Blake Lively in Haute Hippie Sequined Mermaid Skirt

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Do you appreciate the sequined skirt? There are lot of sequined minis floating around, but can you handle a fully sequined maxi?

If you can and you’re willing to spend, then this new piece from Haute Hippie is probably for you – the Sequined Mermaid Skirt. It’s a chiffon maxi cut to fit the hips and thighs then flare outwards at the hem much like a serpentine cut gown, AND it is fully decked in glittery sequins.

For sure, it’s a dressy piece but did you know you can style it down as well? Just check out how Blake Lively wore hers while on the set of Gossip Girl last week:

Blake Lively

Blake Lively Blake Lively holding her long Mermaid skirt up in a break during filming scenes for “Gossip Girl” on location in Queens on August 12, 2011

As you can see, she toned down all the glam by pairing it with a very casual loose tank and flat sandals. Not a bad combination, isn’t it? The red version of this Mermaid Maxi is currently available at Shopbop, and retails at a whopping $1295. Like we said earlier, you have to be willing to spend to grab it. Any sane person will most likely find this piece expensive but if you have the moola and you wouldn’t mind splurging, by all means, go right ahead.

Haute Hippie Sequined Mermaid Skirt in Rust, $1295

You can also find this skirt in Blake’s gold color at Bergdorf and Neiman Marcus. That said, even if you can’t afford the piece, you can always learn a tip or two from the way the skirt was styled on Blake and on the model (below). To tone down the dazzle of a sequined skirt, simply pair it with a casual top.

Haute Hippie Sequined Mermaid Skirt in Fawn, $1295

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