8.24.2010

Tightwad Tuesday: Moschino White Mock-Wrap Ruffle Dress for Less

Kitty cats, to the left please take a gander at the tres glamorous White Mock-Wrap Ruffle Dress from Moschino – the quintessential LWD (little white dress), if you ask me; to the right prepare to marvel over Max and Cleo’s Sleeveless Dress.

Though the stylish Sleeveless Dress lacks the flared bottom hem of the Moschino; for just $76.80, as opposed to the $399.00 price tag of Moschino’s refined Ruffled Dress, it is every bit as capable of becoming your favorite new flirty frock – at a price that leaves over enough cash for a chic new carryall a la mark’s I’m No Slouch Bag.

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


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Zappos and Dillards for the pictures.


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ana said...

OMG Both are gorgeous!!! I love white romantic dresses...!

Grace said...

Looks like a great labor day dress! I can't argue with the choices today.

Chic Geek (Devs) said...

I love this style of dress! This time I will actually go for the Max and Cleo version because they are both so similar!

anhesty said...

such a cute summery dress. both are cute!

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Great find! The Max and Cleo looks great and is perfect for summer!

Couture Carrie said...

Love this dress!
Another amazing find, darling!

xoxox,
CC

molly said...

This is definitely the dress to have. I'd go for the cheaper one, though.

lucy and sarah said...

So great for those end of summer things. Great find.

Ginger said...

The difference seems minimal, I'd totally go with the Max and Cleo version. Sadly I think I already have a few too many little white dresses.

Bree said...

Wow, I actually kind of like the Max&Cleo one better!!! Both are super cute though!!!

ellie said...

What a cool deal! Love it!

Dancing Branflake said...

Love the Max and Cleo! More form fitting. Aren't white dresses so chic and fun?!!

DiamondsandTulle said...

OOhhhh! GREAT comparison Erika! I like the Moschino one better but the Max and Cleo looks almost spot on and a great price!

xx Vivian @ http://diamondsandtulle.blogspot.com

Leia said...

Pretty dress! I love both options!

Leia

Josie said...

I LOVE the Max and Cleo one -- it's almost identical!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

Melanie's Randomness said...

I dunno I actually like the Moschino one better!

Valerie said...

Now THAT is a fabulous white dress. And $76 dollars is exactly what i'd like to pay for it. I can totally picture myself wearing this into fall with some camel color boots, a denim jacket and a great hat.

xo
Valerie

Natalya's Closet said...

All I can say is thank god for impeccable knock-offs! Without them my wardrobe would be lacking! I love this fluttery white dress! XOXO, Natalya

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

My goodness, it's hard to even tell them apart! Both are gorgeous.

Tights Lover said...

These dresses are gorgeous! I love the flared bottom hem of the Moschino, but I really love the price tag on the M&C!

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

Amazing find, as usual! Perfect LWD :)

FASHION SNAG said...

I actually like them both!

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Bella *Bellgetsreal said...

Darling little dress. They look the same to me so definitely would buy the White one. haha the Maz and Cleo.

Tasha said...

I really like the Max and Cleo! gorgeous dresses really they both are!

Alicia said...

I like the Max and Cleo dress the best! But both are so similar, great find! :)

Toutou Ly said...

Love this find! So perfect for the end of summer. :]

Sherin said...

White dresses are definitely a staple piece. I love the Max & Cleo one.

Melissa said...

Wow, it's uncanny how similar these are!

Taj Acosta said...

They are both pretty hot dresses! xoxo

jen said...

Wow, that is basically the same dress but with a slightly different hem! I have to say I'm partial to the Moschino but of course can't argue with the price of the Max & Cleo. I've had my eye open for a casual white dress ever since Carrie's Halston Heritage in SATC2. Thanks for sharing Erika!

Happy Tuesday!
Jen

Natasha said...

I love the Moschino dress. I would definitely have to go for it because that hem is to die for.

Style, via TIa said...

I love this dress and the cheaper version is my bestie!

WeShop said...

It's REALLY hard to tell the difference between these two - great bargain find. xx
http://www.weshopthereforeweare.co.uk/

Anna Gray said...

