All that glitters might not be gold, but it certainly makes fashion more exciting. The sweats from last year are being buried by the glamour and glitz of sequined fabrics and rhinestones galore. Fashion is a bit of a potluck right now, so if flashy and reflective is your thing then this trend from the current season is for you, and it’s only getting bigger and better for fall.
Starting with the bling we’ve already been seeing this spring/summer season–rhinestones are easy to find and hard to forget. Rhinestones and crystals are plentiful among summer dresses and blouses. Tones of silver, fuchsia, gold, and turquoise come to life in blinged-out pieces. Finding clothes for getting out is easy when sparkles are in the rotation. One designer is using rhinestones from one of the top sellers in the world to create rhinestone dresses, and tanks covered completely in crystals, which is a look for daring and bold.
While the current season is offering some serious show-stopping blinged-out pieces, the fall season seems to be on a similar track with sequins on show. The inspo for fall seems to be channeling that rich girl vibe full of sequins on sequins with head to toe looks full of sequins. Looks from the runway are full of glimmering splendor while still keeping things covered (for the sake of practicality) with looks full of trousers, high necks, jackets, and dresses with tons of volume.
To make glittery pieces more wearable for every day, try pairing fully glittery pieces with more casual ones like jeans or simple t-shirts. Complete the look with simple sneakers and classic jewelry. Bling is easy to transform from day to night; it just takes a little patience to find the right way to style it. For those that want to embrace the glamour, then look for fabrics or styles like a full-body jumpsuit or tights completely submerged in rhinestones.
And here are some patterns that celebrate the bling trend to the fullest extent, along with helpful articles for sewing sequins and how to embellish garments.
We also have an excellent selection of rhinestones, so you can make a blinged-out look that’s completely made by you.
Some call this trend revenge dressing, but I call it fabulous! Whatever it is, I’m into it, and I’m excited about it. I typically opt for sparkles only during special occasions, but I think the pandemic taught us all that there’s no reason to wait for the right time to wear something that makes you happy. The right time to wear those sparkles is whenever you want!