Showstopping sequins for Spring

Sequined styles are a fierce choice and one usually reserved for special occasions when you want to stand out more than you possibly ever have before.

With Christmas a few short months away, now is the perfect time to start scouting and shopping for your festive season frocks!

Some people think that sparkly sequin dresses would make their look seem over the top. But we can assure you that it is quite the opposite. A beautifully made sequin dress, like the Red Sequin Dress from Cue that I’m wearing, can take your wardrobe to a new level in one easy move.

What I love about this dress, aside from channelling a slight Jessica Rabbit vibe, is the flattering cut. The tulip shape, faux wrap dress style is easy to wear and, when combined with the sequins, looks sexy without requiring you to show much skin.

When it comes to wearing sequins, it can be hard to know what to pair them with accessory wise, but the good news is, you don’t really have to invest much because who needs bling when you have got such a dazzling dress to flaunt?

If top to toe sparkles aren’t your jam, opt for one sparkly piece—like a sequined top, paired with something casual. For example, pair the Cue Multi Stripe Sequin Top with a pair of black pants or jeans, or the Cue Multi Stripe Sequin Skirt with a relaxed tee.

The one thing to remember when wearing sequins is to be confident! While you may be able to hide in the corner or keep a low profile in a classic little black dress, a sequin dress—whatever the colour—demands attention.

When it comes to sparkling in sequins, keep these tips in mind:


– Opt for sleek nude or metallic shoes. A nude pump will elongate your legs.
– Keep jewellery to a minimum.
– Opt for fresh and simple hair and makeup.
– Be confident.

– Get carried away with your hair, makeup and accessories or you may come off looking like a beauty pageant contestant!

U on Sunday Fashion Editor Brooke Falvey knows what it means to dress for the occasion. After living in London for just over a year, Brooke Falvey returned home to Brisbane to share her style storytelling talents on her blog, Blonde Ambition. With a background in journalism, Brooke shares thoughtful lifestyle and fashion pieces through her Instagram account, What Brooke Wore, and her blog, Blonde Ambition, inspiring her readers to start doing what they’ve always dreamed of doing—and giving them tips on how to look good at the same time!. Ready to dress like you mean it? Get to know the girl behind What Brooke Wore.