7.22.2010

Thrifty Thursday: Issa Kimono Dress for Less

Dolls, to the left you’ll find Issa’s incredible Kimono Dress in the jaw-dropping Amazon print; to the right you’ll find Victoria’s Secret’s Kimono Wrap Dress.

Though there’s no doubt that both pieces harbor an unmistakable similarity to the wrap dresses made ever so popular by the delightful Diane von Furstenberg; while the Issa stunner comes saddled with a $580.00 price tag, its Victoria’s Secret counterpart clocks in at a mere $69.00 apiece – making it possible for the glamorous gal on a budget to indulge in all three majestic hues (black/green animal print; indigo multicolor; and black/brown zebra print)!

Which role are you playing today, darlings…the frugal femme fatale or the sassy spendthrift?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Forward by Revolve and Victoria’s Secret for the pictures.


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63 comments

janettaylor said...

Ooooh I love these Kimono dress. Hiper stylish!

Have a lovely day, dearest Erika!

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

I love the VS one!! Cute dress.

The Favour Shoppe said...

very pretty!!

Emily said...

I love the VS version! especially the color!

xoxo

Sara Lynn said...

lol I am shocked that the Vicky's one is a bit longer! I would go for it because it is cheaper and I like the longet length and color. Is is so pretty, I have never worn one, but now I want to get one lol :)

style'n said...

I actually like the VS one better! : )

Sootjeelina said...

I think I love the Issa one more, because of the black and white print...

xoxo Sootjeelina <3

Sarah said...

Definitely the VS dress!

Dancing Branflake said...

I LLOOOOOOOVVVVE this! I have been looking for a kimono dress forever and I never thought to look at VS. I love theirs so much more because of the length. And price. Yes!

Leia said...

Both dresses are lovely!

Leia's Delights

Leia said...

Both dresses are lovely!

Leia's Delights

Paislea Elyse said...

i love love love this! i got my victoria's secret catalog in the mail this past week. i love their clothes! so cute!

♥ http://www.allisterbee.blogspot.com

Maddy said...

I want the VS print with the Issa length! Haha!! Can I get a custom order, please?? ;o)

BTW - I ♥ you too! And the Marie Antoinette outfit was for my 25th Halloween Birthday party! I wore it for the sole purpose of telling everyone "Let them Eat Cake!" :)

Oana R said...

It looks better.The one from VS.I can do one.I like it a lot. :)

meg said...

actually, I think the VS one is much prettier.

Grace said...

Neither looks like something I'd really wear, but I do like the color and price of the Victoria's Secret one more than the Issa one.

Tamanna A. Shaikh said...

I absolutely LOOOOOVVVEEE Kimono dresses and this is really an awesome deal!! :)

AH said...

i actually think the vs one looks better, so i'd be frugal today..

Margaux. said...

I really love the VS one! Even more than the expensive one.

♥ joei said...

i actually like the VS dress more :) and i adore kimono dresses. they're perfect for any body shape! (and perfect for hiding unwanted fats during holiday season LOL)

☆ definitely, maybe ☆

Couture Carrie said...

OMG darling what an exquisite find!
I actually like the VS kimono better, so I will defnintely be a frugal femme fatale this time! (Nice alliteration, btw!)

xoxox,
CC

Jammer said...

I love the color of the VS dress! Also, I got my romper yesterday and LOVE it! Thank you so much! I can't wait to wear it :)

Also, be sure to check out the giveaway going on at my blog right now! :)

http://jammer10am.blogspot.com/

ellie said...

I find Victoria Secret to have what I want. Cool dress!

Josie said...

I love the VS one more! So chic, and what a fab color!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

The Blonde Duck said...

I love the VS. I've always liked kimono shirts and dresses.

Sherin said...

I adore these. I definitely need a kimono now! I love the Issa one!

johanna said...

OMG! Amaziiiing

this free bird said...

VS all the way...color, length, the whole nine. I wonder if they have one around the hospital....

xo,
Carrie

Joanne said...

