The best sequinned outfits inspired by Kate Middleton’s Royal Variety gown

Nothing says party season like sequins and glitter. YOU’s fashion director Shelly Vella has some good tips on how to incorporate them day-to-day, but during the festive season you can rock full-on sequin dresses, tops and skirts to your heart’s content.

Even the Duchess of Cambridge was keen to dig out her sequin gown, when she attended the Royal Variety Performance on 18 November. Kate wore a stunning green, sequinned dress, designed by one of her favourites – Jenny Packham. The Duchess had previously worn the gown on a royal tour to Pakistan, in 2019.

Kate Middleton sequin green dress
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The ‘Kate Middleton effect’ well and truly took place after fans spotted her glamorous look. Insights from Love The Sales has revealed that there was an 809 per cent increase in demand for ‘sequin gowns’, compared to the prior week. The data also revealed there was a 500 per cent rise in fashion searches for ‘Jenny Packham’ and an 82 per cent increase in demand for ‘women’s shoulder pads’.

Seeing as so many of us have been inspired by Kate’s sequin outfit, we’ve prowled the web to find all types of sequin clothes, including dresses, skirts, trousers, tops, jumpsuits and blazers.

Our picks start from just £14 and include many items that are currently on sale. So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to pick your party outfit…

Sequin dresses

Hobbs sequin dress

Carly sequin dress, £199, Hobbs

H&M sequin dress

A-line sequined dress, £34.99, H&M

Warehouse sequin dress

Floral Sequin Halter Neck Feather Mini Dress, £159.20 (was £199), Warehouse

John lewis sequin dress

Little Mistress Knot Sequin Midi Dress, £65, John Lewis

Whistles sequin dress

Arla sequin midi dress, £179, Whistles

& Other Stories sequin dress

Checkered Sequin Mini Dress, £135, & Other Stories

Asos sequin dress

Urban Threads sequin long sleeve t-shirt dress in silver, £32 (was £60), Asos

Sequin skirts

H&M sequin skirt

Calf-length sequined skirt, £24.99, H&M

Next sequin skirt

Love & Roses Rainbow Ombre Sequin Mini Skirt, £38, Next

Hush sequin skirt

Cicley Sequin Skirt, £129, Hush

George at Asda sequin skirt

Pink Sequin Twist Front Mini Skirt, £14, George at Asda

Reserved sequin skirt

Sequin skirt, £39.99, Reserved

River Island sequin skirt

Sequin tassel hem midi skirt, £48, River Island

Sequin tops and jackets

Tess Daly x Biba sequin top

BIBA x Tess Daly One Shoulder Sequin Top, £49, House of Fraser

Mango sequin top

Long-sleeved t-shirt with sequins, £35.99, Mango

Asos sequin top

Wrap detail shirt in sequin, £13.50 (was £45), Asos

Coast sequin top

Sequin Animal Halterneck Top, £31.20 (was £39), Coast

River Island sequin top

Rust sequin blouse, £40, River Island

Zalando sequin top

Nly by Nelly high neck sequin blouse, £22.74 (was £34.99), Zalando

M&S sequin blazer

Sequin Ruched Sleeve Blazer, £69, M&S

Sequin trousers and jumpsuits

Zara sequin outfit

Sequinned flared trousers, £49.99, ZARA

izaak azanei sequin trousers

Blue High Waist Sequin Tapered Pants, £150 (was £290), Izaak Azanei

Very sequin trousers

Monsoon Sonya Sequin Jogger, £60, Very

Mint Velvet sequin trousers

Silver Sequin Flared Trousers, £109, Mint Velvet

Reserved sequin trousers

Trousers with sequin detailing, £45.99, Reserved

Asos sequin jumpsuit

Goddiva cowl front sequin jumpsuit in navy, £45 (was £75), Asos

If these sequin clothes didn’t take your fancy, check out our pick of Christmas party dresses here.