Cue the Sparkle: Here’s How to Find the Perfect Sequin Dress

Secret’s out: sequins make every outfit more fun! There’s no better way to look instantly glamorous than by adding details that shimmer. From total sparkling coverage to just a dash of shine, you’ve got major options when it comes to how to look good in sequins. And BTW, you’ll never have a bad time while wearing them—sequins are always down to party. We’ve unlocked all the best ways to get your sparkle on so you can look and feel like your most radiant, most EXTRA self. Whatever the occasion, these are the hottest—or should we say sparkliest—trends in sequin dressing.

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Choosing A Flattering Sequin Dress

Finding flattering sequin dresses for your shape isn’t as complicated as you might think. Our dresses are designed with every body in mind, made in sizes 2-24 with a focus on fit and quality. Translation: you’ll shine brighter than anyone else in the room while wearing a sequin VENUS dress that fits like a glove! Take into account the silhouette that works best for your figure and you’re sure to find a dress that makes a statement the minute you walk into the party. A few of our favorite details:
  • Wrap silhouettes: Cinch your waistline for a curve-highlighting fit every time
  • V-necklines: Elongate your figure with a plunging front
  • Mini hemlines: Get legs for days in a short dress
So put that understated little number on the back burner for now: we’re talking glitz and glam!

When to Wear Sequins

The short answer: always! There’s nothing wrong with leaving a little sparkle wherever you go. To find the perfect sequin dress, consider the dress code (if there is one), the overall fit plus the finishing touches and you’ll master the dos and don’ts of sequin dresses.

We may be biased, but we’re firm believers that sequins can be worn anywhere, and we’ll find just about any excuse to make them fit the dress code. To that end, don’t leave the sequins behind once the holidays are over! Shimmering dresses have a place during the other 11 months of the year, too. For the special events on your social calendar—think formal weddings, birthday bashes and concerts—a dress that shines is the quickest way to become the best-dressed guest.

When the invite calls for formal, go for a full-length glittering gown that sparkles from head to toe. Add even more glam to your look with heels that shimmer just as bright. Wondering how to find the perfect sequin dress for semi-formal events, too? Reach for a shining mini to make maximum impact. It’s almost like mini dresses were made for the dance floor, and once you deck them with sequins, there’s no denying their party-readiness.

Now Trending: Colored Sequins

From classic silver and gold to chic bronze, metallics have their shining moment during the festive season. But truth be told, colorful sequins never fail to steal the spotlight. Rainbow hues bring the sparkle, with lighter shades like lavender taking center stage by day and more sophisticated shades like deep wine making a statement by night. When it comes to the dos and don’ts of sequin dresses, reaching for bright colors is a definite DO! For daytime weddings, graduations or warm-weather events, pastels and even white (hello, LWD season) keep sequins light for daytime. Lavender is a spring and summer crowd pleaser, making it a standout choice.

More Ways to Wear Sequin Dresses

Be the life of the party AND the star of the dance floor by wearing flattering sequin dresses to every RSVP. Prints are an unexpected sequin trend for party SZN. Sequins placed in intricate designs make any dress more intriguing. You won’t outshine the guest of honor, but you’ll definitely be asked, “where did you get that dress?!” all night long.

Truth is, sequins don’t have to stay tucked away until evening. Give day glo a new meaning with sequin dresses that were made to see the light of day. You’re pretty much guaranteed to take center stage while wearing a sequin dress to a summer festival. Shining even brighter in the sunlight, they’re instant wardrobe headliners! Photos will be taken, so make sure you stand out.

Be Extra & Accessorize Your Sequin Dress

There’s nothing subtle about wearing sequins, so you may as well play into the luxe look with extras that are well, extra. How to style a sequin dress is totally up to you, but a standout pair of shoes and statement jewelry are (in our opinion) requirements.

In the evening, allow your dress to take the spotlight and your accessories to act as accent pieces. Think feathers, ruffles and metallics–details that are glam without stealing all the attention. We’re all for oversize earrings that add a fun level of extravagance to your sparkling ‘fit. Wearing sequins by day requires a different kind of accessorizing. Keep the accents a little more lowkey, going for a cool pair of sneaks and a chic bag. Wherever you’re headed wearing your sparkling stunner, make it totally your own with unique finishing touches.

Shine All Year Long

For the midnight ball drop and every celebration in the 364 days that follow, consider sequins your event-wardrobe heroes. We doubt you needed an excuse to be extra, but this is it. So now that you know how to find the perfect sequin dress, go ahead and get your shine on!


VENUS Belted Sequin Wrap Dress
VENUS Belted Sequin Wrap Dress
VENUS Metallic Blazer Dress
VENUS Metallic Blazer Dress
VENUS Sequin Mini Dress
VENUS Sequin Mini Dress
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VENUS T-Strap Heels
VENUS Square Toe Feather Heels
VENUS Square Toe Feather Heels
VENUS Satin Ruffle Heels
VENUS Satin Ruffle Heels
VENUS Jewel Drop Earrings
VENUS Jewel Drop Earrings
VENUS Waterfall Beaded Earrings
VENUS Waterfall Beaded Earrings
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