Alexa Chung Just Wore the Pretty Party Trend That's All Over Zara and M&S


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Tonight is the night—the Fashion Awards 2023 is well underway in a rainy London but, thankfully, that hasn't deterred attendees from 1) showing up and 2) pulling out all the stops with their outfits. Held annually in early December, the event always ushers in the festive season in spectacular style and inspires me to up the ante when it comes to my own forthcoming party looks. The awards have yet to begin and I've already found the look I know I want to emulate, and it comes courtesy of Alexa Chung. 

A regular on the Fashion Awards guest list, Chung proves, year after year, why she's deserving of her fashion icon status. Her 2023 look? It cements it in mortar. Arriving on the red carpet in a dress covered in large silver discs, she was impossible to miss. The creation, which was designed by 16Arlington, embodies the essence of party season—it's fun, fabulous and acts like a roaming disco ball. Why attend the party when you can be the party, huh Alexa? 


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What struck me most is just how prevalent the silver sequin trend is this season, too. While Alexa's dress is bespoke—I read it took two weeks to create and features over 3,900 silver metal discs layered overtop of one another—you can pick up a homage from 16Arlington itself, but also at Zara, H&M and M&S too. Of course, you can always opt for small silver sequins for a party look that will never go out of style but, to really hone Alexa Chung's look, discs are what to look out for. 

Scroll on to shop the silver sequin trend, as seen on Alexa Chung at the Fashion Awards 2023


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Maxine Eggenberger
Deputy Editor

Maxine Eggenberger is Who What Wear UK’s deputy editor and has over thirteen years of experience in fashion journalism. She been creating engaging and elevated style content specifically for Who What Wear UK since 2018, covering runway reports, emerging trends, long-form features, self-styled shopping stories and columns, including her edit of the best new-in buys. She ensures the highest editorial standards are met across the site, leads the editorial team in their SEO strategy and keyword planning, works closely with the beauty team on content initiatives, represents the brand at industry events, and regularly contributes to social media, including her own Who What Wear UK TikTok franchise, French Style Fridays. Previously, Maxine appeared on ITV's This Morning in her own fashion segment and has interviewed countless celebrities—everyone from Victoria Beckham to Oscar winner Lupita Nyong’o.

Prior to Who What Wear UK, Maxine’s career began when, after completing her first-ever internship at Look magazine, she was offered a position on the brand's fashion desk. She accepted, leaving university a year early in the process. Her passion and natural talent for writing and styling meant she swiftly rose through the ranks to become the title's fashion news and commercial content editor, with a stint as’s fashion and beauty writer along the way. She later served as Look’s acting Editor in Chief, overseeing both print and digital, before embarking on a successful freelance career, working with Grazia, The Pool, and Marie Claire amongst others.

Maxine is based remotely from her countryside home near Edinburgh where she spends her downtime renovating her house, walking her dogs, hosting friends and trying to master the art of making Old Fashioned cocktails.