Sequin dresses would seem to be the perfect buy for the festive season, adding extra shimmer and sparkle to any occasion, however there is a downside, in that they can also be extremely unflattering. Not only can they add bulk unless beautifully cut, but also they can expose lumps and bumps at a time when all you want is to look svelte. And you have to be extremely slim to wear all-over sequins which simply pour over your body, and even then…..are you sure?
Finding sequin dresses that flatter can be a trawl through the stores as everyone has at least one in their collection at this time of year. What you’re looking for is a body skimming shape, cleverly placed embellishment and a dress you’ll want to wear over and over again.
Avoid all-over sequins and look for shapes and styles that are unusual, interesting, sexy and with a subtle sparkle. You’re not trying to light up the room, but party dresses with sequins are a must at Christmas and for New Year’s Eve, and every girl needs at least one in her closet.
p.s. My fave here is the Rise Elizabeth Dress which also comes in black lace over a nude lining. If you want the navy version, which seems mostly sold out, you’ll also find it here, but it’s whizzing out of the door there too. Most of these dresses are sold out in some sizes, so if you fall in love, buy it quick.