Celebrities Who Rocked Affordable Fashion On The Red Carpet

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Hollywood starlets have always been admired for the extravagant designer looks they don on the red carpet from the likes of Alexander Wang, Gucci and Dior. Most stars work with a stylist for weeks leading up to a red carpet event and multiple options are considered before selecting the perfect look. With this in mind, when an A-lister steps out rocking an affordable brand rather than a hefty price tag designer garment, a fashion frenzy is created to say the least. Even the stars of Hollywood know when to be practical and are not t00 shy to rock a $50 dollar pair of pumps or even a dress from Forever 21 on the red carpet. Follow along for 10 times that celebrities rocked an affordable piece on the red carpet for the budget-friendly fashionista:

10. Gal Gadot – Aldo sandals $50

Gal Gadot made her red carpet debut for her feature film Wonder Woman wearing a stunning bedazzled red gown with cut outs around her chest and waistline. Typically a movie star playing the lead role for the film would wear their most formal footwear of sky high heels, but low key Gadot opted for a simple pair of gold Aldo sandals instead! Her role as Wonder Woman revolutionized the way viewers perceived female superheros, so we’re not surprised to see this starlet making leaps when it comes to fashion expectations as well! Shop the sandals on sale here. 

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9. Olivia Palermo – Banana Republic $148

New York socialite Olivia Palermo is every fashionista’s muse when it comes to inspiration for new outfit ideas. The great thing about Olivia Palermo is that despite being in the spotlight, this star vouches for affordable fashion and is often seen wearing all our favourite mall brands such as Zara, Banana Republic and Topshop. This burnt orange midi dress Palermo rocked on the red carpet can be purchased for less than $200 dollars from Banana Republic. Fashion girls everywhere rejoice!

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8. Kate Middleton – Zara necklace $35

Even the royal class isn’t afraid to delve into affordable fashion every once in a while and the Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton has revealed on multiple occasions that she is a huge Zara fan! Middleton swapped diamonds for silver with the chunky beaded necklace she rocked on the red carpet to see the premiere of Mandela. Not only does this Princess rock affordable fashion on the red carpet, but she was recently spotted wearing a floral printed dress from Zara for her sister Pippa’s wedding as well!

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7. Jessica Alba – $79 from Grana

Jessica Alba has been spotted all over New York Fashion Week shows this month and this starlet has proven time and time again that she is undeniably one of Hollywood’s most stylish actresses! With this look, Alba created a silky layered look with this $2,499 duster trench coat, but the navy slip dress she is wearing to anchor the look is only $79 from Grana! You would never know this luxury-looking piece is less than $100 and we love that it’s possible to steal Alba’s red carpet look without facing a hefty designer price tag. Shop the dress here.

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6. Natalie Portman – Topshop $65

No matter the price tag or designer, Natalie Portman always looks polished and glamorous on the red carpet! She is the queen of stylish maternity fashion and this knit look from Topshop is no different. The star stepped out at an Oscars nominee luncheon rocking this black belted dress that is shockingly only $65! Portman has made a name for herself in the affordable fashion category and again wore a Topshop maternity dress when she appeared on the Ellen Degeneres show and is known for rocking Steve Madden heels. Shop the batwing crinkle dress here.

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5. Selena Gomez — Forever 21 22$

In one of Selena Gomez’s earlier 2013 red carpet appearances, the stunning starlet stepped out rocking a one shoulder dress from Forever 21 that caused a fashion frenzy of fans trying to track down the silver garment! The mini dress was surprisingly only $22 and the luxurious-looking texture makes this garment look much more expensive than it actually is. The chic mini dress looked stunning on Gomez and we love that she isn’t shy to mix in an affordable brand into her wardrobe and red carpet looks every once in a while.

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4. Zendaya — Daya by Zendaya $40

Considering that young Zendaya is only 21-years old, this budding fashionista has already made waves in the fashion industry along with launching her own fashion line! She rocked one of her favorite silk garments from her line Daya by Zendaya at the 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards and the affordable price tag of $40 makes this dress land on the top of every fashion girl’s clothing wish list coming into fall! She paired the midi-length burnt orange dress with a flattering diamond choker and high suede boots. To achieve Zendaya’s look, check out this dress here.

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3. Julianne Hough — Aldo shoes $80

Julianne Hough recently stepped out at the Creative Arts Emmys rocking a ballerina-inspired pair of platform heels that are perfectly suiting for this professional dancer! The “Nesida” heels can be found at Aldo for the low price tag of $80, but are currently on sale for $39.98! Hough certainly paired these shoes well with her dress and the color coordinates perfectly with the pale blush tone of her feminine silk gown. She added a pop of color with red details on her clutch and kept her look elegant and polished with a pair of drop style burgundy earrings. Shop the delicate heels here. 

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2. Miranda Kerr – H&M $79

Miranda Kerr has access to all of the most expensive and luxurious brands as a runway model and Victoria Secret angel, which makes it even more amazing when we see her opt for a dress from H&M when attending a red carpet event! This stunning midi-length lace dress is so delicate and perfectly crafted that you would never know it sold at your local mall for less than $80. The sophisticated silhouette and vivid colour have all the qualities of a designer frock and this model-approved look is the perfect fall purchase. Shop here. 

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1. Aisha Tyler — Zara $120 dollars

Aisha Tyler totally flipped style expectations upside down when she stepped out in this $120 Zara dress to attend the screening of King Arthur: Legend of the Sword in Hollywood this past March. Most of the time, celebs work with designers for weeks to select the perfect red carpet look but Tyler flipped the switch by instead picking her own dress from a mall brand! The jacquard mini dress flattered The Talk host’s long legs and was intricate enough to fool everyone into believing the piece was designer. Shop for the dress here. 

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Olivia Di Pede

Olivia Di Pede

Olivia loves all things fashion, beauty, and entertainment. In her free time, she can be found taking yoga classes, reading thriller novels, and styling outfits on Instagram.