16 best sequin dresses for parties & holiday events: From ASOS to Zara, Nadine Merabi & MORE

Sequins and Christmas just go together, and I love party season dressing with all my heart. As we approach the season of work Christmas parties and nights out with friends, I’ve been searching for the best sequin dresses for you lovely HELLO! readers to hang in your wardrobe and wear for years to come because sequins never go out of style.  

There’s always a time and a place for a sequin dress – whether you’re looking for a sequin mini, maxi, midi, midaxi or ball gown. Quite frankly, whatever style you choose, you simply cannot go wrong with a bit of shimmer and shine. In fact, I spoke to fashion designer Nadine Merabi who told me: “The most flattering style of a party dress is the one that makes you feel like the incredible, unique individual you are. Fashion should empower and celebrate your body and your personality, no matter your shape or size. It’s not about fitting into a certain mould; it’s about embracing your own style and celebrating your own beauty. Your choice of a party dress should reflect your unique spirit and radiate confidence. When you feel good in what you wear, you’ll light up any room and leave a lasting impression. So, wear what makes you feel like the superstar you are, because the most flattering party dress is the one that reflects your authentic and fantastic self.”

As HELLO!‘s resident sequin obsessive (ask anyone!), I wanted to scour the virtual rails for some of the best sparkliest frocks for you all to enjoy. 

The shops are full of partywear options right now – from cool sequin trousers to chic sequin blazers and even sequin midi skirts – the glitzier the better if you ask me. You can’t beat a sequin party dress though. Easy enough to style as well! Whether you opt for a pair of strappy sandals or knee high boots or sexy stilettos, it takes seconds to get ready.

How I chose the best sequin dresses

  • New In: I’m not here to show you dresses you’ve probably seen before. I have scoured all of the new-in sections on my favourite fashion brands to find the latest and most exciting sequin dress for your big event. 
  • Modern Styles: This is a modern edit of sequin dresses. It’s an edit that showcases various styles and for various ages. Though, in my opinion, fashion is age-less and sequins can suit anyone of any age. 
  • Cost-Per-Wear: I don’t want you to waste your money on a sequin dress you’ll only wear once. The beauty of sequins? They never go out of style. 

The best sequin dresses for 2023

Are you ready to be bedazzled? Choose a sequin dress that suits your body shape and personal style, and be sure to balance your accessories to let your dress truly shine. 

  1. Nadine Merabi Sasha Sequin Dress In White

    Editor’s Note

    Anyone who knows me knows I’m a huge fan of Nadine Merabi – it’s one of the best brands out there for occasion wear. This dress is proof – isn’t it just fabulous?!

    The Sasha dress is new for party season – and I love that it’s white! Something different, and perfect for anyone getting married over the holidays. This figure-enhancing mini dress is adorned with pearlised sequins and features fixed knot twist detailing to the front. 

  2. Rebecca Rhoades sequin dress

    Rebecca Rhoades Sadie Swing Black Sequin Party Dress In Black

    Editor’s Note

    Be still my beating heart! Look at how amazing this dress. The twinkle, the amazing back, the cute swing design. It’s a fabulous dress. Team this style with strappy shoes for that perfect party style.

    The Sadie dress is a show stopping style for the party season. The super flattering swing dress is flattering for most shapes.  

  3. Marks & Spencer sequin dress

    M&S Sequin Round Neck Midi Tea Dress In Brown

    Editor’s Note

    I adore this dress. While brown has never really been my first choice for party wear before, but this dress could change all that. 

    Wow, would you look at this?! Bring a little glitz to your party wardrobe with this sequinned bodycon dress. The length is great, but it also comes in petite and tall.

  4. Warehouse sequin dress

    Warehouse Leaf Embellishment Tassel Hem Mini Dress

    Editor’s Note

    Wow! This is giving me real vixen vibes. I want the life that this dress will bring. 

    If you’re looking for the perfect dress to get you noticed, this is it. It’s just phenomenal. Get ready to shake it on the dance floor – especially with those tassels. 

  5. Rixo sequin dress

    Rixo Cerise Sequin Midi Dress In Navy

    Editor’s Note

    Rixo is a wonderful brand to shop for occasionwear and is a firm favourite at HELLO! HQ. 

    Extended sizing is available on this dress, and it goes up to a size 26. It also comes in a gorgeous gold shade as well. 

  6. H&M sequin wrap dress

    H&M Sequin Dress In Black

    Editor’s Note

    A mini dress isn’t for everyone but the beauty of this dress is that you can wear it with sky-high shoes, ballet flats or boots. 

