Frugal Fashion: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley is sheerly beautiful
The new film "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," the third installment in the robot action series, was the top-grossing movie in the country last weekend. Audiences were treated to fighting robots in 3-D and a new leading lady, British Victoria's Secret model turned actress Rosie Huntington-Whiteley.
Whiteley replaces Megan Fox as Shia Labeouf's new love interest in the film. For the movie's media tour, the 24-year-old made waves on red carpets around the world with her statuesque, model physique and killer sense of style.
While in Brazil, she wore a black chiffon, belted Michael Kors fall 2011 dress; in Berlin, a sparkly metallic backless Naeem Khan design; and in London, a Christopher Bailey custom-designed Burberry navy gown.
At the Moscow International Film festival, which opened with a screening of "Transformers: Dark of the Moon," Huntington-Whiteley towered over the turquoise carpet in a weightless vision of chiffon. The Gucci gown, from the label's fall 2011 collection, features a sheer, playful, sexy skirt and a one-shoulder chartreuse top. The summer-perfect color blooms from the floral embellishments for an effect that is simply stunning.
To get Huntington-Whiteley's look without a designer-gown price tag, try a sheer black maxi skirt. American Apparel makes a full-length chiffon skirt for $46, or try the Sparkle and Fade maxi pleated chiffon skirt from UrbanOutfitters.com for $59 for a more textured look.
For a top, you'll need a one-shoulder design in a striking color. If you like the dramatic look of ruffles, try the Asos ruffle detail one-shoulder top for $13.79. For something a bit more subtle, but with the same color profile, get the Cheap Monday Tanya one-shoulder tank top from UrbanOutfitters.com for $30.
Tuck the top into a pair of hot pants, like the Lace dolphin shorts from Forever21.com for $13.80 and accessorize with a skinny black belt. For a better buy, you can go for a set of two with the Apt. 9 leopard skinny belt set for $24 from Kohl's or the Beamish black and white belt set from Aldo for $20.
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-- Jenn Harris
Upper photo: Rosie Huntington-Whiteley poses prior to the opening ceremony of the Moscow International Film Festival. Credit: Natalia Kolesnikova / AFP/Getty Images
Skirt photos: From left, chiffon skirt from American Apparel. Credit: Americanapparel.com; Sparkle and Fade maxi pleated skirt. Credit: UrbanOutfitters.com
Blouse photos: From left, Asos ruffle detail one-shoulder top. Credit: Asos.com; Cheap Monday Tanya one-shoulder tank. Credit: UrbanOutfitters.com
Accessories photos: Lace dolphin shorts. Credit: Forever21.com; Apt. 9 leopard belt set. Credit: Kohls.com; Beamish black and white belt set. Credit: Aldo.com