9.07.2010

Tightwad Tuesday: Ella Moss Johanna Dress for Less

Dolls, on the left we have Ella Moss’ jaw-droppingly beautiful Johanna Dress; to the right feast your eyes upon Forever 21’s alluring Ruffle Trim Tunic with Belt.

Though the Forever 21 piece is constructed entirely out of cotton, and features an 8-button placket as opposed to the 9-buttons of the Moss marvel; for just $13.50, in comparison to the $166.00 price tag of the elegant Ella, it is every bit as capable of wowing your wardrobe from winter through spring, summer, and fall – therefore buying it in both colors (black and white) is an absolute must for the frugalista!

Tell me, kittens…will you be a big spender and go for Ella Moss, or be thrifty and spring for Forever 21?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Shopbop and Forever 21 for the pictures.


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63 comments

Dancing Branflake said...

I just love the bow on the forever 21 dress. I just spent 100 bucks at that store. Who does that? And I'm still wanting to go back for more!

FASHION SNAG said...

I love Ella Moss!

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Krystal said...

they are both so similar! i'd go cheaper :)

Anaiz said...

I love the dress! I just went shopping at Forever 21 too, spent everything I had :( but it was worth it!

Anaiz said...

I love the dress! I just went shopping at Forever 21 too, spent everything I had :( but it was worth it!

Anaiz said...

I love the dress! I just went shopping at Forever 21 too, spent everything I had :( but it was worth it!

ediot said...

hi lovely! heads up for both these- theyre so alike. i wish forever21 was in sweden..
hope you had a sweet weekend darling.
im sooo tired after working- need to get me as much money as possible when going to fw ;)
have a great week

xx

janettaylor said...

Love the F21!

Natasha said...

Forever 21, hands down. The complete look with the tights and the hat makes the dress look better.

The Favour Shoppe said...

LOVE!! totally the cheaper one....they looks so similar! Great find! Have a great day!

Josie said...

They look super similar -- what a fantastic find, love! Definitely going with the Forever21 one; it's so pretty!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

anhesty said...

i have something very similar to that :D

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

I actually like the Forever 21 one better.

Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous find!
I will def. be thrifty on this one, darling ~ thanks!

xoxox,
CC

Audrey Allure said...

Love the Forever 21 overall look, including the hat!

Valerie said...

I'm a firm believer in the idea that a girl can never have too many white shirts/blouses/tunics. These are identical! And as fast as I ruin white tops, I'd definitely go for the Forever 21 version. Great find, Erika!

xo
Valerie

Ms. Chyme said...

ohh so similar. Go to cheaper one.. and be wise:)

Alicia said...

Such a great deal - F21 for sure!!

KIRAFASHION said...

I love this kind of shirt dress, sexy, simple and to the point...

Tasha said...

As much as I like Forever 21, I think the Ella Moss version is better! I'm a big spender this week! lol

firepages said...

I love these kind of posts. This is the first time I've visited your lovely blog, but I'm already hooked!

LuxeCouture said...

Wow, awesome find, thanks!! :))

ivy's closet said...

Forever 21..is always a favorite of mine.

Paislea Elyse said...

cute again. you always find the cutest things at forever21. i'm thinking i should have you shop for me!

♥ i hope you had a great 3 day weekend lovely!

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AH said...

i love the ella moss one, so i'd have to be a big spender this week..

Alexa said...

Hi Erika, i just lovee the similarity !! <3
unfortunately, i can't find forever 21 in my country :( buut with a lil' bit of luck, next summer i'm heading to New York ! :D
so i will shop hard at forever 21 :)
I also love these kind of ruffled tunics, they remind me of Blair Waldorf.

Tights Lover said...

I adore this ruffle tunic. I swear you're going to make me storm my local Forever 21 if you continue posting all these great pieces from their store.

Helena from BrooklynBlonde said...

amazing! Don't need to spend the big bucks to look like your outfit is expensive! :) thanks for sharing!

xx,
Helena
www.BrooklynBlonde.com

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

This shirt dress is SO cute. I love the menswear look + ruffles.

