7.27.2010

Tightwad Tuesday: Elizabeth and James Luna Dress for Less

My loves, in the left corner we have Elizabeth and James’ lovely Luna Dress, the very same one seen on Hayden Panettiere when she appeared on MTV’s It’s On with Alexa Chung last year; in the right corner we have ASOS’ Bell Sleeve Shift Dress.

While ASOS’ Bell Sleeve beauty is crafted out of polyester, as opposed to the silk construction of the Elizabeth and James gem; for just $47.17, in comparison to the $345.00 asking price of it’s couture cousin, it is every bit as irresistible – and allows for the frugal fashionista to indulge in all three colors…pink, navy, and lime!

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


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Shopbop and ASOS for the pictures.


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58 comments

Dancing Branflake said...

I neeeeed that AsOs dress! it is calling my name and begging me to take it to Italy! Whenever that may be...

Lisa Lisa Lisa said...

Can you believe I've never been to/bought from an ASOS??? Everything I've seen on blogs looks amazing. I'd take that dress hands down.

mom & son said...

I would go for ASOs, not too heavy
on my pocket. Love the nude color dress!

The Favour Shoppe said...

Too cute!!!

janettaylor said...

Oooh, I want that Elizabeth and James!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

To be honest... neither.

FASHION SNAG said...

I have to go for E & J due to the polyester factor. xx

www.FashionSnag.com

Sarah said...

I like the ASOS one better, it seems a little bit more pinker than the Elizabeth and James dress. :)

Rachel said...

I'll have to be a tightwad and go for the ASOS dress. And you actually have me missing It's On with Alexa Chung now. Lol. Love her!

v [ hobovogue ] said...

great find! love the pink version so heavenly :)

<33 [v] hobovogue

Kris said...

Love the color!

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Melissa Blake said...

ooooh, pink! Erika, you do know how to woo me!

Claire Kiefer said...

Okay so admittedly I'm nowhere near spending $350 on a dress--don't get me wrong--but in this case I think the real deal is worth it. I like the peach color so much more than the pink of the Asos, and the E&J neckline is so much prettier.

Leia said...

Beautiful dress! But I have to say I prefer the E&J version :)

Leia

Couture Carrie said...

OMG I have been dying to buy this dress for sooooooo long!
Thank you SO much for finding an affordable version!

xoxox,
CC

OneCraftyFox said...

Such a great dress!! For this one I will have to go with the 'spensive one, just because I can't stand wearing polyester. Otherwise they look almost identical to me.

Audrey Allure said...

I actually like the shade of pink of the E&J dress a lot better!

AH said...

the elizabeth and james one is gorgeous, so i'd have to say spendthrift this time!

Grace said...

ASOS, for me! Though the Elizabeth and James dress is undeniably stunning!

Roni Faida said...

I am learning how to sew because I just can't be bothered to spend tons of money on a dress so I'm going with the tightwad but neither one of those would look good on my body type. trilingualdiva.blogspot.com

Emily said...

I love both, but paying the lesser of the two prices is better for my wallet :)

johanna said...

LOVE it

Paislea Elyse said...

i am in love with this pink getup! it's so adorable! and so summery! and would even look cute with boots on the fall~!

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meg said...

great about ASOS. Such a romantic dress.

Oana R said...

Elizabeth and James's dress has a nice color.It's so much better and so much more expensive. ;))

Tamanna A. Shaikh said...

ASOS all the way!! Very good find because that dress is prettiness much for a low price (ASOS) like that!

The Blonde Duck said...

Even though I have no problem trumpeting my cheapness, I genuinely like the ASOS better!

Sherin said...

I love the Elizabeth and James dress. It is so adorable!

ellie said...

thank goodness for ASOS!

Toutou Ly said...

Perfect find! Love this, Erika! Need to get that dress.. ASAP. <3

Krystal said...

asos for sure :)

style'n said...

I like the E@J one better and silk vs plyester...well no comparison. But, it's definitely a splurge!

this free bird said...

I'm just going to come right out and say it. I like the ASOS better!! I don't care what it's made out of!!

Is there a full moon? When do I ever want the cheaper item without even looking at the price??

Girl you know how to spot the comparison finds!!

xoxo,
Carrie

Winnie said...

Yes, I am so pleased that ASOS have a good alternative! Awesome find!

Clare said...

Looove that dress ASOS is literally a god send!

Estava Morioka said...

Asos is cuter

Leah said...

I love silk but for the price difference, I'd settle with the polyester. xoxo

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Gotta admit - I like the draping, sleeves and shoulders of the original better. Those darn Olsen twins and their great fashion sense!

Josie said...

Oooh, I love it. I'll take polyester any day if it means saving this much!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Pixie Drive-In said...

Ohh, these dresses are so cute! I love the pink shade and the shape. I love Elizabeth and James, but I would probably have to go with ASOS.

jess said...

The ASOS dress is really pretty.

Jammer said...

ASOS!!! Love them both though :)

B a la Moda said...

Both are simply beautiful dresses.

xoxo
B* a la Moda

Shop N' Chomp said...

I vote for ASOS!

nookie said...

Asos for sure, love it:)

Purses Pastries Etc... said...

That dress (both of them!) is such a pretty color! Well, normally I'd pick the Elizabeth and James version however I'm feeling sort of guilty over my spending spree of yesterday (I couldn't help myself!) :/ so... Asos it is! It's still a pretty color... and maybe I'll check out the navy while I'm at it ;)

Sarah from 20somethingcupcakes said...

In love with blushy light pinks lately. Especially paired with army green. Love this ASOS.

Maddy said...

This is a toughy! Though I like the price tag on the ASOS one, I love the color on thr E&J version...decisions, decisions!

Jolie said...

That dress is fab, Im contemplating the navy or lime! Im just wondering if its too short. hmm?

CC said...

Fabulosity! Love the color. :)
Xx

Tayebug said...

Again, I think I prefer the ASOS one.

The Backseat Stylers said...

What a lovely dress! I can't decide which version I like better. So pretty!

365 Fashion Rehab said...

I say ASOS all the way! the E&J one is a beauty, but for the amount of times that I would wear it I will relish in my decision to be a tightwad. Love, A
www.365fashionrehab.com

Style, via TIa said...

I am rolling with ASOS all day!! They look exactly the same to me.

Midtown Girl said...

Dahling, you know I am OBSESSED with ASOS - so this one is a GO!!!!

J. said...

I can't decide! Ummm....ASOS it is...silk is too much for Texas heat!

Join the Gossip said...

Both are cute! I like the color of the bargain one better though.

P.S. I gave you an award on my blog the other day =)

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myvogue said...

I love ASOS - they have so many great deals and pretty decent prices as well which is hard to find these days. Great find Erika!

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