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Audrey’s mom doesn’t pay attention to her; Julien’s ex-boyfriend is crushing on her half-sister; Monet is on the brink of inciting a social media-driven riot to reinstate private school’s hierarchy. And, in classic “Gossip Girl” fashion, the Manhattan socialites are sipping martinis and looking fabulous amidst the chaos.
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Aside from the drama, the stars of this week’s episode are the lavish gowns the girls wear to “Black Tie for School Supplies,” a fundraising party that looks more like a Windsor-worthy ball than a PTA-planned event. And as much as the elitist group would like their wardrobes to be exclusively off-limits, three of the best dresses from Thursday’s episode are still available in a wide range of sizes. (Unlike Julien’s Capucine that would take “an entire month’s salary to replace.”)
You can still get your hands on Audrey’s elegant cut-out satin gown from Rasario, Luna’s show-stopping Giambattisti Valli floral-print gown (currently 50% off) and Monet’s Rasario ruffled gown. While Julien’s Christopher John Rogers dress isn’t for sale, you can check out more of her designer of choice’s dresses here for a similar look.
And if you haven’t already, check out Zoya’s limited-edition Beyonce Adidas Superstars that she wore on the first day of school.
Rasario Cut-Out Satin Gown
Audrey’s understated, yet classic, style opts for another fashion staple this week, the little black dress. The elegant, cut-out satin dress from Rasario is made out of glossy, duchesse satin, the gown includes a structured top cut in the shape of a perfect bow for an elegant column silhouette. For a more affordable option that gives the same effect, you can go for this Alice + Olivia Havana Cut-Out Dress.
Giambattisti Valli Floral-Print Gown (50% Off)
Luna doesn’t get too much screen time in this week’s episode, but her Giambattisti Valli floral-print gown stole the whole show! And good news, the ivory, green and pink silk dress is currently 50% off on Farfetch. The ruffled beauty features an eye-catching bow detail in the front, frilly trim, a flared skirt and a high-low hem that ends in a long train at the back.
Rasario Ruffled Gown
Monet is the offense player in the clique, wearing her clothes as armor, which is why this red carpet-worthy gown is the perfect choice for a night where the brewing drama comes to an ugly head. The strapless dress is made from plush black velvet and shimmering lamé, featuring a sophisticated sweetheart neckline supported by internal boning. For a dramatic flair, the side is done up with silver ruffles ending in a dramatic leg split.
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