Take Her Look [For Less]

With the arrival of 2016 comes the beginning of awards season, and kicking off the start of the season was the 27th Annual Palm Springs International Film Festival Awards Gala on Jan. 3 in Palm Springs, California. While the gala honored the motion picture industry’s best actors, actresses, films and filmmakers, there were some in attendance who not only had eye-catching film performances, but also eye-catching style.

One such actress was Rooney Mara, who attended the gala to accept the Spotlight Award for her work in the film, Carol. According to InStyle, Mara walked the gala’s red carpet in a satin Lanvin cocktail dress with lace detail at the hem and straps. Capping off her look were slingback pointed-toe pumps and a sleek updo.

If you love Mara’s Lanvin frock, you may have to wait a while before you can claim it for yourself — the dress is a part of the French fashion house’s Spring 2016 ready-to-wear collection. Even if it were available now, Lanvin dresses currently available at Neiman Marcus sell for at least $910 — and that’s a sale price. But because we believe good style is accessible at any price point, we set out to recreate Mara’s high fashion look for under $200. Read on for the results!

Finding a dress reminiscent of Mara’s high fashion look was no easy task, but we thought that the Gift of Rhyme Black Skater Dress from Lulu’s shared many of the same features that made Mara’s dress so stunning. For instance, its square neckline and split-strap design invokes the bodice of Mara’s dress, while its full skater skirt mimics the voluminous, bubble-like look of Mara’s frock. The best part — this dress is on sale for only $55.

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The Gift of Rhyme Black Skater Dress, found on Lulus.com.

Finishing off our look for less is a black slingback pointed-toe pump, and the Sam Edelman Dora Suede Pump from DSW is just the shoe for the job. These look-alike pumps will deliver a similar look to Mara’s heels for only $49.95.

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The Sam Edelman Dora Suede Pump, found on DSW.com.

Mara’s high fashion Lanvin look may be out of reach, but our look-alike ensemble will allow you to take her look for only $104.95. Style your hair in a sleek updo, and you’ll have successfully taken Mara’s film festival gala look for less!

Happy Shopping!


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