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5 Thrifty Things: Statuesque, Dress Like Oscar for Less

Some of our favorite red carpet looks this year (Michelle Dockery, Jennifer Garner) have channeled our favorite of all statuesque icons: Oscar himself.

While there may or may not be time to get these great sparkling gold numbers delivered before Sunday’s broadcast, we bet you can still try. Here are my 5 favorite gold frocks for dressing like Oscar for less:

Rococos Modern Life Dress

Like a glorious hybrid of Lucy Liu’s Golden Globe florals and Mad Men’s mid-century chic given the Midas touch, this Rococos Modern Life dress from ($89.99) is a fabulous investment — a classic frock that’s certain to never go out of style.

Combining timeless lame’, a trendy peplum hem, and a super tame price tag, this Champagne Dame dress from ($57) is the perfect choice for any golden gal.


Serious sparkle, an adorable Peter Pan collar, modest sheer sleeves and a seriously deep discount make this gold sequined dress from ASOS ($63.14, from $126.29) a no-brainer.

Tinley Road Metallic Wrap Dress

A whole lotta dress for not a whole lotta dough, this golden metallic column sheath from Tinley Road ($24.97, Piperlime) channels a little Great Gatsby (which we’re guessing will be next year’s Best Costume Design Oscar winner).

Eeking in at just over our budget, these Free People champagne-colored sequin pants ($100.99, were just too cool for film school.

So, what are you wearing to watch the Oscars this weekend? Hopefully we’ll get to see your look in person at the #OscarUp!

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