Winter Ball: Dress like your favorite celebrities for less


Bri Hendriksen

Get Megan Fox’s 2008, Eagle Eye premiere look for less.

Bri Hendriksen, Fashion editor

Winter Ball is approaching fast and with February just around the corner, the time to get the perfect dress is slipping away.

Celebrities are constantly attending award shows in which they must dress up. However the dresses that the celebrities flaunt on the red carpets and that are admired by those watching are too expensive for the everyday individual.

Have no fear! Recreating your favorite celebrities red carpet looks is easier than it sounds with these few style options.

For instance, try the simple look that actress Megan Fox pulled off at the Eagle Eye premiere back in 2008.

In order to recreate this look, start off by heading to and purchasing the simple 90’s black velvet dress for only $65 or to Forever21 for the Sweetheart Satin dress for only $22.80.

However, no outfit is complete without the appropriate shows and jewelry. Pair your dress with a pair of Women’s Kambridge Platform Pumps for only $29.99 at Payless shoes and a mint green gems statement necklace for $12.50 at Claire’s Boutique and you’ll have the perfect attire.

If you want to go for an outfit that will catch everyone’s eyes, than try this fun and flirty look similar to the look that singer, Taylor Swift wore to the Oscar’s in 2012.taylor-swift-collage

Start off by purchasing this gorgeous gold sequined dress from for only $60. To top off this look off, match it with a pair of Women’s Lolita strappy heels from Payless shoes for $29.99 and a gold earrings, only $7.50 at Claire’s Boutique.

If you are still stuck on finding that perfect dress to show off at your dance, stores such as Forever21 and Kohls or online websites including, and offer a great selection of affordable dresses ranging in price from $24 to $100.

Going with the simple and fun approaches when trying to find a dress, will not only save you time and money but hep ensure that you stand out against the ground at any dance.

If you want more tips on how to dress for less while looking like a million bucks, check out Andrea Pomerante Lustig’s book, “How to Look Expensive.”