6.22.2010

Tightwad Tuesday: Roberto Cavalli Side-Slit Dress for Less

Kitty cats, in the left corner we have Roberto Cavalli’s stunning Side-Slit Dress, the very same one seen gracing the form of Transformers star Megan Fox (LIKE); in the right corner feast your eyes upon ASOS’ Diamante Hoop Split Front Maxi Dress (TRY).

(WHY?) Though the ambrosial ASOS piece isn’t as…revealing as the chichi Cavalli creation; at just $76.09, in comparison to the over-$3,000.00 asking price of the foxy original, it allows the frugal fashionista to indulge in all three shades – navy, teal, and coral – without going over the limit of her beloved AmEx!

Which role have you decided to undertake on this terrific Tuesday, kittens? Tightwad or spendthrift?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to ASOS for the picture.


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62 comments

gleenn said...

of course, I would take the ASOS. such great post girl, very useful for frugal fashionistas :)

SabinePsynopsis said...

Is it blasphemy to say that the Asos dress is even prettier? I'm soooo going for thrifty today! xoxo

Joanne said...

I like the idea of a maxi dress, having a different look than we've been seeing. I remember back in the day when everyone was wearing maxi coats ... Wonder if they'll be making a comeback. I'll be frugal with this one, and go with the ASOS.

Tamanna A. Shaikh said...

Definitely ASOS. $3000 no freaking way! Great find, Erika!! :)

vicky h. said...

as always, you manage to find the most perfect steals. I love the asos version just as much as the roberto cavalli but think the dress might be a little too daring for anyone not blessed with megan fox's physique :)

xox Vicky
Bikinis & Passports

johanna said...

Oh thank you so much for your comment.
Yeah, I have no idea for vlog!

Thank you for your nice cooment. I love the dress

Keep following
Love, johanna

Jammer said...

Loving the ASOS!! You always have the best finds :)

Dancing Branflake said...

I would love to see you in this dress! I know you don't like to post your own pictures but you would look beautiful in everything. But, the fact that you don't post pictures of yourself sets you apart from other fashion bloggers. I'm just rambling so don't mind me. La di da!

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

amazing find darling! love the color so much!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

ASOS for sure!

Couture Carrie said...

Absolutely gorgeous Asos find, darling!
I am going straight there!

xoxox,
CC

Leia said...

I think I prefer the ASOS version; it looks much more wearable!

Jen said...

that dress is so sexy! i'd say neither though because there's no way in hell i'd be able to pull off that look :P

Sara Lynn said...

Omg omg! This dress is sooooo Jessica Rabbit! hehehe, I love them both, I have no clue which one to pick...probably the cheaper one because I like them both so I guess I would be happy with it :)

Elle Sees said...

What an amazing find!!

Oana Roxana said...

ASOS! It's more decent.

The Anthology said...

Meow! Both are outrageously sexy.

But it doesn't get any sexier than that Cavalli version. She looks amaaaaazing!

*Kelsey

Valerie said...

What an awesome knock off! That Asos dress is incredible and such a great price. Love them both, but I'd definitely go with the cheaper one on this.

xo
Valerie

Alicia said...

I like the Asos one, but not sure this dress is for me... a little sexy with the cut up the leg :)

jess said...

The ASOS dress looks great.

janettaylor said...

LOVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVVvveeee!

knk said...

great post erika

AH said...

the asos one doesn't quite measure up, so it'd have to be spendthrift for me!

Sherin said...

I love the Cavalli one. It has a certain elegance to it!

ellie said...

I really like this knock-off. And since you probably won't be going to a ball of some sort in it..this summer, I think this version would probably travel great too.

The Blonde Duck said...

You're killing me! I'd have to go with Cavalli.

Midnight Cowgirl said...

That ASOS dress is a fab find!

Rachel said...

$3,000? That's crazy! I'm definitely going wit the ASOS dress!

Maddy said...

I prefer the color of the Cavalli, but at $76, I can deal :)

Shop N' Chomp said...

