I appreciate that Christmas is less than two weeks away. I expect those of you attending parties over the festive season have already made your choices on what to wear. Perhaps you have a New year party that you haven’t given much thought to yet.

Here are a few tips on selecting a trousers with glitter, sparkle or sequins. High street stores, local boutiques and the internet have lots to choose from. Whether you’re looking for that full on sparkle or just a subtle hint of shine, there’s something to be found for all tastes and budgets.

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In order to help balance proportions it may be necessary to play down some areas and enhance others. If the bottom half is the larger part of one’s body, then I would suggest keeping the sparkle to a minimum as it can have the effect of making an area look even bigger. Perhaps just wear plain on the bottom with a sparkle top.

If you are conscious of weight on your tummy area, avoid a gathered elastic waist as it will not offer any support, instead opt for a deep supportive waistband.

For larger thighs  choose a wide leg trousers that has movement as this can camouflage the size of ones thighs.



If you are trying to make your legs appear longer, opt for a straight or tapered leg, and where possible add a bit of height in your heels. If you have  long legs the wide leg, bootcut or flares would look great.


The larger the sequins the more bulky the appearance. The more reflective the shine the more attention is drawn to the garment.


Don’t over do the sparkle, if your clothes are sparkling then keep the jewelry to a minimum.

Enjoy the festive season, any may you sparkle from inside out.

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