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How to Wear the Sequin Fashion Trend


No matter what the year or trends, dressing up in sparkly sequins will always be a showstopper. Now that we’re entering the year’s party season filled with special events where friends and strangers get to dress up to the nines, it’s always fun to bring some sparkle and glamour into your best outfit.

Whether it’s for a Christmas party, New Year’s Eve, or just a dressed-up get-together with your loved ones, here’s how you can stand out and shine in sequins for this season’s endless photo opportunities.

What Are Sequins in Fashion?

Sequins are sparkly beads placed on all sorts of fabrics and clothing, from dresses to bags and accessories. Sequins can come in different sizes, colours, and opacities, and so there is more than one option when it comes to picking sequined clothes that suit your style.

Are Sequins Still in Style 2021?

Sequins are still very much in style this year thanks to the decade’s 70s fashion revival that celebrates everything fabulous, brightly coloured, and party-ready. From metallics to ruffles, here are some fun ways you can pull off the look.

How to Rock This Bold Trend for Party Season

Sequin Dress

Sequin dresses are the pinnacle of party pieces and should definitely be in your special occasion wardrobe. These come in a ton of colours and shapes that you can shop from different brands, so whether you want an asymmetrical dress or a mini dress, you’ll definitely find whatever you’re in the mood for. We love the blue sequin dress in the photo above that shifts colour and brings everyone’s attention to you while still remaining a little more lowkey.

Sequin Shoes

A pair of sequin shoes is definitely something you should add to your collection if you’re looking for a statement piece that will glitter under the light without overwhelming your overall look. These are great to wear with anything from a simple midi skirt to wide-leg trousers, and are a subtler yet still statement luxury piece. Get them in a cute open-toe slip-on silhouette or heeled boots.

Sequin Skirt

Skirts are a cute and flirty article of clothing that many women love to wear on the daily and keep several of in their wardrobe. Sequin skirts are a cool upgrade from your typical denim or cotton, and are perfect for any social event you might find yourself in. You can go for something all-out or for something a little more understated by choosing pieces with subtler sequin patterns or shapes.

Sequin Trousers

Going for a monochrome look with various textures is an excellent way to make your outfit sleek and truly stylish. Wear a pair of black sequin trousers with other black articles of clothing in different materials like in the photo above to make your look stand out from the rest, whatever the season.

Sequin Accessories

If you’re still a little hesitant to invest in a larger sequin item, start out with smaller pieces and work your way up. Accessorising with sequins is also an easy way to elevate a typical outfit and make it more party-appropriate.

Final Note

Sequins are always a welcome fixture at parties and during the holiday season, as it’s an easy way to show your festive and celebratory side. Whether you want to go all-out disco ball or choose something that sparkles a little bit when the light hits you, there’s no doubt that sequins will be your favourite party essential this season.

Imani Jackson

Imani Jackson is a writer born, raised, and based in South London. She developed a keen eye for style through her habit of observing people’s clothes in the street every day. When she isn’t doing that, she likes to spend her time writing about the trends she sees, going out and dancing with the girls, or curating her R&B playlist for the next round of people-watching.

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