WHY WE LOVE IT
Marked more by resplendence than flash (sequins play only a minor role), these pieces make over-the-top brilliance come alive. It's an elegant, intentionally baroque look.
HOW TO WEAR IT
An imposing choice for evening rather than a sexy one, sparkle shines best in tailored shapes. Offset it with sleek hair and minimal jewelry. Note: If you're wary of the dry clean bills, encrusted accessories also provide that glint of dazzle.
Photos: (left to right) Louis Vuitton, Bottega Veneta, Lanvin, Dior
Tory Burch Sweater
Tory Burch Embellished cashmere wool sweater, $450 BUY IT
Andrew Kayla Heels
Andrew Kayla Crystal and silk satin heels, $485
Beaded polyester matte jersey, $385; neimanmarcus.com.
Crystal embellished satin, $1,250; 212-450-8300.
Sequined jersey, $465; 212-229-3701.
Rebecca Minkoff Skirt
Embellished silk, $278; rebeccaminkoff.com.
Embellished wool, $178; jcrew.com.