11 Actresses Who Made Vintage Gowns Look Like a Million Bucks

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It’s Vintage Week at Yahoo Style! In honor of our favorite environmentally friendly way to make sure you’re never wearing the same outfit as anyone else, we’re bringing you insider intel on the best vintage — what to look for, where to find it, and how to make the most money when selling yours. Stay tuned all week for more.

The red carpet is where we look for the most “aspirational” fashion — that is to say, the most outlandishly expensive and out of reach. For well-connected stars, custom-made couture gowns or dresses from collections not yet available in stores are standard fare. In this, the era of the superstar stylist, it’s rare to see a true curveball on the red carpet — unless, of course, a celeb opts for vintage.

For stars who can pull it off, vintage dresses can be a shortcut to standing out on the red carpet. They neatly avoid the trap of looking too on-trend. They can be as luxurious and museum-worthy as a 1950s Dior or Balmain design, or as simple as a body-skimming ’90s Alaïa dress. For advanced practitioners like Winona Ryder, they can even be $10 thrift scores.

In honor of Vintage Week, we rounded up 11 stars who made vintage finds look like a million bucks — even when they cost a tenner.

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