The Noisettes’ Shingai Shoniwa Sparkles

Go Baby, Go Baby, Go! The Noisettes singer Shinghai Shoniwa looks like a poster girl for rock and roll in the black sequin dress that she wore to perform at the Ndoro Children’s Charity Ball over Easter Weekend.

The ball may have been held at traditional hotel The Dorchester, but there was nothing old-fashioned or behind the times about Shinghai’s blinged up LBD.

Super-cool Shinghai also showed she had a sense of humour – and adventure – when asked whether she had picked any summer looks yet.  She revealed: “I’m looking forward to going out again without tights.

“I only wear tights when it is super cold or as protection on stage. When I’m dancing, I sometimes slide onto my knees, in what you call knee skids and you can’t do those with bare legs or you’d graze your knees.”

Perhaps Shinghai should try some other protection? Very has a big selection of women’s leggings, and these South all over sequin leggings would stand out on any stage.

Team with a colourful South all over sequin vest top for maximum visibility

But if it’s a black dress with attitude you’re after, this Clockhouse diamante halterneck dress ticks all the style boxes – tight and sparkly. Plus it is in the sale and now just £17!

Add more glitz with this Vila sequin jacket – also in the sale.

Or if you want to add some contrast with white like Shinghai, check out this South bow cardigan. Sling it over your shoulders for a preppy look, and if you get tired of it you can fold it  up into your handbag and avoid cloakroom charges. Rock on!

7th April 2010
Written by Zoe Griffin