5 Thrifty Things: Statuesque, Dress Like Oscar for Less

by Melissa Massello, Shoestring
February 20, 2013 - 9:20pm

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 ModCloth.com ($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 Lulus.com ($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, Zappos.com) 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!

Story: Copyright 2013, Shoestring LLC. Photos: Courtesy, retailers.

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Melissa Massello is an editor, start-up junkie, entrepreneur, Swapaholic, and lifelong New England girl. As a sustainable style expert, Melissa has been featured on ABC, CBS, NBC, and FOX news station affiliates around the country and in US News & World Report, USA Today, The Boston Globe, The New York Post, The Denver Post, The LA Times, The Dallas Morning News, MSN Money, and WalletPop, among other fine media outlets. Melissa currently lives with her husband and their Whippet mix in Somerville, Mass. -- "the Brooklyn of Boston" -- where they strive each day to save money, save the planet, and live the dream for less.
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