From barely-there glimmer to full-on shimmer, summers are made for sparkling. Julien Macdonald recently claimed: “there’s no such thing as too much sparkle or too much glitter”. Do you agree?
Like with any women’s fashion statement, the amount you sparkle is entirely up to you. You don’t always need to look like you’re about to step onto the Strictly Come Dancing stage. Sparkle can come in the form of accessories, shoes, little details on a blouse or – if you so wish – a floor-length sparkling gown.
Similarly, sparkle can come in any colour. For toned-down glamour, how about a neutral colour palette? This way, you’ll let the sequins do the talking. For evening chic, try black or grey.
Sparkle inspiration can also come from a variety of sources. Julien recently explained that the sequins found on the runway at his Spring/Summer ’14 show came from Morocco. He was inspired by the architecture, the textiles and all the glamorous people in their incredible gowns and kaftans. His catwalk sparkle was given colour from crystals and faceted sequins and, unsurprisingly, his garments revealed a lot of skin. “It’s the summer”, he said, “why not”? How much you dare to bare, of course, is your decision.
Here at V&V, we love sparkle in the form of embellishment. Even casual or sporty pieces can carry some embellishment in order to give a garment a touch of evening sophistication. Hints of sparkle can enrich our wardrobes, turning something plain into something plain amazing.
We all know that diamonds are a girl’s best friend, but we also like sparkle created by facet beads. Our signature Sama Tunic in black or grey is a perfect example of pure elegance created by this 3D textural effect.
Similarly, our statement Midas Blouse is the ideal option for after-dark allure, designed for dressing down with jeans or dressing up with our Tulip Skirt. The blouse is made from chiffon and has a sequin front with a fully-lined bodice and sheer long sleeves. Naturally, the blouse is given the V&V signature touch with a chunky gold zip at the back.
For more designer women’s fashion items, take a look at the rest of our stunning collection. When you wear something special, you’ll sparkle on the inside, too.