9 Celebrities Who Believe That Fashion Does Not Always Have To Be Expensive

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Are you an ardent follower of fashion events? Well, then you will know that the most common question thrown at celebrities is, “Who are you wearing?” It’s true celebs are always dressed their best on the red carpet, but if you know them better, not everyone falls for the trap- ‘fashion equals expensive’. Some of their most iconic outfits may not even be designer or expensive, and if you are lucky, you might be able to locate the same dress in the markets. Here are some famous celebs who don’t shy away from admitting that they buy what they like and are not bullied into purchasing designer clothes only. Honestly, we couldn’t be more impressed! Read on to know them all.

1. Kate Middleton

Kate Middleton
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The Duchess was recently voted as a top royal fashion icon. Her fashion influence is popularly coined as the “Kate Effect,” and she mostly chooses her clothes from affordable brands like Zara. She is also seen repeating outfits and doesn’t shy away from admitting this.

2. Blake Lively

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Blake Lively has always been famous for dressing up perfectly. But, in one article, she spilled the beans about her yellow dress that cost her $13 from Forever 21. Blake said that she had offended people at the red carpet when she said that the dress was not designer. The hostile reception drove her to not admit her dress’s actual price and origin, but she stuck to her favorite brand Forever 21, much longer than the media knew!

3. Emily Ratajkowski

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Supermodel Emily Ratajkowski was one of the divas to slay the red carpet in a $50 dress. In her stint in the music video Blurred Lines, she wore a dress that looked like an extravagant gown but was bought from a mall. What the fans believed to be a designer outfit was actually bought from Zara for $50.

4. Kylie Minogue

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Kylie Minogue purchased her famous golden hot pants from the flea market! The singer’s childhood friends shared that she loves making purchases from thrift stores. The vintage collection from such markets is her thrill. So when she saw the shorts sold on the road in West London, she knew she had to own them! They cost her less than a dollar, and she loved flaunting them in her “Spinning Around” music video. Even though she has worldwide fame, she doesn’t shy away from flaunting dresses that are less than $40 in award functions.

5. Olivia Palermo

Olivia Palermo
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Olivia Palermo is a socialite, fashion influencer, and an elite model with a net worth of $10 million. She can easily choose expensive brands to dress up in. But during her appearance at Fashion Week, she chose to wear Zara. She also mixes her more affordable pieces with designer clothing to add a chick look.

6. Anne Hathaway

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Who would have guessed that the Princess doesn’t actually need a wardrobe full of clothes to look absolutely gorgeous? For the promotion of her movie, Colossal, she chose to wear a black dress with a print that caught everyone’s eyes. When asked who designed it, she humbly confessed that it cost her 15 dollars and was from the flea market. This received massive applause from the audience. She also goes for vintage clothing to promote sustainable living.

7. Natalie Portman

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As we know, maternity clothes can be expensive and pinch your pocket as you won’t use them till you are pregnant again! However, Natalie showed us that moms-to-be can be as stylish as they want without splurging on expensive maternity clothes. She showed up for the luncheon for Oscar nominations in an adorable $65 dress. According to her personal stylist, she had all her maternity clothes from Topshop Maternity. She loves  comfortable clothes and reasonable prices.

8. Selena Gomez

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The pop singer never disappoints her fans with what she chooses to wear, and her jacket collection is our favorite. Her fleece denim jacket from the Topshop collection perfectly pairs with her sneakers. While the jacket looks exclusive, it costs only about $30 to $70. Only if we could lay our hands on something so gorgeous at such a reasonable price!

9. Drew Barrymore

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Drew is all about being down to earth, but that doesn’t stop her from being a fashionista. In the Express event and 2010 Nylon Magazine, she proudly paraded in a dress that looked pricey but was purchased from a second-hand shop. It was a vintage metallic dress that cost $25. Imagine getting a dress that good for that deal! The dress was from the brand Janine, and the fabric was bought from a thrift store in Austin.

So now that you know fashion is not just about splurging money, what else is stopping you from being a fashionista? Being stylish is an art; if you can feel confident in what you are wearing, nothing can stop you from making trends. Always remember to feel good in what you wear, as comfort and peace of mind is the key to slaying in any outfit. So, which of these celebs do you think rocked their looks? Let us know in the comments section. And, keep it stylish!

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Indrani KarmakarSenior Social Writer

Indrani is a writer and artist who likes to add a dash of humor to everything she does. She has two years of experience in writing articles across beauty, health, and lifestyle genres. After graduating in Political Science from Calcutta University, she took a detour into the world of creativity and discovered her knack for social writing, advertising, designing, and...read full bio

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