It’s an urban myth that women post 40 can’t wear sequins. (Did I just hear you gasp in horror?)
In the new fashion-era of mix-and-match and anything (almost) goes, sequins are no longer restricted to floor-length gowns for formal evening events, but have made their way onto the street in the broad light of day.
In the new fashion-era of mix-and-match and anything (almost) goes, sequins have hit the high street making their way into daytime dressing.
So how can the over 40 woman wear one of this summer’s most dazzling fashion trends without looking like a Studio 54 disco ball? The secret to pulling off the daytime sequin look is about effortless basics in classic styles. A chic and classic silhouette including elegant tops, classic-style blazers and jackets, skirts and pants are the key to pulling off the daytime sequin look – AND beware too much dazzle! A sprinkling of sequins is the ageless way to go.
Don’t be shy. Add some razzle dazzle to your summer wardrobe, here’s how:
A Classic Silhouette
The number one rule for wearing sequins over 40 is to opt for chic silhouettes paired with classic pieces. Avoid anything trend-driven that belongs on a twenty-something.
The KISS rule is so important. Over-sparkling will catapult you into Tina Sparkle territory. Certainly evening events call for shimmering sequins but don’t overdo accessories or styles.
Sequins by Day
Sequins by day is all about classic styles and only one sequin item. Avoid anything that belongs in a nightclub.
Effortless, classic silhouettes in tonal colours is the best option. Avoid anything to fussy or overly embellished and keep accessories simple and classic.
Too Tight, Too Revealing, Too Much!
When it comes to sequins, leave the skin-baring to Cher and avoid at all costs super-tight leggings (especially with high heels).
Again leave trend-inspired ensembles to the 20-somethings.
Sequins goes hand-in-hand with the festive season and for ageless party style, here are some ‘grown up’ ways to shine bright – and look more ‘Giovanna’ than ‘Tina Sparkle’:
- Balance is key to wearing ‘grown-up’ sequins. Wear one statement piece either top or bottom.
- Opt for for classic and simple silhouettes – avoid over-the-top styles at all costs.
- For formal events when full-wattage shine is acceptable, avoid looking like a disco ball with clean lines and simple, classic designs.
- When it comes to accessorising and beauty don’t OD on the dazzle – under-statement is vital.