Oct 4, 2010

Trend Alert! Glitter and Sparkle

At Balmain's A/W 2010/2011 show, it was all about glitter and sequins, proving that all that shimmers and sparkles is yet again right on trend.

With the party season coming up, (Eid Al Adha, Christmas, New Year), a sequin embellished mini shift dress or a long shimmery evening gown are the go-tos for glamorous party and evening wear.

Balmain wasn't the only big name to have its models brandish glitter and sequins, there were pops of glitter and sequins at Salvatore Ferragamo, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Kenzo, Oscar de la Renta, Dolce and Gabbana, Dries Van Noten and Versace too. 


As well as your usual glitter and sequins in blacks, silvers and golds, this time around there were a lot bronze-coloured hues as well as purples with splashes of gold.

How to do sparkle without looking like a disco ball

  1. Because glitter and sequins equal a lot of embellishment, keep jewellery to the minimum, keep shoes and bags sparkle-free and whatever you do, don't wear glitter or sequins head-to-toe!

  2. The shimmery colour of the season? Purple.

  3. Who says glitter and sequins are only for the evening? Do day-time sparkle by pairing a sequin/glitter embellished tank top, tee or slouchy top with your skinny jeans and flats.

  4. Can you wear sequins to the office? Why not? Non-abaya wearers team a sequin-embellished top with smart high waist or bootcut trousers and a blazer. Abaya wearers do the same minus the blazer!

  5. Another outfit option: a glitter/sequin embellished mini dress worn as a tunic over boot cut or peg leg trousers or skinny jeans.

  6. If glitter and sequins are a little OTT in your style books, wear the trend by adding a sequin embellished neck scarf, sequin embellished bag, or glittery shoes to your outfit...but not all three!

  7. Looking to make sequins and glitter tough rather than princessy? Team a sequin embellished top with leather trousers or metallic leggings and boots.

  8. Remember a faithful pair of leggings or tights if you are an abaya wearer and want to wear a glitter/sequin embellished mini dress. 

  9. Thinking about a sequin embellished abaya? Don't drip your abaya in sequins, opt for a simple style with purple, gold or bronze sequins along the cuffs and collar.

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