Trend How-To: Sequins

If you’re shopping for that perfect little skirt or dress for Christmas day or New Years eve and you want something that’s dressy and chic but understated too, then sequins are the way to go.

They come in and out of fashion about as often as animal print and bright colours, but it seems that this summer sequins are the most popular they’ve ever been.

Whether it’s a sequin dress or a sequin clutch, you can add a bit of sparkle to any look and not just for a night on the town, sequins can be worn in the day too as long as you pair them with simple pieces like t shirts and flats.

Celebrities have jumped on the bandwagon too with A-Listers like Kristen Stewart and Gwyneth Paltrow sporting the trend, as designers like Chanel and Elie Saab pave the way with sparkling footsteps.

With the festive season already upon us, what better time to add a bit of sparkle to your look!

Check out our gallery of celebrities wearing sequins and our shopping guide to get the look yourself.

1.Alice in the Eve sequin mini skirt $69.95 at GeneralPants.com.au, 2.  Neon Hard Sequin Collar Shirt $69.95 at GeneralPants.com.au, 3. Sportsgirl Disco Tee $129.95 at Sportsgirl.com, 4. Zara Sequinned Ballet Flat $90.00 at Zara.com, 5. Sportsgirl Lara Embellished Dress $169.95 at Sportsgirl.com, 6. Zara Sequinned Wallet $60.00 at Zara.com , 7. ASOS Sequin Cuff $33.80 at ASOS.com, 8. TopShop Sequin Knicker Short $80.00 at Topshop.com, 9. Dotti ‘Zaria’ sequin bodycon dress $99.95 at Dotti.com

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91 Comments

  • judi1
    Reply judi1 Sunday 27th October, 2013 at 7:08 pm

    Love sequins!

  • Reply Jane Thursday 3rd January, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Love sequins.

  • Reply Isis21 Tuesday 25th December, 2012 at 4:05 pm

    Sequins can look great. Nothing like a bit of sparkle.

  • Reply vikki18 Thursday 13th December, 2012 at 8:39 am

    amazing!

  • Reply SuperStylish Sunday 9th December, 2012 at 10:33 am

    Emma looks so pretty, loving the shoes #4!

  • lanalang
    Reply lanalang Saturday 1st December, 2012 at 12:18 am

    I love a sequin piece here and there.

  • Reply sonzie Friday 19th October, 2012 at 12:15 am

    i love me some sequins. day or night!

  • Reply maggielyly Saturday 8th September, 2012 at 11:40 am

    Love 1, 2 and 5

  • Discomilk
    Reply Discomilk Sunday 12th August, 2012 at 8:06 am

    awesome 🙂

  • Reply cindyhu_1234 Saturday 21st July, 2012 at 6:46 pm

    love the blue sparkly shorts 😛

  • Reply Cindizzle Thursday 21st June, 2012 at 7:56 pm

    I love the Topshop sequin knicker short! Doubt I’d be able to pull them off though. Emma Watson looks good in everything omg

  • Reply EliseA Thursday 24th May, 2012 at 9:17 am

    Need sequins in my life.

  • Reply Crystal Tuesday 10th April, 2012 at 11:13 am

    love it

  • Reply diamond0901 Monday 9th April, 2012 at 11:23 am

    loving the cuff

  • Reply Crystal Friday 23rd March, 2012 at 10:39 am

    gorgeous!

  • ellisonralph
    Reply ellisonralph Sunday 18th March, 2012 at 3:40 pm

    sequins are the best! they can be used to jazz up just about any occasion.

  • Bones
    Reply Bones Tuesday 6th March, 2012 at 3:38 pm

    Looooove black sequins

  • Reply ladadidah Wednesday 29th February, 2012 at 6:09 pm

    have warmed up to these after initially not liking sequins much

  • Reply jones Friday 17th February, 2012 at 10:21 am

    oohhhh i like all of those items, but i’d be worried about the sequins falling off

  • Reply dapperdolly Sunday 12th February, 2012 at 11:18 am

    A lot of nice pieces.

  • Reply lizzie77 Monday 6th February, 2012 at 11:20 am

    cute dresses very sparkly.

  • Reply lara.heaton Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 8:44 am

    *except lindsey lohan

  • Reply lara.heaton Saturday 7th January, 2012 at 8:43 am

    This is definitely the ‘right’ way to do sequins, they all look so good!

