Celebrity Copycat

Request: Carrie Underwood’s Red Naeem Khan Dress 4 Less

by Profashionelle on January 28, 2009 · 1 comment

When I was looking through the site’s traffic stats today, I found a lot of people were coming from a Yahoo Answers thread where a girl was looking for a specific celebrity inspired prom dress:

I am looking for a look-alike dress like Carrie Underwood [wore at the Movies Rock 2007 event].

It is red, with gold embellishment. If anyone can find a dress like this I will be forever grateful!!

Thanks.

I did a quick search and came up with a few good alternatives. Hope you like it!

Carrie Underwood in Naeem Khan Resort 2008 – Movies Rock 2007

Carrie Underwood in a red Naeem Khan Resort 2008 plunge neck gown at Movies Rock 2007

First off, I can see why you love the dress so much. That red grecian inspired gown is probably the best dress Carrie Underwood has ever been wearing.

But it wasn’t all about the dress. Carrie was overall looking fantastic and accessorized well with a gold clutch, matching chandelier earrings and a gold bangle.

A Dress 4 Less – Carrie Underwood Style

I didn’t know how big or small your budget is, so I tried to find the best of the best in the $200-$400 range which I hope is affordable for you. I couldn’t find a replica of Carrie’s dress, but I stumbled upon some beautiful alternatives which I hope will please you as much as they pleased me.

Red floor-length prom dresses in the style of Carrie Underwood at Movies Rock (Naeem Khan)

Dress #1 is my absolute favorite and probably the closest match to Carrie’s dress you’ll find. I adore the gold details on the shoulder and the floaty nature of the dress. The bodice isn’t as loose fitting as on Carrie’s version and the plunge neckline isn’t as deep, but I think this might be working for you since you’re still going to High School.

If you’re all about the embellished waist on Carrie’s dress, you could try to find a wide gold belt to go with the dress, but I feel it could also do without and make you still look equally spectacular.

Dress #2 and #3 come close and are beautiful alternatives if you don’t mind that the embellishments are silver.

Dress #4 and #5 are a bit on the Bollywood side, but if accessorized well they can look fantastic on you.

Go Shopping:

  1. Celebrity Inspired Red Gown by Faviana ($238)
  2. Stretch Jersey Red Prom Dress by Faviana ($278)
  3. Rhinestone Red Jersey Prom Dress by Faviana ($358)
  4. Red Pleated Prom Dress from Night Moves by Allure ($378)
  5. Classic Red Prom Gown by Faviana ($278)

If you aren’t happy about any of the dresses, check out the eDressMe’s red prom dresses. They have a huge selection of amazing dresses. Who knows, maybe you’ll find a completely different dress you like.

Accessories

After you’ve settled for the dress, choose jewelry that emphasizes your dress. Don’t overdo it and make sure nothing about your getup will upstage the person wearing it.

Gold Accessories - Bangles, Cocktail Rings, Chandelier Earrings - Forever 21

I went for gold accessories, but if you decide on a dress with silver embellishments (e.g. #2 to #5), of course you’ll have to choose matching silver jewelry.

If you feel bold enough for some edge, add the turquoise cocktail ring (#5) to your prom attire. It’s not an obvious color combination, but I guarantee you, it will make you stand out.

You really want to get your earrings noticed, so I suggest you wear an elegant loose updo like Carrie (if your hair is long enough). An updo is the perfect hairstyle for a floor-length gown as it instantly adds elegance and grace to your whole look.

No necklace! This is super important in order to pull off a plunge neckline. A necklace would be totally out of place here. So remember to keep your neckline bare.

Go Shopping:

  1. Mirrored Panels Bangle ($6.80)
  2. Antique Chic Bracelet Set ($4.80)
  3. Joli Textured Bracelet ($4.80)
  4. Jeweled Petal Ring ($6.80)
  5. Antique Stone Ring ($4.80)
  6. Dangling Leaf Earrings ($4.80)
  7. Native Feather Earrings ($4.80)

Shoes

Going to a prom usually includes a lot of dancing, so you better skip the idea of wearing high heels unless you want to enjoy your evening seated while constantly complaining about how much your feet hurt in those darn shoes.

Instead, go for something mid-heeled, something strappy and embellished like the sandals below. And don’t forget to stock up on foot petals, they’ll be your lifesaver that evening.

Gold Strappy Mid-Heel Sandals - Touch Ups Anneka, Coloriffics Capri, Coloriffics Monterrey

Go Shopping:

  1. Coloriffics “Capri” Sandals ($74)
  2. Coloriffics “Monterrey” Sandals ($68)
  3. Touch Ups “Anneka” Sandals ($60)

Clutch

A simple gold clutch will perfectly top off this prom look. This one below is pretty similar to the one Carrie was wearing (see here).

