With the end of the Oscars, award season is over, but bringing the glitz and glamour of the red carpet home might be more affordable than you think. Here are five red carpet looks from the 2013 Academy Awards that you can snag for less than their designer counterparts.
While past years have been full of color, this year's red carpet seemed to be full of neutrals like whites, beiges, and greys. Amy Adams played it safe in this Oscar de La Renta dress and dressed it up with some simple drop earrings by Mouawad. Love her look? A similar dress is available in Nordstrom's prom department; the Hailey by Adrianna Papell
Embellished Tulle Gown is $198 and ships for free. For a similar set of earrings, check out these Eviana's Fancy CZ Dangle Earrings from Emitations; they're on sale for $49, but you can take another 10% off with coupon code afffeb10, taking them down to $44.10.
Charlize Theron always looks stunning and statuesque on the red carpet, and this year is no exception. To the 2013 Oscars, she wore Christian Dior couture. An option that's a little shorter and a lot cheaper is this Bandeau Dress with Peplum from Asos. It's $30.52 on sale and ships for free. Charlize kept her neck bare and chose to bling out her wrists instead; this Simulated Birthstone Crystal Accent Silvertone Metal Tennis Bracelet from Palm Beach Jewelry is $25.50 when you use coupon code 352072 at checkout.
Nine year old Quevenzhane Wallis made a splash on the red carpet in a modest but glamorous blue gown. This Roberta Juniors Strapless Tulle Tiered Gown from Macy's is a more grown up version of her dress, down to the celestial rhinestone details. It's $149 full price, but coupon code TXTCLB will take 15% off it, or any order over $100, which takes the price to $126.65 now through the end of the month. Quevenzhane wears cute sparkly blue flats; if you want a little more height, check out these Luchiny Vio Let Pumps. They're $89.99 at Heels.com but you can take 10% off with coupon code WSM022013, which takes them to $80.99. If your age is in the double digits, you might want to leave the dog purse at home - but if you're shopping for one it was custom made by Poochie and Co.
I'm not sure if Britney Spears went to the award ceremony, but she did go to Elton John's after party and looked fabulous. Like her full length sequin gown? You can get a similar dress (sans the cleavage) from LightInTheBox. The Sequined Bateau Neck Sweep/Brush Train Evening Dress is $176.39, but you can use coupon code VLT8OFFL now through the end of the month to drop the price down to $168.39. Britney's glitzy dress didn't need a ton of accessories, but her newly brown tresses made a sophisticated impression. If you'd like to darken up your hair too, check out Revlon Colorsilk Hair Color; it's less than $3 at Target.com.
Between her honest demeanor and stumble up onto the stage, Jennifer Lawrence stole nearly everybody's hearts on Sunday night. If you love her dress but want to avoid her faux pas, shorten the length a bit; this Someday Sweetheart Strapless Ivory Midi Dress from LuLu's comes in at only $41, but you can use coupon code galentine to take the price down to $34.85. Pair it with a simple metallic clutch like the French Connection Sparkle Hard Clutch available from Asos; originally $101.73, it's now marked down to $71.21.