Dress Like the Stars: Nicki Minaj

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So while looking at some of Nicki Minaj’s recent outfits I came to the realization that she has a lot of hits, but then she also has a lot of duds. I decided to look further back to see if something would capture my attention, and I came across a picture of her wearing the Valentino Tri-Color Crepe Dress that retails for $5,200. Hold on a moment while I take a drink.

While I’m not one to just spend $5,000 on a dress, it’s not like I have it anyways, I can’t help but love this dress. The one thing about fashion is how different an outfit can look from one person to the other. Emma Stone, Olivia Palermo, and Maria Menounos are just some of the ladies that wore this same dress last year. Out of all of them, I found that the dress looked so much better on Nicki Minaj. So if you have the five grand to spend on one dress, then go ahead and spend. On the other hand, if you are like me and can only hope to at least touch this dress, then check out how you can recreate this look with two simple options below!

It is hard to find a skirt or a dress similar to this amazing combination, but you can splurge on the Luck Be a Lady Dress in Black and Red which is available at ModCloth for $79.99. You can wear it with a simple white mini cardigan and make it a day or you can wear it by itself. You can also opt for a shirt and skirt combo. Get the same look for less by combining a white polo shirt, like the Arizona long sleeve polo shirt at JcPenney that is on sale for just $14.99, with a red and black flared pleated skirt like the one I found on Etsy.

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While some of these options might not be the same color or the same structure, you can still get a similar look. One can only hope that a more inexpensive brand can make a similar dress for the poor souls that are not able to afford this dress, because this a must have dress!

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Laysha Duran

Laysha Duran is an aspiring actress and writer who dreams of one day performing on Broadway. Born in the Dominican Republic and raised in the Bronx, she has been writing since she first picked up an R.L. Stine book and dancing before she learned how to walk. Aside from dancing, acting, and writing she is also working on her jewelry line Tsukasa and Ana. She is hoping to pursue a Master’s in Business Administration so that her jewelry line can grow to be successful and long lasting in the Jewelry industry. She is a contributor to Manhattan with a Twist, News Cult, and Fit by Karma. You can follow her @ayumitakashi.

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