Not-So-Desperate Housewife

The fuss of a wedding can wreak havoc on a bride-to-be. The planning, anxiety and cold feet are enough to make a girl fire the wedding planner and head to the courthouse. Miss Eva Longoria — or Mrs. Tony Parker, now — decided to do both the minimal version and the over-the-top one in Paris when she tied the knot July 6. You’d think she would have pulled her hair out by the time she said her first, “I do,” but as you can see here, the television star looked anything but stressed making her way to the civil ceremony at the city hall of the fashionable Marais district.

If you’d like to duplicate Longoria’s look, whether for an impromptu vow exchange or another semi-formal affair, consider these options. As the entertainment press has well-informed us, Longoria has very lavish taste. Her blushing bride pink frock here comes from the haute couture collection from Chanel, which made minute adjustments to the dress hours before the ceremony. Styles that closely replicate the frayed tweed dress are hard to come by, if not impossible. We suggest something in pink with the same party dress feel of Eva’s Chanel number such as this version from Betsey Johnson.

For fashion accessories such as the clutch, sunglasses and peep-toes, look to more affordable retailers such as Forever 21, Target and Steve Madden. For the fine jewelry, however, you can pick up quality pieces at Nordstrom and Saks Fifth Avenue. Expect to reach a little deeper into your wallet at these department stores.

Yes, Longoria’s taste — with the help of her husband’s healthy NBA bank account — costs a pretty, shiny penny but it can be emulated. It’ll still cost you, but not nearly as much as it did the not-so desperate housewife.

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