Fashion, Outfit of the Day

Chainmail Dress for New Year’s Eve

Medieval styles are making a comeback in the form of chainmail! Crafted out of interlocking metal rings (like a metal mesh fabric), this old time textile was worn as a form of armor during the Medieval Era. It protected warriors against sharp objects without sacrificing the flexibility that they needed on the battlefield. I was first introduced to “mail” during a costume history class at LSU. At the time I thought half of the information I was memorizing was a waste of brain space. But here I am regurgitating it several years later!

 

chainmail

chainmail

 

If you keep up with pop culture, then you may recall seeing Kim Kardashian in this two-piece chainmail outfit two years ago. While some critics were quick to express their disapproval, I liked it! With dinner plans and a dance party on the calendar for New Year’s Eve, this little number might be the winner!

 

chainmail

chainmail

 

This imitation chainmail piece is a personal favorite for many reasons. One of which is its versatility. It is suitable for a black tie affair and everything in between with the right accessories. The fit is incredible and it is all because of the woven material. For today’s shoot I kept it classy with nude pumps and minimal jewelry. I haven’t decided whether or not to wear it as is on Saturday or if I should shake things up with a leather jacket and these embellished booties. Edgy or chic? That is the question!

 

chainmail

chainmail

 

Call Nancy at Current Clothing (415-400-5517) to order a gold or black chainmail dress. Or, shop other chainmail finds here:

 

Thank you to Current Clothing for sponsoring this post. All opinions are my own.

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2 Comments

  • Reply Karin Rypl December 28, 2016 at 10:05 am

    Beautiful!!! Glad u r using that info learned at LSU!

    • Reply Kelsey K. December 28, 2016 at 1:39 pm

      Haha…I thought you would be glad to hear so!

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