Dressing up for New Years Eve is often times half the fun of celebrating the holiday.
Forget your everyday blue jeans and your trusty LBD, partying on the cusp of a brand new year deserves an eye-catching outfit that sparkles and shines.
FEMAIL rounds up stars in sequin for outfit inspiration, 16 different glitterati options at varying price points, and reveals tips on wearing the glitzy detail. May you have a brilliant 2018!
Not a traditional LBD: Actress Hailee Steinfeld was a vision at the premiere of Universal Pictures’ ‘Pitch Perfect 3’ in Los Angeles, California, in a black Tom Ford gown embellished with pallets
Actress Hailee Steinfeld was a vision at the premiere of Universal Pictures’ ‘Pitch Perfect 3’ in Los Angeles, California, this month.
The 21-year-old star shined in a Tom Ford dress decorated with black pallets. Her Old Hollywood hair added a touch of elegance to her ensemble.
But you don’t have to settle for sequin in a single shade.
In New York, Diane Kruger dazzled at the MOMA for a screening of ‘In the Fade’, donning a multicolored sequin Halpern dress. Patterned sequin is an automatic head-turner.
Star of ‘I, Tonya’, Margot Robbie, walked the carpet during the Hampton’s International Film Festival in a colorful Christian Dior mini.
Red carpet ready: Diane Kruger and Margot Robbie turned heads in multicolored sequin numbers
Sequin separates can steal the show when worn correctly.
Rita Ora was spotted in Manhattan wearing printed sequin pants. The 27-year-old styled the stunning trousers with a crisp white button-down and coat.
Stylist-turned-designer Rachel Zoe attended the Brooks Brothers holiday celebration with St Jude Children’s Research Hospital in a gold pallet bomber jacket from her collection and black slacks.
Sequin separates: Rita Ora and Rachel Zoe opted for sequin separates
SHOP THE LOOK
Dresses: To avoid looking like a disco ball, limit your sparkle to just one item. A sequin mini dress is a great choice for partying before and after the clock strikes twelve. Pair your dazzling dress with opaque tights and classic pumps.
SHOP SEQUIN MINIS (clockwise)
Sequined dress by H&M, $59.99; hm.com
Disco Sequin Embellished Slip Dress by Topshop, $140; topshop.com
Boat Neck Metallic Sequin Dress by She In, $24; shein.com
Desiree Disco Sequin Playsuit by French Connection, $228; frenchconnection.com
Handbag: If you don’t want to rock a sequin dress, you can still feel festive with a statement-making accessory. Ring in the new year with a shimmery clutch that you can also carry later in the season for a night out with the girls.
Shoes: NYE is the last bash of the year. This December 31, bust out your dancing shoes! And we’re not talking about your most comfortable pair of flats. Go extra in the footwear department and keep the rest of your look simple.
Tops: No matter how much we complain about New Year’s being overrated, we still care about what we’re wearing. So reach for a jumper or blazer with festive vibes. Style a sequin top with black bottoms and sleek footwear. Keep jewelry to a minimum.