Sequins: 7 Rules to Wear Them, 5 To Shatter Conventions


While we generally connect sequins with excess, sparkling fashion accessories may be worn well beyond the holiday season. To do it right, though, we need to understand how style experts recommend wearing and styling these sparkling pieces. But do these rules really matter? Read on for the seven sequin rules stylists swear by, and five ways to break them.

Sequins: 7 Rules to Wear Them, 5 To Shatter Conventions

That sequin garment IS the accessory

That implies you don’t need even one more speck of something sparkling. Yes, shoes and a bag are technically accessories–Miss Cee will explain in a bit.

But you can break that rule

It’s a flashy, glossy method of covering you up. That is also the purpose of an accessory, such as a necklace, earrings, or a bracelet. They amp up the glitter and glam element of your outfit. Your sequined clothing is also doing this for you.

Layering It Correctly

It’s not often that you wear these really showy sequined dresses, but when you do, remember that a sequined dress is a lot of sparkle in and of itself. And, unless you’re a superstar, chances are you’ll be layering it. So, if you require a jacket or a shrug, like in the case of this spaghetti dress, never choose a sequined one—even if it was custom-made to match your gorgeous gown.

Carrying Your Sequins Correctly

Maintain the sophistication and delicate balance when wearing this super sexy silver sequin strappy bodycon to pull off a knockout. Keeping your footwear neutral does not always mean a neutral color. When combined with black shoes and a black handbag, this silvery ensemble really pops.

But you can break that rule by GOING ALL OUT!

And still nailing it!

Don’t overdo it with the sequins

Overdoing it, like with most fads, is a big fashion no-no. Yes, it’s easy to become mesmerized by all that glistening radiance. If you have a sequined skirt, skip the sequined clutch and strappy shoes.

But what if you do?

And still end up looking like the kween you are!

Maintaining a Light Makeup Look

To bring out its full potential, keep your makeup as natural as possible!

But Glitz has gone mainstream, and it is now common to see a little shine here and there

Wearing sequins in vivid patterns or hues is not recommended

For a Christmas cocktail party, how about a black sequined sheath? Yes. It’s a fantastic alternative to the conventional Little Black Dress. A fuchsia sequin gown with a poofy prom-esque skirt, on the other hand? No. On the mannequin, it’s adorable, but it’s virtually difficult to pull off unless you’re 17 and going to the Sno Ball.

But if you carry fuchsia in style, you can rock it!

Daytime sequined looks should be toned down, while evening sequined appearances should be amplified

When the sun shines, you may wear sequins! Simply wear them less frequently than you would at night. I’m not sure, but I’ve heard that wearing too many sequins during the day causes cornea burns in bystanders and admirers.

So what do you think? Is it more fun to follow these styling rules for confidence, or to break them?

While you’re at it, also learn how to style your favourite pair of knee high boots!


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