Party Style // Sequin + Lace Midi Dress

lace sequin party dress new years eve outfit

Dress the Population dress xs, Blank NYC faux leather jacket xs (runs small), Steve Madden sandals sz 5.5 (runs narrow), velvet sash from fabric store

If you’re looking for a piece that’s just the right amount of glamour meets sexy, Dress the Population is a brand that does this combo rather well. Some of you might remember their Zoe sequin dress from this blog post (also love the muti-colored “confetti” sequin). It’s still one of my favorite standout pieces … sleek and curve-hugging with sparkle done right! In terms of adjustments, I did stitch up the plunge neckline about an inch since I have a shorter torso.

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This Rebecca dress is another gorgeous option made with a lace and sequin overlay and nude lining. For some reason, the price point is notably less than similar styles from the brand! I typically wouldn’t try a midi length so far past my knees, but this dress came highly recommended by my very petite hairstylist whose style I adore. She’s under 5 feet tall and rocks so many looks typically considered petite “don’ts!”

The Rebecca midi dress is less stretchy and fitted than the Zoe sequin mini, so an XS works on me but is a little loose throughout, in particular at the hips. It would look smashing on someone with more curves to better fill it out! I love how the lining stops a few inches short of the scalloped lacy hem. This visually helps offset the longer length on petite women, and a pair of nude heels always helps as well!

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For fellow Nordstrom fans, I’m partnering with them to share a few of their shopping services that I use on the regular. I do most of my shopping online, but if I’m in need of a gift or an item that same day, I’ll use the “buy online and pick up in store” option. For items that are in stock, your order is ready for pickup within two hours, and the pickup desk is usually located near the main entrance so you don’t have to wander through multiple floors and departments. If Nick is picking up an order for me and doesn’t even want to set foot inside the mall, he’ll use the “curbside service” where you text the number in your confirmation email, and an SA will bring your bag out to your car!

If my local store doesn’t have the item I’m looking for, another service I use (a little too often) is their expedited shipping. Nordstrom has everyday free standard shipping and returns, but for those last-minute needs, their expedited shipping fees are very reasonable ($9 for 2-day and $15 for next day ship). Just be sure to order by 3pm EST.

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If you’re looking for something eye-catching in time to ring in the new year, also check out these dress picks below! Thank you to Nordstrom for partnering on this post.



24 thoughts on “Party Style // Sequin + Lace Midi Dress

  • Reply Kay Nguyen December 26, 2017 at 10:20 pm

    Gorgeous dress! You look amazing in it <3

  • Reply Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog December 26, 2017 at 11:45 pm

    The dress is gorgeous, Jean, and I love your hair too! 🙂 ❤️
    Hope you had a great Christmas! 🎄🎄

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Reply La Bijoux Bella | by mia December 27, 2017 at 12:26 am

    Absolute stunningly beautiful look for the NYE. Just the parfait dress! ♥️👍🏼♥️

    🍂❄️🍃LA BIJOUX BELLA 🍂❄️🍃

  • Reply Helen December 27, 2017 at 1:00 am

    That dress is so classy! I love the colors and the sequins add just the right amount of pizazz! And I love using many of Nordstrom’s shopping services, and am pleasantly surprised to hear how affordable their expedited shipping is!


  • Reply Elizabeth December 27, 2017 at 2:36 am

    This midi dress is sooo elegant and classy! <3 I'm absolutely in love with the lace and the overall figure hugging silhouette! 🙂 Perfection!

    XO, Elizabeth

  • Reply Neeltje | Thoughts in Style December 27, 2017 at 7:08 am

    Love the dress! You look stunning. X

  • Reply Ankita Bardhan December 27, 2017 at 12:43 pm

    Lace and sequins are two of the most glam things and them together in a black outfit is definitely something eye catching!! Ahh I need this dress in my life!
    Happy holidays!

  • Reply Meghan Burns December 27, 2017 at 2:01 pm

    This dress is gorgeous. I love it!!
    Meghan |

  • Reply manole December 27, 2017 at 3:30 pm

    Nice look

  • Reply Narhee December 27, 2017 at 5:38 pm

    This is such a gorgeous dress!

    Narhee | Made in Mauve

  • Reply Sincerely Ophelia December 27, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Love the hair style on you. You look absolutely stunning in the lace midi dress!

    XOXO //
    SINCERELY OPHELIA | NYC Petite Fashion Blogger

  • Reply Jennifer December 27, 2017 at 8:18 pm

    Wow! This dress is stunning. I love the way you styled it. It’s perfect for New Years Eve. Thanks for sharing. 🙂

  • Reply Amanda December 27, 2017 at 9:37 pm

    Love that pretty bow on the back of this one! Gorgeous location too!

    xo, Amanda

  • Reply Beatriz December 28, 2017 at 7:44 am

    This dress is so beautiful!!! You look amazing!!
    Merry Christmas!!

  • Reply Emily K Farina December 28, 2017 at 9:34 am

    Gorgeous dress! As a fellow petite woman, I am always on the look out for dressier looks that are chic and flatter my small frame. I think this mid-length skirt length is super flattering as it really elongates the legs. The lace is perfect for winter events, even after the New Year!

  • Reply Petite Teacher December 28, 2017 at 5:59 pm

    You look très chique ma chérie. Absolutely gorgeous and like you said: romance meets sexy here. Love, Lieske

  • Reply YZ Chan December 28, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    Gorgeous dress! It’s perfect for NYE. Your hair and makeup are also beautiful.

  • Reply Jothi December 28, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    Thank you for your post a month or so ago in the fall foliage and Nick in the Billabong flannel shirt. Looked great on Nick and I got it as a Christmas present for my hubby – he and I both love it! Also thought Nick’s pick on the Nordstrom shirt jacket in his gift guide was great. Your blog is the best!

    • Reply Jean | Extra Petite December 28, 2017 at 8:06 pm

      Hi Jothi – I’m so glad to hear that!! Kinda wish they made a women’s flannel in those same pretty colors! Thanks for your kind words and I hope you both have a happy new year!

  • Reply Mizeats December 28, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    These pics are gorgeous! Love the lace dress! 😍

  • Reply Georgina long December 30, 2017 at 6:32 pm

    Simply Stunning!

  • Reply Anonymous December 30, 2017 at 7:58 pm

    Jean, where do you get your hair cut? (I live in Boston area)

  • Reply Adrienne January 15, 2018 at 5:44 pm

    Just found your blog! 🙂 gorgeous dress! may i ask what belt were you wearing with this dress?

  • Reply Brenda Evans January 30, 2018 at 2:48 am

    that’s such a lovely dress!
    looking so classy <3

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