'Nobody would've known': Eva Longoria reveals she wore a $40 gown to her first Cannes in 2005

The actress, who is attending the Cannes Film Festival for the 17th time this year, proved that you don't have to spend a lot of money to look great


                            'Nobody would've known': Eva Longoria reveals she wore a $40 gown to her first Cannes in 2005
Eva Longoria said she had no idea what Cannes was back in 2005 when she donned the $40 dress (Getty Images)
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Eva Longoria has made several fashion statements at the Cannes with her beautiful dresses ranging from brands like YSL and Victoria Beckham. However, in 2005, when she attended her first Cannes Film Festival, Longoria donned a gold knit dress priced at only $40. "Nobody would've known it was a $40 dress," she said, adding, “It’s not the dress, it’s the woman who wears the dress.”

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The actress, who is attending the Cannes Film Festival for the 17th time this year, proved that you don't have to spend a lot of money to look great. The sctress revealed that she donned a $40 outfit on her first trip to the iconic French event. "I was like, 'I'll just wear this one, this knit gold, that feels right,'" she said to People.

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Longoria told People that she "had no idea what Cannes was" when she bought her gown for the occasion from a boutique on Melrose Avenue in Los Angeles, California. She went on to say that she was even perplexed when someone asked her "who" she was wearing at the film festival. "I was like, 'What do you mean? It's mine,'" she said. "Everybody just loved the dress, and I was like, 'It's just from Melrose!'"

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Eva Longoria at the Cannes Film Festival on May 13, 2005 (Photo by Evan Agostini/Getty Images)

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This year too, Longoria has stunned in many amazing looks on the red carpet. On the opening ceremony on Tuesday, the philanthropist stunned in a black ruffled Alberta Ferretti gown. Her dress had delicate straps with sequin-embroidered ornaments and ruffles falling down the length. She paired the dress with heeled sandals, an ankle bracelet and silver sparkles, signed by Aquazzura. Longoria said she knew the translucent gown was the one when she saw it for the first time. "I mean, it was so spectacular," Longoria said. "I was like, 'Yes, let's do that one.'"

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She also wore L'Oréal glam, opting for a simple makeup look that highlighted her radiant complexion (thanks to the brand's Revitalift 1.5 percent Hyaluronic Acid Serum), big lashes (a mix of L'Oréal Lash Paradise and Telescopic mascaras), and a flirtatious ponytail. 

Eva Longoria wore a black ruffled Alberta Ferretti gown on May 17, 2022 in Cannes, France. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)

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On Day 2 of the festival, Longoria rocked a stunning silver and blush mirror dress by Cristina Ottaviano for the red carpet. The actress accessorized with silver platform strappy heels and a sleek updo. The gown fully adorned in mirror-like shards clung to her slender figure and fell all the way down to the floor. Longoria opted for minimal jewellery including drop diamond earrings and a subtle ring.

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Eva Longoria shimmered in a dazzling Cristina Ottavian custom-made gown. (Photo by Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images)