Actress Nina Dobrev is often seen on the red carpet wearing Christian Dior gowns in sheer tulle, chiffon and lace. So not surprisingly she was recently spotted wearing a gorgeous golden floral Christian Dior dress and matching coat. She looks as if she is floating on air in this light and ethereal ensemble. Her green bag is by Ratio et Motus and she is wearing Kate Young for Tura tortoise cat eye sunglasses. Even though Nina is only 30, we think this look is sophisticated enough for women over 40 as well. We want to steal her style! But who can afford a matching Christian Dior dress and brocade trench coat (not to mention a $1150 handbag and $300 pair of shades)? We searched far and wide and came up with a few options so you can get this Nina Dobrev Dior look for less. (And I mean much less!)
Nina Dobrev’s Dior Look for Less
Here are two options for Nina’s floral dress and coat ensemble.
The Floral Embroidered Dress and Print Coat
It was indeed difficult to find a matching coat and dress, but perhaps it is actually more practical to have pieces that blend together. It is also a lot less expensive. I had to think, “Who designs dresses that fit women well and offers light and airy styles?” So I knew to look for Elie Tahari! I found several midi-length Tahari dresses that are similar in style to Nina’s Christian Dior dress, but only a few in similar colors. This Floral Embroidered Dress in champagne and petal pink is a fairly close match and it is only $148.
Instead of a floral pattern coat, this sheer plaid trench by Lafayette 148 New York will work with the Tahari dress above. It’s an interesting way to mix prints. This coat will give your look the same floaty feel and would be a fun piece to own. It will dress up any look you pair it with, even your jeans. And it was $690 and is on sale now for $418.80.
The Floral Embroidered Dress and Solid Coat
This Tahari Floral Embroidered Fit & Flare Dress is another option to get the Nina Dobrov look for less. The soft coral embroidery on cream is lovely and this style is easy to wear. Better yet, it is also on sale for $106.80!
It may not be as exciting as a print coat, but you can save a lot of money by wearing a solid colored trench. This soft and fluid H&M Trenchcoat in light beige is only $79 and will blend perfectly thrown over your shoulders with the coral Tahari dress above.
The Green Bag
We are in love with the color green for fall 2019. In fact, we proclaimed deep green is the new black. Nina proved our point carrying a green top handle bag. It works beautifully with her floral look and is a slightly softer approach than black. Her bag is $1150 but you can get this Topshop Celia olive mini top handle bag for only $48!
The “No Shoe” Sandal
This light and airy look needs a barefoot appearing sandal and these Sam Edelman ‘Patti’ Ankle Strap Sandals are perfect. They also have a slightly lower heel than the ones Nina Dobrev is wearing. (You’re welcome!)
The Celebrity Shades
What celebrity doesn’t need a pair of shades? Nina is wearing a pair that are light and feminine enough to go with her ladylike ensemble (and are around $300). These BP. tortoise cat-eye sunglasses have a similar style and are only $19. You just saved $280!
The Hoop Earrings
With so much embellishment in her dress and coat, we like how Nina wore her hair slicked back and kept her jewelry simple with clean hoop earrings. This Ann Taylor Hoop Earring Set gives you two sizes to choose from, either 1-1/4″ or 3/4” and they are under $30.
Nina Dobrev Look for Less Styling Tips
1. The Trench for Evening. If you ever wonder what to wear over a cocktail dress, take it from Christian Dior. A trench coat works with a chiffon midi dress. This solves your evening wear coat dilemma. However, do look for trench coats in embroidered, sheer, shiny or flowey fabrics for evening. You don’t want to wear a crumpled-up cotton trenchcoat over your evening dress.
2. A Classic Style Dress. A classic style like Nina’s Christian Dior Midi dress will last a lifetime, so whether you spend little or a lot, it is a good investment piece. Make sure it fits to flatter your figure.
4. Feminine and Masculine. Nina’s ethereal and ladylike look comes down to earth because of a few hard-edge elements. Her handbag is more like a day bag and the styling of her trench coat, even though it is in a feminine floral fabric, is masculine. Opposites tend to work when it comes to styling.
3. Simple Accessories. With so much going on with Nina’s embellished floral look, her simple hoop earrings and barely there sandals keep all eyes on her dress and coat.
Do you want to get this Nina Dobrev Dior look for less?
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