Sequins in Fashion: shine on you brilliant thing!
All women everywhere are magpies at heart! Give us anything shiny, bright and brilliant and we are sold in a heartbeat! Glitter makes our hearts sing and sequins with all their sparkling glory hits right at the pleasure centres of our brains! For the longest time though sequins and all this shiny have been on the receiving end of relentless flak from naysayers who dismissed it as tacky and inelegant. Anything sequined would be deemed crass and unfashionable, unfit for polite society even where it'd raise many eyebrows and draw inevitable frowns from purists!
In the 80s, sequins were all the rage. Sequinned jumpsuits were considered outfit du jour; rompers and bodysuits were also really hot. What's interesting to note is that in the decades since said sequined outfits would be a total fashion disaster; no one would even imagine being caught dead in such outrageous costumes. And here we are, at 2022, in a Covid-ravaged, post pandemic world where one must seize not the day but the very moment itself. Lo and behold, sequins are hot and how!
Not for the faint of heart, sequins can be quite a statement. When done right however, they can be chic, classy even. Thanks to talented designers who have given sequins a much-needed modern spin (because we are all aware that nothing comes back in the same way) sporting sequins in all their glory has become fashionable and fun.
Let's start with the basics, shall we?
A sequined tank top paired with a sleek pencil skirt or palazzo pants is appealing and cool, while a sequined minidress is loaded with high-octane glamour.
If you are not afraid to take a risk the aforementioned sequined jumpsuit that's well-cut and elegantly tailored will look fabulous.
On the other end we have our very own cocktail sari, a glorious invention of maestro Sabyasachi, studded with a million tiny sequins that will bring the sparkle of the stars to your person! When worn with low-cut sleeveless blouse, a sequined cocktail sari is probably the appealing outfit ever.
If going to town with sequins is not quite your cup of tea then adding an element is also a great idea. Think of a sequined handbag or a pair of shoes will definitely add oodles of sparkle and shine to your look. A sequined hairband is another way to add some shine and shimmer too.