My roommate recently bought a gold dress from Zara, so I decided to swing by and risk the crowds. Unfortunately, hers was no longer in stock, but there was a huge metallic selection to choose from. I tried on a gold-brocade dress, $79, from the Zara Basic line. Its A-line shape was cute without being too foxy. Sadly, the fit was terrible. It wrinkled up top and hung loose at the waist. Plus, the itchy fabric—acrylic, polyester, and wool—reminded me of the flea-market sofa in my old dorm room. 689 Fifth Ave., at 54th St.; 212-371-2417.
The Find: Metallic Dresses
Want to shine at your holiday parties? Our shopper mines the city for the year's best metallic dresses.
Published on Dec 14, 2006 as a web exclusive.