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You'll Be Amazed by How Much Jun Ji Hyun's Wardrobe Costs in The Legend of the Blue Sea

Dressing like Sim Cheong definitely won't come cheap.
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The final episode of The Legend of the Blue Sea left us in tears (obviously not convertible to pearls like Sim Cheong's, but happy tears nonetheless), and now that it's finally over, we can't help but feel suddenly nostalgic. The sizzling chemistry between Jun Ji Hyun and Lee Min Ho is already a given, but their mystical love story aside, we're definitely going to miss Korea's best dressed mermaid.

The 35-year-old actress has never once failed to pique our sartorial interest in the fantasy drama as she kept our eyes peeled for one designer outfit after another. And in case you're wondering, it'll certainly cost more than just a few hundred bucks to dress like Sim Cheong. Sure, she fishes for clothes out of a garbage bin, but her wardrobe stylist made quite sure that it was loaded with fresh-off-the-runway picks from Dolce & Gabbana, Tom Ford, Miu Miu, and other luxury labels. See some of her best fashion moments below.

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Dolce & Gabbana Sequined Short-Sleeve Finale Dress, $5595, bergdorfgoodman.com

Technically, this is their first date in the series, so what better way to establish the scene than to have the female lead wearing something pretty (and super shiny) in pink, right?

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Manolo Blahnik Hangisi Satin Flats in Green, $921, harrods.com

The same outfit has an accompanying Cinderella moment in the first episode, where Lee Min Ho slips a pair of bejeweled flats onto her wounded feet—because frankly, who needs glass slippers when you can easily afford a pair of Blahniks?

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Miu Miu Oversized Checked Cotton-Poplin Shirt, $1050, net-a-porter.com

For the most part of the second episode, Jun Ji Hyun is found wearing an oversized shirt that's meant to look like she borrowed it from Lee Min Ho's closet. We can't imagine him shopping at Miu Miu though, but who's complaining?

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Lanvin Long Herringbone Coat, $2854, farfetch.com

That episode where the two finally reunite in Seoul has the scene with Jun Ji Hyun scavenging for clothes in the trash bin, and that's where she finds this double breasted lapel coat from Lanvin. Ooh, jackpot!

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Missoni Fringe Cashmere Cardigan, $5080, modaoperandi.com

You might also remember that multi-colored fringe cardigan that she wore the entire time she was in the hospital—yup, you guessed it! That five-thousand-dollar outerwear also came from the same litterbin.

Miu Miu Guipure Lace-trimmed Checked Wool Coat, $2500, net-a-porter.com

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The job description? Handing out flyers! But make no mistake—her work outfit will still put yours to shame.

Dolce & Gabbana Pineapple-Printed Silk Twill Shirt, $995, luisaviaroma.com

Even her pajama game is strong! Can't imagine a more stylish way to hit the sack than in D&G.

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Dolce & Gabbana Metallic Chevron Frayed Dress, $2884, farfetch.com

This mermaid sure knows how to pick the right dress to be the star of the party. Combined with the power of a bright red lip, her black and gold frock is a total scene-stealer.

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Dolce & Gabbana Tie-Front Polka-Dot Print Charmeuse Dress, $1614, matchesfashion.com

Speaking of parties, you might remember a scene in episode 15 where she suddenly decides to throw herself a birthday bash—and she plucked a dress from D&G's Resort 2017 collection to get the job done! (In case you haven't noticed yet, she's a huge fan of the Italian fashion house.)

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Balmain Bandage Mini Dress, $1855; and Balmain Cropped Suede Jacket, $4500, balmain.com

All eyes were on Jun Ji Hyun when she entered the club in her skintight mini dress and cropped moto jacket. When it comes to stealing the spotlight, surely, nothing does it better than Balmain.

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Tom Ford Sequin-Embellished Skirt, $4950, mytheresa.com; Tom Ford Stand-Collar Batwing Tunic, $2450, neimanmarcus.com; Tom Ford Small Sienna Clutch, $850, tomford.com

The two found themselves partners in crime in season nine as they pretended to be a billionaire couple. We don’t know about you, but with Jun Ji Hyun dressed in everything Tom Ford, we’re sold. 

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This story originally appeared on Preview.ph.

* Minor edits have been made by the Candymag.com editors.

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