By Andrea Cheng
Updated Apr 29, 2014 @ 3:00 pm
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Can we say, sssexy?

Sophia Bush dropped jaws at the 2014 National Dance Institute Annual Gala in a striking see-through cobalt blue Love & Lemons lace dress that could have easily crossed into dangerously scanty territory — if not for its sophisticated, ladylike silhouette and bodysuit underneath.

But at a closer glance, it wasn't the actress's daring dress that made the biggest impact. Her side-swept waves revealed a green tsavorite-encrusted Jacob & Co. snake cuff that twisted and crawled its way up and around each curve and completely enveloped Bush's ear. Considered one of this season's major jewelry trends, ear cuffs have taken over the red carpet, lending some tough-girl edge to flirty frocks. But Bush's killer serpentine piece has made hisss-tory, redefining "statement-making jewelry" and taking the trend to a whole new level altogether with a single slither.