Style Guide: How to Wear Sequin Lace for the Holidays & Beyond

Entering the Holiday season, some of us are in need of special occasion dresses made to be figure flattering while also letting us indulge in all of the yummy food and not showing it! Our sequin lace fabric is a tried-and-true customer favorite because it's eye-catching and gorgeous while still being malleable and non-restrictive, making it the perfect fabric for the holiday season!

What is sequin lace?

Sequin lace mixes a lace fabric with sequins.

It is a heavier fabric that is still very slinky and moveable. It gives off that classy look we all love with a subtle shine. Sequin lace can be worn year round and is dressy without being over the top. It is an easy to wear fabric that makes you look good while still feeling comfortable. And while most special occasion dresses can be difficult to travel with due to the lack of being foldable, sequin lace dresses are the perfect travel companion. Fold a sequin lace dress, pack it away, and when you pull it out at your destination, it will still look brand new.

The sequin lace fabric that Connected Apparel uses is so special because of the way the sequins are attached. According to our Head Designer, Gloria, our sequins are applied with heat rather than being stitched on. This means there are no worries about catching or snagging the thread and having the sequins fall off. Our sequin lace fabric is made to keep you feeling comfortable throughout your event, day or night!

5 Reasons Why We Love Sequin Lace

1. It’s perfect for the holidays and year-round special occasions.

2. It’s eye-catching without being too over the top.

3. It’s a forgiving, stretchy fabric.

4. It’s a classic material that will last you years.

5. It’s perfect for designing an array of styles for any body shape and size.

How to Take Care of Sequin Lace Fabric

Advice from our Head of Production, Bobbi!

Our dresses made with sequin lace fabric should be hand washed in order to keep the material pristine and long lasting. While some may be able to be machine washed, we would recommend always hand washing your laces in cold water and laying them flat to dry. With the addition of the sequins, this makes the fabric a little more delicate and in order to keep the sequins shiny, it is very important to once again, wash in cold water and air dry.

If you want to know how best to care for your other Connected Apparel pieces, check out our clothing care guide.

Take Sequin Lace to a Holiday Party & Beyond!

Sequin lace is a classic fabric that makes for the perfect special occasion dress.

We asked our fit models why they love our sequin lace fabric so much and they agreed that sequin lace is a simple fabric that features an extra pop! Our plus size fit model, Adrienne, said “it perfectly molds to your body and finds your shape without being too stiff.” While the fabric is a little heavier than others, it is still comfortable and makes you feel just as good as you look!

Tips for Wearing Sequin Lace

Sequin lace is simple with a touch of glam!

  • The lace sequin dress is your main accessory. Minimize the extra bling with minimal jewelry and additional accessories.

  • One sequin piece per outfit. Don’t wear a sequin jacket or shrug on top of a sequin dress as this can make the outfit too overwhelming.

  • Keep your shoes neutral. Let the lace sequin dress speak for itself, no need to over style the look with a bold shoe.

  • Keep your makeup subtle. Pair this bold but classy fabric with a simple glam look.

Our Favorite Sequin Lace Styles & How to Style Them

All eyes will be on you when the shimmering sequins captivate, so you want to make sure your lace sequin dress makes you look and feel your very best.

We love our lace sequin dresses because of their subtle shimmer that resembles a starry night. This also makes styling lace sequin dresses simple. Subtle accessories are all you need to complete a sequin lace look. For the cherry on top, you will feel comfortable throughout your event with a fabric that does not itch or scratch, but rather beautifully glides over your body.

Don’t forget the dress code. You want to keep the formality of the occasion and venue in mind so you can choose the right amount of sequin goodness. A fancy wedding reception during cocktail hour, for example, calls for more sequin embellishments than a day of shopping with your friends. Avoid a sequin faux pas by saving the glamorous fully-sequined gowns for formal events and the short party dresses with subtle sequin accents for casual or semi-formal affairs. Dress right for the event by heading over to our Dress Codes blog to decode any dress code your invitation might request.

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