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L-R: Balmain, Sportmax

There’s a lot of different fabrics to try if you’d like to add some shine to your outfit – satin, organza, polished cotton, patent leather, faux leather, latex, or vinyl.

L-R: David Koma, We11done

You can add a little or a lot of shine to your outfit, for example with a high shine dress or pair of trousers, or keeping it more understated by just adding one shiny accessory such as a bag or pair of shoes.

L-R: GCDS, Versace Menswear

A bit of shine is great to give a modern look to your outfit, and if you’d rather not go too far there’s options with just a slight gloss rather than going all the way with the high shine of something like patent leather or vinyl.

L-R: Gucci Menswear, Alexandre Vauthier

There’s also a number of finishes you could try, such as fabrics with glitter embellishment, or sequins and crystals. I haven’t included these in the post as I’ve focused on fabrics without extra embellishment.

L-R: MM6 Maison Margiela, Maison Margiela Couture

Below are some ideas in a variety of fabrics and finishes.

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