Vintage sequined dresses are a timeless party fashion
Since then, such sparkly dresses and tops have remained a fun and flashy go-to for fancy events where a glittery metallic dazzle provides the perfect fit — whether on a dress, hat, or other clothes and accessories.
Take a trip back with us to the glittery 60s, 70s, 80s and 90s to see some of the most shimmering women’s fashions of the decades!
Black all-sequin short evening dress (1960)
This sophisticated black all-sequin short evening dress is sleeveless with a low-cut neckline. The gown was designed by Ella Groll.
Formal designer sequin dresses (1960)
These fabulous dresses were from fashion designer (Norman) Norell — and that’s him in the middle of the four glamorous models.
Fancy white sequined tank top with shell pink skirt (1962)
Sparkly light blue vintage sequin dress… (1961)
Glimmering dresses are apparently best served with some Pepsi.
Semi-formal gold sequined dress (1964)
Wile glittery silver bodysuit with big sequins (1966)
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Sequined dresses: Look like a million for less than $20
All that glitters doesn’t necessarily cost a fortune — even when it’s worth it. Consider these fabulous sequined dresses.
This much fashion would cost you about $3oo (each) in the stores. But you can make one or both — they’re easy: sequins are crocheted in as you go — for under $2o a dress. So start now. Make it a summertime project, and have your millionaires dress ready for the first great party of the fall.
Purple sequined double crocheted dress (1966)
This dress with deep V back costs $11.56 to make (4 skeins of yarn, 3 packages of sequins, $6). Earrings, Castlecliff.
Pink iridescent halter dress (1966)
Iridescent halter dress costs $16.68 to make (12 skeins of yarn $4.6$ 6 packages of sequins, $12). Earrings, Castlecliff. All yarn by Coats & Clark; sequins by Sol Kahane.
Glittery dress with red and purple sequins (1966)
This t-shirt striped dress was aglitter in flashing sequins, and designed by Deanna Littell for Paraphernalia.
Long silver sequin evening dress with long sleeves (1967)
Trendy gold sequined dress & collar (1967)
Vintage 1960s gold sequined hat (and halter top)
Diana Ross and the Supremes in shimmering pink/red sequined dresses
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Wild gold sequin dress (1968)
The tank top part of this dress had small glittery sequins, while the bottom skirt part was filled with metallic golden curls.
Party dress with huge sequins (1966)
Samantha’s sassy silver 60s sequined dress
Elizabeth Montgomery as Samantha Stevens in Bewitched had two sizes of silver sequins on her marvelous minidress.
A glimmering red minidress with big sequins (1966)
Sequined 1960s blue & green halter dress with turtleneck
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Shiny silver sequined sleeveless dress (1967)
Silver and green ombre vintage sequined dress (1968)
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Mermaid colors of sequins on a vest and headscarf (1969)
These decorative matching fashions were covered in pink, blue, white and purple large-size sequins, accessorized with big aqua blue plastic jewels.
An adventurous sequined outfit from the 1970s
This iridescent white sequin jacket from 1971 was covered with thousands of big and shiny circular decorations.
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Sonny and Cher, with her in a long sequined evening dress (1970s)
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Sonny and Cher in sequined costumes (1973)
Vintage sequined prom dresses (1980s)
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80s party/prom dresses with sequined accents
Multicolored sequin minidress from 1992
Vintage Nadine formalwear – Sequined dresses (1993)
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