Oscar Style: Look Like a Celebrity without Spending a Fortune

Posted on 02/20/2013

The red carpet at the Academy Awards is one of the most fashionable spots in the world come Oscar night. Celebrity Oscar looks can easily cost thousands of dollars with jewelry alone topping the million dollar mark. There are ways you can look like a celebrity without hiring a stylist or spending a fortune.

Eat Like a Celeb
About six weeks before an awards show appearance many celebs start taking their diets even more seriously. If you want to look great too, eliminate refined flour, processed foods, alcohol, butter and sugar. You'll reduce bloating, detox your body and enjoy glowing skin.

Show Some Skin
While the outfit is important, it's often what doesn't get covered up that can turn heads. Show some skin a tasteful way. The Lila Drape Top from Tobi.com offers full coverage in front, but puts your back on display. New arrivals like this one are currently 30 percent off.

Slip on Pumps
High heels are an Oscar night must-have. You'd never see an actress sauntering down the red carpet in flats. For good deals on the latest stiletto styles check out zooshoo.com. Betsey Johnson metal pumps are $106 or Breckelle's ankle strap peep toe pumps are only $32.

Take Care of Maintenance
Being famous takes work-- and we're not just talking about acting classes. Your teeth need to be white, your skin golden and your hair styled. Pay attention to all of your features in order to achieve a celebrity look. Invest in some teeth whitener like Opalescence tooth whitening gel, $16.99 on Amazon.com. Try out a professional spray tan to get a natural looking glow. While celebrities may pay hundreds of dollars for their custom tans, you can get yours for around $20.

Find a Dress Replica
Before those Oscar statues have a chance to collect any dust you'll be able to find replica gowns from the best dressed list. The major difference between the red carpet dress and the replica will be the price tag. Sites like thecelebritydresses.com offer celebrity-inspired frocks at a fraction of the price.

Apply Makeup Like a Pro
Stars hire a team of makeup artists to get camera ready, but for the rest of us there are products like LORAC's Close-Up Eye Tutorial. You'll learn everything you need to know to take your look from real life to red carpet. The $37 kit contains things like eye primer, an eye shadow trio and black eyeliner. Now you're ready for your close up.

By Alison Storm

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