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Frugal Fashion: 'Total Recall's' Jessica Biel in nude (well, sort of)

August 01, 2012|By Jenn Harris
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Once again, the fashion world is taking notice of actress Jessica Biel, who is busily promoting her new film "Total Recall," slated to open Friday. Wearing an orange top and pants by Giambattista Valli in Cancun, a hot white peplum Mugler skirt at Comic-Con and a Chanel dress at the MTV Movie Awards, the future Mrs. Justin Timberlake is sartorially tearing up the film's press tour.

It's clear Biel is on a fashion streak, but could it be attributed to her stylish husband-to-be? In a recent In Style magazine interview, Biel revealed that Timberlake helps select her outfits. 

"When I walk out of the closet after getting dressed in the morning, I'll go like this [turns palms upward as if to say, 'Well?'] And he goes like this [shakes his head no]. Then he picks again. It's hilarious."

Whoever is choosing Biel's clothes in the morning, they're doing something right. On a recent appearance during a press conference for the film at the Four Seasons hotel in Beverly Hills, Biel continued to turn heads by going nude -- wearing the buff nude color, that is. She rocked a sleeveless sequin top and buff nude lace skirt by Oscar de la Renta and kept the color scheme neutral with a pair of Brian Atwood platform Mary Jane pumps and simple gold bangles. The mix of textures looked polished and feminine.

For a similar look, try the Paprika sequin cutout tank top from Asos.com for $20.71 and the Darling knee length skirt for $65 from Yoox.com. Finish with the showoff mega platform Mary Janes from Topshop.com for $150 and the Stephan & Co. polished bangles (set of 24) for $14 at Nordstrom.com.

Happy shopping.

Have an outfit you're dying to buy but need a frugal alternative? Email us a picture. We're up for the challenge.

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Bottom photos, from left: Paprika sequin cutout tank top from Asos.com, $20.71 / Asos;  Darling knee length skirt, $65 / Yoox.com; Showoff mega platform Mary Janes, $150 / Topshop; Stephan & Co. polished bangles (set of 24), $14 / Nordstrom.com.

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