Style Watch: 5 of the best brocades
1 Brocade dress with velvet bow, €63.44, www.littlewoodsireland.ie
'A great ladylike interpretation on the trend, perfect for winter weddings and race meetings -- just add a black velvet jacket.'
2 Brocade dress coat €40, Penneys, www.primark.co.uk
'Style this coat with leather pants, sky-high heels and a ruffle blouse for a touch of Baroque-and-roll cool!
3 Elizabeth Rose dress, €135, French Connection, www.frenchconnection.com
'Do brocade for the party season in this pretty dress -- this cut is particularly great on pear-shaped girls.'
4 Brocade drape mini skirt, €125, Karen Millen www.karenmillen.com
'Get the Balmain look for less with this cute mini -- just add lace-up boots and a faux-fur jacket.'
5 Miso Brocade Jacket, €40.37 www.republic.co.uk
'Worn over a black dress this shrug will define your waistline and slim your silhouette.'