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The Vegan VMA Look For Less!

The Vegan VMA Look For Less!

Since we always get the question – where can we buy a vegan version of the heels Cameron Diaz wore to the Oscars/ the suit Brad Pitt wore to Sundance/ the feather earrings hipster-of-the-moment wore to the club, we figured we’d share some vegan and/ or green versions of what the Gals wore on the white carpet at the MTV Video Music Awards a couple of weeks ago.

Major trends included black and white classic looks and short sequin cocktail dresses. Why pay a pretty penny for the original when you can get these looks cruelty-free, and for less?

Little black dresses will never die.

Maria Menounos at the VMAs
Maria Menounos

GREEN: Toss on this halterneck dress with side pockets and a sash belt. Made from organic cotton voile, rayon voile from bamboo and with an organic cotton voile lining.

(Organic) Nixxi Empire Dress, $200 @nimli.com
(Organic) Nixxi Empire Dress, $200 @nimli.com

SIMPLY VEGAN: Cotton and thick, so it will last through the seasons.

Kellie Eyelet Dress, $34.50 @delias.com
Kellie Eyelet Dress, $34.50 @delias.com

SHOES: Eco and vegan – these evening sandals were formerly $260, so jump on the sale train and enjoy ’em even in winter with thick funky tights or socks.

Melissa Strappy Zip Front Sandal, $150 @http://cridecoeur.myshopify.com/
Melissa Strappy Zip Front Sandal, $150 @cridecoeur.myshopify.com

She is by no means a fashion icon, still we love her Pickle-y ways. So rock a silver chunky cuff like Snooki and spill some champagne in her ballsy, drunken honor.   C’mon.. we were all 21 once!

Snooki
Snooki

ETHICAL JEWELS:

Kris Nations Wildflower Cuff Bracelet, $64 @nimli.com
Kris Nations Wildflower Cuff Bracelet, $64 @nimli.com

CRUELTY-FREE N’ CHEAP:

Aqua 3 Row Crystal Wrap Bracelet, $28 @Bloomingdales.com
Aqua 3 Row Crystal Wrap Bracelet, $28 @Bloomingdales.com

Metallic is good forever, and always calls attention to a Goddess.   It does tend to shine in all the right AND not-so-right spots.. so if you are feeling less than great in the bod.. stick to muted and matte metallics.

Lo Bosworth
Lo Bosworth

CRUELTY-FREE:   No silk, and cheaper than cheap. Remember, it’s all how you style it.

Metallic One Shoulder Dress, $14.80 @forever21.com
Metallic One Shoulder Dress, $14.80 @forever21.com

We’d like this dress so much better without the waist detail.   Still, a black lace/white combo is always to be respected.

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Ashley Greene
Ashley Greene

You don’t need to follow the no-white after labor day rule.   That’s as draconian as no dessert before dinner!   This dress (below) just needs a little toughening up (think motorcycle boots and cuff jewelry) to drop that Betty Homemaker vibe and make it cool.

Chetta B Embroidered Dress, Orig. $140.00 Now $50.40 @dillards.com

This simple sheath can go office to party if you wear it with a jacket or cardi.

Jessica Simpson Womens Black/ White Contrast Sleeveless Dress, $69.99 @overstock.com
Jessica Simpson Women's Black/ White Contrast Sleeveless Dress, $69.99 @overstock.com

Of course vintage is greenest of all, but if you don’t have the strength to antique shop, stick to vintage knock off’s.

Mystifying Maven Dress, $79 @modcloth.com
Mystifying Maven Dress, $79 @ modcloth.com

We love a b & w dress combo with a pop of color on the foot, if the dress isn’t too busy.   Like these lilac suckers made from recycled tv sets with a tough-girl chain on the side.

Transcend Recycled TV Screen Microfiber Platform, $250 @olsenhaus.com
Transcend Recycled TV Screen Microfiber Platform, $250 @olsenhaus.com

Or, if you are lucky enough to be tall, wear a dainty oxford, flocked in velvet for winter.

Melissa Joy Flocado Purple, $54 on sale @kaightshop.com
Melissa Joy Flocado Purple, $54 on sale @kaightshop.com

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