  • Reply jasminexox Wednesday 28th December, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    really diggin that sleeveless blouse and the skirt!

  • Reply jasminexox Wednesday 28th December, 2011 at 1:22 pm

    really diggin that sleeveless blouse and the skirt!

  • Reply AshleyKins Friday 23rd December, 2011 at 8:39 pm

    Love love.

  • Reply midnightstarfish Thursday 22nd December, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Wow blingy 🙂

  • Reply sisterfox Friday 16th December, 2011 at 12:15 am

    Just realised I bought #9 today – my dream dress! Loving this trend at the moment

  • Reply misslauraaah Thursday 15th December, 2011 at 11:54 pm

    great article! always tough deciding what to match sequins with..

  • eleanore
    Reply eleanore Tuesday 13th December, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    love the shoes

  • Reply chocolatelace Sunday 11th December, 2011 at 8:00 am

    loved the little sequinned skirt

  • Reply BellaB Saturday 10th December, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    I wouldn’t dare wear too much in the way of sequins. And I can’t come to terms with them as daywear.

  • Reply chocolatelace Saturday 10th December, 2011 at 8:32 am

    gorgeous, emma watson looks beautiful!

  • hausoftina
    Reply hausoftina Saturday 10th December, 2011 at 5:55 am

    These are definitely some good ways to incorporate sequins in your outfit! I love Emma’s outfit!(:

  • Reply AmberB Friday 9th December, 2011 at 5:31 pm

    Emma Watson looks amazing!

  • GoodThanks
    Reply GoodThanks Friday 9th December, 2011 at 5:19 pm

    Love it.

  • Reply sallync Friday 9th December, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    I love the sparkles but I do think less is more…so I’d stick to a sparkly trim. I can’t imagine how uncomfortable it would be to wear a fully sequinned dress or skirt!

  • Reply Parfasseux Friday 9th December, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    So much love for sparkles right now! Trying to invest in a cute sparkly blazer or clutch x

  • Reply kirstar14287 Friday 9th December, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    Love sparkles!

  • fashionistar.
    Reply fashionistar. Friday 9th December, 2011 at 2:10 pm

    Mmmm i love sequins!
    a how to is important though, it’s so easy to look tacky when it’s done wrong!

  • Reply holly vals Friday 9th December, 2011 at 1:57 pm

    Zoe’s green dress is stunning!

  • Gjenia
    Reply Gjenia Friday 9th December, 2011 at 1:28 pm

    I don’t know about sequins, I feel a little odd when I wear them!

  • Reply Crystal Friday 9th December, 2011 at 1:21 pm

    love it!

  • Reply stefaneigh Friday 9th December, 2011 at 1:14 pm

    I love sparkly things…sequins 🙂

  • Reply melissacicero Friday 9th December, 2011 at 12:52 pm

    love sequins

  • SuzyM11
    Reply SuzyM11 Friday 9th December, 2011 at 12:47 pm

    I love #9 (dress) but dont think i could pull it off… sparkly shoes though – i can def pull them off! 🙂

  • Reply ichigolove01 Friday 9th December, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    I’m lovin’ the sequins trend right now. I wish I could pull it off better though

  • Reply buonarrotischisel Friday 9th December, 2011 at 11:09 am

    I love it!

  • ppennylane
    Reply ppennylane Friday 9th December, 2011 at 10:52 am

    emma watson looks lovely, hahah i dont think i could ever pull off a sequin dress though!

  • sommy7
    Reply sommy7 Friday 9th December, 2011 at 9:49 am

    Sparkles make me shine 🙂

  • Legssss
    Reply Legssss Friday 9th December, 2011 at 9:49 am

    emma looks gorgeous in that photo, but sequins are the way to go

  • Reply mzluvinkhim Friday 9th December, 2011 at 9:34 am

    I am a huge fan of sequins i love to sparkle.

  • Reply jenniekellett Friday 9th December, 2011 at 9:30 am

    OMG and the sportsgirl dress!

  • Reply jenniekellett Friday 9th December, 2011 at 9:29 am

    I love the Zara shoes!!

  • Reply Clair Friday 9th December, 2011 at 9:27 am

    Love sequins!!!

  • Reply ethereal Friday 9th December, 2011 at 9:24 am

    I totally love the black mini skirt!

