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If you needed a little inspo for your next party-ready dress, look no further than Hailey Bieber‘s Instagram. She’s always one to love a mini moment (see here), and on Tuesday, she shared her latest look, which was covered in eye-catching paillettes.
She showed off her Valentino Couture mini dress posing on a chair and captioned the post, “and after 🐟🐟🐟.” Seeing as she wore a black long-sleeve Saint Laurent gown to the Vanity Fair Oscars party, she may have changed into this high-shine number later in the night for a second “and after” party. What we do know for certain is that now we need some paillette-covered pieces in our closets, stat.
Large paillettes are a fresh update to the classic sequin, and yes, paillettes and sequins are different — here’s why. Sequins have a hole in the center and are meant to be sewn on flat, while paillettes have a hole near the edge which allow them to dangle and move. Now that we’ve gone over the details, we expect to see a lot of this texture this spring. One brand already ushering in the wave is New Arrivals, the Istanbul-based line which launched in 2020 is great for all of your paillette wants and needs. One hero item to snag now is the “Phoenix” dress, which has already been spotted on tons of It girls and comes in a wide range of colors.
Of course, one can’t talk about paillettes without an honorable mention to Paco Rabanne. The embellished dresses, skirts and accessories are what the brand is known for and a Paco piece is truly a classic.
Despite it’s dance-club ready look, paillettes aren’t just for red carpet moments or black tie events. Incorporate the trend into your day-to-day wardrobe with a more wearable approach, like with the beloved Low Rise Paillette skirt by Guizio. Pair the miniskirt with an easy white tank, sleek sneakers and cool sunnies.
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