Hope you had a great long weekend!!

The Trendy Fashionista said...

I think I like Forever's 21 best! Lovely post :)

-The Trendy Fashionista
http://thetrendyfashionista.blogspot.com

The Blonde Duck said...

My inlaws were down this weekend and Forever 21 was the first place my SIL wanted to go!

Chic Geek (Devs) said...

They are both gorgeous but I would love to purchase the forever 21 one!

{ I V Y } said...

the forever 21 <3

Collette Osuna said...

LOVE F21...seriously....I live there.....hahahaha!! Great comparison!



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Sherin said...

I definitely need more white in my closet. I love the Forever21 one, and I would definitely wear it with an amazing hat like that.

WeShop said...

Forever21 all the way! xx
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Lexy @ Quirky Explosion said...

thanks for visiting my guest post!!
fabulous blog by the way, i love the layout and colour scheme!
-Mimi

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Front Row Mode said...

Loving the dress

Tc

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Leia said...

I love tunic dresses!

Leia

Teen Queen said...

forever 21 is amazing. and i LOVE that they r so simialr and yet the price is so different!

L'Amour et la Paix said...

Soo cute. They both look so much alike, I'd go for the cheaper one in this case! xo

Grace said...

Ooh, I've been trying to resist a trip to Forever 21 lately! Gotta love those designer renditions.

Ginger said...

Thrift all the way! Love the pick :)

Clare said...

Love anything from Forever 21 hahaha so of course I go with that :)

ellie said...

Everybody needs a piece like this in their wardrobe..and Forever 21 is a great place to get it.

Emily said...

I'd rather the real deal on this one! but the forever 21 version comes close :)

xoxo

Lily Johnson said...

I love the two dresses but i think F21 is really cool!plus its not expensive.
Take care Erica dear!

Sarah M said...

omg I bought this top from forever 21 today :D and as you promised very cheap and very chic :D <3 thanks for the tip girlie <3

Bella *Bellgetsreal said...

You are seriously going to make me go to Forever 21. Great price and so cute.

nicoline :) said...

Thanks for the lovely comment my dear :)

Nice post btw

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Nicoline

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Pixie Drive-In said...

I LOVE Ella Moss! I would have to splurge in this case ;)

Tamanna A. Shaikh said...

Scarily crazy!! F21 hands down!

Mimi said...

yay for forever21! :D

<3, Mimi
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Miss Caitlin S. said...

Ella Moss! I love F21 but the quality isn't great and my expensive white button-ups are SO worth the money. I believe this would be as well and would last you for awhile.

Sara Lynn said...

You picked a great one! The F21 is super cute and I am always worried about the length on f21 dresses, but they look the same! :):)

style'n said...

I love the Ella Moss dress! And I agree with ellie above-everyone should have one of these. :)
naina

Purses Pastries Etc... said...

I simply adore everything Ella Moss and this is no exception! If I had my way about it my entire wardrobe would be Ella Moss. Well, with a Rick Owens jacket thrown in... and possibly a few long DVF dresses. But you know what I mean! ;)

Punctuation Mark said...

love Ella Moss but have to admit the one from Forever 21 is a great alternative!

molly said...

Forever 21 always comes through for me.

Anastasia said...

Very fashionable outfits:)

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Savvy Gal said...

i like ella moss b/c she is one of my fav designers..... : )

Style, via TIa said...

Forever 21 has my heart here!

a.diaz said...

I just love this cotton woven. It definitely works for every season and there are so many different ways of wearing it. Forever 21 has a great piece for such an inexpensive price. I think I even like the Forever version more because of the ruffle detailing. I know Guess launched a similar piece in their 2010 fall collection, and I’ve seen Leighton Meester and Kourtney Kardashian sporting them these cute shirt length dresses as well. I still just can’t steer away from the Forever 21 version. At that price I can afford to buy it in both colors.

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