How to wear holiday sparkles without going overboard


Back in our SMU days, sparkly dresses were all the rage. A gold sequin mini dress was always a go-to for fraternity formals, and sequin mini skirts were essential for a night out. Like so many trends, sparkles went mainstream and soon enough straight to the thrift pile.

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Well what goes around always comes back around, and sequins are once again having their moment. While an all-over sequin sheath may be festive for a New Years Eve celebration, finding the perfect balance of sparkle and formal for a Christmas party is essential. Check out our tips below on how to wear holiday sparkles without going overboard:

Choose A Beaded Design, Rather Than All-Over Sequins

As much as we love all-over sequins, this look can sometimes be a bit too much for a conservative affair. Choosing a beaded design not only adds weight to the fabric, but it also gives just the right amount of glitz to a dress.

Keep The Accessories Simple

Let your dress be the center of attention and keep the accessories to a minimum. If you love statement earrings like I do, choose a matte design or tassel to avoid contrasting metallics.

Keep It Conservative With Balance

To maintain the look of a cocktail party (and not a night out at the club), make sure to balance the shape of the dress. Shorter dresses should have a higher neckline to avoid showing too much skin, while low cut dresses should be a midi-hemline.

Save The Party For NYE

While a mirrored silver number is perfect for popping champagne at midnight on NYE, try to avoid a look that's overly festive for Christmas. Darker colors and subdued sparkles are always a safe bet!

Check out my beaded cocktail number below and shop our picks for the perfect holiday frock!

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Get the Look:
Ella Moss Dress c/o // Christian Louboutin Heels (similar) // Gucci Handbag (vintage, similar) // Sunglasses // Kendra Scott Ring // Tassel Earrings (similar)
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