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Frugal Fashion: Catwoman Anne Hathaway on the 'Today' show

August 24, 2011 |  7:00 am

Anne Hathaway on the "Today" show Anne Hathaway proved to be quite the fashion chameleon at this year's Academy Awards show. For her role as show host, she made a total of eight costume changes, including into a Valentino gown, fringed Oscar de la Renta, svelte blue Giorgio Armani and custom-made Lanvin tuxedo.

She's currently costarring with Jim Sturgess in the romantic film "One Day," and her next role involves suiting up in all black to play Catwoman in the film "The Dark Knight Rises," slated to open next July.

Hathaway made a recent "Today" show appearance to promote "One Day" looking like a girl on holiday in a peppermint candy-striped sheer sleeveless blouse and printed palazzo pants, both by Elizabeth and James. She accessorized with a pair of yellow strappy heels and a large blue and gold ring.

Palazzo pants are often thought of as pants worn only by the tallest celebrities and either too cute for the rest of us to wear or utterly ridiculous. They may resemble pajama pants in both shape and fabric (typically in a silk or other swoosh-able fabric). But the palazzo pant is meant to be grand -- as in, worn with oversized sunglasses and a glass of champagne in your hand while you frolic on a yacht. 

The style was all over the spring runways, looking modern, with Fendi showing a deep purple pair and D&G with a cropped denim version.

Whether you're on a lavish vacation or simply going to meet your friends for lunch, create your own grand entrance in the A | Wear floral print palazzo pant for $73.18 from, or for petites, the Asos petite pleated floral palazzo pant for $29.27.


For a bold, mixed print look like Hathaway's, pair printed pants with the Rachel Pally Neva Top for $77 from For a fun cropped version, get the Striped crop tank for $8.90 from If wearing palazzo pants and mixed prints seems too adventurous, get the more conservative Bar III sleeveless embellished front sheer top from for $14.99 or the Hinge tie front tank from for $58.


Annering Try out your new look with any pair of solid-colored strappy heels or espadrilles and don't forget to accessorize. Get Hathaway's chunky jewelry look with the Asos cocktail ring rectangular with cobalt blue enamel for $14.64 from

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


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Top photo: Anne Hathaway appears on the "Today" show to talk about her new movie "One Day." Credit: Peter Kramer /Associated Press / NBC

Pants photos, from left: A | Wear floral print palazzo pant, $73.18; credit: Asos petite pleated floral palazzo pant, $29.27; credit:  

Shirts photos, from left: Rachel Pally Neva Top, $77; credit: Striped crop tank, $8.90; credit: Bar III sleeveless embellished front sheer top, $14.99; credit: Hinge tie front tank, $58; credit:  

Ring photo: Asos cocktail ring rectangular with cobalt blue enamel, $14. Credit: