Alaina Alexander's departure on American Idol was an inevitably emotional affair, but through her tears, Paula's speech and the group hug, I only noticed one thing. I loved her dress. Strapless, red and full length, I remembered almost buying something similar in Forever 21. In a fit of nostalgia I went to the website but of course, it was no longer there. Nevertheless I found a suitable replacement for my affections. This full length halter dress is part of their range of gorgeous summer dresses that Gemma pointed out, and a great example of the maxi dresses around at the moment. Plus, at $32.80, it won't break the bank when you buy some leg lengthening wedges to go with it.

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