Ring The Alarm!: Serena Williams Steals Our Attention In A $68 Catsuit That Accentuates ALL Her Curves

Celebrities In Affordable Fashion: Serena Williams

Ring The Alarm!: Serena Williams Steals Our Attention In A $68 Catsuit That Accentuates ALL Her Curves

Plus, see the other celebs who style on a budget!

Published April 23rd

Written by BET Staff

Who said celebrities don’t love a bargain?

While it's easy for stars such as Beyoncé, Michelle Obama and Cardi B to wear items fresh off the runways, they prove it's still possible (and just as easy) to slay in budget-friendly fashion.

There’s no doubt that show-stopping, red-carpet looks always catch our eye and earn a few screenshots on Instagram, but it’s really the affordable fashion they’re wearing that make us do a double take. Because, let's face it: this is the closest we'll get to looking like a celebrity.

Even with their enormous bank accounts, some celebrities know the thrill of a true fashion bargain. From Beyoncé's $80 Top Shop mini dress and Cardi B’s $90 FashionNova set, take a look below at some of these celebrity looks that won't break your pockets. 


    Serena Williams gave us serious Catwoman vibes as she flaunted her amazing physique in a black catsuit. With golden tresses cascading down her back, we couldn’t help but notice that the Olympic athlete was adorned in the affordable fashions of Naked Wardrobe. We love a frugal fashionista!

    FYI: The curve-hugging look was expertly styled by fashion stylist, Kesha McLeod

    Buy It Here!: Fits Like A Glove Jumpsuit ($68)

  2. Vivica A. Fox

    Vivica A. Fox is the queen of high-low fashion moments, and we love it! The veteran actress recently posted a photo on Instagram wearing a sheer floral lace print bodysuit by BCBG, with latex pants from FashionNova. 

    The $158 bodysuit caught the attention of many fans, who asked her on the popular social media platform where she purchased it. "GM Dawlings! #AboutLastNite for @lifetimemovies iG LIVE TAKEOVER for #TheWrongMrRight Rocking @bcbgmaxazria top Thankx @thereallraye1 @fashionnova patent leather pants @ysl boots," read her caption. 

    Sporting FashionNova with YSL is the perfect high-low fashion combination. 

    The bodysuit and pants are sold out online for all the fans who are wondering. But you can purchase a similar style here and here.

  3. Serena Williams

    Serena Williams showed off her snatched waistline in this stylish ruched bodycon dress from her clothing brand, S by Serena

    To fill you in, Williams first launched her fashion line in 2018 to encourage women to express their individuality and creativity, at an affordable price. Keeping in line with the original concept, the multi-faceted athlete’s newest collection empowers women to be seen and heard while looking fabulous. 

    At the time of this post, the $50 dress is currently unavailable. However, we found a similar style here!

  4. Serena Williams

    Serena Williams is dropping jaws, and it’s not just because she’s been baking up a storm. 

    Recently, the tennis legend and mother of one posted this photo on her Instagram account, flaunting her fabulously decorated multi-tiered cake. 

    “I love rainbows,” she captioned the photo of holding a slice of the colorful treat. “They are a gift from God when I see one in the sky I remember his pact with all life. The Cake I made was delicious too.”

    While the pretty baked creation was definitely Instagram-worthy, we have to admit that we were temporarily distracted by her super affordable skintight mini dress by Naked Wardrobe. Looking good, mama! 

    Buy It Here!: Got U In A Bind Mini Dress ($46)

  5. Tammy Rivera Malphurs

    Tammy Rivera is the queen of high-low fashion moments, and we love it! She recently posted a video to Instagram wearing a mini zebra print dress from UK retailer, ASOS. The $48 dress caught the attention of many fans, who asked her where she got it fom on Instagram. "Lady in the elevator said I love your Costume... I said oh I forgot it was Halloween thought it was Monday... 🤷🏽‍♀️," read her caption. 

    The dress is still available for all the fans who are wondering. 

    Buy It!: ASOS DESIGN mini wrap slinky dress with long sleeve in zebra print $45.00


  6. Tammy Rivera Malphurs
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    Leo mood swings #swipeleft ♌️

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    Tammy Rivera posted a behind the scenes photo looking as gorgeous as ever. The Waka+Tammy star is sitting in front of a green screen rocking a tiger print dress by Madam Mystique ($80) with her face beat and hair laid.

