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Ask BB: Herve Leger Bandage Dresses for Less

I'm going to 4 weddings this year, and I'm desperate to wear a bandage dress. I'm in college and cannot afford a Herve Leger dress but LOVE the look. Is there anywhere where I can find it for cheap? Or at least the style of the fit being that tight, but not in the trashy way. —Andrea

Here are six cute cheap dresses inspired by Herve Leger that won't break the bank. Click any image for shopping details!

INC International Concepts at ShopStyle

1. INC International Colorblock dress, $99 at

Off the Rack: Spring Shoes at Target

A day to night red peep toe wedge

Yesterday I went trigger happy with my camera to capture all the latest spring shoe styles at Target. Trends run the gamut: Floral details, pink, metallics, cork wedges, wood heels, gladiator flats, and yes, clog-inspired styles! There are also colorful flip-flops for spring break, Birkenstock knock-offs and funky rain boots for battling spring showers in style. Which styles are you loving? Have you bought anything yet or are you holding out for something else? Keep reading for a ton more photos!

Win Cool Stuff: Big Buddha Hibiscus Hobo

And the winners are… #52 Takiyah and #35 Chelsea! Congratulations ladies, and thanks to all who entered. You are all style stars in my eyes. Keep checking back to see our stylish winners rocking their new bags!

Please note: This giveaway is now closed to further entries.

We're kicking off the 2010 Big Buddha Style Star program with the Hibiscus Hobo! (valued at $85) This classic shape highlights one of Springs major trends with its feminine floral details and is an easy choice for everyday wear. Two winners will be selected and crowned Big Buddha Style Stars! One will receive the Hibiscus Hobo in white, one will receive the Hibiscus Hobo in black.

To enter, tell us what makes you a Style Star in the comments section below.

By entering this contest, you must agree to the following:

  1. Pinky swear that you will rock the Hibiscus Hobo around town and spread the word about Big Buddha Handbags to family and friends.

  2. If selected as a winner, you must email us a clear photograph of yourself with your Hibiscus Hobo to be posted on the Big Buddha Facebook fan page as well as The Budget Babe Facebook fan page. Please email photos within 3 business days of receiving your bag.

This giveaway is open to US residents only. Comments must be posted by 12 noon on Wednesday March 17th 2010 to be eligible to win. Good luck!!