Carmen Electra bought a pair of gold sequin leggings last night, and we actually applaud her decision. In fact, for a moment there, we even wanted the black sequined pair. They'd look perfect with a long, white, cotton tank and our favorite silk Stella heels. And even though we stopped ourselves, (because really, how many times could we wear that outfit before we became the notorious girl in sequin pants?), we think they're a healthy alternative to the ubiquitous sequin dress. We can't walk into a store, or flip through a catalog, or turn on the TV without seeing a sequined sheath. They're everywhere, from Tory Burch, to Alice & Olivia, Forever 21, and H&M - in colors from hot pink to bronze. The look is often racer-back, almost always sleeveless, and very, very short. They're also very, very hot with celebrity stylists - at least if red-carpet sequins worn by Sarah Jessica, Sienna, Sharon Stone, Hilary Duff, and Blake Lively count. On one hand, a sparkly dress could make the Friday night scramble to get ready much easier - just add shoes and a clutch and you're set. But at this point, the odds are you won't be the only one in the room draped in paillettes, and we'd rather stand out for our style than for the way the light bounces off our outfit. Sparkles can be fun, but like most things, they're best in moderation. Would you wear a sequined dress? (Halloween doesn't count)!