Wednesday, November 28, 2018

The Sequin Sparkle Edit

Sequin looks are very much a personal choice. You can either love them, loath them or merely prefer to dabble in this style with accessories during party season. I've found that over the years I have become a fully converted sequin lover. I had a bad experience in the past which set me off with an immediate anti-sequinned phobic attitude. The dress in hindsight was the wrong cut for me and the sequins were so rough they cut into the side of my arms leaving me with war wounds for days after.  But over the years on model jobs, you essentially have to wear what you are given. There is a myth in the fashion & model world where we get to choose what we wear.. we don't!:),  but sometimes this can be a really great thing because you are pushed outside of your comfort zone to be this blank canvas. And because of this a number of my stylist friends have reconverted me to the world sequins.

When it comes to my personal wardrobe if a sequin number is going to be purchased I always opt for "softer sequins"- believe it or not they do exist. I presumed there was only one form, the super sharp impossible to wear kind, but there are plenty of styles specifically for us sensitive skin people always feel the fabrics and test if this is wearable for you. Next of course its cuts and styles and for today I'm showing 3 different looks that are extremely wearable for a broad selection of body types along with lots of other style options.

The Sequin Shift Dress 

Look one is a simple but effective shift dress. It works on all body types and shift styles always work as a wonderful "emergency" back up dress over the Christmas period especially for those last minute party invites. Embrace them bare legged or opted for opaque tights and ankle boots. I choose a cap sleeve today but there are tonnes of options both on the hughstreet to designer finds offering full sleeve lengths, 3/4 lengths or no sleeve at all. If you are the type of person that does tend to feel the cold a classic black biker jacket is my go-to which instantly gives you party season look some edge! I've link more styles in the gallery below!  

Dress details:  true to size wearing size 18 today 

River Island here sizes 12 -18  (On sale!) and black version here 

River Island plus - sizes 18-28 here ( On sale!) and black version here

 The 2 in 1 Mix & Match Effect 

Co ordinates and mix and match styles work as a brilliant way to maximise your wardrobe. Worn together you have a brilliant statement look- here I'm wearing a matching set which looks like a midi dress if you wear the skirt higher up or you can lower the skirt ever so slightly to give it a two piece effect. If you wanted more of a cosy feel add a cosy jumper either high neck or Bardot styles. Various colour palettes will work with this, lilac, black, greys, creams and crisp whites. To get a different look out of the sequin top; look to high waisted black skinny jeans, and high waist black leather look skirt or even a high waisted fit and flared skirt. There's so many brilliant options with mix and match sets which makes them a perfect choice if you want to slowly add sequins into your wardrobe.

This particular set is from V by Very at Littlewoods Ireland. I spotted it at their fashion show and I just fell in love with it! I'll link it here as well as give more options below!

Sequin top ( wearing size 18) : V by Very at Littlewoods Ireland sizes 8-18  here ( On sale!)

Sequin skirt ( wearing size 18): V by Very at Littlewoods Ireland sizes only sizes 14-18 left  here

Wrap effect dresses: 

Wrap styles are one of the most flattering styles you can opt for. They hug your waistline and create a beautiful hourglass silhouette easily. The dress above was from a shoot in NewYork for Evans and it's possibly one of my favourite dresses for this season. Both Evans and Dorothy Perkins have tonnes of amazing options as well as Next and Phase Eight which I've linked below.

Dress : Evans sizes 14 -28 here  ( On sale ) and similar with long sleeves here

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