    We're not sure what Tammy is filming, but we're certain it will be good! 

    Buy it here! Madam Mystique Tiger Print Dress ($80)

  7. Kehlani
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    always pho-ever 🍜

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    Kehlani was shooting her new music video, “Always Forever” and was spotted wearing a Naked Wardrobe crop top. The songstress posed in a sultry photo sporting the RUCHED TO THE T CROP ($38.00), a Hanifa skirt, and croc boots. We can't wait to see this video!

    Buy it here! RUCHED TO THE T CROP ($38.00)


  8. Cardi B
    ATLANTA, GA - OCTOBER 12: (EXCLUSIVE COVERAGE) Offset of Migos and Cardi B attend Allure Monday Nights at Allure Gentlemen's Club on October 12, 2020 in Atlanta, Georgia.(Photo by Prince Williams/Wireimage)
    (Photo: Prince Williams/Wireimage)

    Cardi B is still celebrating her 28th birthday. After an epic party in Las Vegas, Cardi flew on a private jet to Atlanta with friends and family for a night out at the stripclub. The "WAP" rapper, was boo'd up with her soon-to-be ex-husband, Offset, wearing an $85 IAMGIA mini dress. Her curves fit perfectly in the ombre orange and red dress. 

    Buy It Here!: GIANNA CAMI DRESS $85 

  9. Mulatto

    Styled by Todd White in an eye-catching, brown ensemble, Mulatto proudly flexed her perfect figure on social media in this sexy and revealing outfit.

    “B**ch I’m FINE fine," she shared with her 5 million followers. The rapper is slated to perform at the upcoming 2020 BET Hip Hop Awards on October 27 and we can’t wait to see what she rocks on stage. We’re sure whatever she wears, it’s going to garner attention! 

    In case you were wondering, the Alglist cut-out dress can easily be yours for $55. Fashionable and affordable? Yes, please!  

    Buy it here!: Come See Me Set $55.00

  10. Monica

    Monica is known for wearing designer fashions, but that doesn’t mean the singer and reality star doesn’t opt for affordable fashions every now and then. 

    The fashion influencer recently rocked a navy blue Dior insignia ball cap, which she paired with a $55 Dior-inspired set by Minaa Monroe. Unfortunately, the affordable look is almost sold out! 

    Buy It Here!: CD Darling Set ($55)

  11. Saweetie

    Saweetie is on the 'gram flexing her perfect figure. The rap queen has been quarantining with her rapper boo, Quavo and recently posted an adorable video showing off pda. The Icy girl is dancing in a Forever21 leopard slip dress ($20) while Quavo looks on with excitement. The dress is now sold out, but we found a similar style. 

    Buy it here!: Leopard Print Slip Dress ($20)

  12. Gabrielle Union-Wade

    Gabrielle Union-Wade and her hubby D-Wade are celebrating 6-yearsd of wedded bliss. The actress and business mogul looked gorgeous in an orange jumpsuit by Black-owned brand, Jae Jolly.

    Gab styled the look perfectly with a straw waist bag, and brown sandals. You an look just as good as Gabby in these look!

    Buy It Here!: Fimi Coral Jumpsuit ($170)

  13. Ryan Destiny

    Styled by Scot Louie in a sexy black velvet ensemble, Ryan Destiny proudly flexed her modeling skills for her latest feature in COVETEUR

    “I want to be somebody where they can pull off any kind of look," she shared with the publication. With over 260K likes on Instagram, we think it is safe to say she didn’t disappoint with the photos taken by photographer, Amber Asaly. 

    In case you were wondering, the House Of CB corset can easily be yours for $105. Yup, it’s fashionable and affordable!  

    But It Here!: Flaminia Velvet Corset

  14. Cardi B and DreamDoll

    Cardi B has once again popped up on social media wearing an affordable look, and we have all the details! 

    ICYMI: The famous rapper recently hopped on her Instagram Live to celebrate the undeniable success of “WAP.” 

    Swiftly, our inboxes began to swell with questions about the sexy yellow ‘fit! 

    After some research, we learned that Cardi is wearing a yellow P Power Jumpsuit by celebrity fashion designer, Shane Justin. If the $120 looks familiar, you may remember seeing DreamDoll modeling the same look for the designer. 

