When it comes to wearing sequins, there’s a fine line between acing the trend and looking like a Las Vegas showgirl. Experimenting with sequins can be as easy as adding a touch of glamour to an everyday outfit, or as risqué as making a shimmering statement on the red carpet. Either way, celebrities are stepping out in sequins to prove that, regardless of body shape or style, you can easily add a little shine to any outfit without looking like an extra from Burlesque.
Drew Barrymore from Splash (left) and Katie Cassidy from HollywoodLife (right)
Metallic tones like silver and gold may be the go-to shades for many, but the latest sequin trend puts a fun spin on jewel tones like blue, green and brown. Drew Barrymore, Katie Cassidy, Carey Mulligan, Taylor Momsen, and Jenna Dewan are all far from shy when it comes to incorporating a little sparkle off-screen.
When promoting Going the Distance this summer, Drew Barrymore kicked off the sequin trend in a major way when she visited The Late Show with David Letterman in a Richard Chai top paired with Camilla and Marc pants. A pair of YSL pumps completed the sultry look that Barrymore could easily take from her press day to a night out.
Gossip Girl villainess Katie Cassidy glowed in a multi-colored sequined mini-dress at Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood Stars Who Care party. Simple gold heels and a metallic clutch paired with twinkling diamond earrings completed Cassidy’s glistening ensemble.
Carey Mulligan from Zimbio (left), Taylor Momsen from Splash (middle), and Jenna Dewan from HollywoodLife (right)
Fresh off the announcement she’d been cast as Daisy Buchanan in Baz Luhrmann’s adaptation of The Great Gatsby, Carey Mulligan wowed in a subtle sequined Chanel couture dress at the Vogue Fashion Fund Awards. All eyes were on Mulligan as she shone in sparkling chocolate brown, perfect for the cool autumn New York City night.
On the set of Gossip Girl or performing with her band The Pretty Reckless, Taylor Momsen’s rock star style is a full time job. A one-shouldered sequined navy blue dress paired with combat boots is the perfect pairing for Momsen’s glam rock look.
Former model Jenna Dewan has more to gush over than her marriage to Hollywood hunk Channing Tatum. For instance, the actress’ unbeatable sense of style, specifically the cropped gold sequined jacket she paired with liquid leggings at Us Weekly’s Hot Hollywood Stars Who Care party.