    With the festive season soon to be in full swing, this dress would be great for your work’s Christmas party. It also goes up to a 4XL. 

  7. Needle & Thread sequin dress

    Needle & Thread Valerie Mini Dress In Beige

    Editor’s Note

    Someone please invite me somewhere fabulous so I get to wear this wonderful Needle & Thread gown. I don’t know whether it’s the unique beige hue or the cute trim, but it’s got my heart.

    The Valerie dress in beige/gold is the statement dress of the season. This dress is decorated with high-shine gloss sequins creating a foil coating mirror effect. 

  8. asos gold sequin dress

    ASOS EDITION Curve Batwing Sleeve Sequin Wrap Midi Dress In Gold

    Editor’s Note

    If you’re a curvy girl on the hunt for a fun party dress, let me present you with this beauty from ASOS. 

    A gold sequin dress could be too much for some, but if you can handle the drama, go for it!

  9. George at Asda sequin dress

    George Studio Edit Sequin Long Sleeve Midi Dress In Silver

    Editor’s Note

    Swit swoo! George at Asda has knocked it out of the park with this sexy silver number. I’m just imagining the audible gasps when you tell everyone that no, it’s not designer, it’s from George at Asda. 

    From the keyhole detailing to the sexy split, this is one dress that will get you seriously noticed. 

  10. Primark sequin dress

    Primark Sequin Camisole Dress In Charcoal Silver

    Editor’s Note

    If you really want to sleigh this Christmas, this is the dress to do it in! And at £22, you really can’t go wrong. 

    This mini length dress boasts a V-neckline and thin straps. The first thing you’ll notice are the sparkly sequins! Style with an oversized blazer and heeled sandals or layer over a crisp white blouse for a sophisticated look.

  11. sla the label sequin party dress

    SLA The Label Jay Dress In Grey

    Editor’s Note

    I am a huge fan of SLA The Label, founded by influencer Sarah Ashcroft. Her designs have gone viral time and time again, and you’ll have definitely seen one of her sparkly blazers on your Instagram feed. 

    Get ready to sparkle to the absolute max in this grey Jay dress. Crafted from a semi-sheer fabric, this dress has been uniquely embellished with rhinestones – perfect for your party season wardrobe. 

  12. Whistles Sequin Keyhole Dress

    Whistles Silver Sequin V-Neck Midi Dress

    Tea dresses are a classic, flattering shape, but add on sequins and now you’re talking! An elegantly shaped midi dress, I’m all for this Whistles silver number.

    Puff sleeves, a v-neck and sequins makes for a winning party dress combo! This Whistles dress is made from recycled sequins and recycled polyester for a sustainable party choice.

  13. Karen Millen sequin dress

    Karen Millen Velvet Sequin Woven One Shoulder Maxi Dress In Black and Gold

    Editor’s Note

    A sensational dress for a big event in your diary, or maybe even a black tie wedding over the holidays, this is a dress you’ll feel a million dollars wearing. 

    This velvet sequin maxi fit calls for metallic stilettos and matching jewellery for an event-ready outfit. Keep hair and makeup as fuss-free as possible.

  14. Mango sequin dress

    Mango Sequin Dress With Shoulder Pads

    Editor’s Note

    Ok, this ivory white dress is going to sell out fast so be warned. If you’re getting married and need a hen party dress, this could be perfect. 

    Sequins and shoulder pads – two trends in one fabulous dress. it looks like a work of art!

  15. coast sequin dress

    Coast Sequin Flare Sleeve Midi Dress In Black

    Editor’s Note

    This. Is. A. Dress. And it’s perfect if you feel self conscious about your arms, as the flared sleeves make for a really flattering look. 

    Whatever the event in your diary, if you’ve hesitated over this dress, it’s the one. Style with va-va-voom hair, glossy makeup and the highest shoes you own. 

  16. Zara mini dress

    Zara Sequin Mini Dress

    Editor’s Note

    As a sequin expert, I’m obsessed with Zara. The brand always brings out the good ones and would you just look at this masterpiece?! 

    The padded shoulders really elevate this dress. Absolutely phenomenal! 

Why you should trust me

I would consider myself an expert in finding sequin party wear. Every Sunday on my Instagram I do a feature called ‘Sequin Sunday’ and I share all of my favourite sparkly pieces. Follow me @leannebayley if you’d like to be bedazzled each week. 

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