How 1 Sequin Skirt Totally Transformed My Summer Party Wardrobe

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Last summer, my kickoff to wedding season was a long weekend in Paris. Rough, I know. While the party itself was not black tie, per se, it was the perfect excuse to fill a suitcase with my most festive frocks and have more fun that I'd had in a while when it came to party time dressing. The only problem was, I didn't have anything in my possession that I really LOVED. After searching high and low for a look that was easy and fun for a rehearsal dinner cruise along the Seine but equally eye-catching and fit for the bride and groom's pinch-me locale, I found it: a silver midi skirt made of oversized paillettes. It was created by Tbilisi-based brand Anouki and needed nothing more than a bodysuit and a pair of classic black heels to look pure perfection.

As you might imagine, while the skirt isn't exactly an everyday wear, I've used handfuls of excuses to wear the look since then. It's seen more than a few weddings, dinner parties, and cocktail events alike. I've paired it with bodysuits, t-shirts, cashmere sweaters, and more. With each and every pairing, I get more compliments than I've ever gotten before — especially for something that, as head-turning as it might be, took little thought when I slipped into the perfectly festive silhouette.

In short, I'm a sequin convert, and have found myself making mental notes of each chic one I've found since Memorial Day last year. What's more, with all the best summer sales in full swing, many of my top picks are heavily discounted and ripe for the picking. Ahead, find some sequin skirts you'll love that will totally transform your summer party wardrobe.