Spring 2013 Couture Looks We Would Actually Wear

Most people assume that haute couture—that ultra-exclusive, made-to-order sector of designer fashion—is both prohibitively expensive and unwearably ridiculous. But you know what? Only one of those things is true. In fact, over the course of the past week's couture presentations in Paris (which we admired on our computer screens from across the Atlantic), we spied a decent number of looks we'd happily wear to a cocktail party or Fashion Week shindig. Moreover, the collections provided some savvy styling tips we're fully committed to incorporating into our day-to-day wardrobes.

Click through to peep a handful of Spring 2013 Haute Couture looks we loved—plus some shoppable alternatives to help you get the look at a decidedly non-couture cost.

Christian Dior Haute Couture

OK, it's settled. We need a citron-hued, architecturally-detailed strapless dress in our life, stat.

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