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Frugal Fashion: 'Fringe's' Anna Torv on the blue carpet at Fox upfront

AnnatorvFor "Fringe" fans, it's hard to picture Australian actress Anna Torv in anything but a pant suit, a starched collared shirt and black boots, gun at the ready, as FBI agent Olivia Dunham on Fox's sci-fi show. The 32-year-old is great at playing a tomboy on television, but her real-life wardrobe is far from it.

On Monday, Torv attended the Fox upfront in New York City, where the network presented its upcoming prime-time schedule to advertisers. Fans of the series were delighted to hear that Torv will be back for another season, with more -- you guessed it -- gray-and-black pant suits and ponytails. "Fringe" is slated to air on Fridays at 9 p.m. this fall. 

Torv hit the blue carpet at the upfront party in a refreshingly girlie navy dress with teeny-tiny yellow polka dots and a bow accent at the waist, and a pair of peep-toe black patent leather heels.

The ensemble is a testament to Torv's signature understated elegance. The dress is subtle but party-ready, the patent heels add just a hint of glam and the barely-there makeup and no-fuss hair are two of Torv's best looks.

A polka-dot dress like Torv's would look great with heels at a summer party under the stars or  accessorized with some strappy sandals on your next lunch date. If a fancy summer soiree is more your style, check out the Dalia heart print chiffon dress from Asos for $114.48. For lunch with the girls, try the polka-dot dress from Zara with bow tie waist for $59.50 or the Retro polka-dot dress from Forever 21 for $24.80.

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A polka-dot dress can easily slip from pretty party to house dress without the right accessories. Torv's patent leather heels are the perfect addition. A plain black pair of heels would definitely work for this outfit, but a go-to pair of heels is always a good investment. For a patent shine, try the Via Spiga "Malibu" d'Orsay pump from Nordstrom Rack for $86.90, BCBGeneration women's Ariel open-toe pump from Endless.com for $59.99 or the Nine West Escher pump with gray heel for $79 on Zappos.com.

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Happy shopping!

Have an outfit you're dying to buy but need a frugal alternative? Email us a picture. We're up for the challenge.

-- Jenn Harris
Twitter.com/Jenn_Harris_

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Upper photo: Anna Torv attends the Fox upfront party in New York on Monday. Credit: Peter Kramer / Associated Press

Center photos: From left, Dalia heart print chiffon dress from Asos. Credit: Asos.com; Polka dot from Zara. Credit: Zara.com; Retro polka-dot dress from Forever 21. Credit: Forever21.com

Lower photos: (From left) Via Spiga "Malibu" d'Orsay pump from Nordstrom Rack. Credit: Nordstrom.com; BCBGeneration women's Ariel pump from Endless.com. Credit: Endless.com; Nine West Escher pump. Credit: Zappos.com

 
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Ms Torv is a family relation of Rupert Murdoch. Thanks for the omission, LA Times...

GOD, she's gorgeous!



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