VS for me, but I'd like to see either dress with a really fitted long sleeve rather than this bell sleeve. They're both beautiful, but the bell takes away from the wrap, somehow.

Mimi said...

i love the one from victoria's secret! :D

<3, Mimi
http://whatmimiwrites.blogspot.com/

WeShop said...

I love this style of dress, although it doesn't suit my figure. Great finds. xx
http://www.weshopthereforeweare.co.uk/

Oana R said...

Erika,I have a challenge for you on my blog.Check it if you want to!
xoxo

Sarahhh.Fashion said...

As always cool post :) I love the victorias secret one :) Sarah..0x

Midtown Girl said...

What a fabulous find Erika!!! I love kimono dresses and the price of the VS one is just right <3

Tights Lover said...

Oooh. I love the Issa...it's absolutely gorgeous!

ediot said...

hi love. long time no visit. im sorry for that. but ive been so occupied.
hope youve been having a great time!
i LOVE the VS dress. its so divine.

xx ediot

chaoskontrolowany said...

Nice dress;)

Shop N' Chomp said...

I like the VS one more! =)

Clare said...

Oh i just love the one on the left. What a wonderful statement frock!

Clare said...

Oh i just love the one on the left. What a wonderful statement frock!

jen said...

I prefer the VS one like your other readers! The green colour really pops and adds a touch of elegance to the dress.

Have a great day Erika!

Jen

S.Elisabeth said...

Thrifty for sure! I love the green color of the VS one!

Jesson And Rey Ann said...

nice dress. love the style.

Join the Gossip said...

I like VS way better!

Savvy Gal said...

I like VS one better.

NYC, Style and a little Cannoli said...

love this feature that you do...so true that you can find similar items from designer in regular stores! I am giving away a Zagat guide to NYC nightlife at the moment..don't forget to stop by!! Have a wonderful weekend!!

Pixie Drive-In said...

I love the kimono look. Such a dramatic silhouette that works pretty much anywhere, I think. I will have to go with Victoria's Secret!

Jen said...

kimonos have the most amazing sleeves and they definitely accentuate the waist! i'm loving the victoria's secret version :)

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

VS all the way!! Though I don't imagine I'd be able to pull this off as out of the house wear. Though, if circumstances are correct, that isn't a bad thing.

FashionJazz said...

Hmmmm I like both, I think the ISSA is my fav : ) Happy Friday hun xxx

B a la Moda said...

I like the Victoria Secret much more!

xoxo
B* a la Moda

OneCraftyFox said...

So beautiful, I actually like the VS version best :)

Happy weekend!

SabinePsynopsis said...

This is a toughie, Erika, because the Victoria Secret's version is VERY pretty and an exceptionally good price, but I ALWAYS dreamt of an 100% silk Issa dress - so I guess it's keep on saving for me.
Wishing you a wonderful weekend! xo

Rachel said...

I don't think my petite self could pull this off, but the Victoria's Secret one is such a pretty shade of green!

Style with Benefits said...

Love them both, but as always, the less expensive one is my pick! I'm a fan of the green print of the VS dress way more too.

Frugal femme fatale for me!

xx, becs

Fashion Court said...

i actually prefer the VS one! love it!

Kristin said...

I LOVE LOVE LOVE the VS number. The color is super fab!

sharonlei said...

I love these kimono dresses... but I think I prefer the VS one. I love the green color... I actually made a kimono once... I should dig it up and sport it around town.. LOL.. it would be quite interesting to see people's reaction. Happy Friday Erika!

xx Love & Aloha

Dana said...

I have been looking all over for the perfect Kimono dress. I have been wanting to buy one for a while, but just haven't found one that caught my attention. I do like the style of the VS dress, but not loving the colors. Thanks for the post.
Dana

Blicious said...

i LOVE them both! the sleeves are so pretty!

xoxo
b

Meream said...

Both look so cozy and sexy. Unfortunately, I can never do kimono dresses justice. Perhaps because I'm too short? :-/

Style, via TIa said...

I adore the VS dress!

J. said...

Why can't I just have both? Ok, VS it is, I love the color!

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