Cheap Chic

Sexy Jessica Chastain turns heads in a ultra cheap dress at vaunted Oscar VIP party: She went to H&M

Sexy Jessica Chastain wows in a ultra cheap dress at Oscar VIP party

Jessica Chastain in H&M dress at Vanity Fair Oscar party
Jessica Chastain wore a $299 H&M party dress to the exclusive Vanity Fair Oscar party. Photo courtesy of H&M
Jessica Chastain in Givenchy at Oscars red carpet
At the Oscars ceremony, Jessica Chastain wore a dark blue Givenchy gown with black sequined bustier that garnered mixed reviews. Photo courtesy of ABC/Richard Harbaugh
Jessica Chastain in H&M dress at Vanity Fair Oscar party
Jessica Chastain in Givenchy at Oscars red carpet

Call it the ultimate in cheap chic.

While celebrities attending the exclusive Vanity Fair Oscar Party in Hollywood Sunday wore designer outfits retailing for five figures or more — Jennifer Lopez in a slinky Zuhair Murad gown, Naomi Watts in a Giorgio Armani pantsuit, Lupita Nyong’o in a Calvin Klein Collection gold beaded strapless dress — one A-list star stunned the crowd in a dress that costs less than $300.

While the dress is expensive by H&M standards, it likely was cheaper than the Jimmy Choo sandals she wore.

Jessica Chastain, who has been nominated for an Oscar in previous years for The Help and Zero Dark Thirty, wore a fitted dress with ruffled asymmetrical hem from H&M’s Conscious Exclusive Collection. While the dress is expensive by H&M standards (many items at the fast casual clothing chain go for less than $20), at $299, it likely was cheaper than the Jimmy Choo sandals she wore.

Chastain switched from her Oscar gown — a blue Givenchy creation with an odd black sequined bustline — into the H&M dress from the chain's collection of eco-friendly evening wear made from sustainable materials like recycled polyester, hemp and organic cotton.

A H&M representative says the dress will soon be available at the Houston Galleria and Dallas Northpark locations.