Ever since that Primark dress (you know, the long-sleeved gold one still being flogged on e-bay) sequins and such have haunted our closets. Is the little sparkling dress becoming the modern take on the as yet untouchable LBD?
We certainly think it is!
It’s young, fun and a chic way of jazzing up nights on the town. The latest trend to blend evening with day wear also introduces plenty of opportunity to shine. The chances of any of us traipsing up the red carpet may be minimal, but why should that limit our style?
Heavily beaded and sequined garments might seem best suited for special occasions. Slipping your favourite denims underneath a dress and cinching at the waist with a wide patent leather belt is a perfect casual look. Nude legs and strappy sandals is a great way to make an impression at those cocktail evenings. The same dress with opaque tights, a chunky cardigan and stack heels will make you the glammest individual in the office.
The trend is so hot that it has been rejuvenated to fit in with autumn/winter’s sophisticated feel. Detailing is massive and the use of metallic fabrics to accentuate designs was also very popular. Copper tones were reminiscent of all that glitters too.
The perfect way to hit middle ground is to opt for dresses in more forgiving fabrics with a shimmering finish. Try out the different styles on offer and be sure to choose a colour that complements your skin tone. The only way to figure out what works best for you is by a process of elimination. All the usual suspects are worth a go: from the web to the high-street to those quaint second hand stores.
I managed to find a few refreshing web options: lipsy.co.uk and rarefashion.co.uk made for a change from the heavily targeted asos.com.
If you’re still not convinced, meet middle ground with a swing top or vest. Work it in whichever way you choose – just don’t get left in the dark!