Sparkle follows the rise of a close-knit girl group and the effects of fame that threaten to tear them apart—and it brings ’60s fashion out of the time capsule. Motown’s heyday has influenced a slew of retro-inspired silhouettes that have recently strutted the catwalks of the world. Whether your look is more demure or mod, Whitney Houston’s and Jordin Sparks’ characters will bring out your inner superstar. From classic shift dresses and pearls to glittering gowns and chandelier earrings, here are a few essentials that can help you shine with the Sparkle look.
1. Milly Hilary Barrel-Chain Shift Dress, $204
The shift dress is a timeless piece that emerged in the swinging ’60s and has the power to go from professional to sexy in snap. Slip into this one to capture the abstract expression of the decade in textured material.
2. Jason Wu Slingback Kitten-Heel Pumps, $650
Being on your feet for a few hours can easily take a toll on your toes, whether you’re onstage or at work. Add a bit of modern flair to the simple yet sexy staple with a cool color combo or design.
3. Sterling-Silver Cultured Freshwater Pearl Jewelry Set, $300
It’s traditional for a girl to keep a pearl necklace in her jewelry box when she grows up. Plus, nothing adds an extra dose of ladylike poise to any outfit than a strand or two.
4. Betsey Johnson Silver-Tone Knife-Edge Medium Hoop Earrings, $25
With big, dangling earring dominating the decade, you can easily add a bit of drama to any outfit with a sexy pair of silver hoops.
5. Stila Smudge Pot in Black, $20
From the Supremes to Twiggy, every ’60s icon sported loads of liner customized into razor-sharp shapes that instantly brought attention to the eyes.
7. Chanel Rouge Allure Extrait de Gloss in Excés, $32
Red lips never go out of style, but you can add a glossy finish for a modern take. With a swipe of this sexy gloss on your mouth, your words will surely be heard.
8. David Meister Striped Sequined Gown, $565
Make a showstopping statement in this shimmering dress at your next black-tie event and ensure that eyes will stay on you all night.