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How to wear a collared dress like the one Alyssa Milano wore on TODAY

Alyssa Milano wore a sophisticated collared dress on TODAY, and you can, too, with these easy tips and dress ideas.
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When it comes to style, it’s safe to say Alyssa Milano can do no wrong.

So when the actress and host of “Project Runway All Stars” stopped by TODAY, it came as no surprise that she was sporting a killer outfit.


While talking about her "Project Runway" gig and the crazy outfits she wore as a teenager in the '80s, Milano had us swooning over her ensemble, and the only thing on our mind was how to get the look for less.

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The 43-year-old, who’s currently rocking an edgy pixie haircut, wore a chic periwinkle and raspberry color-blocked dress with a polished white collar by designer Mimi Plange.

The column-style dress, which hits just below the knee, has a classic silhouette that is timeless and flattering on all body types.

A dress like this can be worn to the office with a pair of ballet flats or even sneakers to go for more of a sporty look. For a night out on the town, metallic stiletto pumps — like Milano’s silver ones, or strappy sandals — will leave you ready to hit the dance floor in style.

What really sets her dress apart is the added collar, which gives this number a polished and modern twist.

We particularly like how the crisp white pops out against the berry hues, adding contrast and instantly making the dress memorable.

A bright outfit like this allows Milano show off her personality, while still looking polished. It’s the perfect mix for someone looking to be fashion-forward in the workplace.

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If you’re not sure a collared dress like this fits your style, don't feel pressure to go out and spend money on one. You can easily re-create this look using items you already have in your closet.

Take a collared button-down shirt or even buy a detachable collar like the one below and wear it under your favorite dress, preferably one with a round neckline.


IGotColalred Classic Dickey Collars, $9.99, Etsy

Want to wear it in the winter? No problem! Pair it with a long-sleeved dress or shirt to make it versatile on colder days.

And if you decide to take the plunge and go for a frock with a built-in collar, we found four options all under $150 that will give you a fabulous look.


Paper Dolls Tall Lace Pencil Dress With Collar Detail, $95, ASOS

Forever 21

Daisy Shift Dress, $24.90, Forever 21


Fashion Union Aline Shift Dress with Collar, $43, ASOS


Eliza J Collared Poplin Fit & Flare Shirtdress, $138, Nordstrom