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How to Style a Sequin Dress

If there’s ever an occasion to have yourself a sequin moment, it’s the holiday season. Glitz and glam feel right at home alongside the Christmas lights and tinsel-trimmed trees, and who doesn’t want to send the year off with a showstopping ’fit? With a piece as statement-making as a sequin dress, you don’t want to over-accessorize or go too far over the top. But never fear, we have easy tips ahead for styling that sparkly mini dress, midi or maxi.

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Can I wear a necklace with a sequin dress?


Yes! However, the key word here is minimal, and it’s also important to consider the neckline of the dress. A simple choker, delicate chain or pendant necklace will compliment a v-neck, halter or strapless look. If your dress of choice features a one-shoulder or high neckline, though, we recommend just sticking to earrings.

What kind of shoes do I wear with a

sequin dress?


The answer to this question all depends on the occasion—and despite what you may think, a sparkly dress can actually be dressed down! For a holiday party or festive formal affair, opt for a strappy neutral heel that won’t detract from the drama of the dress. If you’re keeping things a little more low-key, we love the look of boots and an oversized faux-leather jacket.

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How do you style a sequin dress?

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Add a Jacket

Your favorite sequin mini dress can be styled to match any dress code with the help of an extra layer. Making an appearance at the annual office party? Start with a black sequin dress, add a tailored blazer and finish with kitten heels or pumps. Going out with friends for NYE? Top that white sequin dress with a moto-inspired leather jacket and accessorize with a sleek clutch.

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Play With Texture

Styling your sequin dress with other fabrics, like velvet and faux leather, is an easy way to create looks you can wear long beyond the holidays. For example, you can throw a velvet blazer over top for an extra dose of luxury, or pair a long sleeve sequin dress with suede boots for a chic outfit that’s simultaneously weather-appropriate.

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Get Creative


Who said you have to wear your dress as a dress? With a few tweaks, you can visually turn that glittery mini into a skirt for even more styling options. Try a graphic t-shirt knotted over a side-slit sequin midi dress and complete with strappy heels. You can also tuck a solid turtleneck or crew neck sweater into a belt, and then add sheer tights and booties.

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The Finishing Touches

When it comes to your hair and jewelry, simplicity is key. You can’t go wrong with a messy bun, slicked-back high pony or soft, loose waves. As far as earrings go, resist the urge to pair sparkle with (more) sparkle. Delicate gold drop earrings or classic hoops are both great options.