Holiday Wear: Sequins

J.Crew ribbon wrapped hoop earrings

I wouldn’t consider myself a sequin person, but there’s something about the holidays that lead me down that road. If you’re going to do sequins, now’s the time, you know? I also think there’s a way to do it and there’s a way it looks really tacky. Some girls can really pull off the short dresses, while others go too short, too tight, and too much skin. As I talked about in my Holiday Wear: LBD post, I like to stick with a little balance. If I go short, I choose the dress with long sleeves. Or if I go tight, I choose the dress that’s more midi length. Also, since sequins is already a little fun and sexy, the rest of the dress can be more subtle (as in the silhouette).

J.Crew Collection Tie shoulder sequin dress

Anthropologie green velvet tuxedo blazer

Best sequin dresses for the holidays

J.Crew Silver Collection Tie shoulder sequin dress

Anthropologie velvet tuxedo blazer

J.Crew dress 00, Anthropologie blazer petite 00, Steve Madden heels 5, J.Crew earrings

I fell in love with this midi dress from J.Crew. While I know it would have looked 1000x better if I wasn’t pregnant, I couldn’t resist. This dress is such a statement and I love the bold, large size silver sequin pieces. I ordered a 00 and it still fit with the bump, which means, it runs a little big. The straps are adjustable (simply tie in a bow), making it a little more versatile. The dress does run heavy, so keep that in mind. I do wish this dress came in petite sizes. The length runs a little long for my liking, but it still definitely works, especially with heels.


If you’re planning for any holiday or NYE parties where sequins are totally appropriate, check out more of my favorites below.