6.29.2010

Tightwad Tuesday: Gianni Bini Louisa Dress for Less

Darlings, to the left you will find Gianni Bini’s luxurious Louisa Dress; to the right you will find the Navy I Do, Navy I Don’t Dress from Lulu*s.

While the Lulu*s lovely is constructed out of a blend of cotton, polyamide, and spandex, as opposed to the stretch sateen which makes up the blissful Bini offering; for a mere $69.00, as opposed to the $148.00 required to bring the ravishing Louisa home, it is every bit as stunning – and sure to cause a stir with the entire Seventh Fleet!

Tell me, kittens…will you be a big spender and go for Gianni Bini, or be thrifty and spring for Lulu*s?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Dillard’s and Lulu*s for the pictures.


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Jammer said...

I actually like the lulu one better!

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Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

I like Lulu*s only because I like that the stripes on the bottom are thinner.

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Meg said...

Wow, they are both super cute (and really similar).

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

Nearly identical! I bet that dress is really flattering.

Nice guest post on Style Obession, Erika!

Joanne said...

They look so similar, I'll take the lulu's. I like the play on words with the style name, too.

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

I love the lulu one! stripes, love stripes! xo

Leia said...

Gorgeous! I think I prefer the Bini :)

johanna said...

Love this.
Thank you so much for your comment, you're lovely.
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Love, johanna

Couture Carrie said...

What a stunning find, darling!
Love this dress!
Will be thrifty today, thanks to you!

xoxox,
CC

J. said...

I'm in for Lulu! The thinner stripes will hopefully make me look thinner!

Diane said...

such a great look for less!!!

Sootjeelina said...

That must be the same dress, worn by other people! No, just kidding, but I think Lulu*s, it's just as cute as the other one and it's way cheaper!
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The Anthology said...

Oooooooh I'm voting for the Lulu*s version.

How cute would it look with red shoes? Very.

*Kelsey

janettaylor said...

Hiper cute dresses! Love them both. YEPP!

Laura Gerencser said...

Love it!!!! Check these out:
Gianni Bini: http://tinyurl.com/2bza3o8

F21: http://tinyurl.com/275n3pb

Sara Lynn said...

Erika, I love the Lulu's one! It is a pretty, cute, modern version of my flight attendant one lol :)

Thanls for all your wonderful comments, you always make me smile! I totally want to watch Almost Famous again, that boy is cuuute!

Allister Bee said...

that dress is perfect! so cute for summer! ♥

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Mara said...

I loooove Lulus! They're the best and have such awesome prices. I'd go with theirs without a doubt!

Valerie said...

They look exactly the same! I'd definitely go for the lulu's dress. It's perfect!

xo
Valerie

Elle Sees said...

such a great find! thanks for sharing!

nookie said...

omg, they are identical!
Love the lulu's one:)

Devs said...

These two dresses are too cute!

Style, via TIa said...

I am rolling with LuLu's today!!!

Diana said...

this is so great that dress is beautiful! don't you love when you can find the exact same thing for so much less! I always love seeing things like this, thanks for sharing :)

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Maddy said...

WOW! These are practically identical! You're so amazing when it comes to finding great alternatives. I will have to say the Lulu's dress is the one for me ♥ And I'd be happy to take you to the Jersey Shore with me! We'd have so much fun! You need to book your plane ticket stat :)

junghwa by amy stewart said...

Wow, that totally looks like the same dress. Nicely done! Hey I posted a few sneak peek photos from the lookbook shoot. Ah-mazing. Check them out. :)

Soho500 said...

Maybe it's the picture but I think the Gianni Bini’s dress would make you look sleeker.

AH said...

i actually like the lulu one better, so i'd be thrifty.

Jen said...

There's so little difference between them - I'll go for the cheapie please! :)

Tights Lover said...

Oooh. How can I possibly say no to strech sateen? Put me down for one of the Bini's thank you!

J-Diggety said...

CUTE dress! And the second option is much more budget-friendly, of course :)

xoxo J

SabinePsynopsis said...

What a great find, Erika! They are both fabulous and immensely flattering, but there is really no reason for not being thrifty here. xoxo

Tamanna A. Shaikh said...

I actually quite like Lulu's from time to time! This dress is an out and out steal right there Erika! :)

S.Elisabeth said...

Oh my gosh they're basically identical! Definitely the Lulu one!

Grace said...

I don't see any difference at all! So I would take the LuLu's!

Krystal said...

team lulu!

Melanie said...

The fact that you are able to find such strikingly similar items absolutely astounds me. Way to go, dear!

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The Blonde Duck said...

Lulus for me!

ellie said...

Really, I love the thin stripes.

Dancing Branflake said...

These are almost identical! Craziness! And I just really like the name Lulu.

Josie said...

They're SO similar. I love the Lulu's one!
xo Josie
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Leah said...

They look almost the same... definitely the Lulu for me. xoxo

Clare said...

Ahhh! So glad to hear we are dress twins!! And Omgah I need that LuLu's dress! LuLu's has the cutest stuff!

MarchMusings said...

Amazing that they look so smililar - I like the name that Lulu's given the dress.

naomemandeflores said...

Oh, definitely Lulu's!!! They're almost the same!

D. Marie said...

Its crazy how similar in print these are but the cost is so different...but im sure that has to do with fabric and labor.

Kristin said...

I like the thinner stripe on the bottom of the Lulu's number!

Miss Caitlin S. said...

I would cheap out!!! I think thinner stripes are more flattering anyway :) These ones are so close though it's amazing.

FashionJazz said...

Wow they are almost identical, well done hun! Lulu for sure : )

Sherin said...

They're both adorable, but I definitely prefer the Lulus one. It's definitely more worth the price.

beckyxoxo said...

They look so similar ! Wow ! Nice find Erika ! Lulu for me :D

♥ joei said...

oh wow! they're almost exactly the same! and almost half the price. great find :)

☆ definitely, maybe.

Terence Sambo said...

i'm gonna be a big spender on dis one...d thrifty option looks thrift! PEriod!

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

Give me the Lulus! Im not paying nearly 700 bucks to do the pull my dress up dance all night!

meg said...

Lulu is great. Love how they are so close.

Sara Bentley said...

Wow, I seriously think I'm seeing double here! You're really amazing the way you locate and pair up all of these items, Erika!

Style Eyes said...

Definitely the Lulu one. At that price you can't go wrong. Both are gorgeous though.

Style with Benefits said...

Again, how do you do it?! I actually prefer the Lulu*s dress because of the thinner stripes on the bottom. Overall, it looks more flattering and attractive.

Another great carbon copy find!

xo, becs

AMK said...

I would go for none of them, because I like Lulu*s, but I don't think its that speciel to pay 70 dollars for, I like Gianni Bini's more than Lulu*s, but I still wouldn't pay 140$ for it, but if I could have it for free... Gianni Bini. :D


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Rachel said...

You know what? I actually like the Lulu*s one better!

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