Time to chill the champagne. The holidays are nowhere near and already designers have sparkles in their eyes. But can you blame them (or us) for wanting that golden glow, not to mention all the other metallics, the richest jewel tones and even more daring saturated hues fit for birds of paradise? Wallflowers be forewarned, the look is meant to be worn full throttle, as in the entire cocktail dress or gown, further layered with ornate lace and other embroidered details. There are also enough sequins and paillettes to film a Great Gatsby sequel. Casual interpretations are miniskirts, skinny jeans and accessories such as clutches and booties.

Monique Lhuillier Fall 2013 RTW Michael Kors Fall 2013 RTW