ASOS FTW!

Punctuation Mark said...

that cavalli dress is a killer but i'm really liking that designer option!!!

Kristin said...

First I need Megan Fox's bod...HA!

ediot said...

hi daRling. i love the asos dress the most. its the most chic one- at least when it comes to the photos.. its more dressed. i love how you always find the similar look for less. you have such a good eye and must have a great memory too! not like me-- haha
have a wonderful week sweet

xx ediot

Midtown Girl said...

I am obsessed with ASOS so I will take their version!! Love the color of this dress!

Grace said...

Wow, neither is my style, exactly--what with that slit. The Cavalli certainly is lustworthy, though!

naomemandeflores said...

Definitely ASOS, but maybe in a different color!

Style Queen said...

Wow, both great outfits, and the ASOS one looks just fab especially for the price!

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Emily said...

I would choose the frugal version :)

xoxo

Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

I probably say this everytime: BUT YOU ARE AMAZING AT DISCOVERING CLOTHING LOOK ALIKES. (You really deserve a better title for that skill of yours).

Not so much my style, but I love the colour! Bright pink ftw!

Thanks so much for stopping by!
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Clare said...

OOOOOOOOHHH my GAAAHHHH that dress is on ASOS! AHHH I WANT...okay I must calm down now lol

Josie said...

It's not really my style; however, the Cavalli is positively STUNNING.
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

MissNeira said...

Whoaa!!! great find, I loved that dress she wore, thank you for sharing my dear!


xoxo
Miss Neira

Pixie Drive-In said...

ASOS, definitely. Megan looks really gorgeous in the other one though. I'm not sure I could pull off this style like she does!

D. Marie said...

I think the ASOS dress is classier looking too. That slit on the Cavalli dress is just a little high for my taste! Besides Megan Fox is the one wearing it! :) Great find.

E said...

The ASOS is definitely a more realistic option, lol! The slit on Megan's is borderline Vegas showgirl!

Stephanie said...

I have to say that I do love Roberto Cavalli, Megan Fox just knows how to pull it off :)

Kisses,
Stephanie

LML said...

omg! they're identical!

Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

Oh my. You have done it again! These dresses are just SO gorgeous and what an incredible bargain for the ASOS dress! I'm speechless and I want it. :) You are simply amazing my dear.

xoxoxo
Rachel

Miss Caitlin S. said...

I'll waive the dress and just ask for Megan's body?!? Is that allowed?

Mademoiselle ♥♥ said...

ASOS as its not my style :P but its gorgeous! Love your posts!
xx

FashionJazz said...

Great find hun!!! Luv your posts like these! Have a fab Wednesday xx

Krystal said...

Hmmm...I must go with the spending on this one - I love the color much more!

Nikki said...

Asos is a lovely online store :)love it

Rick said...

oh my gosh...I love the celebrity twist. Megan looks devastating in that dress, but for $3k, does that come with her providing press access to her next movie premier? if not, the ASOS dress would work just fine :)

thanks so much for the warm comments about my interview with Merina. glad you liked!!!

Cindy Whitehead said...

I think the ASOS dress is more discreet - still sexy but not as over the top (-:

Stéphanie said...

That's beautiful !

COCAMIA said...

Frugal I am but If I could afford the real thing, I would get it! Beautiful dress! Great Post Erika!

Bostonista said...

I LOVE ASOS but I'm not sure how I feel about this style of dress.
xo

Little Bow Prep said...

Darling dress!

Sarah from 20somethingcupcakes said...

I just have to say how much I love Megan Fox in that look. I love everything about it - even the hair part! Have a great weekend :) xxSAS

J. said...

Love the ASOS! The color is just a little more fun...and I'm all for altering it to make it a little, umm, sexier!

Carla said...

Great find! ASOS dress loks good for the price but Roberto Cavalli is goergeous. I came across large selection of Cavalli dresses at discount prices at http://www.fashionstardome.com/
Check it out!

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