    According to Cardi B Closet, the leader of the Bardi Gang completed her look with a Grafea Hari II Lina Leather Backpack ($183), along with a custom WAP necklace from By Lolita. We love it! 

  15. Cardi B
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    Cardi B is a whole mood! The rap star had a blast celebrating the success of her hit song, "WAP." She partied at home with family friends doing twirls and splits. This girl sure knows how to get a party going. Cardi wore a red velour short set by LA based brand, Style Delivers ($60).

    If you want to get the hot set, click here

  16. Normani
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    Being in quarantine isn't stopping Normani from getting fly. 

    The 24-year-old "Motivation" singer is celebrating her wins from guest starring in Cardi B and Megan Thee Stallion's "WAP" video where she put on quite a show doing multiple splits. 

    Yesterday, (August 12) Normani posted a series of photos to Instagram sporting a white Adidas crop top showing off her toned midriff and matching shorts sitting in her backyard. She styled the chill look with white Adidas socks and shell toe sneakers, with black accents as well.

    Her look is pulled together with minmal make-up and hair styled in a sleek high ponytail. We are loving her chill look!

    Buy It Here!: Adidas White & Black Trefoil Cami Top ($30)


  17. Sevyn Streeter

    Sevyn wasn't going to let the pandemic ruin her birthday. She hosted an intimate dinner with her closest family and friends to celebrate her special day in major style. 

    The songtress wore a form fitting orange dress with a high slit by Solace London. She was styled to perfection with her natural tresses pulled into a half-up, half-down do. 

    The Solace London dress is now onsale for $160 so you can look just as good as Sevyn! 

    But It here!: Riley Maxi Dress Neon Orange ($160)


  18. Porsha Williams

    Being in quarantine is not stopping Porsha Williams from being fly and fashionable! 

    The Real Housewives of Atlanta star wore a flattering denim crop top ($50) and matching jeans while dancing on a recent TikTok video with her family. The new mom seems to be celebrating her daughter PJ’s birthday while social distancing. We’re not mad at her, getting dressed to hang out in the living room has become our new norm, so why not be stylish!

    Buy the top here! Shop Sonya B Denim Crop  ($50)


  19. Nicole Murphy
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    Today is a good day. 🌹

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    Nicole Murphy's body is #goals. The fitness guru posted a photo on Instagram wearing a long sleeve, gray bodycon midi dress. The 52-year-old mother looked stunning in this affordable look!

    But It Here!: THE NW MAXI  ($62)

  20. Chanel Iman
    Chanel Iman
    (Photo courtesy of H&M)

    Chanel attended the Ruth Carter x H&M activation in Atlanta, GA. Chanel looked stunning in an H&M blouse and black leather pants ($35). Her waist is snapped all the way back after her second child.

    The H&M x Ruth Carter collection aims to inspire pride, connection, and personal expression as it spreads a message of individuality, self-confidence, drive and determination with ‘90’s streetwear inspired silhouettes in the Liberation flag colors of red, black and green. The collection launched on Feb 13th. 

    Buy the pants here! Faux Leather Pants ($35)

  21. Lori Harvey

    Lori Harvey knows how to demand attention with her designer fashions, but don’t get it twisted—she has no problem partaking in affordable styles. Most recently, the 23-year-old socialite rocked a $150 tie-dye one-piece by Melissa Simone.

    But It Here!: Elle Cut-Out One Piece - Multi ($150)

  22. Lizzo

    Lizzo continues to shine regardless of the bodyshaming haters. The Grammy award winner took a break by vacationing with her girls on the beaches of Brazil. Lizzo was spotted in a black, lace dress by Pretty Little Thing.

    We love it when celebs actually wear things that we can afford. Get the details on the mini dress below. 


  23. Chrissy Teigen
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    we get ... really random stuff sent to the house

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    Chrissy Teigen has taken her love for her husband, John Legend to the next level. The 34-year-old author posted a photo to Instagram bending over in a pair of legging showing off her hubby's face on her butt.

    The quirky fitness brand, GoldSheep, sent Chrissy Valentine's Day leggings as a gift and she couldn't help but wear them. Her caption read: "we get really random stuff sent to the house." 

    Why not wear the sexiest man alive on your booty! 

