Sparkle in Sequins

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The holiday season is finally upon us, which means it’s time to prepare for those festive soirées and NYE parties.

Words: Emma Walsh

In keeping with tradition, a host of designers ranging from Valentino to Burberry chose to experiment with sequins for their AW16 collections; embellishing statement accessories, evening gowns and even Sports Luxe styles.

From the demure to the dazzling, sequins hit the runway like they never have before, as each label delved into past decades. Ashish paid homage to 70s glam rock with its bold selection of holographic full-length dresses and embroidered slogans, while Chanel channelled a more conservative look, opting for bedazzled suit skirts and 1940s bowler hats.

In true Saint Laurent style, Ex-Creative Director Hedi Slimane brought a gothic edge to the Parisian fashion house, juxtaposing sequins with matt leather for their collection of asymmetrical cocktail dresses and ruffled skirts. Following on the same 80s theme, Moschino added a distressed element to its AW16 show, pairing burnt satin fabric with diminutive metallic detailing.

One of fashion week’s most wearable trends, sequins have the versatility to be styled in a multitude ways. For those looking to make a statement, think all-over shine with an embellished gown, or if you prefer a subtle accent, team all-black outfits with a stand out clutch or head piece.

Whether you want to add a delicate touch of shimmer, or go all out with a glamorous head to toe ensemble; we’ve scoured the shops to find the key pieces that will keep you going until the New Year.

Stand out from the crowd with our edit of the High Street’s hottest trend: sequins.


Sequin strappy top, £29.99, H&M


Camo bomber, £75, Topshop 


Embellished mesh maxi dress, £110, River Island 


Sequin mini skirt, £45, Topshop


Zip around purse, £9.99, New Look


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