What comes in mind whenever we hear a sequin dress? Party, New Years-Eve and Discotheques.

But it has a very deep history behind it.The origins of the word sequin can be found, in fact, in both the Arabic word sikka and the Italian zecchino, both of which mean ‘coin’ or ‘the mint’. The history of using coins to decorate garments has long been linked to the wearer’s wealth; in the 13th century they were often sewn onto garments as a precautionary measure to keep them close to the body.

By the 17th century, however, this tradition had taken on a purely decorative function with coins replaced by metallic discs known as ‘spangles’. Since then, the sequin has manifested itself in a number of different ways, spanning myriad fashion genres. Here we chart its journey from practical to decorative, considering the 1920s flappers inspired by King Tutankhamun, and finishing up with the 1970s disco era so resonant in Pugh’s paean to embellishments.

According to Smithsonian Mag sequins are here to stay (and who knows what they’ll be made from 50 years from now). Yes, we expect to see them on a New Year’s Eve dress, but we’ve also grown accustomed to seeing them emblazoned on a basic white T-shirt or pair of flats. With accessibility comes diluted trends and with that comes, well, shapeless Uggs boots covered in what was once a symbol of attention-grabbing glamour.

What I am wearing here is a short silver grey sequins body-fit dress by TFNC London perfect for your new-years night, paired up with black stilettos , bold lips and smoky eyes.The make-up totally compliments the entire outfit making it more sexy and outgoing.

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