No doubt about it, there were some beautiful dresses at the Oscars on Sunday night.  But since the majority of us aren’t out shooting movies we make well over six figures on, we can’t afford the designer dresses to go along with the whole LA style scene.

Here are some more affordable options and alternatives to give you the same look as some of your favorite Hollywood stars:

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Here’s Reese Witherspoon in Armani.

For a more affordable option, try the JS Boutique Beaded Chiffon & Strapless Gown – $188 at

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Sandra Bullock in Vera Wang

For a more affordable option, try this BCBG MaxAzaria Pleated Maxi Dress for $148

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Halle Barry in Christian Louboutin

For a more affordable (although still expensive but not Christian Louboutin prices) and stunning, this Aidan Mattox Gown is $385 at Bloomingdale’s.

Not satisfied with a similar look?  You want the exact looking dress? actually offers knock-off replicas to the Hollywood starlet dresses for much less than the original prices.  This is kind of cool – you can actually pre-order all of the dresses seen on the major stars last week on this Hollywood Recreations page.  Check it out – isn’t this one a dead ringer for Reese Witherspoon’s dress?  And a lot less at $215.

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  1. Can honestly say the more affordable options give a MUCH CLASSIER look- no kidding!

  2. great tips on hollywood recreations!!! you should have included your dress from the spirit awards – i loved it!!!

  3. I do love that red maxi dress. Now I just need somewhere to wear it…

  4. Ohh, oscar fashions are the best. Here’s our list of faves:

  5. I love the Halle Berry alternative you found that dress is gorgeous.

  6. Candice – you know what’s funny about that dress? I totally thought of @romyraves when I picked it out. I know hers was black but same slinky, fun shiny look, right?

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