Take Her Look [For Less]

Taraji P. Henson is pretty fierce as Empire’s Cookie Lyon, but at the Fox Summer Television Critics Association week-long press event, Henson didn’t need to be in costume to look just as fierce as her character.

Yahoo Style reported that the actress attended the TCAs in an over-the-top sexy little black dress by Cushnie et Ochs, featuring a wide-open plunging neckline. She styled her sassy look with silver sandals and a black and white striped clutch, while letting her hair fall into loose, sultry waves.

Henson’s bare-it-all LBD, the Cushnie et Ochs Flap Edge Dress, is certainly a stunning look. But what’s quite possibly more stunning is its $1,595 price tag! All hope is not lost, however, if you wish to take Henson’s look for yourself — we believe that you don’t have to spend like a star to look like one, so we went out in search of all the pieces necessary to recreate her sexy style from head to toe for under $200. Read on to see the results!

First up on our shopping list was a black dress with a deep, plunging neckline to rival Henson’s Cushnie et Ochs number. Lulu’s came through for us with their Finders Keepers Next in Line to Take a Bow Black Dress, which features an equally deep v-neckline. And if that’s not enough sexy for you, it also has an open back! This dress also has a very similar construction to Henson’s designer dress, both made with a thick band at the waist and angled flaps at the hip. The only significant difference between this dress and the Cushnie et Ochs frock is the price — the Finders Keepers dress is only $141, a price difference of $1,454!

The Finders Keepers Next In Line to Take a Bow Black Dress, found on Lulus.com.

The Finders Keepers Next In Line to Take a Bow Black Dress, found on Lulus.com.

Lulu’s also checked off another item on our shopping list — silver strappy heels. These metallic sandals could easily pass for Henson’s heels, but the Glam Squad Silver Ankle Strap Heels will only set you back $22.

The Glam Squad Silver Ankle Strap Heels, found on Lulus.com.

The Glam Squad Silver Ankle Strap Heels, found on Lulus.com.

A black and white striped clutch completes our look for less, and T.J. Maxx had the perfect style to round out our look-alike ensemble. The Striped Hardcase Clutch by La Regale is a dead ringer for Henson’s clutch with its shiny, faux-shell embossed exterior. But this clutch probably doesn’t match the price of Henson’s clutch, coming in at only $29.99.

The La Regale Striped Hardcase Clutch, found on TJMaxx.tjx.com.

The La Regale Striped Hardcase Clutch, found on TJMaxx.tjx.com.

If you loved Taraji P. Henson’s $1,595 Cushnie et Ochs ensemble, you’ll be able to take her look for exactly $1,402.01 less, because our look-alike outfit costs only $192.99!

Happy Shopping!

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