Oscar Red Carpet Fashions For Less

March 2, 2012 10:18:52 AM PST
Sunday night, there was plenty of excitement on the stage at the 84th Annual Academy Awards.

But many eyes were on the red carpet, taking notice of what the each celebrity wore. From Vera Wang to classic Dior, many celebs were wearing very expensive couture dresses. You can find the same or similar looks at a fraction of the cost, right off the rack. Erica Strama from the Shops at North Bridge shows us how to translate those red carpet trends into our everyday wardrobe.


Emma Stone Inspiration
Store: Benetton
Fuchsia cocktail dress with ruffle detail - $109
Crystal earring - $7.97 (from Charming Charlie)
Glint fuchsia pump - $140 (from Nordstrom)

Melissa McCarthy Inspiration
Store: Nordstrom
Trina Turk blush maxi dress with empire waist - $398
Crystal sash (worn as belt) - $125
Steve Madden blush pump - $138
Peach crystal handbag - $29.97 (from Charming Charlie)

Cameron Diaz Inspiration
Store: XXI Forever
Strapless nude-toned dress with embellished detail - $32.80
Crystal earring - $9.97 (from Charming Charlie)
Enzo Angiolini shoe - $99 (from Nordstrom)

Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie Inspiration
Store: White House I Black Market
Black dress with side slit - $248
Black peep-toe pump - $98
Crystal earring - $9.97 (from Charming Charlie)

Store: Nordstrom
John Varvatos black suit jacket - $199
John Varvatos black suit pant - $99
White dress shirt - $59
BOSS Hugo Boss black dress shoe - $195