Red Carpet-Inspired Oscars Looks for Less

The red carpet at the annual Academy Awards is the year’s most glamorous event. A-list celebrities are lucky enough to be dressed in the finest haute couture gowns and priceless diamond jewelry for the event, but you don’t need to have a star’s budget to dress like an Oscar nominee! We’ve put together four looks inspired by last night’s 87th Academy Awards and the red carpet celebrity appearances at the Oscars that won’t break your budget!

Cate Blanchett

cate-blanchettSource: The Guardian

Dress | Shoes | Necklace | Lipstick

Each year, Cate Blanchett wows us at the Academy Awards with her impeccable fashion. This year, Cate opted for a slightly trendier look than her usual red carpet ensembles, and it’s so easy to re-create this look with affordable pieces! Simply pick up a black maxi dress, throw on a pair of black heels, and add a turquoise statement necklace  to finish your outfit. If you want to mimic Cate’s perfect lips, try using the Maybelline lipstick in Warm Me Up  for the ideal neutral pout.

Kerry Washington 

kerry-washingtonSource: US Magazine

Skirt | Top | Clutch | Earrings | Ring

Kerry Washington is always drop-dead gorgeous, and her style never disappoints us. This year, her cream gown was elegant and refined. If you’d like to bring a bit of Kerry’s signature style for your next big event, simply pair a peplum top with a pencil skirt in a similar color. To capture the glamour of the red carpet, add a cute clutch , a sparkly pair of earrings, and a large statement cocktail ring to your outfit!

Nicole Kidman

nicole-kidmanSource: CNN

Dress | Shoes | Belt | Bracelet

Nicole Kidman’s artistic sensibilities make her a talented actress and a stunning fashion icon. If you’d like to copy her Oscar look, you won’t have to max out your credit card! We’ve found a similar sequin dress  that’s under $50, and it looks fabulous paired with glitter heels, a patent leather red belt, and a glamorous bracelet.

Rosamund Pike

rosamund-pikeSource: The Guardian

Dress | Shoes | Earrings | Lipstick | Eyeshadow

Rosamund Pike was on everyone’s radar this year for her jaw-dropping performance in Gone Girl, but she’s clearly just as talented when it comes to style. Her dramatic red look can be toned for everyday life by mixing a red lace dress  with red heels  and a pair of simple pearl earrings . This look is absolutely breathtaking for any special event, and you can achieve Rosamund’s subtle smoky eye and nude lip with the Rimmel Eyeshadow Quad in Afternoon Tea and the  Revlon Lip Butter in Pink Truffle!

Now that you have these Oscars looks for less, don’t be surprised if you have a few paparazzi trying to capture your look! For more celebrity fashion inspiration, check out our article on the top ten Oscar looks of all time and see our red carpet-inspired looks from last year too!

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