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The Look For Less: Keira Knightley's Emerald Green Atonement Dress

The Look For Less: Keira Knightley's Emerald Green Atonement Dress

Atonement costume designer Jacqueline Durran chose emerald green for Keira Knightley's character because to her, the hue symbolizes temptation. She certainly found the perfect color (which was a mixture of lime green silk, black and green organza, and green chiffon) because the dress is loved by nearly every girl who has seen the flick. Lucky for us, there's a look for less!


To see the less expensive version,

Faviana's Celebrity-Inspired Green Gown ($238) is nearly an identical copy of Keira's version. But unlike the actress' dress, it's not as low-cut, which is a good thing considering it would be hard to wear in real life. Should it sell out, visit Faviana's website for more info.


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lilalou lilalou 8 years
I love this dress on the film and on kiera knightly, its stunning. This one is not so hot, the colour and the fabric look not so perfect. I've found a better version for cheaper :P.
izzyburkett1 izzyburkett1 9 years
i will be taking my girlfriend to prom in april and i was thinking of this dress!!!
carad89 carad89 9 years
Keira's is gorgeous. The imitation one is a little too shiny but from what i have come to understand, the one in the movie got it's great texture and color because they had the silk dress made then, washed it to wear the shine out a bit. I'm not entirely sure if that rumor is true though.
katiekins katiekins 9 years
i own this dress! it's my prom dress and it was a little pricey but we got a good deal on it. I did get it taken up in the top though, because it did look like a sack haha. but once it was fitted it looked gorgeous. i love the dress, it's so different and it fit so well, and i have a hard time finding things that fit me...so i love it! i can't wait til prom so i can wear it. i can't pick it up until may third though, which makes me sad =[ what color shoes do you suggest i wear?
ocdgirl20112012 ocdgirl20112012 9 years
i love that dress it is pretty on keira and i could be pretty on me i love the movie becasue me and friend love that dress that she made out with robbie in it is pretty i wish i could own that. you go keira keep it up with the good fashion.
clooneywoman clooneywoman 9 years
simply beautiful!
tish713 tish713 9 years
this dress is absolutely gorgeous, i could barely keep my eyes off of it throughout the scenes it was in!
briggs313 briggs313 9 years
yeah same ... i'm so in love with this dress
anna_muffin anna_muffin 9 years
Oh, I love that dress.
moineau moineau 9 years
I fell head over heals in love with the original dress when I first saw it, and since have been trying to find a suitable copy to wear to prom- but this doesn't really cut it for me. The color is way off from that gorgeous green, looks awfully shiny compared to original, and it doesn't fit to the shape like the gown from which it was inspired. Oh, and it's hella expensive for prom. Call me bitter and picky, but it is just fug.
cosmogirl cosmogirl 9 years
Keira looked stunning.
Professorluv Professorluv 9 years
I love the dress. I wish the "knockoff" was the exact color of kiera's dress though!
LeninaCrowne LeninaCrowne 9 years
urgh the bottom dress is tacky
reesiecup reesiecup 9 years
So true! I loved the dress
juju4 juju4 9 years
I saw this dress in person at the Arclight movie theater by my house. It wasn't even behind glass....just on a mannequin behind a rope. It is STUNNING.
michelle-c42934 michelle-c42934 9 years
I haven't got round to seeing the film yet, but I assumed she was a wearing a green dress because in the book the dress is green. But the style of the dress keira is wearing is pretty much exactly as I imagined, and the colour of the second dress is exactly as I imagined.
tkoblondee tkoblondee 9 years
Keira looks gorgeous in her dress! Old Hollywood glamorous!! The model in the other dress is...meh..
javsmav javsmav 9 years
If the look for less dress was the same color as the movie dress, I would be tempted to buy this. One reason the movie dress was so amazing was the great shade of green. The look for less dress's color is just blah.
i-am-awesomeness i-am-awesomeness 9 years
The Atonement dress is so beautiful! Although I don't understand why Keira Knightley wore that particular dress, it just doesn't seem to fit her and having her wear it takes away the beauty of the dress. The look for less is nice too, but it seems to be a lighter shade of green than the Atonement dress.
chancleta chancleta 9 years
wow what a dress!
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