Recessionista: Blues Traveler

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This dress from Express is not only hot, but it's a nice alternative to the little black dress. 

As soon as I saw this one, I was reminded of Hilary Swank when she wore this lovely Elie Saab dress -- in such a great, expressive blue hue -- while in Paris.

Luckily, the Express banded sleeveless dress is a bit more wearable and at $79.50, it's a great deal.

Wear it with black tights and a pointy toe pump, belt a black trench coat over it, and you're good to go. This can be worn day or night, but if you choose the latter, add a big, chunky cuff to dazzle it up.

- Sized extra-small to large
- Crossover neckline
- Back zip
- Dry clean only
- Also available in white, black and raspberry

Buy it here.