Gilded glamour: Let the Met Gala inspire your everyday wardrobe

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This year's Met Gala theme of "gilded glamour" prompted plenty of sparkles, satiny flowing fabrics, and metallic accents.

Here's how to take inspiration from one of fashion's most high profile events, without going over the top.

Three images of guests at the Met Gala, Kim Kardashian in a skin tight cream sequined gown, Gigi Hadid in a padded scarlet coat and dress and Bella Hadid in a black dominatrix style outfit with patterned stockings showing.
Let the Met Gala inspire you to glam up your own wardrobe.

The Marilyn Monroe look

You don't have to drape yourself in a $6.7 million sheer sparkly gown to emulate Kim Kardashian.

The main thing here is the shape - get that right, then add some interesting fabric to give a subtle nod to the Marilyn look.

This Davina Dress, $76.97, from Petal and Pup, gives a flash of skin through the fabric and is a great shape.

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At left, Kim Kardashian in a figure-hugging cream sequeined gown and at right, a model wears a lacy knitted gown in a coffee colour, the Davina Dress, $76.97, from Petal and Pup.
Go full gilded glamour and get the Marilyn Monroe shape and sheer effect, but with a more casual vibe in the Davina Dress, $76.97, from Petal and Pup. Photo: Evan Agostini/AP and Petal & Pup

Metallic glam

Blake Lively's Atelier Versace gown transformed on the steps of the Met to represent the patina of New York City buildings over time.

While it's unlikely you'll be able to change your dress at an event, you can take inspiration from the metallic sheen of her gown.

This Metallic Lainey Shimmer Sequin Midi Dress, $680, from Phase Eight (available through Next.com.au) shimmers and shines in all the right ways.

Blake Lively stands at the Met Gala wearing blue and gold gown designed to change colour. At right, a model wears a Metallic Lainey silver Shimmer Sequin Midi Dress, $680, from Phase Eight (available through Next.com.au
Shimmer and shine like Blake Lively in this Metallic Lainey Shimmer Sequin Midi Dress, $680, from Phase Eight (available through Next.com.au). Photo: Getty and Next

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Tuxedo with a twist

Kourtney Kardashian's Thom Browne outfit consisted of a long skirt made from a deconstructed jacket, and a cropped dress shirt.

Subverting traditional masculine attire like this can be super chic and edgy.

You can do the same by choosing a traditional suit and giving it a feminine edge, like this ASOS EDITION oversized longline wedding blazer, $180.

At left is Kourtney Karadashian and partner at the Met Gala, wearing variations on traditional tuxedos; at right is a model wearing a oversize silky white longline wedding blazer, $180, over white pants.
Subvert the traditional tux like Kourtney with this ASOS EDITION oversized longline wedding blazer, $180. Photo: Getty and ASOS

Giant puffers

Gigi Hadid's enormous Versace puffer jacket set a precedent for enormous puffers to become seriously cool as we move into winter.

Get the large look with this Nimbus Down Parka, $550 from Sweaty Betty - there's no need to wear it over a corset unless you want to.

at left is model Gigi Hadid wearing a scarlet puffer jacket shaped like a ball gown, over scarlet corsetery. At right is an everyday version down to the knee in navy blue, worn by a model in warmer clothing.
Make like Gigi and stay warm this winter with the Nimbus Down Parka, $550 from Sweaty Betty. Photo: Getty and Sweaty Betty

Leather Corsetry

Bella Hadid rocked up to the Met in a black Burberry corset dress with a high leg slit, accessorised with lacy tights and a pearl anklet.

If you want to give a nod to her look without going all out, add a corset to leather pants, such as this Lorrin Cropped Corset in Black Leatherette, $69.95, from Showpo.

at left is Bella Hadid wearing a dominatrix style corsetry outfit in black. At right a model wears the Lorrin Cropped Corset in Black Leatherette, $69.95, from Showpo.
Give corsetry a try with this Lorrin Cropped Corset in Black Leatherette, $69.95, from Showpo. Credit: AP and Showpo

Glam headwear

Jessica Chastain nailed the gilded glamour look with her Gucci sequinned gown and matching turban.

If you love the idea of a turban, but think it's a bit too much for every day, try a wide velvet headband.

This Armelle headband, $24.95, from Morgan & Taylor, is a great way to add some glam to an outfit.

At left, Jessica Chastain dressed in scarlet sequined gown wears a matching turban with an ornate clasp. At right, scarlet velvet Armelle headband, $24.95, from Morgan & Taylor,
A headband like Armelle headband, $24.95, from Morgan & Taylor, is more understated than a turban. Photo: Getty and The Iconic

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