Nothing says Christmas party time like a dress made from sequins, but when it comes to the warmer months we tend to leave them well alone. Wearing sequins in summer can feel a bit wrong, in the same way humming Jingle Bells outside of the festive season (or ever, actually) is.
But recently, we've seen several celebs embrace their shimmery side on the red carpet, making us rethink our attitude to those tiny metallic discs. So, if you're magpie-minded and want to wear sequins all year round, we suggest you take inspiration from these A-lister, although we still think it's best to save the midnight-blue floor-length frock until December.
Amber Heard's dress may be from Alice Temperley's AW15 collection, but that didn't stop her wearing it to the New York premiere for When I Live My Life Over Again this weekend. Although the actress chose a hue more associated with colder weather, the slip style that Amber's such a fan of made this summer appropriate. Temperley slightly out of budget? This Topshop cami dress hits two trends in one with its spaghetti straps and pastel hue. Try it with a rollneck underneath if it's still to chilly out.
Carey Mulligan made a stellar return to the red carpet last week when she stepped out for the Far from the Madding Crowd premiere wearing this multi-coloured sequinned couture Dior number. Ditching the classic black or navy sequins for rainbow shades instantly made this dress perfect for a summer's night. This sequinned-embellished shift by MSGM from The Outnet would make an ideal and versatile wedding guest outfit: wear with strappy heeled sandals for a city bash, and flats for a country do.
If you don't fancy doing top-to-toe sequins, make like Olivia Wilde and pair a sequinned top with wide-legged trousers as she did to the Meadowland film premiere in New York at the weekend. still a bit too high shine? We're fans of this champagne-coloured tulle blouse with subtle silver sequin embroidery from Mango.