Meet this season’s sequins: shiny, sparkly, dazzling and dramatic

Whether you’re shopping for a prom dress, hoping to “formal-up” a drab outfit, or add a little bling to your tried and true little black dress, sequins are the way to go.

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Marchesa added them as shoulder embellishments on this sci-fi inspired dress.

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While designer Riccardo Tisci even added the sparkly little beads to a fantastic sweatshirt!

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If you can’t afford Marc Jacobs’ prices ($850!), better thrift stores often have vintage sequined sweaters at more reasonable prices. Just watch out for moth holes. Throwing a dazzling sweater or top on top of a classic skirt or even a pair of jeans escalates an outfit to the “next level,” as stylist Brad Goreski would say.

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Sparkling accessories are another way to turn a drab dress into a celebrity dress. This blue/green ombre Prada clutch would be perfect with anything from the Ashley Benson dress collection. Or, if you’re going for a more fashion casual look, this fresh-as-daisy embellished bag from Anthropologie might be more your speed.

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Speaking of ombre, Rebecca Minkoff chose a subtle light pink and silver ombre sparkle manicure for her last show. Using muted colors almost turns silver into a neutral that’ll look great regardless of whether you’re wearing jeans and a t-shirt or a formal dress.

When your phone is dressed to dazzle, you’ll feel fancier with every call. You can buy our Faviana iPhone case or find hundreds of varieties on Etsy or Zazzle.

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However, there is such a thing as too much bling and this mishmash of large pailettes, uneven hemlines, and contrasting (not complementary) colors, is an unfortunate example of bling gone bad.

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