There’s no denying it, the glamouratti were in full swing at Sunday’s Oscars. While this annual star-studded spectacular event brings out the best in Hollywood glamor, the reality is that everyday fashionistas, like ourselves don’t strut down the red carpet in an Elie Saab dress.
Rather than replicate the Oscar best dressed starlets looks for less, we’ve decided to make red carpet fashion more accessible for you by suggesting similar looks that you can actually incorporate into your daily routine.
We’ve compiled a list of Oscar inspired looks that you can wear to dinner, lounge, or an evening with friends. Choose one of these finds and look Oscar-worthy whether it is a school night or a weekend.
Passionate about Purple: While Kate Blanchett looked high fashion and Mila Kunis flowing light purple gowns was nothing short of simple elegance, both ladies ensured that delicate lilacs skyrocket to spring’s fashion map.
This Mya Merino Silk Sweater Dress, $345, from Diane Von Furstenberg, will give you that same ultra feminine styling with a soft mauve color, chic wrap silhouette and delicate cap sleeves.
Sparkling in Sequins: Gwyneth Paltrow’s and Michelle Williams’ eye-catching shimmery gowns were among the favorites at this year’s Oscars.
Luckily for us, sequins aren’t just for formal events anymore. This Parker Square Sequin Open Shoulder Top, $242.00, proves that you can dazzle the fashion critics without walking the red carpet.
Dazzling in Cobalt Blue: Amy Adams brought the old Hollywood glam to red carped in this elegant cobalt blue sparkle.
Recreate her classy look in this Adam sequined silk dress, $312.75 (from $695), just as elegant and celebratory but more versatile in shorter length.
Putting the Red in Red Carpet: Anne Hathaway wowed the crowd and fashion critics in this dashing red Valentino gown adorned with extravagant flowers.
To capture the same sophisticated style, look for a dress that emphasizes a sexy silhouette and features a fiery red color. The intricate pleating and draped detail of this Ali Rio Ruched Jersey V-Neck Dress, $206.00, combined with the bold crimson red color will have you in competition for “best dressed” of the night.
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