With Christmas parties and New Year’s Eve bashes just around the corner, we’ve brought you a wonderful little guide on how to wear glitter and shimmer and sequins – without looking like a Christmas tree ornament or a disco ball! As much as we love this trend, we’ve gotta warn ya, gals, you gotta be aiming for Beyoncé, not Rakhi Sawant.
Before we take you through some super-awesome looks and beauty products, let’s go over some important pointers, shall we?
- Remember: less is more!
- Warm tones tend to go better with Indian skin tones, so opt for golds, bronzes and coppers over silver sequins and glitter.
- When using glitter makeup products, remember to use a primer beforehand to prevent the coarse bits from being too harsh on your skin. And when you’re taking it off, strictly no rubbing and scrubbing!
- When using nail paints with a heavy dose of glitter, bear in mind that sometimes taking this off can be a whole lot of effort. You don’t want to be soaking your nails in damaging acetone, so get a gentle remover.
- When wearing a sequinned sari blouse or sleeveless dress or top, remember to make sure it is lined well, particularly around the armholes. The sequins can be very uncomfortable if they end up poking into your delicate skin.
- The embellishments tend to add a bit of weight to the garment, so remember to wear a good push-up bra to make sure the ladies don’t get weighed down!
Sequins, Shimmer and Shine
To make things super-easy for you, we pick out five absolutely fab buys from Vero Moda and tell you what to pair these pieces with.
Look 1: Pair this rockstar top with a soft, flared tulle midi skirt. The contrast of the edgy top with the ethereal skirt will do the trick. This look is very strong, so remember to go easy on the embellishments. Put your hair up in a high messy bun for a rock-meets-ballerina look.
Look 2: Comfy, easy pants with a black cami spell casual chic. Throw on a gold sequinned jacket and go from sporty to glam in an instant. We’d suggest scrunching up the sleeves and adding on a leather-n-stud cuff for a very, very chic look.
Look 3: This dress is so stunning, it literally needs nothing else. But accessory-obsessed that we are, we’d pair this with a very simple, elegant gold haath phool. Dark berry lips and soft vintage-y waves, and you’re good to go!
Look 4: A personal favourite, this one’s channelling a very South-East Asia style. A long, loose black or off-white boyfriend shirt in silk or crepe paired with these shorts is sure to earn you mega style points. The shorts show just a couple of inches, playing peek a boo from under the shirt. Va va voom!
Look 5: For those of you not convinced that you can pull this trend off, this one’s ideal. With the embellishments just on the bodice of the maxi dress, you’re introducing glitter and shine in a small, manageable dose. Add on a maang tika in a contemporary style and a couple of delicate gold chain bracelets, and you’re a walking-talking goddess!