Emirates Woman brings you the weekly edit of the season’s top 12 must-have pieces for your wardrobe and home. This week’s trend is Dark Romantic.

Take a walk on fall’s dark side by dressing in hues of deep metallic golds, bronzes and black while channelling inspiration from the 17th century. Moving away from the usual ethereal and flowy styles this season’s dark romantic trend has been updated with chunky silver embellishment, pops of colour and structured flashes of shimmer, giving the new mood a super luxe appeal.

Heading up the balance between romance and horror is Alexander McQueen, Jean-Paul Gaultier, Christian Lacroix and Rodarte who all brought sexy, bold and alluring gothic styles to their autumn/winter 2014 runway shows. If there was ever a moment to dabble in goth beauty this is it, add a deep crimson lip and thick dark liner for a darkly seductive edge.