Jan 21, 2011 12:00 PM
First, Jennifer wrote: "I am in love with Natalie Portman's Golden Globes dress. Is there an affordable version of it out there somewhere. I think it would make a great bridesmaid dress for my red and pink wedding."
Then, Caity M. wrote: "Dear Staff, I'm a huge fan of your blog since my sister introduced me to it! I'm in love with Natalie Portman's Golden Globes dress. I'd love a dress inspired by this for my senior prom this year! I'm a size 2 or 4 and am 5' 8. I love the detailing on this dress, so the color and fit can definitely stray. I love the strapless look and need it to be floor length as well. I have a self-imposed budget of $250, so it would be great if it came under that. Thank you so much! Caity"
Ladies, we'll be honest with you: We weren't in love with this dress when we first saw it. The satin looked a little cheap, and the overly-bedazzled giant rose rang, to us, as some sort of pregnancy/'in bloom' metaphor. But. We can see its charms, and we wanted to help you both out. Since it's only been a few days since the Golden Globes, there aren't any copycat dresses. Ergo, we recommend the following: Get a sweetheart-neckline strapless dress with ruching and/or a ruffled front overlay in the color you want. Then, have a seamstress craft a rose and appliqué or embroider it onto the dress itself. Here are some dresses in similar silhouettes, most of which are available in multiple colors so you can dupe that pale petal pink shade - hope this helps!
1. Sweetheart Neckline with Shirred Panels Bridesmaid Dresses by Liz Fields ($218, in 20+ colors)
2. Liz Fields Style 360 ($178 on sale, in 20+ colors)
3. Ruffled Strapless Long Bari Jay Bridesmaid Dress 111 ($143, in 11 colors)
4. Val Stefani Couture Bridesmaid Dress 8844 ($188, in 20+ colors)
5. Mignon Sweet and Romantic Powder Pink Strapless Gathered Floral Gown ($478)
6. Dessy Collection Style 2804 ( in 60+ colors
7. Maggy London Strapless Evening Gown ($148)
8. Laundry by Shelli Segal Gathered Empire-Waist Silk Gown ($177 on sale)
9. Dessy 2834 ($172, in 20+ colors)
10. Dessy 2832 ($165, in 20+ colors)
11. Hailey Logan Strapless Chiffon Dress ($72 on sale)
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