Long Sleeve Sequin Cocktail Dress

A sequin dress that is perfect for holiday gatherings and winter weddings!Sequin dress for a semi-formal wedding

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Dress: KUT from the Kloth Sequin Sheath Dress from Nordstrom | Earrings: Mother of Pearl Dangle Earrings by Dylan Gray from Bloomingdale’s |  Bracelet: ‘Elements’ Hinged Bracelet by Alexis Bittar from Nordstrom | Ring: Criss Cross Ring by Jules Smith from Nordstrom | Clutch: Cut Crystal Clutch by Sandra Roberts from Nordstrom Rack  // Shoes: kate spade new york  ‘isa’ ankle strap sandals | Makeup: Jane Iredale ‘Eye Shere’ Liquid Eyeshadow 

I’ve been asked before if I think  that all-over sequin dresses are appropriate for wedding guests, and I haven’t given a fully definitive answer. If the event itself is so glamorous , so glitzy and everyone will be so dressed to the nines, that sequins will be practically expected, and you know the couple is so fun and carefree that they would love to see you sparkle, then by all means; wear that shiny dress! However, for other weddings where things are more low-key, if you think it might be too much to wear sequins, then it probably is.

In those cases, and for most wedding events, I say keep your sequins and beading them subtle and perhaps part of a detail or overall pattern, but not enough to make you a human disco ball.  After all, we know sequined bridesmaid dresses and beaded mother of the bride dresses are very popular right now, so let those roles stand out with this eye-catching fabric. However, if you really love sequins and want to wear them as a wedding guest, a dress like the dress above is a great way to go.

What is different here? Well, it’s the elegant touches: the long sleeves, the midi-length, and the dark deep color of the sequins make this dress almost a conservative style, that it is miles away from a flashy sequin dress that should only be worn to a club or bachelorette party.  While this  dress would still be a bit overdone for a casual wedding, this would be just the thing for a formal winter wedding where festive winter attire has been requested.

I’d also wear it to any holiday parties you might be attending now, or any special occassion where tasteful and a bit of festive sparkle would be just the thing! This would also make a lovely choice for a mother-of-the-bride or groom who is always free to sparkle in my book!

More dresses for you:

Short Sequin Dresses

Sequined Bridesmaid Dresses

Beaded Mother of the Bride Dresses

Formal Full-Length Sequin Gown

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