Fall ’09 Trend: Adding That Extra Twinkling Touch To Any Outfit

November 10, 2009 • Fashion


Mary-Kate Olsen and Carrie Underwood in colorful-striped, sequined dresses


Victoria Beckham and Mischa Barton in sequin leggings

When walking into a room we all want to be noticed; all eyes looking at us and all the mouths of the room moving, wording out our names. I hope that it is not because you are dragging toilet paper attached to your shoe, but rather for your radiantly shining apparel. From shoes to baggy blazers, sequins have left Broadway and entered celebrity wardrobes like those of Mary-Kate Olsen, Fergie, Mischa Barton and Carrie Underwood.

This oversized-glittered ornament literally lights up the room; reflecting radiance, it enforces recognition of your presence. Now that you have the room’s attention do not ruin it by tripping, instead use this confidence-booster to your advantage. Allow the glistens to help exemplify your equally immaculate persona and vivacity. Dress it down with a simpler accenting piece, like a headband or a pair of sequined sneakers, or go dramatic with a pair of sequin leggings or oversized, sequined blazer.

Do it yourself:

If you could have cut shapes out in your kindergarten class, then you most definitely can create your own looks with this bedazzled material. Go to a local fabric store, like Hancock Fabrics, and grab however many yards you need of a sequined fabric. For instance, to make a vest, lay the fabric out and mentally outline the cut of a vest, or lay a vest that you own next to it, and start snipping as if you were in kindergarten. Just remember the two circles for arm slots and now you are up-to-date with this trend! A beginner’s task could be creating a headband. At the fabric store, grab an elastic-sequined trim, cut off however much you need and sew the ends together. How much easier could it get?

Challenge your mind to new possibilities. With this affordable, stylish fabric, you can experiment as much as your creative heart desires!


Rag & Bone Soiree Sequin Vest, $335


Velvet Sabella Sequin Leggings, $174


Gryphon Sequin Smoking Jacket, $690

Bop Bijoux Sequin Headband, $48

DV by Dolce Vita ‘Fire’ Pump, $89.95


Dolce&Gabbana Sequin Stripe Ballerina Flat, $495

Forever 21 Sequined Sneaker, $10.80

Check this out: Hancock Fabrics American Knit Sequin Fabric, comes in the colors: Teal, Red, Royal, Silver, Crystal Blue, Purple and Gold for $4.19 a yard.

Photo Source: Time Inc., Team Sugar

-Heather Youkhana

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