Luxe For Less: Anne Hathaway's Summery Look in 'The Devil Wears Prada'

About a month ago, I found a copy of The Devil Wears Prada on sale for $6 at HMV. (Bargain DVDs are such a great guilty pleasure.) Since then, I've watched it in English, in Spanish with Spanish subtitles to improve my aural comprehension, and with the audio commentary on. No matter how many times I watch the film, though, I fall in love with the fashion again and again.

In particular, I love the outfit Anne Hathaway wears during a frantic work-day sequence. She just looks so effortlessly chic. If her ensemble can hold up to a day of finding the unpublished Harry Potter manuscript, grabbing a takeout steak lunch from Smith & Wollensky, fetching coffee, running around in NYC summer heat, and non-stop panicked cell phone calls, it'll certainly carry you through a summer day of errands in style.

(Anne Hathaway in The Devil Wears Prada.)

Of course, we can't all afford Chanel sunglasses and Calvin Klein sundresses. I whipped up a Luxe For Less version of Hathaway's outfit with the help of Polyvore. However, one detail of my outfit is slightly different from Hathaway's: I traded in her gold pumps for flat gold sandals.

Tiered halter dress from Old Navy, $29.99
Isaac Mizrahi for Target 'Liz' gold gladiator sandals, $24.99
ASOS wood heart necklace, 8 pounds
Erica Weiner necklace from Urban Outfitters, $34
Gold bangle set from Alloy (price unknown)
Black sunglasses from Old Navy (price unknown)
ASOS four buckle wide belt, 12 pounds
Nine West 'Deco' quilted clutch, $75


  1. Ha! I'm having fun on Polyvore too. what a fun site. Please post more on your site about latin pop culture - and how it relates to fashion. I'd love to hear what you think.

  2. oh you recreated the look perfectly! i think i might have to break out my devil wears prada dvd & watch tonight:)

  3. That's my favorite outfit in the film as well! I used to have a dress just that shade and weight, but sadly it is gone now. I need to find another!

  4. Ooh very nice! I like how you replaced the heels with more practical, but just as pretty, flats.

  5. Have you seen the sex in the city movie? Carrie has the best outfits and I love the rent to own bag concept! Let me know if you can find a 'cheaper' version of the black studded belt Carrie wears a few times throughout the movie. That is def one movie I will own.

  6. Wild Thyme: I love that movie too! I think I'm going to have to buy it just for the fashion. I'm looking into belts among other things, so stay tuned! The Luxe For Less post re. Carrie's studded belt is coming soon.

  7. this is def my fave movie!!!! sometimes i just leave it on as background noise - and watch during the fashion scenes!


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