Credit: Giovanni Rufino/The CW © 2010 The CW Network Photo: Blair at Fashion's Night Out in Episode 4.3, "The Undergraduates"
Blair Waldorf cuts a striking figure everywhere she goes, but when she descended the steps at the Fashion's Night Out party in Episode 4.3, she took it to the next level in a simple silver shift. There was nothing too avant-garde about the shape or hemline of the dress, but every inch of fabric was covered in shimmering sequins — lending an instant jolt of glamour to her look. Sequins have become sartorial shorthand for nighttime glitz, but after sifting through a sea of sequined dresses, we've found that the little shiny discs can fit any occasion. Peruse our glittering bounty below and get ready to indulge — everything costs less than $100.
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(L-R) The summery palm tree silhouettes on this tank dress makes it a perfect daytime piece when the weather is warm. ASOS Sequin Sunset Vest Dress, $50.55; This slick LBD features a cutout back as an extra dose of sultry sass. Rare Drop Back Dress, $90; The edgy pattern on this dress is almost an omage to the omnipresent snakeskin trend this season. French Connection Princess Dress, $75; Sweeten up the sweetheart neckline on this dress by pairing it with a black blazer and killer heels, and voila! — instantly edgy. As U Wish Strapless Dress, $58
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(L-R) This elegant shift is a great option for beginners to the sequined look. It’s both minimalist and versatile. P.A.R.O.S.H. 3/4 Length Dress, $95; While not a traditional sequined dress, per se — we’re still loving the Art Nouveau feel of this beaded number. Forever Unique Sequin Dress, $92.68; This easygoing LBD is like a casual day dress spruced up for a soiree. By Malene Birger Kace Tank Dress, $92.75; How great is the foiled leaf motif on this short little looker? This one is bound to turn heads. Logical Sequins Dress, $87.99
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(Counterclockwise from top L) Slip into this number and you’ll be attracting eyes like Serena van der Woodsen. Wet Seal Ruched Sequin Dress, $25.50; Molly Ringwald would definitely approve if you decided to be pretty in this pink one-shouldered dress. Arden B. One Shoulder Dress, $68.60; The shimmering blue waves of sequins on this darling tank dress make us wish we were on a yacht. As U Wish Striped Minidress, $69; The mesh overlay effect of the sequins make this a great day-to-night transition dress. Charlotte Russe Sequin Stripe Dress, $36; Longer sleeves on this simple dress lend a more mature vibe, but the sequins keep things fresh. Aryn K. Sequin Dress, $84