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Get the look: Fashion Star episode 5

Bobby Schuessler is a beauty writer for SheKnows and is one of the resident experts on hair care and celebrity hairstyles. Bobby is currently a New York City style editor and writer. For inside fashion and beauty trends, follow him on Tw...

Window worthy

That super chic dress you’ve been eying in the department store window is now easily shoppable as the Fashion Star contestants create eye-catching designs for window spaces on this week’s Fashion Star.
Nikki Poulos' red maxi dress

Wondering how to create your own version of your favorite look of the night? I take my favorite dress and show you how to get the look for less as your personal stylist and resident style guy.

Bobby

Fashion tip

Yes, a maxi dress can be tough to wear, but believe me; it is doable no matter your height. The number one rule to keep in mind is to elongate your legs. If you’re shorter, there is nothing worse than having too long of a dress, which will end up making your body and legs look short and stumpy. Invest in a fabulous pair of platform wedges to give you the height you need to pull off the length. If you’re scared about wearing a higher shoe, you’ll love a wedge because it’s just like wearing a flat shoe -- there’s full support on the foot. Score!

If you are taller (and I mean at least 5’9"), you can definitely wear a flat strappy sandal because you already have the long legs for the dress. However, if you’re in the mood to spice it up, try a heel to get those "legs that go on for days."

You know you’ve truly made it as a designer when you see one of your designs displayed in a storefront window. I mean, who doesn’t drool over the Bergdorf Goodman windows on New York’s Fifth Avenue? I know I do. Well this week, the contestants worked in groups and proved they can really tell a fashion story when they presented their stunning window-worthy collections.

I would absolutely stop and run into the store to buy one of Nikki Poulos’ eye-catching vintage-inspired maxi dresses for one of my girlfriends. Seems as if Saks and H&M agreed with me when they started a bidding war on the "goddess" gowns. This look is definitely a must-have for spring.

Get the look:

Fashion Star -- Episode 5

Topshop Bright Red Jersey Maxi Dress $55,
Jessica Simpson Stevania Wedge $98,
Target Xhilaration Blue Flap Crossbody Handbag $15,
Forever 21 Glimmering Painted Bangle Set $6

More Fashion Star

Get the look: Fashion Star episode 4
Get the look: Fashion Star episode 3

Get the look: Fashion Star episode 2

Photo credit: Tyler Golden/NBC
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