How to get the look: Sequins
Sunday 20 October 2013
Roll up, roll up! I take it the circus is in town?
Well, I suppose a scintillating pailleté here and there always has hints of the spectacular about it. And that's a large part of the appeal, actually.
Thinking of running away to join?
It's more that certain finishes and textures are a short-cut to glamour, although that isn't to say I'd endorse a sequinned gown. When applied to a garment that's a little more casual, however, you have a killer concoction of high and low. So you get some glitzy va-va-voom that ups your daytime look or a not-trying-too-hard- but-fabulous-nonetheless evening vibe.
So no 'Strictly'-style head-to-toe sequins with thigh slash then? Boring!
Sorry, you are going to have to exercise restraint on this one.Scandinavian brands do the low-key luxe as excellently as you'd expect; this gorgeous gilded jacket from Day Birger et Mikkelson (above, £310, mywardrobe.com) should be paired with plain and minimal pieces, such as smart black jeans.
Something a little less serious?
Jaeger's Boutique diffusion line has a cute 1960s-style black shift with sequinned flowers that would do a day-to-night transformable Barbie proud (£180, jaeger.co.uk). Just add heels at 8pm.
Geoffrey Macnab reviews The Desolation of Smaug - the meat in Peter Jackson's Hobbit sandwich
Chiwetel Ejiofor and Idris Elba get nods for Best Actor, which no black Brit has ever won
voicesJust when you thought you could find a man, get married, and have a baby by the age of 35... it turns out you’re too late, says Grace Dent
Swedish stars ask fans for £195 pledges on crowd-funding website
Life & Style blogs
YouTube: Top trending videos of 2013 - including Tom Daley and Peppa Pig
Chinese scientists 'increasingly confident' about invisibility cloak after making a cat disappear
The rise of goo-goo gadgets: Hey baby, nice wheels!
Maggots in surgeries and out-of-date vaccines: Thousands of patients' lives put at risk by ‘years of basic GP failures’
Pirate Bay sets sail for Ascension Island after SX domain name seized by authorities
- 1 Nelson Mandela memorial: ‘Bogus’ sign language interpreter made mockery of Barack Obama’s tribute in Soweto
- 2 French café starts charging extra to rude customers
- 3 Australia: Gay marriage law reversed by high court less than a week after first weddings
- 4 Not all right on the night
- 5 Australia incest case: Severely deformed children found in remote farming community after generations of inbreeding
- < Previous
- Next >
£40000 - £55000 per annum + Bonus and Benefits: Harrington Starr: Senior Netwo...
£35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits: Pro-Recruitment Group: Boutique Practice...
Negotiable: Randstad Education Leeds: Secondary Science Teacher York.(Full-tim...
£62000 Per Annum plus benefits: Clearwater People Solutions Ltd: Our client ba...