Wear Fur And Brocade Like Alexa Chung

by Rosie Narasaki

Does anyone have a cooler, more eclectic sense of style than Alexa Chung? One day, she's wearing beautifully-embroidered Vilshenko suits with severe braids (and glittery silver nails), the next she's absolutely killing it in various iterations of Chanel — and now? Well, she recently attended the opening of the New York Edition Hotel in a fur-trimmed brocade dress — and if you're thinking Henry VIII, don't worry, because Alexa Chung's Simone Rocha party dress is anything but stuffy. It's actually a pitch perfect blend of on-trend/modern and regal/retro, very queen-goes-to-a-cocktail-party, but with a quirky, fun twist. Because no Alexa outfit is complete without a quirky, fun twist, right?

At any rate, it's a fun look to replicate. Who doesn't want a touch of the royal as they sip champagne? It's a look that translates well to anything from a fancy birthday party to a night out to a wedding (though you might want to skip the white, if that's where you're headed).

Outside of high-end designers like Simone Rocha, there weren't exactly a lot of spiffy fur-trimmed brocade cocktail dresses out on the market — so instead I compiled a list of fun, Alexa Chung-inspired fur and brocade pieces. Let's start with a look at the dress in question, then move on to the shopping!


Glamorous Cécile Brocade Skirt

Glamorous Cécile Brocade Skirt, $68, Nastygal

Faux Fur Face Clutch

Faux Fur Face Clutch, $35, Topshop

Charm City Sweetheart Dress

Charm City Sweetheart Dress, $89.99, ModCloth

Genuine Fur Accent Suede Pump

Genuine Fur Accent Pump, $95.80, Nordstrom

Butterfly Brocade Fit and Flare Dress

Butterfly Brocade Fit and Flare Dress, $99, Nordstrom

Ever After Bag

Nila Anthony x Nastygal Ever After Bag, $40, Nastygal

Lemonhill Brocade Dress

Erin Fetherston Lemonhill Brocade Dress, $350, Anthropologie

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