There is something about sequins that instantly screams party! Whether it’s a birthday, a New Years party or cocktail party, sequin dresses add instant sparkle and glamour. A reason why many of us may be intimidated by a sequin outfit is because what conjures up in our minds is high-shine ‘look at me’ ensembles which can easily look OTT if worn incorrectly. If you are still dipping your toes into the sequin trend, then the easiest way to incorporate the glitz and glam of a sequin dress is to look to metallic dresses with shine. That way you can get the look and feel of a sparkly dress but without the vivacity. Another way to comfortably wear a sequin dress is by selecting shades and colours which flatter and complement your skin tone or look to dresses with different textures and degrees of sparkle. Look to a dress with sequin trim, or a sequin waist-band to add that wow factor but in a more pared down way. We will leave you inspired with 5 sequin dresses for 5 different occasions. Sparkle on!
5 Sequin Dresses for Every Occasion
1. Formal Event
BADGLEY MISCHKA ‘Black Sequin Cowl Back’
Available sizes: 8-20
This amazing gown by Badgley Mischka oozes sophistication and glamour! In an elegant black, this sequin dress is extremely wearable and would make a head-turning outfit for a formal event or occasion such as a gala event, red carpet or black tie dinner. The low cowl back detail adds a touch of allure with the full length style being flattering for all shapes and sizes. Pair this dress with elegant teardrop earrings for a look that is sure to sparkle and stun.
2. Birthday Party
FAME & PARTNERS ‘Bright Lights Dress’
Available sizes: 8
This Fame & Partners dress is the perfect party outfit! In a classic shift style, the all over black and silver sequin detailing makes for an impressive sight when the light catches this dress as you move or dance! To wear this dress, keep the rest of your look simple by opting for black strappy heels and a black matte clutch. For extra sass, pull hair back into a sleek and straight ponytail and finish with complementing earrings.
3. Cocktail Party
THE JETSET DIARIES ‘Notte Maxi Dress’
Available sizes: 8, 10
This elegant dress by The Jetset Diaries is the perfect outfit for cocktail hour! In a maxi style with thigh split, incorporate just a touch of sequin with the vertical striped sequin detail and beaded waist and neckline which covers this dress magnificently. This feminine shape and silhouette complements all body types. Pair with a nude heel to really let this dress shine on its own.
4. Daytime Event
THURLEY ‘Wild Heart Dress – Ivory’
Available sizes: 8, 10, 12
If you are attending a daytime event or occasion such as a garden party or outdoor wedding, taking sequins to daytime can be challenging. This beautiful Thurley dress features silver teardrop sequin embellishments which perfectly line the ivory floral paisley lace making this dress a wearable daytime look. Pair with silver accessories to further pick up the sparkle embellishment and a stylish clutch.
GEORGE ‘Adrina Gown’
Available sizes: 8-14
Whether you’re a guest or a bridesmaid, this dress by George would make a gorgeous, whimsical vision. An elegant take on the metallic trend, this beautiful strapless gown is lined top to bottom with bronze sequins. Wear it with a complementing metallic heel and clutch and simple jewelry.