Get ready for the living room disco as sequins make a triumphant comeback
Don't clear out your sequins just because the clubs are closed.
Undoubtedly, 2020 was the year the world embraced laid-back looks and more casual trends. Throughout lockdown, we bid a fond farewell to our smart casual staples and embraced sweatpants, biker shorts and podiatrist-approved footwear.
After a year of chilled-out style, it might not feel like sequins are making a comeback anytime soon. However spring/summer runways tell a very different story. In fact, Vogue listed 'living room disco' among its 2021 trends to look out for.
Fittingly, sequins were celebrated in a stripped-back way on the catwalks this season. Designers were keen to balance comfort with style. Celine, for instance, paired a black sequin gown with trainers and a baseball cap. Valentino and Chanel kept their models in flats. Balmain's models were bare-foot, indicating that there is little space for heels in lockdown.
With clubs and bars still closed, the living room kitchen feels like it's here to stay. So, whether you're dancing with flatmates or sharing some scoops via Zoom, now is the perfect time to rekindle your love for sequins.
Take some inspiration from the queen of the kitchen disco, Sophie Ellis Bextor, who has been unafraid to embrace sequins since lockdown began. Every Friday evening Sophie serenades her 348k Instagram followers in her iconic live-streams. Needless to say, her eye for disco glam elevates the spectacle. The pop-star shared her love for disco style in a post saying: "It’s funny, even through lockdown I’ve still been bidding on sequinned leotards or buying twinkly frocks online. I blame the discos! Plus I’m weak when it comes to owning new party clothes."
Sophie followed through with a shout-out to the vintage and independent brands she loves, while calling on her followers to do the same.
Indeed, the living room disco has proved popular with pop divas and top designers alike. However, the virtual high-street has also got us sorted. Check out these sequin staples guaranteed to give you that disco buzz until clubs reopen: