I just scored an awesome white and silver brocade vintage shell top, so I was psyched when I learned brocade was a trend this winter. This romantic fabric conjures up images of royalty and ladies who lunch - the latter not being very enticing. Nonetheless, in modern silhouettes and in moderation, this metallic floral print can be quite fetching. I'll have to model my shell for you soon, in the meantime, here are my brocade designer and non-designer selections:
Mint Brocade Mini Dress, $395.
Forever 21 Brenda Brocade Jacket, $29.80.
A few more, so
Parameter Brocade Print Bustier with Velvet Sash, on sale for $122 (originally $174).