,
beaded gold fringed woven sash belted at waist, gold lamé and rhinestone clutch, 60s bracelet and earrings and gold laser cut ballet flats.
And here are some authentic vintage Lurex pieces for sale on the website.
- Early 60s Black and silver lurex wiggle style cocktail dress 36b/28w
- 1970s Black and silver lurex fitted jacket 34b/26w
- Later 60s Black and white tuxedo style cocktail dress with silver lurex. 36b 30w
Till next time,
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