The Met Gala is more or less the fashion elite’s equivalent of a theme party and the biggest fashion event of the year, making the Oscars, Golden Globes and Grammys look like child’s play. While some party-goers chose to keep things safe (though no less stunning), others like Karen Elson and Rihanna took this year’s theme — China: Through the Looking Glass — to heart, donning extravagant ensembles with undeniable flair. While these over-the-top getups can’t really be considered everyday wear, there were plenty of other eye-catching outfits that have some serious wardrobe potential. We’ve pulled together 15 look-a-like pieces from the Met Gala 2015’s red carpet, so you can snag some of that high profile style without having to dish out $25,000 for a ticket.


1. Amen Sheer Sequin Embellished Dress ($318): While most of us don’t have the occasion (or maybe even the guts) to rock a blinged-out, barely-there number like Beyoncé’s show-stopping Givenchy gown, life would be dull without a little shimmer. This shortened up number delivers some serious sparkle, while making sure to leave a few things to the imagination. (Photo via Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty)


2. Jen’s Pirate Booty Trailing Jade Dress ($228): Shupei Qin’s fiery red frock struck just the right balance of romantic and sultry. This lightened up interpretation is perfect for a seaside soiree or a laid-back backyard bash. (Photo via Larry Busacca/Getty)


3. Whitney Eve Butterfly Ginger Shift Dress ($149): Anne Hathaway’s hood was totally unexpected, but a little too LOTR meets Robin Hood to rock IRL. A more street-friendly style? This sassy metallic shift dress. (Photo via Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty)


4. Forever21 Faux Leather Moto Vest ($28): Dree Hemingway did things her own way by skipping out on the themed threads and going with an edgy, yet feminine look. If you didn’t already have a good excuse for scooping up a leather vest, now you do. One word: versatile. (Photo via Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty)


5. Closet Red Cross Over Kimono Dress ($75): With kimonos being hot for spring, and given the 2015 Met Gala’s China theme, a kimono or two were bound to make an appearance on the red carpet. We’re diggin’ this as an LBD alternative for your next night out. (Photo via Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty)


6. a.c.e. Erin Cross Front Crop Top ($146): This flirty crop tops’ French blue cotton fabric and playful, bow-embellished back put a summery twist on Constance Jablonski’s geisha-inspired gown. (Photo via Larry Busacca/Getty)


7. H&M Long-Sleeved Dress ($25): The timeless style of Dianna Agron’s Tory Burch gown was simply stunning, but what really caught our eyes were those brightly colored cranes. They tied the dress into the event’s theme without taking the dress into tacky territory, plus they offer a refreshing break from the classic bird patterns found on frilly, feminine frocks. (Photo via Larry Busacca/Getty)


8. Regal Rose Bohemia Feather Headpiece ($58): The Met Gala is probably the only place you could pull off a regal topper like Karen Elson’s crazy floral crown. For something a little more subtle to dress up hair on the daily, a dainty gold feather headpiece is where it’s at. (Photo via Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty)


9. Boulee Bianca Short Sleeve Lace Dress With Cut Out Back ($199): Head-to-toe lace, a high neckline, long-sleeves and a floor-length silhouette could easily come off as prissy, old-fashioned and prudish, but Jennifer Connelly brought the look into the present day with sleek straight locks and a diamond encrusted ear cuff. (Photo via Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty)


10. Erin Fetherston Sweetpea Tiered Dress ($125): No surprise here, Amal Clooney totally nailed her Met Gala style. And while we’d love to hang out in that custom Maison Margiela artisanal gown, this airy Erin Fetherston number is a little more in line with our unglamourous day-to-day lifestyles (and our wallets). (Photo via Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty)


11. Topshop Semi Precious Tassel Necklace ($22): Behati Prinsloo proved that the “backlace” isn’t going anywhere, pairing her velvety Tommy Hilfiger dress with a tassel necklace. (Photo via Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty)


12. Essentiel Cotton Blend Floral Jacquard Dress ($306): Love Courtney Eaton’s gilded gown, but aren’t feeling its ultra-femme vibe? This contemporary style hits all the right notes — modern, glam and effortlessly cool. Pair it with high tops for added downtown edge. (Photo via Larry Busacca/Getty)


13. Kendra Scott Nancy Drop Earrings ($60) + ASOS Glitter Fish Coin Purse ($11): Don’t even get us started on Lily Aldridge’s dress. It was all kinds of fab, but her accessories deserve a second glance too… like that Judith Leiber couture koi fish clutch. A similar style will set you back a pretty penny, but this cute coin purse is only about a tenner. (Photo via Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty)


14. Solace London Nolan Cutout Dress ($145): If you’re in the market for a sassy LBD, this Solace London dress is a must. Just like Elizabeth Banks’ Michael Kors gown, it balances daring cut outs with long sleeves and a more modest length for a sexy, yet sophisticated look. (Photo via Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty)


15. ADA Belts Leather Wrap Belt ($135): A statement-making belt is all it takes to gives classic dresses a contemporary pick-me-up in less than five minutes. (Photo via Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty)

Who got your vote for best look of the night? Tell us in the comments!