Gwyneth Paltrow's Emerald Sequin Dress Will Make You Green With Envy

gwyneth paltrowIf there's one thing Gwyneth Paltrow won't ever do, save for that one time, it's disappoint on the red carpet. And let me tell you, my friends, last night was no exception. The 39-year-old mother of two and lover of all things fancy wowed at the Bambi Awards yesterday (I never heard of them either, but apparently it's some prestigious awards thing in Germany). The actress wore a body-con, emerald green, super-low cut, SPARKLY dress from Eli Saab's Spring 2012 collection. Flaw. Less.

But in addition to simply walking away from this photo of Gwyneth with a fluttery feeling and a love of all things pretty and girly, I think there are two important lessons that need to be learned from Ms. Paltrow and her choice of dress.

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One is you can never -- ever -- go wrong with sequins and sparkles once November hits. I don't consider myself the girliest of girls (I.E., the odds of you catching me in ratty Chuck Taylors are exponentially higher than you catching me in a pair of Christian Loubs), but when I see sequins, a part of my brain is triggered and I go a little nuts. I love sequins! They're so fun, they're so festive, and they instantly make me want to organize a New Year's Eve party -- with a dress code. And best of all, they really do look good on anybody -- there are black sequins, white sequins, silver sequins, and of course, best of all, gold sequins. And they really don't have to be as "fancy" as they used to be. I mean, if you're going to take the Gwyneth route, then yeah, they're going to be fancy; but you could totally pair a sequined top with black tights, jean shorts, and a baggy cardigan for more of a "London cool" look if you will.

The second thing we can learn from Gwyneth's dress is that pretty much the only person who can wear something like that is, well, Gwyneth Paltrow, or somebody with her build (I.E., not me). Rocking a long, tight dress is no small feat, but throw in a plunging neckline and green sequins -- we're talking about 1 percent here, people.

But that's okay. We still have sequins, remember? Beautiful, shimmery, sparkly sequins! And as long as we've got those, I'm pretty confident everything's going to be alright. 

Do you heart sequins? What are you wearing for New Year's -- any ideas yet?

 

Image via Christian Augustin/Getty

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