Quinta Brunson Nailed Petite Event Dressing in a Stunning Michael Kors Dress—I Found 4 Similar Styles for Less Than $200

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Quinta Brunson, the star and creator of Abbott Elementary, has undeniably become one of PureWow editors' go-to sources for short girl fashion inspo. So when she stepped out in a seriously stunning Michael Kors dress last night to celebrate the opening of the brand's new store on Rodeo Drive, I couldn't help but notice just how perfect her flowy, drapey look was for my fellow petite gals looking for summer wedding guest dresses. (Yes, we *can* rock a good maxi and not get drowned out in fabric!)

Unsurprisingly, Brunson's exact designer dress ($5,690) is far from within my budget, but I scoured the internet to come up with a few fab alternatives—which all come in at less than $200 (you're welcome)—and you can shop them all below.

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1. R.Vivimos Pleated Dress


This pleated maxi, which you can score for less than $40, has a similar color scheme to Brunson's, along with the drapey pleated skirt I love. According to shoppers, it arrives just as pictured, doesn't easily wrinkle and makes a perfect wedding guest option. As one reviewer writes, "The dress is true-to-size, flowy, modest and elegant. The waist is flowy and perfect to hide tummy, yet gives you a nice feminine waistline with the sash. I got a Medium and I am 5'1". The length reaches below the ankle. It's surprisingly very well-made and the material is breathable, yet not too thin nor cheap looking at all."

$37 at Amazon

2. Love by Design Athen Dress

Nordstrom Rack

If you love Brunson's look but want to stick with solid hues, this chiffon number with a similar V-neck and V-back is a great option. It's available in nine different colors and is conveniently machine-washable, so if any spills occur while you're spinning on the dance floor, they'll be no problem to get out. Just note some reviewers say the dress runs small, so you might want to consider sizing up.

$96; $50 at Nordstrom Rack

3. Diarrablu Mailys Dress


This beauty can not only be worn in the style of the pricier Michael Kors dress above, but easily converts to be worn in *19* different ways—so you can don it for multiple events and switching up your look every time. It also has an elastic waist that will give you some shape while still staying comfy. And my fellow petite gals will really love this: The brand offers free length customization—just input your height when ordering (but remember to add a couple of inches if you plan to wear heels).

$195 at Diarrablu

4. Abercrombie & Fitch Giselle Pleated Dress

Abercrombie & Fitch

A fave of PureWow readers, this Abercrombie & Fitch dress also totally fits the bill to recreate Brunson's look. It has a plunging V neckline and the same swingy pleated skirt, and shoppers adore it for its comfy fit and figure-highlighting cut. One buyer shares, "I wore this dress to my brother’s wedding and got so many compliments. It was so flattering and the perfect color. It was so comfortable and fit true-to-size." Colors tend to sell out quickly of this one, though, so if you're eyeing it, I'd suggest getting it while you can.

$150 at Abercrombie & Fitch

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