She Leads, You Follow: Taraji P. Henson

Have you ever seen an outfit on a celebrity that you just wanted to copy from head to toe? That’s how we felt about this red-hot ensemble that Taraji P. Henson wore to the American Black Film Festival. On June 11, 2015, Henson turned heads on the red carpet of the premiere of Dope at the SVA Theater in New York City in a stunning strapless dress and snakeskin sandals.

Not only is the color of her orange-red dress gorgeous on her skin tone, the cut of the dress is also very flattering; the sweetheart neckline opens up her neckline, while the seaming at the waist emphasizes her natural waistline. Because the neckline is more open, having the hem of the dress sit just below the knee allows for only one feature (her neckline) to be the focal point. Her heels add just a little bit of toughness and texture to the outfit.

If you love this look, then you are in luck! Turns out this look is pretty easy to achieve for yourself. Lulu’s offers a strikingly similar dress to Henson’s, complete with a modified peplum. The Just Watch Red Strapless dress mimics Henson’s dress, but is a tad bit sexier, as it boasts a notched neckline and shorter hemline. This dress is available at Lulus.com for $84.

Screenshot of the Just Watch Red Strapless dress from Lulus.com.

Screenshot of the Just Watch Red Strapless dress from Lulus.com.

To complete the look-alike look, all you need is a killer snakeskin heel. And Aldo has just the perfect pair! The Leinan High-Heel sandal comes in a similar snakeskin to Henson’s heels while also mimicking the strap pattern of her heels, but it has added shine with the gold-tone bars on the straps. These heels are available at Aldoshoes.com in natural (shown), black and bone, and are $80.

Screenshot of the Leinan High-Heel sandal from Aldoshoes.com

Screenshot of the Leinan High-Heel sandal from Aldoshoes.com

So if you loved Taraji P. Henson’s red carpet look, now you have all the pieces necessary to recreate the look for your life’s ‘red carpet moments,’ whether it’s worn to attend a summer wedding, a night on the town or even a dressy date!

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