Best sequin dresses

Historically, sequined dresses could end up being a bit one-note – less high-fashion, more Strictly Come Dancing – but in recent years brands have brought a more avant garde spin to the party staple. Bottega Veneta and 16Arlington both incorporated unexpected sequins into their autumn/winter 2022 collections. Bottega opted for sequins framed by lingerie-inspired lace and dramatic printed sequins in eye-popping lime green. 16Arlington, meanwhile, capitalised on sheer sequined dresses with elegant full-length sleeves, and, naturally, everyone’s favourite It-girl, Hailey Bieber, was snapped in a beige iteration of the dress. 

This season, the designer imbues the free-flowing ease he embraced since decamping to L.A. with a fresh, distinctly NYC-flavored sophistication. The results capture a subtle seduction that would work on just about any coast.

The 'Valentina' dress has a fitted silhouette adorned in shimmering sequins and constructed with a square neckline supported by delicate spaghetti straps. Try yours tonal pumps and a statements necklace for your next event.

Hailed by British Vogue as the cool girl’s go-to for ‘conversation-starting’ evening-wear, 16Arlington is the cult London label questioning the idea of glamour with an infectious eccentricity. The 'Delta' is a lustrous satin midi skirt with a tailored pencil silhouette that been meticulously embroidered with iridescent pailette sequins.

For Oscar De La Renta’s Spring/Summer ‘24 collection, co-creative directors Laura Kim and Fernando Garcia displayed a vibrant lineup enriched with the enthusiasm, and anticipation, for summertime months. Catch this season’s hero flower—the poppy—featured in three-dimensional threadwork and printed along billowing silhouettes.

This midi skirt is adorned with shimmering paillette sequins in a size-increasing degradé design that flourishes at its flared hem. Pair yours with an embroidered knit and slingbacks for lookbook-inspired dressing.

From Oscars gowns to breathtaking runway moments: the Mulleavy sisters have always excelled in fashion as fantasy—and this season is no exception.

Adorned in shimmering sequins, this slim column gown has a sleek silhouette detailed by center floral appliqué along its halter neckline. Style yours with a mini clutch and strappy pumps for a stunning evening look.

Turkish cool girl İlkyaz Özel returns with more scintillating party pieces to love. True to form, this season radiates a hedonistic edge across her high-shine signatures that capture a retro glamour.

The 'Phoenix' midi has a fitted column silhouette covered in large holographic pailette sequins.

Fall '22 marks Matthieu Blazy's official debut as the Italian label's creative director (he was formerly the ready-to-wear director after stints at Balenciaga, Calvin Klein, and Celine). Leaning into the brand's foundations, he delivers new iterations of house signatures. Fringe and sparkle bring textural intrigue to occasionwear, while apparent basics are actually anything but.

This slip has a looser fit made made from sheer lace decorated with clear sequins, ruffled tulle, and silver buttons. Try it with the label's coveted 'Stretch' sandals.

This season, the American icon presented an ode to the feminine form, leaning into fluid silhouettes and tailoring that move beautifully on the body and radiate an effortless seduction. It was a lesson in sultry sensuality for the modern sophisticate. Adorned with shimmering sequins, this midi dress fits snug to the form with a sleeveless, sheath silhouette that accentuates one's natural curves. Pair yours with metallic pumps for a night out.

This season, Domenico Dolce and Stefano Gabbana delivered a healthy dose of sex appeal inspired by the archives. Adorned in shimmering sequins, this maxi dress has a sleeveless, body-skimming silhouette that drapes to a floor-grazing hem. Pair yours with slingbacks for an evening occasion.