6.08.2010

Tightwad Tuesday: Alice + Olivia Raw-Edge Tube Dress for Less

Kitty cats, to the left we have Alice + Olivia’s ravishing Raw-Edge Tube Dress (LIKE); to the right we have Iska’s Ruffle Bandeau Dress (TRY).

(WHY?) While the Iska pretty is only available in a Nude hue, as opposed to the sultry blackberry color of the A + O lovely; for a mere $47.35, in place of the $396.00 required to make the Raw-Edge Tube Dress your own, it is every bit as stunning as its haute couture cousin – and the perfect shade for summer loving and fun!

Is today the day for you to please the big spender within; or will you play it cool and be thrifty?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Bergdorf Goodman and ASOS for the pictures.


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59 comments

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

I'm going for the tightwad look today!

anhesty said...

i actually like the thrifty option more. and i have yet to get myself to buy something that expensive... great dress!

Joanne said...

Definitely playing it cool and being thrifty, with enough $$ left over to buy a little bolero style jacket, or some sort of top to wear over this too.

Maddy said...

I like the color and neckline on the thrifty find! I'll take a pair of the shoes too :)

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

Wow what a price difference! I like the color of the A+O better though!

Imogen said...

I love both these dresses, very pretty colours. Such a difference in price!

365 Fashion Rehab said...

I surprisingly love the less expensive Iska dress! I am really into nudes right now and it fits the bill. Of course it definitely requires a try on to assess how flattering it would be in the hips. Cute choices!
Love, A
www.365fashionrehab.com

michelle_ said...

this is an awesome steal erikaa ! i actually liked the isak version more.. the heart shaped neckline makes it looks sweeter :)

Sarahhh.Fashion said...

Thanks for the comment, I love your blog, you just gained a follower :) Sarah..0x

Dancing Branflake said...

I like Iska's sweetheart neckline better. And you're right, the color is definitely more summer friendly. Cute!

SabinePsynopsis said...

You know what - I think I actually prefer the nude 'cheapie'. It's gorgeous. But am I the only one who always feels a bit naked with free shoulders?

Couture Carrie said...

No WAY, darling! Only $47??
So fab!
I am going to be thrifty for sure!

xoxox,
CC

The Pink Tutu said...

Cute! I have a similar one from J. Crew that's light blue. Love me some ruffles!

fhen said...

wow this is such a great find!

xoxo

chaoskontrolowany said...

Great dresses!

Leia said...

I think I prefer the Iska dress!

Shop N' Chomp said...

The Iska one looks niice!

Valerie said...

Oooh, I love the sweetheart neck of the Iska dress! They're both gorgeous though.

xo
Valerie

Jammer said...

I really like the look for less! The color is adorable and I've really been into sweetheard necklines lately.

http://jammer10am.blogspot.com/

ellie said...

I really love the blackberry color! & it is the item to have this summer. A tube dress.

Jenny said...

Definitely the Iska one! I love the sweetheart neckline, and the price!

<3 Jenny
http://goldandcitrus.com/blogs/blog

Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

Erika, I actually LOVE the Iska one!!! What a great find at a great price! I really like that Nude colour also (or is it just because the model has stunning tan skin:) and the ruffle details are so pretty and flirty! AMAZING Tightwad Tuesday, Erika.

xoxo
Rachel

Jen said...

Alice + Olivia all the way! I LOVE that dashing damson shade - it's the perfect dress for A/W! :)

Iva said...

seriously $47!? I actually like the nude hue and style better....I think its more flattering! Great find as always Erika! :)

Sara Lynn said...

Erika I am so sorry and sad to be so far behind on your blog! Yours is one of my faves :(

I really like both dresses, a lot. I like the wine color, but I also like the cut on the white one....hrmm...can they combine the styles? It would be cute!

Diane said...

i like the iska version a million times more!

AH said...

i'd be thrifty, the iska one looks great!!

Sherin said...

Wow. I love both of them so much. They are seriously both stunning. I definitely can't choose which one I love more.

Sarah said...

Definitely the Iska one! I love nude colors just a tiny bit more than the A+O color. Though, maybe one day I may go for the Alice + Olivia one, just to splurge. Love your blog dollface!

Rachel said...

I'm definitely going with the Iska dress. I love the color of the Alice + Olivia better, but the Iska looks more flattering.

Lady said...

the iska is better, i think... it wear good than the Alice+olivia, but i don't know if it is because the model...

xoxo
lady

meg said...

I love the blackberry price..plus I don't wear white much.

Tights Lover said...

I do like the blackberry color...but you can't argue with the Iska price!

ana said...

I love the color of the Alice + Olivia dress but the price is too much compared to the other one... I'll take the Iska for this time... is also very very pretty.

Leah said...

Nude is nice... I love that hue. So it's definitely the Iska dress for me. Happy Tuesday Erika! xoxo

Grace said...

I think I going tightwad this Tuesday! That cream shade is light and summery.

Josie said...

I'm TOTALLY going the Tightwad route -- I think I like this one even better! Such a pretty nude shade.
xxoo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Savvy Gal said...

both are super cute. : )

The Blonde Duck said...

I got the prettiest pink dress at Ann Taylor Loft today--right now, nothing can compare!!!!

Melanie said...

Pretty. I love love love ruffles.
Melanie@UnravelledThreads

Clare said...

The tightwad dress is so much better! The color is gorgeous! Hurray for being frugal!!

Jessica said...

The cheaper one would do just fine, thank you very much. (Although the plum is a divine hue!)

Emily said...

I'm a tightwad today..plus I favor that one over the other :)

xoxo

Nubiasnonsense said...

I like them both.. Great colors =)

Melanie's Randomness said...

I wish the tight-wad one was the same color as the more expensive one!!

junghwa by amy stewart said...

Wouldn't that be so fun to be a big spender all day e'ryday?! If only...

I do like that Asos dress a little better though. That shade of pink is lovely!

Join the Gossip said...

I like the sweetheart on the cheaper version =)

Miss Caitlin S. said...

Without a doubt tightwad today and not just because of price!! I love that pastel pink and it looks much better than its expensive counterpart. Plus $400 is so expensive it's almost arrogant... for that?!?! :) Good picks, as always...

nicole said...

i gotta say, i'm loving your daily features, from your music mondays to this. you have such a great eye for finding designer looks for less. that dress is so pretty, but as much as i love the deeper colour of the alice+olivia one, i like the sweetheart neckline on the iska one. wow and you save a ton of money too!

itslikeart said...

Pretty! I need that iska dress.. I can only dream

Lee Oliveira said...

great dresses! very sexy and chic

LOx
www.leeoliveira.com

Sara Bentley said...

I think this choice is totally dependant on the weather -- for this time of year I would definitely choose the nude colored one -- the lower price point is merely a great bonus -- but for the fall I can really see myself loving the rich blackberry tones of Alice and Olivia's dress... Can I choose both?? :)

Alicia said...

i love them both! but i think the alice and olivia one (the color) would probably look better on my pale skin! :)

Alicia said...

i love them both! but i think the alice and olivia one (the color) would probably look better on my pale skin! :)

OceanDreams said...

I love the dresses, but would definitely go with the frugal look. I like the light pink look better!

janettaylor said...

As usual great alternative!

All Women Stalker said...

Thrifty because the color is just super sweet :)

Bridget said...

love that second dress- who needs the first! woah i might've gone too far.

J. said...

Normally I'd go for the nude shade...my favorites...but that blackberry color is too hard to resist...there goes another paycheck!

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