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Frugal Fashion: Brooklyn Decker goes gold for the CNN Heroes

December 14, 2011 |  7:00 am

Brooklyn Decker attended the Fifth Annual CNN Heroes: All-Star Tribune in Los Angeles in a drop waist dress with metallic panels from the Christian Dior resort 2012 collectionModel Brooklyn Decker makes it hard for just about everyone else on the planet to shop for a swimsuit, let alone actually wear one in public. She's got enviable killer curves, almost as if her body was made for wearing those tiny triangles of lycra.

So it comes as no surprise that the blond beauty from Ohio was chosen as the cover girl for Sports Illustrated's 2012 swimsuit calendar. She's already been featured in numerous spreads for the magazine's swimsuit editions and last year made headlines when she graced the cover in a bright yellow bikini.

Along with conquering the swimsuit-modeling world, Decker has started acting. She had a starring role in this year's "Just Go With It," and she will make her action-film debut in "Battleship," slated for a May 2012 release.

At the Fifth Annual CNN Heroes: All Star Tribute in Los Angeles last weekend, Decker turned heads in a drop-waist dress with metallic panels from the Christian Dior resort 2012 collection, Loeffler Randal "Natane" metallic lace-up booties and a gold "Cameo" clutch by Jimmy Choo. She looked elegant and flirty with her pretty metallic gold panels and frilly hem.  

For a metallic-accent dress similar to Decker's try the beaded shift dress for $159 from A|X Armani Exchange or. for a darker version, the Lipsy Loves Pixie Lott sequin pattern dress from Asos.com for $118.17.

Brooklyn Decker attended the Fifth Annual CNN Heroes: All-Star Tribune in Los Angeles in a drop waist dress with metallic panels from the Christian Dior resort 2012 collection
Decker's gold accessories add extra bits of festive sparkle to her ensemble. For a perfect party clutch, get the Under One Sky box clutch from Nordstrom.com for $20. Finish with the Guess Kio sandal from Nordstrom.com for $109.95 or any pair of strapy heels.

Brooklyn Decker attended the Fifth Annual CNN Heroes: All-Star Tribune in Los Angeles in a drop waist dress with metallic panels from the Christian Dior resort 2012 collection
We know finding new outfits to wear for a busy social calendar can be especially daunting and expensive, but not to fret.  These versatile frocks and accessories are perfect for holiday wear and beyond.

Happy shopping.

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-- Jenn Harris
Twitter.com/jenn_harris_

Upper photo: Brooklyn Decker arrives at the Fifth Annual CNN Heroes: All-Star Tribute in Los Angeles on Sunday. Credit: Dan Steinberg / Associated Press

Middle photo: From left: beaded shift dress, $159 / A|X Armani Exchange; Lipsy Loves Pixie Lott sequin pattern dress, $118.17 / Asos.com

Lower photo: From left: Under One Sky box clutch, $20; Guess Ko sandal, $109.95 / Nordstrom.com

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