Take Her Look [For Less]

Looking your best every day requires time and effort to put together a string of stylish looks ready for all occasions — but when you’re Jennifer Lopez, it all seems effortless.

On Jan. 13, the Shades of Blue star attended the 2016 NBCUniversal Press Day at the Langham Hotel in Pasadena, California wearing a sleek royal blue one-shoulder dress. InStyle says Lopez paired the asymmetrical Victoria Beckham creation with nude Casadei pumps while polishing off her look with assorted rings and bracelets.

Lopez’s royal blue Victoria Beckham dress may be just the piece your wardrobe needs, but don’t get the credit card ready just yet. Her one-shoulder fitted dress is available at Barney’s New York for a steep price of $2,600 — yes, you read that correctly. Although the price of her designer frock may keep you from buying that exact dress, we’ve recreated her entire look for under $200. Read on for the results!

Finding a frock to match the color and asymmetrical shape of Lopez’s Victoria Beckham number proved to be a difficult task, but we finally landed on a worthy replacement. The Adrianna Papell Draped One-Shoulder Dress from Lord & Taylor in electric blue provides a rich color to rival the Victoria Beckham number while also delivering a one-shoulder design reminiscent of Lopez’s look. As if this dress needed another positive attribute, its price gives us one more thing to smile about: this formerly $98 style is now available for only $36.74.

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The Adrianna Papell Draped One-Shoulder Dress, found on LordandTaylor.com.

Completing our look-alike ensemble are a pair of suede nude pumps, and the Varcityy pumps by Steve Madden are the perfect pair for the job. Done in a light nude suede in a pointed-toe silhouette, these four-and-a-half inch heels will take your look to the next level for a sale price of $62.98.

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The Steve Madden Varcityy pump, found on SteveMadden.com.

While Lopez’s press look may cost upwards of $2,600, our recreated look will only set you back $99.72, a full $100.28 below our $200 budget. To complete your look, stack some silver bracelets on your wrists and add handfuls of rings, and you’ll have Lopez’s look in no time.

Happy Shopping!

Style 101: Dressing for the Holidays

Dressing for the holiday season can be quite the task; each party you’re invited to may have a specific dress code, requiring you to have several fabulous outfits ready for every party invite that comes your way. If you’re struggling to come up with the perfect outfits for all of your holiday party-going needs, never fear — THL is here to save the day with three swoon-worthy soiree looks for all occasions.

The holiday season is a time for sparkle and shine; whether it is present in accessories like statement necklaces or in all-over beading,  all three of our favorite pieces for this season have — at the very least — a hint of shine that’s sure to brighten your holiday.

For your casual holiday parties, there is nothing better than a sweater with infused with metallic stitching, and we found that very thing in the form of the Metallic Sheer-Paneled Sweater from Forever 21. Done in a black knit, this sweater has a hint of metallic threading running through the body of the garment to give it a bit of sheen, and it’s offset by sheer sleeves and panels to allow for little peeks of skin. Pair this $22.90 sweater with your favorite pair of jeans and cute ankle boots, and you’ll be all decked out for your casual holiday party.

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The Metallic Sheer-Paneled Sweater, found on Forever21.com.

If you’ve been invited to a dressier party, then a dress is certainly the way to go, and Lulu’s offers a beautiful option for the occasion: the Teatro Light Beige Beaded Dress by Glamorous. Featuring a beaded tribal pattern throughout the dress, this frock makes the perfect holiday number. An added bonus: you’ll look good coming and going with the deep scoop back on this $111 dress.

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The Glamorous Teatro Light Beige Beaded Dress, found on Lulus.com.

If a black-tie affair is in your future, look no further than the Adrianna Papell Short Sleeve Sequin Mesh Gown from Nordstorm. Available in six colors including silver, blush and amethyst, this $278 gown will have all eyes on you as your make your way through the holiday soiree.

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The Adrianna Papell Short Sleeve Sequin Mesh Gown, found on Nordstrom.com.

Don’t forget that you can also add shine through jewelry (check out BaubleBar for gorgeous, affordable statement pieces), metallic clutches and even metallic heels.

Now that you have an outfit option for every occasion, make sure you RSVP to those invitations and get your outfits and accessories ready!

Happy Shopping!

 

Style 101: Sheath Dress

A-line, skater, bodycon and maxi — these are only a few of the many dress silhouettes available from retailers both big and small. And while these styles are quite common in our vernacular, there are others that don’t get as much attention, like the classic sheath dress.

Although the term ‘sheath’ can refer to a close-fitting cover for the blade of a sword, a sheath dress is nothing more than a close-fitting dress — it’s basically a snug, stylish cover for your body!

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The body-hugging, yet modest construction of sheath dresses give them a more formal connotation, making them perfect dresses for work or for a fancy dinner date. So if you’re in the market for a classy, figure-enhancing frock, we’ve found three great sheath dresses to fit any occasion.

If you’ve been on the hunt for the perfect dress to wear to your friend’s wedding, look no further than the Adrianna Papell Boatneck Lace Sheath Dress from Nordstrom. Available in 14 colors in both regular and petite sizes, this feminine dress features delicate lace and a v-back with an exposed zipper. This gorgeous dress is ready for all of your special events, and it’s well worth its $145 price tag.

The Adrianna Papell Boatneck Lace Sheath Dress in Chianti/Red, found on Nordstrom.com.

The Adrianna Papell Boatneck Lace Sheath Dress in Chianti/Red, found on Nordstrom.com.

For a simple wear-to-work style, try the Halogen Seamed V-Neck Ponte Sheath Dress. Available in four solid colors, the real star of this dress is not its colors but its construction. Featuring angled seaming at the waist, this dress will go to work creating shape on your body the instant you slip it on. Done in a ponte knit that moves with your body, you’re sure to be comfortable all day long at work while wearing this dress. Available at Nordstrom in both regular and petite sizes, this $99 dress is a wardrobe staple that can be injected with personality by adding a colorful statement necklace and your favorite heels.

The Halogen Seamed V-Neck Ponte Sheath Dress in grey, found on Nordstrom.com.

The Halogen Seamed V-Neck Ponte Sheath Dress in grey, found on Nordstrom.com.

The Manhattan Colorblock Jersey Sheath Dress by French Connection will bring a little bit of trendiness to the classic silhouette. Featuring strategically placed colorblocked panels in violet and coral, this dress will instantly slim you while enhancing your curves. Its stretchy jersey construction will feel like you’re wearing the most stylish, comfortable t-shirt in the world! The only thing that’s better than that is the great deal you’ll be getting when you purchase this versatile dress — originally $148 at Nordstrom, this dress is currently on sale for only $88.80.

The French Connection Manhattan Colorblock Jersey Sheath Dress in black and Keywest coral, found on Nordstrom.com.

The French Connection Manhattan Colorblock Jersey Sheath Dress in black and Keywest coral, found on Nordstrom.com.

If you’ve been on the hunt a for few new dresses in a classic silhouette, the sheath dress may be just what you’ve been searching for. Don’t forget — this timeless style can easily be made into a trendy look when paired with accessories like statement jewelry, fringe heels or oversized clutches!