NYE Style // Sequins + Jewel Tones

petite black sequin dress winter party outfit

Express sequin dress xxs (2 colors; only $54!) c/o, faux fur jacket xxs petite, and coat (old), Manolo pumps 5.5 (similar for less)

If you’re still on the lookout for a party outfit that won’t break the bank, check my recent try-on post for a few restocks, including this popular navy kimono dress that’s now fully available in petites! Express has been hitting all the holiday texture notes with velvet, satin, and faux fur so I’ve been waiting for an elegant sequin piece to come into the mix.

This one is a simple but classic sequin slip dress with adjustable shoulder straps and a figure grazing silhouette. It’s currently 50% off making it a very good price for a sequin dress, and will arrive in time for New Year’s Eve festivities (so hard to believe 2020 is around the corner)! To winterize this little piece, I added tights, a faux fur jacket as a middle insulating layer, and topped it off with a jewel toned boucle coat.

black sequin dress petite holiday party outfit

Express sequin slip dress xxs, velvet ribbon from the craft store, Manolo Blahnik pumps

I also tried on the second color in this dress, which is actually quite accurately described as a garnet red. Fit-wise, note this is a slip style dress (no zipper closure) and is straighter cut throughout the torso and not fitted at the waist (see upper right photo for how this dress falls on me with no belt). If you’d like to add more waist definition, one of my go-to tricks around the holidays is a yard of velvet sash ribbon from the fabric or craft store as a makeshift belt!

burgundy sequin dress petite party outfit

Another party piece I tried on and would recommend is the sexy yet elegant Ruched mesh sheath dress. This one is a little hard to describe with a ruched stretch mesh overlay that sit over a stretchy black under layer. I personally thought it looked best with the shoulder straps sitting in a deep V shape on top of the shoulders (versus fully off the shoulder). The fabrics on this dress are very light in weight (not a thick bandage style dress) and it’s comfortable and not restricting due to both layers having a lot of stretch. I tried on both the xxs regular and petite, and much preferred the length of the regular sizing (hits at the bottom of my kneecap) to help balance out the fitted silhouette.

new years eve outfit petite sequin dresspetite faux fur jacket winter party outfitThank you to Express for partnering on this post.

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  1. Love all the holiday inspo! Sticking to my fashion challenge, I’m updating an old jewel tone maxi dress by layering a thrifted sheer black long sleeve mesh top underneath that I may bedazzle if I have time. Probably will wear same dress to all events, like tiffany haddish. If I do my hair and throw on some makeup can I get away with tevas? Hmm.

    Posted 12.13.19 Reply
  2. Valeri Pighini wrote:

    Jean. You are as glamorous as a movie star! LOVE the sequin dress. The red one looks fabulous on your skin. And I’m amazed you didn’t have to shorten it at all. It hits the knee perfectly. Love, Val

    Posted 12.13.19 Reply
    • Jean | Extra Petite wrote:

      Hope you’re having the most wonderful holiday season, dear Val! xx

      Posted 12.16.19 Reply
  3. Ahh that sequined dress is gorgeous <3 🙂 I love the coat that you paired it with!

    XO, Elizabeth T.

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  4. Ashley wrote:

    The dresses look so beautiful on you! Especially love the red one!

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  5. AH love the sequin dress! X

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  6. Ahhh these sequin dresses are both so beautiful on you! I love all of the sparkles that come with holiday fashion.

    xoxo A

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  7. Janine wrote:

    That is honestly the most perfect NYE outfit!
    Xx Janine

    Posted 12.13.19 Reply
  8. Mireia wrote:

    These dresses are so fab!

    Mireia from TGL

    Posted 12.13.19 Reply

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