Why summer sequins are the mood-boosting trend we need right now

THERE was a definite sense that designers were ready to embrace the fun side of fashion at the spring/summer shows. Sequins, glitter and a host of other shine-tastic fabrics – usually a mainstay of the autumn/winter collections – were a huge trend at all four major fashion weeks.

In London, Riccardo Tisci sent models out at Burberry in chainmail-style draped dresses, while at Halpern, a metallic mint-green cocktail dress with a fabulous fan-shaped front was one of the standout pieces.

Balmain and Loewe brought the disco vibes in Paris, with glittery gowns and two-piece co-ord sets in pastel pink and baby blue tones. At Paco Rabanne, models looked like mirror balls, in sassy little dresses constructed from thousands of shiny paillettes. There was even sequin-encrusted tailoring at Louis Vuitton and Chanel.

It’s no surprise that celebrities have embraced the glamorous, glimmering trend on the red carpet, with actors Cynthia Erivo and Jurnee Smollett donning sparkly Louis Vuitton on the red carpet earlier this year during awards season.

And now it’s your turn. With lockdown restrictions easing and travel opportunities and nightlife opening up, party dressing is on the agenda once more, and the high street is awash with glittery garments.

How to style the summer sequins trend? First of all, the colour palette is key. You want to choose cool-toned silver, champagne and pastel shades, rather than yell