Sequins aren’t just for Christmas. But it's a pretty good place to start.
Given the current state of the world, you’d be forgiven for not feeling quite as festive in the lead-up to Christmas this year, but a little bit of sparkle can go a long way in putting a smile on your face.
Sequins might be synonymous with the party season, but their perennial appearance year after year is for good reason.
Not only do sequins make for a timeless addition to any wardrobe, the right sequin dresses imply you’ve made the most effort in the room (when really you were running out the door to catch the bus).
So, with the price of just about everything getting higher and higher by the day (it seems), why not make your key seasonal piece work harder for you this year? And, make it sequinned.
Whether it's your first office Christmas party in two years, festive drinks at a neighbours, or Santa’s favourite day itself (not to mention welcoming in the New Year with a bang a week later), a staple sequinned piece will see you through every festive season event, and beyond.
Take this Ombre Sequin Midi Skirt from Warehouse. Team it with an oversized grey knit and some black knee-high boots and you've got a great look for dinner or drinks with friends any time in winter. (In summer you could dress it down with a white vest top or T-shirt, and slides).
For a Sunday coffee date, team this Relaxed Sequin Ruched Sleeve Blazer with a slouchy white T-shirt, some faded jeans and trainers.
Make this Sequin Round Neck Tie Front Midi Tea Dress office-friendly by wearing it with a slim-fitting black jumper over the top with tights and kitten heels.
And don't save these Animal Print Sequin Wide Leg Trousers for Sunday best – why not give your dog walk a touch of glam by wearing them with your fave hoodie and walking boots?
None of us can afford to buy things that we wear once a year. So here's our edit of 20 of the best sequin party pieces that'll bring joy to your wardrobe all year round.
Sequin Round Neck Tie Front Midi Tea Dress | £79 from Marks & Spencer
Animal Print Sequin Wide Leg Trousers | £49.50 from Marks & Spencer
Simara Sequin Pleat Dress | £179 from Phase Eight
Estella Ombre Midi Skirt | £89 from Phase Eight
Albaray Sequin Skirt | £89 from John Lewis
Sequin A Line Fluid Skirt | £49.40 (Was £79) from Warehouse
Yours Curve London Sequin Wrap Jumpsuit | £49 from Next
hush Naomi Sequin Skirt | £99 from John Lewis
Relaxed Sequin Ruched Sleeve Blazer | £69 from Marks & Spencer
Limara Sequined Fair Isle Jumper | £165 from Ted Baker
Feather & Sequin Tailored Single Breasted Jacket | £135.20 (was £169) from Karen Millen
Pink Leopard Print Sequin Wrap Dress | £20.80 (was £26.80) from Simply Be
Alessandra Sequin Embellished Jumpsuit | £199 from Phase Eight
Lipsy Short Puff Sleeve Slash Neck Top | £34 from Next
Sequin Stripe Velvet Tie Strap Top | £41.60 (was £52) from Oasis
Sequin Round Neck Regular Fit Top | £29.50 from Marks & Spencer