Affordable Is the New Black: Everyone Is Obsessed With Zendaya’s $38 Red Carpet Dress
Welcome to the year 2017, a special time when donning a dress that doesn’t cost a year’s salary is considered a brave life choice.
At the 2017 Kids’ Choice Awards on Mar. 13, singer/actress Zendaya graced the red orange carpet in a $ 38 dress of her own design. Daya by Zendaya, also offered by Nordstrom, is described as “a diverse and unapologetic statement designed for all ages, shapes and nationalities.” It’s also incredibly affordable. As a matter of fact, the most costly item on the site is $ 138.
What has people so fascinated by Zendaya’s relatively straightforward self-promotion is that her satin amber dress appeared to have been just as expensive as many other ensembles worn that evening.
The satin slip dress is available for purchase on the brand’s website, while the orange color the 20-year-old wore was created especially for Nickelodeon’s annual event. Since the star’s Kids’ Choice splash, however, she has announced the orange option will soon be available.
This is far from Zendaya’s first time stepping “out of line.” The K.C. Undercover actress also made headlines for a very public protest of photoshop in 2015.
When fashion mag Modeliste released photos of Coleman that were overly edited, saturated, and all around bad, her reaction was far from apathetic. In a passionate Facebook post, she called out the magazine for its actions.
“Had a new shoot come out today and was shocked when I found my 19 year old hips and torso quite manipulated,” she wrote. “These are the things that make women self conscious, that create the unrealistic ideals of beauty that we have. Anyone who knows who I am knows I stand for honest and pure self love. So I took it upon myself to release the real pic (right side) and I love it.
“Thank you @modelistemagazine for pulling down the images and fixing this retouch issue,” she concluded.
The post was commendable. It seems Coleman has no problem stepping outside the norm to lead the pack.