Sequin Dresses: Looking Classy & Not Too Flashy
It’s important to shine smartly in a sequin dress. Dresses with sequins can be totally classy when styled right . . . but it all comes down to the accessories. A simple necklace and a couple of tasteful studs might be all you need if your party dresses are bold enough on their own. Start small, and remember that sometimes the best things do come in small packages.
How to Pair Earrings with Sequins:
Diamonds are a girl’s best friend. A classic pair of diamond earrings are a beautiful choice for accessorizing dresses with sequins. If you want a little more wow than the traditional studs would offer, statement earrings are a possibility (as long as they’re not over-the-top). Any jewelry that takes up the entire ear could seem a little too flashy, even when paired with the classiest sequin dresses. Mix jewels if you’d like, but keep the colors consistent, or at least coordinating, with your party dress.
Simple designs do the trick. If you’re not drawn to the extra sparkle from stones, plain metals complement almost all sequin dresses, so silver or gold pendant earrings without jewels are a great choice. Some pendant earrings even come in cool shapes like zigzags and stars. Just pick the metal that matches your sequins, and leave the elaborate tassel or chandelier earrings at home.
Opt for the drop . . . earrings, that is! While hoops are a warmly appreciated blast from the past, drop earrings are a more appropriate alternative. Dresses with sequins already gleam, so, to keep your overall ensemble classy, stick to earrings with just one or a few dangling bands of jewels. Again: size is key.
What Necklace Should I Wear with My Sequin Dress?
Rules similar to those for earrings can be applied for accessorizing sequin dresses with necklaces: less is more. In fact, dresses with sequins rarely even need a necklace, especially if you’ve picked out a great pair of earrings!
Let the neckline take the lead. Use the neckline of your sequin dress to guide your decision on whether to wear a necklace. Party dresses with v-necklines make it possible to get away with simple, slightly longer pendant necklaces because the deeper the cut in the bodice allows more room for jewelry. That doesn’t mean you have to fill in the gap when the dress has plenty of sparkle and shine on its own. So, what if you’re going strapless? If you’re wearing a strapless sequin dress, the general advice is to go necklace-free. If your heart is set on wearing a necklace though, shorter pieces are essential. This is also the case for accessorizing sequin dresses with sweetheart necklines, straight necklines, and off-the-shoulder necklines. Choose a short necklace in a solid color or with just a few stones (nothing too full or shimmery).
Can I Wear Bracelets with Sequin Dresses?
Bracelets fall under the same guidance as the rest of the accessories for sequin dresses. When it comes to wearing bracelets, first consider the type of sleeves on your dress.
If you hide the wrist, the bracelet shall not exist! Long-sleeve dresses with sequins make bracelets completely unnecessary because the wrists will already be covered (and glistening). Skip the bangles altogether when there are long sleeves on your party dress.
No need to resist if you can see the wrist! Short-sleeve and sleeveless sequin dresses are good candidates for a subtle bracelet accessory to complement the sparkle. A small bangle, charm, cuff, or link bracelet will look beautiful.
From earrings to necklaces and bracelets, the right jewelry paired with sequin dresses makes all the difference in pulling your playful or classy look together. Learning how to accessorize sequin dresses might take a little practice, but don’t be afraid to try new combinations. Sometimes, choosing one or two accessories might be all you need; however, if you can’t find something you like, dresses with sequins don’t need any accessories at all. Shine on!