If all the glitters is not gold, then it must be sequins! Ever wondered how these glittery coins became a part of the fashion industry? The term sequin originates from Sikka, the Arabic word for coin. It then found its way to France towards the end of the 16th century and came to be known by the term sequin. The fashion trend of sequins then saw itself on a rise in the 1920s with its use of sequins on the costumes of sexy flapper girls. Today, these glittery beads are made from plastic and can be adorned on flamboyant gowns, dresses, to several fashion accessories as well.

Are you someone who loves to add sparkle to their wardrobe but worries that you will look OTT, or might even end up looking like a Christmas tree? Wearing sequin outfits should not be limited to a special occasion or festive season only, there are several ways you can sport this look all year round. We understand the confusion that can come about from styling a sequin outfit. Maintaining a balance of being trendy while not looking tacky can be challenging. To guide you through this, we put together 5 ways you can style your sequin outfits to look chic and sparkle in style.

Are you ready to dip your toes into some stylish sequin looks? Check out our tips below:

1. Short dress with a high neckline

Go all-out with a shiny short dress that is sure to catch everyone’s eye! A high neck adds sophistication with an edge of sexy to your short sparkly dress. To avoid going overboard with your final look, make sure you balance it out by wearing zero or minimal accessories, and soft neutral makeup. Let your outfit do all the talking! Masoom Minawala’s boat neck, puffed sleeves, and ruffled hemline make her sequin dress look sexy yet elegant.

2. Add a glittery jacket to your outfit

Pairing an over-the-shoulder sequin jacket with a monochromatic outfit or jumpsuit can both stylise and sparkle up your otherwise simple look. This trick can make your outfit stand out while adding a glam factor without going over the top. We love how Komal Pandey has rocked her monochromatic black outfit + sequin jacket and bold red lips!

3. Have some fun with colourful sequins

Girls just wanna have fun! If you are someone who loves to experiment with loud colours, this look is for you. Our very own Malini Agarwal rocking a Monisha JaisingXShweta Bachan piece. This colourful sequined top paired with electric, blue shiny shorts taps into the playfulness of the overall look. Fun and sexy—It is time to bring out the confidence and sass!

4. Keep it real with sequins and denim

An odd pairing? We beg to differ! Instead of saving your favourite sequin top for a special occasion, make the best use of it by pairing it with muted, neutral trousers or some denim for a relaxed look. Chiara Ferrangi’s high-waist denim with a gold, sequin crop-top is a great look for those days where you want to look chic without putting in too much effort! Additionally, you can also layer it up with some accessories to dress up your casual look for a brunch or night-out with your friends.

5. Sequin blazer suit

Roshni Bhatia setting some serious boss woman goals in this Rohit Gandhi + Rahul Khanna sequin blazer suit attire! We love the addition of a black camisole inside and the pairing of black pumps to tone down the look. When worn right, this versatile look can be worn to a cocktail, formal gathering, or even a fun night out! You can never go wrong with a classic blazer—add some sequins to it and it just got better. Furthermore, keep in mind to go for a monochromatic blazer suit as it keeps the look streamlined while adding a dash of elegance.

What is your favourite way of rocking sequins? Let us know in the comments below.

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