One...Sequined Sensation

One of my favorite things about the holidays is the abundance of sequins.

In my opinion, nothing beats a sequin dress.

Here are some of my favorites this season:

Top:  Sequin Dress $128 at Express  To Buy
 Bottom: Surplice-Back Striped Sequin Dress  $108 at Express  To Buy

At Express it's all sequins all the time so you are guaranteed to find one or two cute dresses at any given point in time.  The nice thing is Express offers variety in style and at an affordable price.  The first dress works on its own or could be dressed down with leggings and boots.  The second dress has a sexy back that would require me to wear a jacket which I would be okay with.

 MICHAEL Michael Kors Sleeveless Sequined Wrap Dress
$99.99 at Macy's  To Buy

This dress is so pretty.  The cap sleeve makes it undergarment friendly and the wrap waist creates a flattering shape. Because of these features, this dress will look nice on any woman.  It is also available in black for someone who might prefer a more subtle sequin.

RACHEL Rachel Roy 'Liza' Short Sleeve Sequin Dress
$119.99 at Macy's  To Buy

This is my favorite way to wear sequins...dressed down and a little funky.  The navy sequins sparkle but are less flashy than their metallic friends.  The neckline and sleeve make the dress feel more casual and therefore okay to wear with booties.  So cute with a black boyfriend cardigan or leather jacket.

Calvin Klein Sequin V-Neck Jersey Shift Dress
$83.70 at Ebay.com  To Buy
(also available at Macy's and CalvinKlein.com)

This dress is so smart.  A jersey shift dress could be the most comfortable thing to wear, you won't even feel like you are dressed-up.  Besides being comfortable, the sleeves and v-neck give the dress a classic silhouette that is simple yet modern.  Super easy to wear.  Some people complain about having to sit on sequins.  No worries.  This dress is only sequined on the front.

Sequin Stripe Sweater Dress
$89.50 at Loft  To Buy

Last but not least, this sweater dress works if you want something way more casual and way less flashy.  The sequins in this dress are barely noticeable, which in some ways I think defeats the purpose, but I find this dress cute anyway.  The nice part is you could dress up or down with either flats or heels.  I would do leggings and my black chunky boots for a day where I want to look nice but be comfortable.

Enzo Angiolini 'Smiles'
$69.30  at 6pm.com  To Buy

Marc by Marc Jacobs Pave Star Stud
$42 at Piperlime.com  To Buy

The best thing about a sequin dress is you don't need a ton of accessories to complete the look; usually just basic pumps and simple earrings.  The other hidden benefit?  When done right, sequins are actually very classic and stay in style for years.  That is why I recommend a more simple silhouette.

A sequin dress can be a valuable asset to your holiday wardrobe.  They require minimum effort, are fun and can be dressed up or down depending on your event.

CC Tip:  There are many beautiful sequined dress options if you increase your price tag to the $200+ range.  Keep your eye on these pieces for when they go on sale and save for next year.

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