Splurge or Save, the Golden Globes Edition: Translating an Evening Trend into a Daytime Staple

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One of my favorite trends at the Golden Globes last weekend was the color red, worn by some veteran, big and small screen fashionistas, and also a few newer ones. Seeing Lupita Nyong’o float across the red carpet in a cherry Ralph Lauren off-the-shoulder cape dress made my heart flutter, and Emma Watson’s backless dress-and-pants combo by Dior was unbearably chic and effortless looking. While Modern Family‘s Julie Bowen often flies under the best-dressed radar, her two-toned Carolina Herrera gown with uber-luxe velvet belt was the epitome of elegance and made me just as excited as it did when I saw it on the runway last year.

If seeing all those crimson dresses at the Golden Globes made you want to paint the town red too, I’ve got you covered. Below are two, nearly identical dresses that will help you translate the stars’ spicy evening look into a daytime staple.

Will you splurge, or will you save?

Red Dress - Splurge or Save

To buy these looks, click on the links below:

LOFT Scuba Pleated Skirt Dress, $69.99

Rag & Bone Geneva Dress, $325

Pretty in Punk: A Peek at the 2013 Met Gala’s Prettiest Ladies

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Museum Mile was bustling with limos last night as fashion’s leading ladies made their way to the Costume Institute’s exclusive opening gala for Punk: Chaos to Couture. While Sarah Jessica Parker wins the award for best punk-inspired look for donning a gilded mohawk designed by British milliner Philip Treacy, the rest of these beauties also looked stunning as they walked the red carpet in their couture ensembles.

Clockwise from top left: Sienna Miller in Burberry (glamourmagazine.co.uk), Kate Bosworth in Balmain (vogue.com), SJP in a headpiece by Philip Treacy (popsugar.com), Rooney Mara in Givenchy Haute Couture (washingtonpost.com), Gwyneth Paltrow in Valentino Couture (glamourmagazine.co.uk), Gisele Bundchen in Anthony Vaccarello (style.com), Emma Watson in Prabal Gurung (glamourmagazine.co.uk), Jessica Alba wearing an edgy ear cuff (redcarpet-fashionawards.com), and Beyonce in Givenchy by Riccardo Tisci (style.com).