Fashion: The sparkly 80s trend is what you need this summer

The sparkly 80s trend currently hitting the high street is not for shrinking violets, says Katie Wright

Girls on Film Aion Low Cut Back Dress in Sequin Stripe, £60, Little Mistress

WALLFLOWERS, be warned: There's one current catwalk trend that's bolder, brasher and a helluva lot more fun than all the others combined – so if your idea of the perfect summer involves wafting around in kaftans and espadrilles, look away now.

At the SS18 shows, some of the coolest designers on the planet decided to plunder the 80s for inspiration, delivering a fashion-forward take on the decade of excess.

Now the high street has caught up, and the high summer collections are peppered with stand-out sparkly pieces that are just dying for a whirl on the dancefloor.

That's right, this is definitely an after-dark trend: A sequin or metallic dress, or statement top should be the focus of your look (bonus points if it's asymmetrical), teamed with vintage-style stiletto heels.

A pair of dangly earrings completes the look, and that's all you need to for this modern retro homage.

Ready to shop the trend? Here's our pick of 80s high-street heroes...

:: Girls on Film Aion Low Cut Back Dress in Sequin Stripe, £60, Little Mistress

:: Simply Be Sequin Ruffle T-shirt Dress, £55

:: Oasis Dress, £98 (available from mid-June)

:: Zara Multicoloured Sequin Dress, £39.99

:: Simply Be Stripe Sequin Top, currently reduced to £27.30 from £39

:: V by Very Puff Ball Skirt, currently reduced to £15.30 from £22

:: Miss Selfridge Sequin Stripe Festival Camisole Top, £35

:: Dune Aerielle Blush Scallop Court Shoes, currently reduced to £48 from £80

:: Oliver Bonas Alveo Wood & Pearl Earrings, £18

:: Zara Long Coloured Earrings, £15.99

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