I bought this scalloped edge sequin dress five Christmases ago and have worn it at least three times each party-season. I can never resist sequins, but it was the scalloped edge that caught my eye. It has a nod to the elegant dresses of the roaring twenties, and so, in common with other vintage styles, it won’t look out of date. It looks as current now as it did when I bought it.
The shift style is flattering and comfortable and the scalloped hemline sits just the right distance above the knee. A dress like this is so easy to wear and style. A pair of sparkly earrings, some multi-coloured glitter Mary-Janes and a faux fur jacket and it’s party ready. On this occasion, I wore it for the work Christmas party.
We had the party in the practice. The reception desk was transformed into a bar and we had lights, music, karaoke and musical bingo. It was absolutely brilliant.
Me: “I don’t do karaoke”
Also me: “Please can I have Mr Brightside”
(Thank you to my friend and work colleague Julian for capturing the fun and spirit of the party and for sharing these images).
This scalloped-edge sequin dress has had A LOT of fun during its five years with me. Here are a few photos that demonstrate just how well it gets into the party spirit.
Christmas Party With Friends, 2014
I wore it first for a Christmas girls’ night at my friend Annemarie’s house. We combined it with a surprise hen party for our friend Sally who had got married a few months earlier. Sally’s wedding was itself a surprise, hence the unconventional order.
Christmas Eve Family Lunch, 2015
This time was a family lunch on Christmas Eve. We were in a separate room which got very warm, hence me climbing up to open the window.
Dinner With Friends, October 2019
Although I have worn it since 2015, I can’t find any evidence. Probably a good thing, given the previous collages. Anyway, these photographs were taken at the end of October when Ian and I had dinner with dear friends Liz and Paul. And, I sat on a motorbike, (Paul’s), for the first time in my life.
Dinner With The Girls, November 2019
This is the most civilised of all the occasions for which I’ve worn this sequin dress. It was for a girls’ night in at our friend Penny’s house. She cooked the most gorgeous meal and we had a lovely time chatting and catching up.
This dress is one of my all time favourites and I’ve created a lot of precious happy memories when wearing it. I hope it will bring me as much enjoyment for the next five years, becuase THAT is what a party dress is all about.