Sequins and paillettes are the shiny happy people of the garment world, able to convert any outfit into a fun and festive one in a flash. And during this time of year, when extra shimmer and shine abound, a few (or, heck, oodles of) sequins and paillettes on clothing just feels right. Thankfully, designers made it easy to sparkle this season by embracing the shimmery, shiny discs like never before. They placed them on more silhouettes—skirts, dresses, joggers and even pantsuits were covered in all-over sequins—and they paired separates with different colors and patterns of sequins together (Dries Van Noten did so gorgeously when he sent a black midi embroidered with winding rings of green sequins down the runway topped with a shirt coated in gold, black, and silver shimmer). So in other words, the runways have spoken, and more is more when it comes to sequins. Any of these pieces will make the holiday party season a shiny one.
1. Malene Birger Alsafia top, $755, Standard Style on the Country Club Plaza
When sequins go larger, rounder and smoother, they’re called paillettes. A smattering of shiny silver ones on this exotic green top are as stunning as ornaments on a tree.
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2. Sanctuary Sequins bomber jacket, $189, Clique Boutique in the Prairie Village Shops
Shimmer and shine light up this gunmetal sequined bomber turning the topper style du jour glam; sporty stripes and a baseball collar complement black denim and leather alike.
3. Milly Angular mini dress, $425, Halls on Grand in Crown Center
Contrasting rows of sequins on this red mini dress are a merry alternative to the LBD; the easy shape won’t restrict your moves on the dance floor.
4. BB Dakota Clare sequin romper, $108, Halls on Grand in Crown Center
With dolman sleeves, a V-neck and shorts, this sequin romper is at home anywhere there’s a disco ball.
5. Motel Cherry skirt, $53, Post/Edit in Prairiefire
As jovial as confetti falling at midnight, the iridescent sequins on this skirt really sparkle with this season’s plum and emerald tones.
6. Mink Pink Moon Dust sequin skirt, $80, Alysa Rene in Park Place
Rose gold fans, take note. Paired with burgundy satin, this sequin skirt will cast a rosy glow on your holiday plans.