  • Reply Mimic Friday 9th December, 2011 at 9:20 am

    Love this trend to bits!!

  • Reply Tashie Friday 9th December, 2011 at 9:17 am

    Love everything!!

  • Reply Danielle Friday 9th December, 2011 at 8:52 am

    prettyyy

  • Reply tessarella Friday 9th December, 2011 at 8:50 am

    I love sequins and am thrilled that they are more popular than ever!

  • Reply livi Friday 9th December, 2011 at 8:26 am

    gorgeous style 🙂

  • Reply thugsy Friday 9th December, 2011 at 8:20 am

    LOVE

  • Reply doogs Friday 9th December, 2011 at 8:16 am

    love sparkles

  • Reply bardie Friday 9th December, 2011 at 8:13 am

    I need more sequins

  • spunkx
    Reply spunkx Friday 9th December, 2011 at 7:42 am

    I’m loving the sportsgirl offerings – I was in a SG store the other day and was happily blinded by the bling 🙂

  • Reply darling Friday 9th December, 2011 at 7:36 am

    i like sparkle on others but not myself

  • Reply ang43@hotmail.com Friday 9th December, 2011 at 7:10 am

    I love it when a girl sparkles!!!

  • Reply juliew Friday 9th December, 2011 at 6:45 am

    all glittery, very pretty

  • Reply chris Friday 9th December, 2011 at 4:54 am

    sequins in moderation

  • Reply chrystal Friday 9th December, 2011 at 4:50 am

    my daughter loves my sparkly clothes

  • Reply KatP Friday 9th December, 2011 at 12:24 am

    not a fan!

  • Reply lizzie77 Thursday 8th December, 2011 at 11:27 pm

    I like 2. red top!

  • Reply UNoPoo Thursday 8th December, 2011 at 10:54 pm

    Fabulous trend!

  • Reply dincy101 Thursday 8th December, 2011 at 8:23 pm

    I love the cuff, I see that they’re coming back in

  • Fashionis_blows
    Reply Fashionis_blows Thursday 8th December, 2011 at 7:57 pm

    Love the red top with the sparkly collar.

  • Reply happyendingsz Thursday 8th December, 2011 at 7:40 pm

    I love the sequins and have always wanted a sparkly dress, so its nice to know that its in fashion right now. 🙂

  • sbooth29
    Reply sbooth29 Thursday 8th December, 2011 at 7:33 pm

    stunning!

  • Reply mmiiaa Thursday 8th December, 2011 at 7:27 pm

    LOVING THE CLOTHES!! And that model is so pretty!! <3

  • Fashionista8P
    Reply Fashionista8P Thursday 8th December, 2011 at 7:22 pm

    I love this look… Sooo much

  • Reply daysofourlives123 Thursday 8th December, 2011 at 7:20 pm

    Number 2 = omg!

  • Reply traanster Thursday 8th December, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    I love the second top. Emma looks great!

  • erinlyndal
    Reply erinlyndal Thursday 8th December, 2011 at 6:33 pm

    I have always loved Emma Watson in that dress, so classy!

  • Myra
    Reply myra00 Thursday 8th December, 2011 at 6:07 pm

    loving number 9!

  • Reply MsKimo Thursday 8th December, 2011 at 5:41 pm

    Adds so much more fun to your outfit, love! x

  • Reply piccolanippy Thursday 8th December, 2011 at 4:40 pm

    I looove sequins!

  • leilani-lovebird
    Reply leilani-lovebird Thursday 8th December, 2011 at 4:38 pm

    sequins are a girls best friend – as long as you dont jersey shore them ahaha

    • Tash Williams
      Reply Tash Williams Thursday 8th December, 2011 at 5:03 pm

      i wish i had a like button to like your comment xx

  • Reply silver_fox Thursday 8th December, 2011 at 4:17 pm

    nice article!

  • Reply Sarahh Thursday 8th December, 2011 at 3:55 pm

    I really like the mini skirt!

  • Reply fifi73 Thursday 8th December, 2011 at 3:43 pm

    I do like a bit of sparkle, but I don’t think I could pull off a sparkly dress…. I’ll stick to just accessories….. 😉

  • Reply Whatthe Thursday 8th December, 2011 at 3:33 pm

    Loving the sparklies!

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