'Bling' it on: Sequinned party dresses!
Sequins are no longer considered as over the top and tacky. On the contrary, the contemporary fashion circuit has been a lot about sequins of late. Especially, when it comes to dresses, sequinned dresses are currently topping the popularity chart! Women love attention, more so when it is being showered upon her outfit. And what better way to be in the limelight in a party, than to flaunt a sequinned dress which will automatically make you the cynosure of all eyes! With all that jazzed up look, you’re sure to rock!
Sequinned dresses not only match the festive ambience of a happy occasion, but also make you stand apart from the crowd. Simple fabrics and plain textures are always being spotted around, but those that are enthusiastic and experimental enough to sport a sequinned dress deserves all the hype and hoopla! However, the line and drape of a sequinned dress should be kept simple. Too much volume and an overly elaborate use of sequins will make you look garish, and rather, Disney-ish. Choose your colour from gold, silver, bronze and black, as these look best in sequins. You can try out deep tones in plum and purple as well! Of late, it is also being largely noticed as a celebrity trend, as was evident in the Oscars 2012. From Cameron Diaz to Kelly Osbourne, many starts shimmered in glitzy sequin dresses. Though each one of them dazzled the red carpet in their own characteristic style statement, the motif they shared was that of sequins. It’s all about bling these days, indeed!
Be it a splattering floor-length gown or an off-shoulder knee-length bodycon, sequins will never let you down. Of course, one must not make oneself look like a disco ball. The primary goal, as with all other types of dresses, is to show off your best assets, and hide your flaws, as much as you can. Since sequins sparkle and shine, they attract the eye easily. If you’re self-conscious about a particular body part, choose a dress that does not feature sequins on that part, be it the hips, the midsection, or the arms. For example, a woman who would prefer to downplay her hips should settle for a dress with a sequinned bodice and sleeves, but the lower half of the dress should be in matte and sequin free. Strategic sequin positioning should ideally be on those aspects of your figure that you love!
You also need to be amply careful about your shoes and accessories. Since sequins already shout out their built-in razzle-dazzle, make sure you go easy on the other components of your look. Sequinned styles are a fierce choice, no doubt about that, and hence balancing out the overall look can get a little dicey. Master the trick of doing low-key accessorizing, and it will add oodles of subtlety and elegance to your sequin dress. It is bold and striking, but that works to your advantage, provided you do not end up looking grossly overdressed! Style it right, consider the occasion/event and if you dress appropriately in a sequin dress, all eyes are going to there on you!