    Buy it!: GoldSheep Custom Be Mine Collection Leggings ($98)

  24. Kerry Washington
    PARK CITY, UTAH - JANUARY 27: Kerry Washington attends the 2020 Sundance Film Festival  - "Sylvie's Love" Premiere at Eccles Center Theatre on January 27, 2020 in Park City, Utah. (Photo by Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images)
    (Photo: George Pimentel/Getty Images)

    Kerry Washington attended Sundance film festival in Park City, Utah over the weekend (Jan. 27) for the premiere of "Sylvie's Love". The actress debuted her new protective hair style with box braids styled into a crown along which framed her face perfectly.

    Kerry looked stunning in a brocade jacket and tall, black leather boots, by Chinese Laundry. We stan a queen who is stylish on a budget. 

    Buy it!: Chinese Laundry KRAFTY BOOT ($130)

  25. Normani

    Normani is continuing to soak up the sun in Jamaica! The singer is showing us that you can have a balance in your closet by not always breaking the bank.

    Wearing a white Chanel two piece co-ord set, she subtly features her $30 90's inspired rhinestone purse from ASOS, that nearly steals the show. 

    Buy It!: ASOS Design 90s Bag in Rhinestone ($30)

  26. Tiffany Haddish

    Tiffany Haddish walked the red carpet at her movie screening of Like A Boss in D.C. Styled by Luxury Law, the actress looked the bomb in a green GANNI silk stretch satin blouse and matching satin skirt. 

    We love a look for less than $350!


    Buy It!: GANNI Silk Stretch Satin Blouse ($157)

    Buy It!: GANNI Silk Stretch Satin Blouse ($185)

  27. Christina Milian

    Christina Milian celebrated her baby shower for her second child over the weekend surrounded by family and cedlebrity friends. The mom-to-be looked stunning wearing a brown sequin crop top and pants set from JLUXLABEL

    She celebrated the upcoming arrival of her son with a baby shower thrown in partnership with Peanut, a community-focused app that connects women across fertility and motherhood. 

    Christina is truly glowing! 



  28. Tammy Rivera Malphurs

    “Don’t let no one tell you, you need money to dress,” Tammy Rivera Malphurs captioned her recent Instagram photo dressed in a bright red hoodie dress with expensive Dolce & Gabbana accessories. 

    “This sweater dress is from Target,” the Love And Hip Hop: Atlanta star proudly revealed, adding, “I love my high and lows!”

    You’ve got to love a celebrity who hasn’t lost their appreciation for affordable fashions.  

    Buy It!: Wild Fable- Women's Hooded Tunic Sweatshirt ($22)

  29. Malia Obama
    New Haven, CT  - *EXCLUSIVE*  - Malia Obama is spotted heading to the Yale-Harvard game with boyfriend Rory Farquharson. Malia, holding what appeared to be a pack of cigarettes was seen chatting and laughing with friends and longtime boyfriend Rory as they headed to the annual rivalry matchup between the Harvard and Yale football teams in New Haven, CT. The game was delayed at halftime because of a student protest over climate change. Joint groups of Yale and Harvard students ran onto the field with signs. More students began pouring onto the field until security started to move some of the protesters off the field while others were being arrested at their own request. *Shot on November 23, 2019*

Pictured: Malia Obama


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    Malia Obama opted for a comfy, collegiate lewk instead of crimson red like her classmates at the Yale v. Harvard football game.

    The former first daughter stuck to her regular grunge look in an oversized, denim, jacket, leggings, and hiking boots while living it up with her friends and boyfriend, Rory Farquharson.

    Similar Style: Levi’s Dad Denim Trucker Jacket ($98)

  30. Toya Wright

    Toya is out here steppin on necks!

    Styled by NoIGJeremy, the mogul and mother of two fiercely flaunted in this black and gold patterned Zara dress. The outfit was accessorized with black, knee-high boots by Yeezy, and a black Dior bag. 

    Buy Similar Look!: Off White Gold and Black Pleated Printed Casual Maxi Dress ($78)

  31. Ciara

    Balling On A Budget Alert! 

    Styled by Maeve Reilly, Ciara showcased she's been working on her fitness in this brown, skintight, long-sleeve Naked Wardrode top ($42) and skirt ($40). She paired the look with black, leather Prada boots. Who said you had to break the bank to be cute!



