FOUND: Blake Lively's Gossip Girl Yale Reception Dress

Monday, October 20, 2008

Last week, when I said I'd be cataloguing fashion finds from last week's Gossip Girl episode for a good long while I wasn't kidding. The Gossip Girl goes to Yale episode was practically a What's What of current fashion trends and must-have labels. I hardly had to hit pause to be able to name the designs that were showcased. Seriously, it's like the wardrobe designers snagged all of the stuff that people were already talking about and crammed it all into one episode.

The most obvious super-trendy fashion pick? The oh-so-inappropriate dress Blake Lively as Serena wore to the Dean's private reception at Yale. Um, an aspiring Ivy student would never wear anything that revealing to an admissions reception. No freaking way. But, the dress was fabulous nonetheless. Perfect for your next cocktail party or similar occasion. Please ladies, do not wear this dress to any occasion where you are being considered for placement at a prestigious institution of higher education, a job promotion, or appointment to any kind of civic work group.

Black Halo Cutout Jackie O Dress
Black Halo Cutout Jackie O Dress

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Now that the public service announcement portion of this post is over, here are the details on this super hot dress. Want to steal Blake Lively as Serena's smoking Yale Dean's reception dress for yourself? She's wearing the very popular Cutout Jackie O Dress from Black Halo. This dress has been spotted on half of the starlets in Hollywood and was even worn by Mariah Carey during her American Idol performance. Worried that you'll look like a copycat if you snap up this chic cutout dress? No need. The Black Halo Cutout Jackie O Dress is available in a range of color combinations and solids, so you're sure to find a look that's just right for you and just enough unlike the now famous Gossip Girl version.

Click on the photo to link directly to where you can purchase the Black Halo Cutout Jackie O Dress in Bronze/ Bone/ Black, as spotted on Blake Lively as Serena on Gossip Girl. For a little variety, you can also find this dress in Black (worn by Mariah), Black/ Creme/ Cobalt Blue (worn by Audrina Patridge), and Ash/ Yellow/ White.