Petite Style: How To Style A Sequin Dress Elegantly

August 24, 2017

Hello everyone, happy Thursday!


It’s been a while since my last blog update, and many things have happened during this time! My first ever photoshoot collaboration as a blogger, two hen-dos, numerous birthday celebrations, playing host to different friends visiting/moving to London and lots, I mean lotsssssssss of wedding planning! Yes, I’m getting married in less than 3 weeks!!


Since my hen-do, a lot of people have been asking me about my outfit on the day so I thought I would share all the details here in a post.   

ASOS Sequin Cami Dress | Zara Suede Effect Overcoat | old L.K. Bennett Block Heel (similar) | old J.Crew Ear Rings|


Truth be told, when I was asked to wear something gold or ‘bling’ to my hen-do, a full sequin dress was not something I had in mind. It is just too easy to look tacky and old in sequins and that’s exactly the opposite of what I like. As if I don’t already have too many things on my plate, I decided to take on the challenge to search and style a sequin dress elegantly.


My search started online and ended with this sequin cami dress from ASOS. It has almost all the elegant features that I look for in a dress:

  • Slightly over the knee length

  • Mono light colour

  • Fitted, but not skin tight

The only thing that made me a bit hesitant about the dress was the low V-neck cut but since the straps are adjustable and I don’t have massive boobs, I thought I could shorten the straps to give more coverage.  Let’s be honest with ourselves, if the dress itself is too tacky, there’s nothing much we can do to make it elegant!

When the dress arrived, I was pleasantly surprised at how well it fitted my body, the ruched wrap effect around the waist and the fitted back really flatters one’s body curve. The only adjustment that I had to make was to shorten the strap and remove the adjustable buckles as they make the straps misalign and also look a bit like a bra strap.


I paired the dress with my favourite block heels in nude from L.K. Bennett to elongate my lower legs. I choose a suede effect overcoat in blush from Zara to give more coverage and make the whole outfit more elegant to wear in the outdoors. The colours also work well together as pastel colours always give a more expensive and elegant vibe.

I hope you like the way I styled the dress, please let me know in the comment box below how you might style the dress differently.


Thank you for reading!



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Hello! I'm Mavis, a London-based lifestyle blogger who love to share ideas and tips on styling, travel, beauty, wellbeing & life in London.