OK – confession time, this is clearly an old photo – but I still have the top!
If there’s one top that screams Christmas it’s my black – slightly naked of sequins – sequinned top from H&M, which must be going into its third or so year now.
True, it sheds sequins wherever I go but given that I love sequins – (not glitter….especially not when a child is shaking a pot of it. I still haven’t got over our eldest spilling a pot of red glitter all over the house when she was about 4. I was still finding it in July) – then I don’t mind at all.
Here’s my round up of my favourite sequinned tops. Just add jeans, a pleated skirt, dungarees, wide leg trousers, coated skinnies, culottes – basically anything will go with one of these – and in any setting. Which makes it a really easy top to wear – despite it being all things shiny and not seeming, at first glance, to lend itself to anything other than fancy pants occasions.
The trick to buying any sequinned top is to feel it on the inside before you buy it. Exfoliation is, as well all know, a good thing but not when you feel it being done all evening by something that resembles a brillo pad. Check for a lovely lining which will avoid that brillo pad feel.
This same gorgeous top also comes in gold (below). I have given it a good once over and for me, this top is a real gem.
Now I love the idea of this asymmetric sequin top from Mango (£35) for a black tie event with some wide legged trousers and maybe even, dare I say it, with some trainers. Or if that’s a step too far then some flat velvet shoes, if (more) sparkles aren’t your thing. Then maybe wear it with jeans or with a skirt on Christmas day.
Now there are sequins and then there are SEQUINS and this turtleneck from Other Stories (£49) definitely falls into the latter category. I love this top. It’s just divine! Please someone buy it and send me a picture of you wearing it.
This Oasis sequin tinsel sweat (£38) is also a fabulous option. I first saw it when I went to visit the refurbished House of Fraser in Sutton Coldfield. It’s slightly less fitted than some of the other options and maybe slightly* less bling than some of my other choices.
I cannot convey enough my love for a sequinned top, shining like a star in an otherwise dark and wintery wardrobe. It always holds such promise of a fab night out!
* this is a relative term because all sequinned tops, by definition, are bling.