Priyanka Chopra and Freida Pinto want to you to adopt sequins for the day


Priyanka Chopra and Freida Pinto want to you to adopt sequins for the day

How to wear sequins and not look like a disco ball

By Salva Mubarak  May 15th, 2017

Sun rises in the east and Mondays are the worst. These are just facts. While we can’t do anything about sun’s trajectory, we may have a solution to bring some shine to this dreary Monday that wouldn’t end: sequins.

Yes. The same sequins that have the power to make you look like a queen who slays every red carpet known to man, or a disco ball cosplayer. But this week we got some of our favourite celebrities to give us pointers in how to wear sequins and not look like we’ve rolled on the floor of a tween rager. We had Priyanka Chopra donning them not once but twice, while promoting her upcoming film Baywatch. Need more inspiration? Check out our favourite sequined looks of the week and the geniuses behind them.

Priyanka Chopra, Freida Pinto and more show how to wear sequins

Priyanka Chopra in Halston Heritage

Dubbed as the ‘greatest American designer’, Roy Halston Frowick started out as a milliner in the early '60s. Jacqueline Kennedy wore a custom-made pillbox hat by the designer to John F. Kennedy’s inauguration ceremony. The brand soon branched out into creating apparel too. They launched Halston Heritage around 2009 as a brand revival and featured some of their most popular designs from the '70s. The designs, though luxurious, are modern minimalist in nature.

Allison Williams in Galia Lahav

Galia Lahav, who has established her name as one of the top bridal wear designer in the world, decided to branch out into evening wear with her made-to-order collection Nightflare. The Russian designer showcased the collection at the Tel-Aviv fashion week, which is also their new home base. The collection was inspired from the nightclub scene in New York city and Japan and featured myriad silhouettes and colours as the designer wanted the onlookers to experience the show as if they’re ‘looking through a kaleidoscope’.

Kriti Sanon in 431-88 by Shweta Kapur

Shweta Kapur’s SS’17 collection was inspired by the dynamic life cycle of a snake. The designer drew parallel between a snake shedding its skin and emerging as a new creature with her ideal woman who also easily sheds her old self to adapt to the new and unfamiliar with ease. Consequently, the collection featured snakeskin-inspired textures with her expert tailoring.

Priyanka Chopra in Sally La Pointe

The New York-based designer has dressed some of the most well-known celebrities, including Jennifer Lawrence, Kerry Washington, Michelle Obama and Emily Blunt. For her appearance on Jimmy Kimmel Live, Priyanka wore a dress from the ready-to-wear label’s Pre-Fall 2017 collection. The designer decided to explore ‘chic athleticism’ with this collection, where she mixed athleisure with couture, like fur trimmed hoodies and knit separates with black and bronze sequinned accents.

Frieda Pinto in Dior

Dior’s Fall 2017 collection was a study in blue. After sending slogan tees down the runway for the SS’17 collection, Maria Grazia Chiuri continued her rebranding of the label’s ready-to-wear collection to appeal to a younger client base. Blue ranged from washed-out denim to deep navy, with astrological motifs, favoured by Chiuri, rendered in sequins.

In case you want to know if the trend would work without paparazzi buzzing around you, then take a look at our beauty editor Mamta Mody working sequins (also her biggest fashion challenge) as part of her regular work wear wardrobe.


Sequins cami, price on request, Superdry. Metallic cropped bomber jacket, Rs 17,300, Dhruv Kapoor. Denim jeans, price on request, Levi’s.


Cotton t-shirt, Denim jeans, all model’s own. Polyester sequin sleeve parka, Rs 9,030, Zara


Metallic asymmetric top, price on request, Rohit and Rahul. Denim jeans, model’s own.