5.25.2010

Tightwad Tuesday: Rebecca Taylor Strapless Silk Floral Print Dress for Less

My loves, to the left you will find Rebecca Taylor’s ravishing Strapless Silk Floral Print Dress (LIKE), the likes of which has been seen gracing Taylor Swift’s towering frame over the past few months; to the right you will find the Floral Corset Dress from ThreadSence (TRY).

(WHY?) Though it lacks the flouncy skirt and silk construction of the tempting Rebecca Taylor offering; at just $38.00, in comparison to the $495.00 price tag dangling from its couture counterpart, it is every bit as blissful – and allows for the buyer to splurge on a new pair of strappy sandals to don with it!

Tell me, kittens…will you be a big spender and go for Rebecca Taylor, or be thrifty and spring for ThreadSence?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Net-A-Porter and ThreadSence for the pictures.


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65 comments

meraldia said...

No, no, I am not a big spender! I prefer ThreadSence!

Jamie said...

This is so cute!! Yes some fabulous sandals are just what this dress needs!

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Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

I think with this one I'm a big spender!

Leia said...

how very, very pretty!

Joanne said...

Since it's a summer holiday week, I'll go "couture." I like the way the fabric hangs on the Taylor dress.

Leah said...

I love the Rebecca Taylor style but I won't spend that much on a dress. I love that you were able to find an alternate with almost the same pattern. Happy Tuesday Erika! xoxo

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

These are nearly identical! Nice job. Sigh, I love the Rebecca Taylor one...ever since I saw on Taylor Swift!

Dancing Branflake said...

I love that Rebecca Taylor one but not the price tag! Oh, and I think this is just such a cute dress idea. I love the colors and the little flowers. Topped with a cardigan this would be an ultimate date outfit.

MOLLYKT said...

i nearly always love the cheaper one!
Xxx

The Anthology said...

Oh la la. How beautiful! Love them both.

And you're so right about Taylor Swift's towering frame -- I had no idea she was such a long, lean swan until just recently.

*Kelsey

Maddy said...

As much as I like a good bargain, the Thread Scene dress doesn't have the "pizzaz" of the Rebecca Taylor number. So if money is not an issue, I'd definitely go with the splurge! Plus, who could resis a "flouncy" skirt ;o) ??

Sara Lynn said...

I love the Rebecca Taylor one, but the thread sence one is just as cute! Ilove this ability of yours to be able to find such cute things for so much less! :)

Pixie Drive-In said...

This makes me want a floucy floral dress for the summer, but I could never afford the Rebecca Taylor one. Luckily there's always a thrify option! Both are cute.

ellie said...

oh goodness..I think I'd go for the cheaper one..naturally. Both are so lovely. Of course, I'd still have the fear of coming out of it..somehow..scary swimsuit stories come to mind though..at the pool.

Cat said...

I will take the thrifty option, please. A lovely way to get my "baby floral" on...cheap :)

Happy Tuesday my dear :)

xo Cat

Alicia said...

I have been in love with that rebecca taylor dress for some time now... so glad you found a cheaper version! :)

Valerie said...

I love the Threadsence dress! I actually like it better. I'd definitely go for that one. You always find the best bargain dresses, Erika!

xo
Valerie

Mouthwash said...

cute! And, did you know Liz from Late Afternoon is giving that dress away for free on her blog? Even a better price point! LOL

Amber
ambersmouthwash

Clare said...

Man! I love that Rebecca Taylor one!! Ugh I need to be an oil tycoon (except not the kind who spills the oil in the ocean of course)

Whatayasay, Erika? Wanna be a socially responsibly oil tycoon with me?? Say yes! haha

Melanie said...

Nice find, but I like the Thread Sence one better! Haha, of course.

Melanie@Unravelled Threads

Diane said...

both are adorable. i really love the rebecca taylor dress...even if it is slightly out of my budget. *sigh*

Jen said...

I much prefer the ThreadSence version! It's such a good copy and I like the fit a lot. Perfect for these hazy summer days we're having! :)

Tights Lover said...

Hmm. I like flouncy...but I guess I like saving $450 even more. I'm going with the Thread Sence.

SabinePsynopsis said...

Nearly $500... Ouch! But I think the Rebecca Taylor dress is so gorgeous that I might save up for it. (or maybe I'd wait for the sales hoping it's still around)
Great finds, both, Erika!

Mara said...

I wish the other one had the skirt of the Rebecca Taylor one. It's so pretty!

Stephanie said...

Both are so spring and beautiful; i like the rebecca taylorone!

Kisses,
Stephanie

AH said...

i'd have to be a spender on this one, but they are both incredibly cute!

WeShop said...

I actually prefer the less flared skirt on the 2nd one. It's lovely. xx

Josie said...

Definitely the less expensive one! Though I do like the flouncy skirt on the Rebecca Taylor.
xxoo Josie
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Melmo said...

I prefer ThreadSence as well. This dress is gorgeous! wow.

