Sequin dresses can be a timeless fashion statement. Who can ever forget that iconic scene in ‘Gentlemen Prefer Blondes’ when Jane Russell and Marilyn Monroe sashay in to the ballroom with Russell looking magnificent in her sequin halter-neck gown. That woman knew how to fill an evening dress!

Sequin dresses – the secrets of sparkle

Top to toe sparkle does demand confidence if you want to pull the look off. There’s no point buying a gorgeous, glitzy dress then hiding in a corner all night.

Bright red or cobalt blue sequin dresses look really festive or go for the ice maiden look. Silvers or aqua blues look amazing for winter wonderland themed parties. Think Elsa from ‘Frozen’.

If you’re after a more subtle sequin look, there’s a lot of champagne or dark red around this season. This is a warm colour, very soft and sophisticated. A great alternative if you are not a fan of sequins in bold colours.

Carla Ruiz Red Sequin Dress 96096


We had one lady ask if she was too old to wear sequins? Well quite simply, you can never be too old to sparkle. Everything in moderation and all that.

So if you don’t fancy full-on sequins, there’s some gorgeous evening dresses out there with just a touch of sparkle on the neckline, sleeves or middle like the Michaela Louisa one above.

Carla Ruiz Cocktail Dress 96031

A very Happy Glitzmas is on the way!