With autumn officially over, it is truly time to abandon all hope: it’s officially cold weather time. Bundle up before you leave the house time. Scarf and glove time. And also, paradoxically, find the shortest sequined holiday party dress known to womenkind. I just don’t know how to feel about winter -- I hate the cold, but I am a sparkle-mad spangle fiend, and I can’t help but embrace a season where it’s socially acceptable to resemble a human disco ball. Here are a few shimmering options for your wintertime soirees. They’re definitely New Year's Eve friendly, even if you might want to leave them at home for the company holiday party.
Starlet Sequin Dress, forever21.com, $27.80
I love this -- not only is it obnoxiously glittery, but it also has sleeves, so it's semi-practical! Well, at least only your legs will be frozen with cold. This is progress.
Black Seedbead Flower Headband, target.com, $7.99
You need great accessories to shine from head to toe.
Tobi Laura Sequined Shorts in Gold, tobi.com, $48
If you really want to stand out, you can nix the typical cocktail dress altogether in favor of some sequined shorts. I happen to own a pair, and I take them out and stare at them every once in a while, but I've never been brave enough to wear them. Maybe this year...