I am taking on sequins.
I think sequins have their place, and as a child of the 80's I definitely enjoyed some tacky sparkle-age. However, I think that sequins need to be a bit more surreptitious. A thin band around a fedora, a smattering on a tank, maybe even a tuxedo stripe down the side of a skirt or dress-pant.
Places sequins should NOT be: all over. The only time all-over-sequins "works" is on one of those little dresses that only work at a club in LA or Miami/South Beach, and if you are in a place where those dresses "work" then you should probably rethink your life.
But I digress.
I charge the following items of clothing with be Ugly in the First Degree, with a side of What Were You Thinking and How Can You Charge So Much for That?:
For a better option, check what The Sassy Curmudgeon has discovered!
Not to be left out are the sequined crop-sweat-pant (above right) and what appears to be a cropped sequined harem pant (above left).
In case you live in a chillier clime, you have the belted sequined sweater. But fear not! You shall not overheat due to the thoughtful slashes in your pleather leggings (which are not pants!)
And look! They're an Editors' (that means multiple evil souls) Pick! The editors pick for what? I mean seriously, this looks like one of Liberace's more subdued smoking jackets.
Finally, I give you a piece that might be fabulous for a special occasion, except in my book it needs to be at least 4 inches longer:
This is also fun because the entire world is currently sporting the sequined tank under a black blazer (which I secretly wish to be wearing tho I couldn't find a sequined tank that I liked AND could afford) so it would be a bit different.
Buyers, Fashionistas, and Victims BEWARE!! Just because a recognizable brand is sporting a new trend, it does NOT mean that it is a good thing.
Learn from the 80's and 90's. Spare yourselves. And us.