Even before she was added to the gorgeous cast of Gossip Girl, child actress Michelle Trachtenberg has always looked like a little budding socialite in her fantastic frocks.
1. Asymmetrical Black Eyelet Dress
Kate Moss took asymmetry to new levels when she created her strapless-slash-capped sleeve neckline for Topshop, and the style hasn't stopped since.
2. Gold Beaded Gown
If you end up with a gold dress for prom, don't shy away from equally-Hollywood accessories like Michelle's glittered clutch and chunky beaded bracelet.
3. Sequin Chiffon-Skirted Dress
A pretty chiffon overlay transforms last season's sequin frock into a hip version of a cocktail dress.
4. One-Shoulder Bow Dress
Michelle incorporates two key trends - bows and one-shoulder straps - into one outstanding dress.
5. Jeweled Neckline Dress
Beaded necklines are as practical as they are trendy; the "built-in necklace" takes the guesswork out of jewelry.
6. Strapless Black Mini Dress
Though this dress is rather skimpy on the top and on the bottom, it works because of the voluminous abbreviated ballgown skirt and impeccable fit.
7. Floral Beaded Sash Dress
Floral looks anything but frilly in sophisticated dark shades -- and there is nothing "babydoll" about an the embellished sash empire waist.
8. Two-Tone Ruffled Dress
Nix the dress and combine two femme separates - wearing the skirt just below the bust creates a nouveau-empire waist frock.
9. Belted Little Black Dress
Take a little black dress to the next level with a shiny waist cincher and shimmery gold accessories.