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How to Dress Like an Oscar Diva at an Efficient Price, & Oscar Trivia

Updated on November 22, 2014

It's That Time of Year Again! Let The Best And Worse Dressed Drama Begin!

Cate Blanchett's Oscar for playing Katharine Hepburn in The Aviator in 2004
Cate Blanchett's Oscar for playing Katharine Hepburn in The Aviator in 2004 | Source

Oscars Best & Worse Dressed


I am a huge fan of the Academy Awards, I love the glamour and the fashion. I enjoy featuring new ways that women can dress like their favorite Star, but what I love most is showcasing how women can dress like a diva, at an affordable price.


The Academy Awards Is All About Movies and Fashion

The first Academy Awards (Also known as The Oscars) were presented on May 16, 1929, at a private dinner at the Hollywood Roosevelt Hotel entertaining an audience of about 270 people at the time. The post Academy Awards party was held at the Mayfair Hotel.

Even though the Oscars is an outlet to honor artists, directors, short films, animation, and the list goes on, the heartbeat of this main event stems around fashion.

The Oscar kicks off a runway of hopeful dresses that will inspire knock off designer dresses. Spring formals, proms and other engagements soon follow and many women will run out to find the perfect dress, and many women want to dress just like their favorite star.

Of course the stars have a list of designers fighting for the opportunity launch their design in front of millions of spectators. An Oscar gown is very costly, however women can now afford the same luxury dresses at an affordable price.

Affordable Oscar Inspired Dresses

Ivory studed gown.
Ivory studed gown. | Source

The Evening Gown Shopping Poll

Is It a Hassle Searching For The Perfect Gown ?

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How to Dress Like an Oscar Diva at an Efficient Price

Every woman wants to stand out in a crowd, and many women feel that they need to spend a ton of money to do. This is not the case. Smart shopping can save you a ton of money.

Spending a ton of money on a gown that you will only wear once is not practical unless it's you wedding gown.

By conducting research online you too can dress like your favorite star if not better.

All of These Dresses Range From $40 to $200

Gown options
Gown options | Source

Where You Can Find Beautiful Oscar Inspired Gowns At a Affordable Price

What To Expect When Shopping Online For A Dress
Designer Consignment Store
Outlet Malls
A variety of Gowns Marked Down To Keep Up With Their Competitors
Very Reasonable Prices And Dry Cleaned
You'll have To Rummage Through The Racks.
In Most Cases Shipping Is Free.
You May Have To Get The Gown Altered.
Very Impressive Prices.
Matching Shoes Are Displayed As Well
You Can Expect An Original Dress For A Great Price.
You May Have To Get The Gown Altered.

Online Shopping

  1. Online Shopping: The advantage to shopping online is avoiding a crowded department store and repeat dresses offered in every size. Frustration can sink in when you spend all day looking for the perfect dress only to find out that five other women are wearing the exact same gown. On the other hand you can always start your own diva singing group. Another great advantage for shopping online is that you are more likely to find matching shoes in your size.

You Can Find Matching Shoes Online Without The Hassle

Red shoes on box.
Red shoes on box. | Source

Designer Consignment Stores

2. Designer Consignment Stores: The advantage to shopping at a Designer Consignment Store is that you are sure to find an original designer gown under $200. However you may need to have the gown altered, and the search is still on for matching shoes.

If You Buy The Dress At a Consignment Store You May Have To Visit A Seamstress

Image of seamstress
Image of seamstress | Source

Outlet Malls

3. The advantage to shopping for the perfect gown at an outlet mall is that usually designer stores will send gowns to that location in order to make room for new shipment. The gowns are marked down at a considerably low cost.

However be prepared to rummage through tons of clothing to find your perfect dress, and make sure you check the stitching on the gown, all sales are usually final.

Be Prepared To Rummage Through Lots of Clothing at An Outlet Mall


How Well Do You Know Your Oscar Trivia?

The Oscar is known as the Super Bowl For The Stars and Fashion. How well do you know you historic Oscar Events? Take the test that will sharpen you Oscar skills.

The Oscar Quiz

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Celebrities That Have Hosted The Oscars

Whoopi Goldberg

James Franco and Anne Hathaway

Billy Crystal


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      Emunah La Paz 3 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks for your feedback Susan!

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      Susan 3 years ago from India

      Thanks swilliams for sharing this interesting hub with us. Voted up.

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      Emunah La Paz 3 years ago from Arizona

      Thanks Suzanne! Your articles are so amazing! The shoe article is out of this world!

      Thanks for stopping by!

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      Suzanne Day 3 years ago from Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

      I didn't know there were designer consignment stores, so thanks for informing me about that one! Wow, the Oscars have been around a long time - some really useful information in this hub, so I'm voting it "useful"!