Urban Expressions Hayden Gold Clutch

Urban Expressions Hayden Clutch
($39, Baghaus.com)

Hooray, you’re done! I bet you’ll be as fabulous as Carrie in your prom dress. Wish you a great prom night!

Style Questions?

If you have a style question of your own or need advice on something fashion related, feel free to drop me a line (my email: profashionelle[at]gmail.com). Looking forward hearing from you!

XOXO,
Irina

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Yup, I’m officially in shoe heaven. If I were to own a pair of these awesome Giambattista Valli platforms most likely I wouldn’t be able to walk in them, but who cares as long as they look so A-M-A-Z-I-N-G on your feet, right?

Giambattista Valli – Spring 2008 Footwear

Giambattista Valli Victoria Platforms - Spring 2008 Collection

The first time I saw these darlings they have been strutted down the runway of Giambattista Valli‘s Spring 2008 fashion show where they took my heart by surprise. They instantly rocketed to the top of my wishlist, but unfortunately I wasn’t lucky enough to grab a pair for myself since women across the world have been trying to get their hands on the “Victoria“-shoe which was named after former Spice Girl Victoria Beckham because she was the first to wear these lovely heels in a photoshoot for fashion magazine ELLE.

The year went by and the GV platforms with the killer 6″ heel faded as I was starting to have new shoe obsessions with the likes of Christian Louboutin, Alexander McQueen or Brian Atwood. Until yesterday when they accidentally crossed my eye again. And they returned with a BANG!

Celebrities & Giambattista Valli

Giambattista Valli "Victoria" Platform Heels as worn by many celebrities

As you can see, I’m not the only one lusting after this dramatic footwear. Celebrities such as Rihanna, Jessica Biel, Mary-Kate Olsen, Victoria Beckham and Nicole Scherzinger have been seen sporting the GV “Victoria” platforms to several events. My personal favorites are Jessica Biel‘s fire red pair and MK‘s white ones with the hot pink platform and heel. Gorgeous, aren’t they? Which ones do you like best?

Designer Inspiration – Giambattista Valli vs. Forever 21

Giambattista Valli vs. Forever 21 - Platform Heels

There is no such thing as an iconic shoe if it doesn’t get at least copied once by the mainstream shoe industry. And this is exactly what happened when Forever 21 launched their “Vero Neon Platform“-shoes. No question about them being blatant copies available in either black/pink or black/lime for as much as $22.80. But since I couldn’t get a pair of the Giambattistas I really start thinking about purchasing the copycats just for the fun of it. They probably won’t last long or spend any comfort (I think the architecture of the shoe makes it impossible even if the shoe was $600), but that’s not what I expect from a shoe that’s $20. Of course there are always exceptions. And since I’ve never bought footwear from Forever 21 before I guess I just might give it a go and find out myself.

Would you buy the GV knock-offs from Forever 21?

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Reese Witherspoon – 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards 2007

Reese Witherspoon managed to stand out on the red carpet at the 64th Annual Golden Globe Awards in January 2007. Reese wore a canary yellow strapless cocktail dress by designer Nina Ricci with gorgeous red Brian Atwood heels and Van Cleef & Arpels jewels.

Reese Witherspoon in Nina Ricci vs. Faviana Copycat Dress

Strapless Copycat Dress by Faviana
(eDressMe, $198)

RSVP Cherrie Red D'Orsay Pumps,  Juicy Couture "Princess" Cubic Zirconia Studs, Nadri Woven Pavé Wide Cuff Bracelet

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Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s Monochrome Look for Less

by Profashionelle on February 27, 2008 · 0 comments

Sophie Ellis-Bextor - Dom Perignon Party in London February 2008

British songstress Sophie Ellis-Bextor made quite an appearance at the Dom Perignon Party in London yesterday. She was wearing a beautiful white round neck satin blouse, a black skirt and a pair of gorgeous must-have double-trimmed nude pumps. We really loved her elegant monochrome ensemble, so here’s our budget-friendly take on Sophie’s look. Like it?

Sophie Ellis-Bextor’s Monochrome Look for Less

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The Look for Less – Kate Bosworth in Preen

by Profashionelle on January 5, 2008 · 0 comments

Kate Bosworth in Pink Pocket Dress by Preen - The Look for Less

When we recently did a recap on Kate Bosworth‘s in 2007, we had quite a soft spot for her Preen pink pocket dress she wore to the world premiere of her flick “The Girl in The Park” back in September.

Since most of us mortals are on a budget (even with regards to fashion), we created a similar “Look for Less“-version of Kate’s chic and girly outfit. Enjoy.

The top might be originally meant to be a sweater, but it’s certainly long enough to be pulled off as a dress, so dare to be different and wear it for a night out in town. Found via .

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