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Frugal Fashion: Jessica Biel sparkles at GQ 'Men of the Year' party

November 23, 2011 |  7:00 am

JessicabShe's graced the cover of major fashion magazines, been the subject of countless style articles and modeled for Revlon and Lancome. She's also a regular knockout on the red carpet at events, so it's hard to believe that actress Jessica Biel is just not that "into fashion."

"On the red carpet, I'm playing a character," Biel told Vogue magazine. "As soon as I get off that thing...I'm wiping and wiping and pulling my hair out and trying to change my outfit."

She may not particularly like playing dress-up, but there's no denying she does it well.  The actress, who can be seen in the next how-many-stars-can-we-pack-into-one-movie (think "Valentine's Day") film "New Year's Eve," which will be out Dec. 9, recently made a chic appearance at the GQ "Men of the Year" bash held at the Chateau Marmont. Adam Tschorn gives us all the party style highlights here.

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Biel walked the sleek black carpet in a three-quarter-sleeve black dress with silver embellishments from the Antonio Berardi resort 2012 collection. Her dress brings to mind the wardrobe of "Mad Men" character Joan Harris, with its '60s silhouette of broad shoulders and a cinched waist. It's classic, elegant and perfect for holiday dressing. Biel's messy bun, bright red lips and rosy cheeks only add to the allure.

For a similar party dress try the Gina dress by Motel for $76 from or embellished sweater dress from for $59.50.


Accessorize with a metallic clutch such as the Top Choice metallic snake print envelope clutch from for $22. Have some fun finishing the look with colored pumps. Biel chose a solid black pair, but a deep red or purple heel could add a warm, welcome pop of color. Try the Nine West Sweetgirl pump from for $44.90.


The weather is getting a bit chilly, so you'll need something stylish but warm for your upcoming holiday parties. A dress like Biel's is sexy, without revealing too much skin -- making the wearer both chic and cozy.

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.


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-- Jenn Harris

Photo: Jessica Biel attends the GQ "Men of the Year" party in the Los Angeles area on Thursday. Credit: Phil McCarten / Reuters.

Middle photo from left: Gina dress by Motel, $76 /; Embellished sweater dress, $59.50 /   

Bottom photo from left: Top choice metallic snake print envelope clutch, $22; Nine West Sweetgirl pump, $44.90 / Credit for both: