If You Only Buy One Party Outfit This Year, Make It This One

Is it me, or has this year gone particularly quickly? I'm someone who is known to have planned, bought and often wrapped presents by October, but November has crept on me so quickly that I haven't even had a chance to plan one of the most important aspects of the festive period—what to wear for party season.

Of course, there are the classics that we can rely on year in and year out, such as the little black dress or jeans and a "nice top," but there's something about the spirit of 2022 that requires us to go all out and see out the year with a bang. With that in mind, I've noticed one particular party trend popping up all over the runways and, in turn, the high street, and it's a full-throttle, high-octane, glamour look that's guaranteed to get any party started. It's the sequin co-ord. 


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Nothing says "party" quite like head-to-toe sparkles, and even if you're a low-key minimalist or dress devotee, I can promise you this might be the look to change your mind. It's an easy-to-wear outfit that already comes pre-styled, and it just so happens to be comfortable, too, so that means no cut-outs, no body-con and no shapewear required. You can just get on with the good bit, enjoying your evening. 

Thankfully for us, the high street has delivered sequins in spades, and you can find particularly good co-ords and suits from some of our favourites for as little as £55. So if your social calendar is filling quickly and you're struggling to find an outfit, don't panic over it. Keep scrolling for our picks of the best sequin party outfits to wear this New Year and beyond. 


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Remy Farrell
Fashion Editor

Remy Farrell is a London-based shopping editor with nearly 10 years of editorial experience covering fashion, beauty and lifestyle. After graduating with a journalism degree and working on the editorial and fashion teams for titles such as Grazia, Elle, Cosmopolitan and British Vogue, she moved into the luxury e-commerce sector, working as fashion assistant at TheOutnet.com styling for the social media channels and helping to develop the collections for the in-house brand Iris & Ink. After expanding an assisting and styling portfolio that includes shooting talent such as Gigi Hadid, Victoria Beckham and Miquita Oliver, she also branched out into beauty, creating tried-and-tested reviews and diverse beauty content.

In her role as shopping editor at Who What Wear, Remy is interested in discovering new and exciting brands to share with the Who What Wear readership and particularly loves uncovering hidden gems at affordable prices to make shopping accessible to everyone.

Born and raised in Sheffield, Yorkshire, Remy moved to London in 2014 and lives in the Docklands with her partner and pug Billie.