WHY WE LOVE IT
With so many designers referencing the sea this season, there was an abundance of fabrics radiating iridescence, opalescence and water as if lit by moonlight. Though the glow tends to be more muted thanred-carpet ready, all the better to light up real life-with subtlety.
HOW TO WEAR IT
When sequins were first strewn across day wear, doubters scoffed. Today, it?s no big deal to shimmer 24/7. Go with pearly colors in uncomplicated silhouettes. One shiny piece is sufficient. Avoid pink or red lips but not bronzer-shimmer really glows with a tan, however you achieve it.
Photos: (left to right) Giorgio Armani, Theyskens' Theory, Chanel, Reed Krakoff
Polyester chiffon, $56; topshop.com.
Acrylic-cotton, $60; hm.com for stores.
Michael Michael Kors Dress
Cotton with paillettes, $195; at select Michael Kors stores.
Metallic leather with wood, $695; 212-759-4646.
Sequined polyester, $60; express.com.
Polyester lamé, $148; at BCBGeneration.
Alexander Wang Clutch
Perch-skin rhodium hard-ware, $875; 212-977-9683.