By Dana Flax
According to Elle.com, the hottest trend for summer is none other than metallics. Seriously, ladies, you don't have to be a hard rocker or part of a motorcycle gang to wear metal studs and iridescent fabrics with pride. Take a tip from Rihanna: metallic accessories can even serve as instruments of self-defense! Fashion as function, people.
Now click through to see some major metallic fashions modeled by your favorite stars, then decide if you want to try this at home. And if you do, just steer clear of the microwave (to be on the safe side of stylish).
Miley Cyrus goes double duty here at the Elizabeth Glaser Pediatric AIDS Foundation's A Time For Heroes celebrity carnival, rocking both a studded belt and a chain link necklace.
Donning one of the many eccentric costumes from her Circus tour, tough gal Britney Spears rides that elusive line between "armor" and "lingerie" with style and subtlety.
On her way to lunch at the Ivy in Los Angeles, Kim Kardashian puts a little Sgt. Pep in her step with these metallic-embossed plackets on her vest.
Maybe studded lapels are the key to contentment and peace of mind, because this is just about the happiest we've seen Miss Lindsay Lohan in quite some time.
Pairing a metallic halter gown with a fluffy boa, Kate Hudson evokes the most glamorous of the "Gilligan's Island" castaways, Ginger. The dress doubles as a mega-tan enhancer when worn in the island sunshine.
Michelle Trachtenberg, star of NBC's "Mercy," adds a little studding to an otherwise sweet pea outfit. We always knew you had a little leather mama side to you, lady.
Carrying perhaps the (gasp!) same bag, Whitney Port shows her enthusiasm for leather studding and frozen yogurt.
Former "American Idol" contestant Jordin Sparks brings the party wherever she goes, in this metallic, disco-inspired number. Well, she at least brings the disco ball to the party, right?
Kate Moss updates a classic, Greek toga-inspired look with stellar metallic fabric. Opa!
That's right, folks, metallics aren't just for the ladies! Adam Lambert may be the No. 2 guy on "American Idol," but he certainly wins at simultaneously wearing fabulous studding, a metallic belt and what we assume to be totally authentic dog tags.
Skilled implementation of metallic accessories? Mary-Kate Olsen's got it covered, dude!
Two things that Sharon Stone has always had in the bag: commitment to charity and winning style. Oh, and a great rack, as adorned by these sparkly metallic decolletage ornaments.