Sequin dresses are ubiquitous in life, whether at weddings, red carpet events, or in everyday life. They are not just dresses; they symbolize celebration, much like fireworks on New Year's Eve. If your wardrobe lacks sequin dresses, or if you're looking to add more to your collection, read on—I'll provide some useful advice.

Main buying channels and their pros and cons

Brick and mortar shopping

If you have free time, or if you like the shopping experience, brick and mortar shopping is more suitable for your needs. You can try on the dress in person to feel the texture and fit. Common shopping channels include:

Brick and mortar shopping

- High-end department stores (e.g. Nordstrom)
- Pros: offer high-quality clothing and personalized customer service.
- Cons: Prices can be higher and promotions are not as frequent as online.
- Specialty clothing stores
- Pros: can find exclusive styles from specific brands or designers.
- Cons: Selection may be limited by the store's current inventory.
- Discount stores and clearance sales
- Pros: You can purchase designer brands at lower prices.
- Cons: May take more time to find the right size and style.

Online shopping

Ideal for those looking for convenience or who cannot easily travel to a brick-and-mortar store, and there is a much wider range of choices and an easy and comfortable way to browse for items. Common shopping channels include:
Online shopping

- Large e-commerce platforms (e.g. Nordstrom Rack, Nordstrom)
- Pros: offer a wide selection of brands and styles, making it easy to compare and choose.
- Cons: Cannot be tried on, returns and exchanges may take extra time and cost.
- Specialized clothing e-commerce sites (e.g. VICTRAY)
- Pros: specializes in specific types of clothing, such as sequined dresses or special occasion dresses.
- Cons: If unfamiliar with sizing, you may need to take accurate measurements to ensure a good fit.
- Used and vintage clothing stores
- Pros: one-of-a-kind clothing can be found and sometimes rare vintage styles can be found.
- Cons: Clothing may vary in newness and quality, and some experience is required.

Buying Advice

Buying Advice

While I don't know which shopping style you prefer, you need to be careful to consider the occasion and your personal style. Dress code requirements vary from occasion to occasion, and a sequin dress that doesn't fit your personal style is more likely to make for a poor wearing experience (both sensory and experiential). Don't be careless, you need to pay attention to the quality of detailing and embellishment of sequin dresses, these will also affect the overall look and durability of the dress. I'll end with one more useful tip: check out your favorite styles in online stores first and take note of the prices, after-sales service, etc., then go to a physical store to experience them and ultimately make a comparison, and you'll get the best deal. (Ahem, if there's time)


Tom Liu is a fashion aficionado with eight years of experience in the industry, specializing in rhinestone and sequin women's apparel. As the owner of a chic boutique, he has carved out a niche for himself by offering expertly curated collections that blend glamour with sophistication. Known for his deep understanding of fashion trends and his ability to cater to his clientele's diverse tastes, Tom stands out as a professional and experienced figure in the fashion community. His dedication to bringing elegance and sparkle to everyday wear has made his store a must-visit for those seeking to elevate their style.