Couture Carrie said...

Dang that's an amazing find, darling E!

Thrifty for me!

xoxox,
CC

Taj Acosta said...

wow just $38! That's such a great deal! I love it! xoxo

The Blonde Duck said...

I'm going to have to splurge on this one! I love RT pieces!

Jessica said...

I actually like the Thread Sence one better...how awesome is that!!

PS I totally finally found the romper I've been dreaming of today in my favorite French store Promod. Its got the 50s curve rather than the 70s slouchiness and is vertically pinstriped, very nautical with, get this, a girly pleat on the strapless top. I love it!

Sherin said...

They're both very pretty. Although, I do love the style of Rebecca Taylor's so much more, so I'm definitely picking that one.

its simple love said...

HOLY! that is a huge difference! Thanks for finding that! It's a fun frock indeed.

Rachael

Haute World said...

The Rebecca Taylor one is gorgeous and I find the silk material much more appealing, but I don't think the price tag is worth it, especially not in a floral style. Thread Sence is a perfect alternative!

E said...

This is a toughie, because I kind of like the volume of the skirt on the RT dress...

thesydneygirl said...

i love bargains!!! and florals! x

Shop N' Chomp said...

Rebecca Taylor always makes such lovely prints so my vote goes to that dress!

P.S I've been eating strawberries like crazy ;)

Emily said...

I'm gonna be a big spender on this one, I can't resist the flounce! :)

xoxo

FASHION SNAG said...

Big spender. Rebecca Taylor in silk? Gotta get it. x

www.FashionSnag.com

Elle said...

Lovely lovey lovely - I can't resist pretty pink dresses, can I have them both?? That would be ideal :)

J. said...

Pretty! I'd be thrifty, just because I know I'd have to alter this by either making the, um, boobs smaller or adding straps. The RT just wouldn't be the same with straps!

meg said...

I just want strawberry ice cream after seeing these. Wow, both are so cool.

la petite fashionista said...

i love all of rebecca taylor's designs, i actually splurged on one of her dresses; so i'm a supporter of her designs for sure! love all the feminine looks

Miss Caitlin S. said...

ooo, I think on this one I would go the tightwad route as I kind of like the threa sense one more! they are both so cute but the other isn't work 500 I would say.

Death Wears Diamond Jewellery said...

the rebecca taylor dress is beautiful! gorgeous fabric and fit. the other dress is cute thou. i wonder how they can get away with such blatent design copies sometimes!

Rianna Bethany said...

I love them both!
I would have to get both (in my dreams)
Rianna xxxx

Rick said...

I agree dear friend. We have been on the same wave-length as of late. I'd like to believe our great minds think alike :) Taylor Swift's style has indeed come of age.

Love the dresses in this week's Tuesday edition. So summery. and of course, hot!

Andie said...

i like the fit of the rebecca taylor but the print of the threadsence....
oh if only...

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Audrey Allure said...

I would go for the Rebecca Taylor one, I love how the skirt flares out :)

Romany said...

I reckon I'd spring for the Rebecca Taylor (assuming I had the money of course) - it's just that tiny bit more special. Very tough options though. They look so similar. I love it when that happens, haha. ;)
Romany
xx

michelle_ said...

woah this dress is amazing !
love the steal version too !

thanks for your entry in my We Love Colors tights giveaway

xx GLISTERS & BLISTERS

MissNeira said...

the thread scene is so much cuter! the cut is better !

Cindy Whitehead said...

This time I say Net-a-Porter as I like the flirty hemline. Pretty for summer - I should wear more floral... hmm...

gleenn said...

I'd take the Thread Sence. Lovely florals!

Princess Liberty said...

I prefer the Rebecca Taylor's one ;)

MizzJ said...

Oh my such a tough choice!! On first glances I liked the Threadsence better, but the shape of the Rebecca Taylor is growing on me! Hmm better go with tightwad!

Claire Kiefer said...

Both are very cute, flirty, and summery! Strapless is very tough for me . . . but I like them almost equally. Nice find Erika! <3

Rachel said...

I've been in love with that Rebecca Taylor dress for a while now. But I just might have to snag that Thread Sence dress. It's affordable, cute, and perfect for spring! :)

Andhari said...

thrifty. For printed dress or any dress with full motives, I'd rather buy something not so expensive. They're easily spotted. Unless it's a classy black dress or any solid colored dress with classic design, then I would splurge :D

Rhiannon Nicole said...

You have such a fabulous blog here! I love the concepts you have and the comparisons you do :) So much fun girlfriend! XO

Samantha said...

My goodness, this dress is like... the garment version of ME!

(Yet the cheaper one is so much cuter - does that say much about me? I hope not! Perhaps it means I am a good deal :D)

Good to visit again! I've been really busy!

Sarah M said...

omg taylor swift was wearing the same dress! im in love with this dress! the lightness..the floral the colour...i <3 it!

great post!

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