15 Dresses From This Awards Season's Red Carpets You Can Actually Buy

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We've spent months breathlessly describing and praising the red carpet choices made by our favorite celebrities. And as much time as we spend poring over up-to-the-minute dispatches from E!, there's a safe distance between what we're coveting on screen and what actually ends up on our credit card bill. That's because a good number of the gowns we see at award shows proudly carry the "custom" or "bespoke" label, or were plucked from a runway collection that premiered weeks earlier but won't hit sales floors for another six months. In other words: No, not for us. In recent years, though, we've seen more stars stray from the long-standing practice of borrowing dresses from designers in exchange for a name-drop or two — whether due to dissatisfaction with the lack of sufficient non-sample-sized option, or because there's something better available at their local Nordstrom (stars, they can sometimes be just like us!).
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This means, with a little sleuthing, we can find the exact styles preferred by the Mandy Moores, Natalie Portmans, and Tinashes of the world at your favorite retailers — at the same time as these celebrities are walking the step and repeat in said looks. The 2016-2017 award show circuit had plenty of looks that are available right now. We rounded up some of our favorite style moments from various Tinseltown events that are still in stock — and the options were plentiful.
Of course, these don't come without some sticker shock: All the glitz and glamour of the red carpet doesn't come cheap. The three- and four-figure price tags on the ready-to-wear in this roundup are actually on the lower end of what we're used to seeing during award show season (not counting all the custom and couture styles that usually fall in the "price upon request, if you dare" category). Still, we know some celebrities prefer to buy their own party-ready wares, so the fact that we, too, can add these Hollywood-approved ensembles to our carts makes us feel a little bit closer to the step-and-repeat. Revisit some of the fresh-off-of-e-commerce dresses we spotted at various award shows, ahead.
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Mandy Moore in Solance London at the Critics' Choice Awards.

Solace London Dalia Maxi Dress, $430, available at Shopbop.
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Anna Chlumsky in Halston Heritage at the Critics' Choice Awards.

Halston Heritage Satin Gown, $495, available at Nordstrom.
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Mindy Kaling in Naeem Khan at the Vanity Fair Oscars after party.

Naeem Khan Beaded Floral Long-Sleeve Jumpsuit, $6,995, available at Bergdorf Goodman.
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Luz Towns-Miranda in Escada at the Academy Awards.

Escada Black and White Long Dress, $250 to rent, available at Armarium.
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Natalie Portman in Alexander McQueen at the Critics' Choice Awards.

Alexander McQueen Printed Silk Mini Dress, $5,625, available at Mytheresa.com.
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Tinashe in Alexander Wang at the Grammys.

Alexander Wang Full-Length Bikini Column Gown, $995, available at Alexander Wang.
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Emily Ratajowski in Jonathan Simkhai at the Vanity Fair Oscars after party.

Jonathan Simkhai Diamond Tulle Fringe Gown, $17,950, available at Moda Operandi.
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Bryce Dallas Howard in Dress The Population at the Golden Globes.

Dress The Population Harper Sequin Gown, $309, available at Dress The Population.
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Meryl Streep in Valentino at the Golden Globes.

Valentino Printed Sheer Silk Chiffon Dress, $8,850, available at LuisaViaRoma.
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Eniko Parrish in Brandon Maxwell at the Critics' Choice Awards.

Brandon Maxwell Tuxedo Gown With Velvet Bodice, $650 to rent, available at Armarium.
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Millie Bobby Brown in Kate Spade New York at the BAFTA Tea Party.

Kate Spade New York Satin Faille Bow Back Dress, $428, available at Kate Spade New York.
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Jill Soloway in Gucci at the Golden Globes.

Gucci GucciGhost Printed Silk Shirt, $1,750, available at Mytheresa.com; Gucci GucciGhost Printed Silk Trousers, $1,300, available at Mytheresa.com.
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Ruth Negga in The Vampire's Wife at the BAFTA Tea Party.

The Vampire's Wife Cate Floral-Print Cotton Dress, $723, available at MatchesFashion.
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Busy Phillips in Stella McCartney at the Golden Globes.

Stella McCartney Nashville Floral Long-Sleeve Gown, $3,585, available at Neiman Marcus.
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Claire Foy in Proenza Schouler at the BAFTA Tea Party.

Proenza Schouler Lily-Print Asymmetric Silk-Crepe Dress, $1,565, available at MatchesFashion.
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