Evening Sparkle: Sequin-Accent Dresses

Since I quit my corporate job, “Christmas party season” is exponentially slower. i don’t get to wear as many heels, check as many coats, or hit as many open bars… And I kind of miss it, honestly! Most often when I’m in a store and a shining, sparkling, “holiday” dress catches my eye. I literally don’t have any excuses to buy them! I could throw my own soirees, I suppose, but my apartment can barely hold two people, much less 20!

I’d officially given up hope on finding a reason to pick up a party dress this year… until I saw this Christian Dior dress on Emma Stone at the 2011 Teen Choice Awards:

Hello, my future girlfriend.

This is one instance where I don’t mind matchy-matchy when it comes to shoes. I’m not sure if it’s the rose-copper color or the really simple, uncomplicated placing of the sequin panels, but… I adore this dress. It might also be the sequined half-sleeves, as well! No, no… You know what it is? It looks like it feels like pajamas.

So, naturally, I need to find something minimal, sequined, and pajama-like for my zero Christmas parties to attend.

Aiden Mattox Sequin Dress | $50

It’s minimal in cut, but not really in any other way. I fell in love with the blousiness!

As U Wish Dress | $59 (+ free belt!)

Free belts. I’m a sucker for ’em.

Mark + James by Badgley Mischka Sequin Dress | $45

I’m not a white dress girl, but I know a lot of girls who are (maybe you!), and this was just too pretty not to include.

Jessica Simpson Sequined Dress | $49.99

I could see myself falling asleep in this, no problem.

Are party dresses even a real thing anymore? I’ve been out of the loop for so many years, I barely remember what it feels like to get all saucy for a party.

Do you have a “holiday dress?” What does it look like? Also, do you have a cooler phrase than “holiday dress” to use when talking about “holiday dresses?”

  • laura

    man. i LOVE sequins.

    • Amen, girl. They are addictive. The crack of the embellishment world.

  • D< HANDS OFF EMMA STONE IS MINE.

  • I know exactly the dress I’ll be buying (if I can figure out what I need to wear it too)! Black + cream + a little bit of sparkle!

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  • Meg

    I’ve only been to one company Christmas party, and it was after a half-day at the office. I wore a sequined cardigan to feel at least slightly festive. :(

    I want a sparkly little party dress! I might just have a “fancy” birthday (which happens to fall in December) as an excuse to procure one.

  • Meg

    I’ve only been to a company Christmas party once, and we went directly from the office to my boss’ house. I wore a sequined cardigan to feel at least slightly festive. :(

    I want a little sparkly party dress! My December birthday might require a “fancy” theme so I have an excuse to procure one. ;)

  • Meg

    Argh, double-post! I thought the first one didn’t take. My apologies.