Adding sequins to your favourite dress styles is all the motivation you’ll need to fully embrace party season.
There’s never been a better time to add a sequin dress to your party wardrobe with all the best new styles dropping in store and online now.
Sequins may be the biggest cliché come party season, yet we welcome them back year after year. Why? Because not only will they work for any occasion and uplift your mood in an instant, they also have the innate power to be able to make you look like you’ve made a massive effort with no actual effort needed.
Whether you go for the little black sequin dress from Self Portrait for the work Christmas party or the silver sparkly number for H&M with a blazer and boots for after-work drinks, these are the dresses that’ll suit every style and budget. There’s even a Rixo dress that’s so damn good, we’ve put it in twice (it comes in silver and gold, FYI).
Every member of the Stylist fashion team have searched high and low to find the very best sequin dresses that’ll persuade us all to get out of our pjs and actually leave the house this party season. Although we are also all for staying in with our very fancy edit of luxe PJs – but back to sequin frocks.
Scroll on to see the best 15 sparkly dresses from some of our favourite brands. Get them quick, the best party dresses always sell out at record speed this time of year.
A sequin midi dress is one you can get away with wearing in the daytime, too. Head to Topshop to snap up this long sleeved beauty.
Premium Ivory Embellished Midi Dress, £150, Topshop
Marks and Spencer
If you’re a fan of the mini dress then this black number with long sleeves and high neck is a go-to. It isn’t just any dress, it’s a Marks and Spencer sequin dress.
Sequin bodycon mini dress, £55, Marks and Spencer
The best part about wearing a long sleeve mini dress is that they look so good with tights. Try with a polka dot pair and heeled ankle boots.
Julie velvet-trimmed sequinned mini dress, £685, Retrofête at net-a-porter.com
All over sequins just screams party season. Layer a black blazer over this silver number and add Western boots for a fresh feel.
Sequinned dress, £34.99, H&M
The fringed sequin detail on this black shirt dress takes the typically daytime style straight into evening territory.
Team with sleek mules and a matching embellished bag.
Long sequinned dress, £79.99, Zara
Tibi has set the bar high when it comes to the perfect sequinned dress. Proving pastels aren’t just for summer, this sorbet shade midi will be the showstopper at any event.
Sequinned midi dress, £1,070, Tibi at mytheresa.com
Marks and Spencer
The slip dress is the style that looks just as good layered over a roll neck knit for day as it does with just heels.
And this ombré beauty from M&S? Why, it’s the frock you’ll want to pick up on your food shop.
Sparkly slip midi dress, £59, Marks and Spencer
Sheer detail with midnight blue sequins is the autumn/winter dress your wardrobe is calling out for.
From the work’s Christmas party to cocktail o’clock, this one will go the distance.
Velvet sequin mesh mini dress, £59, Warehouse
We can always trust in fashion-editor-loved brand Rixo to create killer dresses. This time, the Stylist fashion team are interested in the sequin stripe midi dress.
Team with a sleek ponytail, barely there heels and minimal jewellery to let it shine.
Tyra sequin stripe dress, £385, Rixo
This dress is so good, we had to shop you it in gold too. You’ll look like the belle of the ball in either colour ways.
Emmy striped sequined chiffon midi dress, £375, Rixo at net-a-porter.com
The universally flattering wrap dress is here in sequin form. Add to this fluted sleeves and a chic v-neck that’s perfect for adding a high neck top underneath and you get a winning mini.
Pale pink sequin wrap dress, £89, Miss Selfridge
Animal prints are still key for autumn/winter, as are sequins. Add the two together and you get one fine frock.
Note: keep it classy by wearing neutral accessories.
Ebba tiger sequin maxi split dress, £250, French Connection
If you want a more subtle take on sequins then look to Temperley London. This striped sequin shirt dress is one you can incorporate into your everyday looks with clever layering.
Sable sequinned crepe maxi dress, £895, Temperley London at Selfridges
We can rely on ‘it’ brand Ganni to create cult dresses year after year. Their black sequin midi was a sell-out last season, now it’s all about the cool blue mini.
Style with white chunky Chelsea boots for an alternative party look.
Sequinned tulle mini dress, £440, Ganni at net-a-porter.com
Florals aren’t just for spring, they’ve been given a moody update for autumn/winter in dark sequins.
Look to Self Portrait for dresses that’ll take you from dance floor to dance floor year after year.
Sequinned mini dress, £350, Self Portrait at mytheresa.com