  32. Draya Michele

    When you've got it, flaunt it! Draya Michele must have made this her mantra because the reality star always finds a way to display her amazing curves.

    In case you missed it, the 34-year-old hottie was recently spotted showing off her rock-solid abs in a sexy black patent leather look by Revolve.

    If you love the look, you'll be happy to know you can cop it for $296! You're welcome. *wink*

    Buy It!: L'Academie 'Mai Crop Top' ($98) and L'Academie 'Arielle Pant' ($198)

  33. Venus Williams
    NEW YORK, NEW YORK - AUGUST 29: Venus Williams visits fans at the US Open American Express Fan Experience during the 2019 US Open Tennis Championships on August 29, 2019 in New York City. (Photo by Emilee Chinn/Getty Images for American Express)
    Photo Courtesy Of American Express

    Venus Williams is such a supportive big sister! She was in the stands watching and cheering her little sister, Serena Williams on at the US Open. 

    Her calm flex included sporting her own silver metallic leggings. They are fashionable and quite afforable!

    Buy It!: Eleven By Venus Williams 'Glitter Sidestep Leggings' ($35)

  34. Kash Doll

    Kash Doll is in album mode! She is stuntin' on the gram as she teases new music. This pink ensemble is fierce as ever, and she is definitely giving Black Barbie looks!

    Styled by Paris Chea, she is wearing a pink, plunged neckline House of CB dress that hugged her curves nicely. She accesorized the outfit with gold belts, $3,900 Chanel bag, and $665 Manolo Blahnik ‘BB’ Pumps.

    Buy It: House of CB 'Marisa' dress ($200). 

  35. Cassie

    Congratulations are in order! A few months ago Cassie and Alex Fine announced they were expecting, and news just broke that they now engaged. The couple shared photos and a video from the special moment. Cassie kept it affordable and classy in a simple, all black dress by Naked Wardrobe. 

    Buy it!: Naked Wardrobe 'The NW Mama Midi Dress' ($46).

  36. La La Anthony

    Lala is a queen of fashionable looks! She can go from expensive and extravagent, to affordable chic and we are so here for it. 

    She is enjoying the last days of summer, sporting this bikini by Naked Wardrobe.

    Buy It!: Naked Wardrobe 'Strap Up Beach' Swim Top ($30) and 'Bad Beaches Only' Swim Bottom ($30) 

  37. Kylie Jenner
    Kylie Jenner and boyfriend Travis Scott on a date night on holiday in Portofino.
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    On Monday (Aug. 12), while continuing to enjoy her lavish 22nd birthday vacation aboard a $250 million mega-yacht in Italy, Kylie Jenner was spotted on a romantic stroll with her rapper boyfriend, Travis Scott, in the town of Portofino.

    Sans their 1-year-old daughter, Stormi, the couple seemed to enjoy some mommy-daddy alone time! Keeping things simple, Travis opted for a casual fit while the billionaire makeup mogul styled in a $108 bright yellow set by Hanifa.

    FYI: Hanifa is a Maryland-based brand created by Anifa Mvuemba that specializes in fashions that perfectly accentuates Black women's curves. The brand has sky-rocketed to success with their affordable fashions worn by celebrities including Ciara and Karrueche Tran

    Want to cop the affordable “Mikayla” look? You’re in luck, both the fringed crop top ($39) and flared high-waist pants ($69) are currently on sale!

  38. La La Anthony

    Lala Anythony is the ultimate beach babe! Not only is she serving on her vacation in Bermuda, but she is also showing us how to give bawdy on a budget so we don't go from Hot Girl Summer to Broke Girl Summer. 

    Buy It: Bfyne 'Nile' Swimsuit ($99)

  39. La La Anthony
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    Lala Anythony is the OG of the Hot Girl Summer movement! She is rocking a ($52) Ellesse dress and Yeezy sneakers. She is serving in this casual look. 

  40. Megan Thee Stallion

    Houston rapper Megan Thee Stallion served up “Hot Girl Summer” realness while performing on Jimmy Kimmel Live—and we have the fashion details!

    The H-Town Hottie repped for her hometown in a customized Mitchell & Ness Houston jersey. Want your own? You can cop a similar jersey without the rhinestones for $130.  

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