Great find! Both dresses are G-O-R-G-E-O-S!

QuiteQuaint said...

Wow they look completely identical! such a great find! I love it when the highstreet rips of the designers so i can afford it! x

The Anthology said...

Erika, how do you find these? Seriously?

I'd cheap out on this LWD. Mostly because I know I'd spill BBQ sauce on it within five minutes of putting it on.

*Kelsey

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Unbelievable! This one's really good, I can't believe they haven't gotten sued for the knock-off, it's so close!
Hope you're having a lovely Tuesday!
xo Mary Jo

AH said...

the max and cleo one looks exactly the same!! tightwad, for sure!

The Blonde Duck said...

I think the cheap one is cuter!

L'Amour et la Paix said...

Love them both! They're identical! xo


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Mimi said...

they look identical to me! so i'll definitely go for the cheaper one. :D

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

Paislea Elyse said...

this dress is amazing!!!

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Emily said...

wow! there is barely a difference! I'd go with either..the less inexpensive is convenient, however ;)

ori said...

Totally romantic..great price too.

Clare said...

This is BEAUTIFUL!! Wouldn't this be gorgeous for a bride-to-be at a garden engagement party?

Erin said...

Too cute!
Rachel Zoe also just featured a shirt that was also a wrap style with a dramatic collar. Seems to be shaping up to be a trend!

Midnight Cowgirl said...

They're both so cute! I'd take either one.

K said...

While they are cute, I'm still trying to figure out how to wear my white sleeveless dress I bought a month ago at H&M. Ugh. No white after labor day, really??

ak said...

i need to learn to be more thrifty (and I do think of myself as pretty thrifty already) my bank account is not happy with me ;)

xx

Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

WHAAAT?!?! They are literally, almost EXACTLY THE SAME DRESS.

And I really like it. Them. (Oh, I don't know how to refer to it/them - SO SIMILAR.) But white, flow-y dresses are the EPITOME of summer dressing!

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The F Word Online said...

hey girl, how are you?? great post. you always find the best alternatives. how sad is it that the summers over soon :( what have u been up to lately? im starting to think ive become notorious for disappearing off the blogosphere one month at a time.

xx lue

Pixie Drive-In said...

I love this post! Mostly because I cannot believe I did not invest in my own LWD this summer. But this style is pretty much what I had in mind!

Shop N' Chomp said...

This is a toughie but I'll have to go with the Max & Cleo!

CC said...

This is such an adorable dress! The steal looks exactly like the Moschino version so I'd definitely go for that. :)
Xx

Martwa Marta said...

these dresses are what exactly i am looking for!

Sara Lynn said...

OMG Erika the one you found is perfect! It is the perfect summer dress :) :) I totally want one, only it's white and I know I will spill crap on it :P

I love your eye for cheap alternatives, you rock :D :D

Keith said...

I love them both. I would have to go with the less expensive one.

Style with Benefits said...

OMG they are practically identical! If you hadn't pointed out the flared bottom, I would have never known! Hands down, Max and Cleo dress. It's such a cute and flirty summer dress!

xx, becs

Purses Pastries Etc... said...

These really are the quintessential LWD's!! So pretty and flirty -- can't you imagine wearing one for a walk on the beach? I can easily go for the Max and Cleo version, so why not?! ;)

gleenn said...

I'd take the Max and Cleo. But they're both lovely little white dress :)

Nikola said...

I would love to have that kind of dress, the 2 one, I just love it! <3

XOXO

janettaylor said...

Moschino is one of my fave brands. :)

v [ hobovogue ] said...

can't believe how identical they look. probably some quality differentials but hey... it's a white dress for the summer :)
<33 [v] hobovogue

Rachel said...

These dresses look so similar! I'd definitely go for the Max and Cleo version and save some money. It's such a perfect cute and flirty dress.

Rick said...

Erika,
these dresses are both "white hot" and amazing!! Great pics.
Rick

Fashion-rocks said...

I love both dresses, they are great for the summer.

http://fashion-rocks-idreamtomodel.blogspot.com/

Anonymous said...

this are beautiful white dress's. but you need to team it with some Necklaces

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