Sequins and Sparkles

If there is one part of the holidays that I love more than snow, peppermint hot chocolate, and Christmas carols…it has to be sequined clothing. Nothing says, “I’m here for the party!” than an outfit adorned with sequins, sequins, and more sequins. Why stand in, when you can stand out with the help of a little sparkle?? The holiday season is the perfect time to shine as bright as a lighted Christmas tree. Personally, I think that sequins are appropriate all year round. Sequined tanks, sequined shorts…even sequined blazers are available. If it has sequins, chances are I will be drawn to it faster than Santa Claus’ reindeer can take off on Christmas Eve. Just remember that unfortunately, it is possible to wear too many sequins. With head-to-toe sparkle, you will look more like a disco ball than the belle of the ball. 

Sorry Heidi, but I will have to say “auf wiedersein” to this look.

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I am in full support of sequined cocktail dresses, and other pieces with sequined accents such as shirts with sequined elbow patches and sequin paneled mini-skirts. When applying such sequined pizzazz to an outfit, remember to keep the other components somewhat simple. Opt for solid colors and minimal accessories. Think of sequins as the lead role, and accessories as supporting actors in your grand holiday outfit.

The famous Lady Gaga once said, “And now, I’m just trying to change the world, one sequin at a time.” The next time you have have a holiday party to attend, try something different. Maybe think twice about breaking out your classic little black dress…unless it’s covered in sequins 😉




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