Sparkly Things You Won’t Be Embarrassed to Wear to the Holiday Party

Glitter: It’s everywhere, from holiday windows to Beyoncé’s BeDazzled money clutch. If you’re feeling the urge to dress like a disco ball for holiday parties this winter, you’re not alone.

The challenge with sequins, of course, is that it’s easy to tip into tacky territory. If you’re looking for a grown-up way to wear shine, the trick is to find it in fresh silhouettes, like an oversize, almost-caftan-esque dress. You can also try layering it on in small doses, like a simple chain clutch.

Whether you need a blazer to throw on over your work clothes for the office party or an all-out fancy dress, we’ve got you covered. Scroll ahead to see our ideas for wearing sparkly this season.

Outfit-Transforming Earrings

Jardin Sequin Earrings

A perfect way to add some last-minute interest to a workday outfit.

A Clutch That Will Go With Anything

Foldover Clutch

So simple, and yet so sparkly!

An Oversized Dress

Tracee Ellis Ross for JCP Sequin Dresss

A Top That Will Literally Dazzle Your Friends

UO Sequin Bell Sleeve Top

Take a KiraKira+ selfie in this top, and you’ll get all the Instagram likes.

A Skirt That Doesn’t Overdo It

Halogen Sequin Skirt

If you’re into the holiday spirit but not into metallics.

A Top That Catches the Light

Ann Taylor Sequin Top

The puff sleeves are pretty, and it goes with anything from jeans to slacks.

If You’re Looking for Shiny Boots

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Steve Madden Boots

Wear these with head-to-toe black, and your outfit is set.

A Dress You Can Wear to Every Party

H&M Sequin Dress

Since this dress has a flattering straight cut and hits right above the knee, you can wear it to party with friends or co-workers.

A Tailored Blazer Option

Cartonnier Sequin Blazer

This blazer is so subtle that you can keep wearing it even after New Year’s.

The Runway-Inspired Dress

ASOS Sequin Midi Dress

For ASOS, it’s expensive, but that’s because it’s so fashion-y. This would be a surefire street-style hit.

A Sexy Long-Sleeve Dress

Dress the Population Dress

This is a very convincing Tom Ford knockoff. The sparkles aren’t too shiny, and the fabric has just the right amount of stretch so you’re not suffocating.

The Most Elegant Version

Tie-Shoulder Sequin Dress

J.Crew commenters agree: This dress is beautiful. Wear a bodysuit underneath or dress it down with denim to get more use out of it.

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12 Sparkly Things to Wear to Holiday Parties