New Year’s Eve parties are less than a week away! So, pick your sequin dress for the occasion. New Year’s Eve is the night to sparkle from head-to-toe. That makes a sequin dress the perfect option to throw on. A dress is an all-in-one outfit. The only thing you need to plan is what coatshoes, and jewelry you’ll add to your look. 

Sequins vs. Paillettes

With the launch of the H&M Rabanne collection in November, you’ve probably heard people using the term paillette and sequins interchangeably. The designer, Rabanne, is known for using paillettes in their pieces. According to the Merriam Webster dictionary, a sequin is a small plate of shining metal or plastic used for ornamentation especially on clothing. A sequin is a faceted shape where every corner reflects light. It also has a hole in the middle for thread to travel through. 

That said, paillettes are a type of sequin. Paillettes are usually shaped like a circle, flat, and have a hole pierced at the top for thread to travel through. In short, paillettes are sequins. But, not all sequins are paillettes.

Best Paillette Dress

H&M Rabanne Sequin-Disc Mini Dress

H&M Rabanne’s Sequin-Disc Mini Dress is made of metal-toned paillettes and brass – that’s it! The large sequin discs are mostly silver-toned with a grid of gold-toned paillettes spread throughout. These materials come together to make a thigh-length tank-style dress. Its neckline features a deep V in both the front and the back. Sizes XS to XXL are available.  

Best Mini Dress

Forever 21 Sequin Faux Fur-Trim Mini Dress

Forever 21’s Sequin Faux Fur-Trim Mini Dress is a playful piece you can wear alone or layered over a turtleneck and tights. This silver sequin dress is lined with powder pink faux fur trim. This tank dress features a V neck and adjustable straps so that you’re able to customize your coverage in the front. Shop sizes XS to XXL.

Best Bodycon Dress

Grace Karin Deep V Mini U Back Sequin Dress

Grace Karin’s Deep V Mini U Back Sequin Dress hugs each and every curve. At the top, this tank dress features a deep V that’s backed by a coordinating mesh. At the upper back, this dress dips down into a U-shaped silhouette. Then, from the waist down there’s a bodycon faux wrap skirt. Shop 21 colors in sizes small to XX-large. 

Best Maxi Dress

House of Harlow 1960 x Revolve Valentina Gown

This House of Harlow 1960 x Revolve Valentina Gown is a silver sequin maxi dress that still gives you room to dance. From the waist up it’s a tube style dress with a hidden back zipper. Below the waist, the gown drapes down into an A-line shape with a vent at the back for added movement. Shop sizes XXS to XL.

Best Plus Size

Adrianna Papell Plus Size Sequined Cutout-Back Dress

Adrianna Papell’s Plus Size Sequined Cutout-Back Dress isn’t a sequin tent. Instead, this dress hugs your curves while showing a little skin. It’s a long sleeve dress with an empire waist and thigh slit. At the back, there’s a perfectly placed triangle cut out that shows some skin while keeping your bra hidden. As for the sequins, there are gold-, rose gold-, and silver-toned sequins on a black mesh base. Shop this dress in sizes 14W to 22W.

Best One Shoulder Dress

Grace Karin One Shoulder Sparkly Sequin Party Dress

Grace Karin’s One Shoulder Sparkly Sequin Party Dress hugs the body without restricting your dance moves. The flowing one shoulder top drapes over the torso from shoulder-to-shoulder. So, there are no distinct sleeves to hold you back. Then, from the waist down, there’s a pencil-style faux wrap skirt with more room than a bodycon silhouette. Shop 24 colors in sizes small to XX-large. 

Best Little Black Dress

Adrianna Papell Women’s Beaded Fringe-Trim Cocktail Dress

Adrianna Papell’s Women’s Beaded Fringe-Trim Cocktail Dress is a little black dress that you can wear to cocktail hour and a night out with your friends. This short sleeve dress actually covers the upper arm – from the shoulder to just above the elbow. Its crew neck also gives you more coverage over the chest. This mini dress then features a fringe trim that stops mid-thigh. Shop sizes 2 to 20 in this little black dress.

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