1.09.2011

Sunday Steals: Rebecca Taylor Bustier Combo Dress for Less

Dolls, to the left allow your eyes to graze over the beauty that is Rebecca Taylor’s Bustier Combo Dress; to the right prepare yourself to fall in love with Charlotte Russe’s sophisticated Solid Navy Dress with Chiffon Bust.

Though the charming Charlotte Russe selection lacks the fluttering cap sleeves of the tantalizing Taylor, and proffers an exposed back zipper to toughen up an otherwise feminine look; for just $34.50, in comparison to the $350.00 needed to scoop up Taylor’s tempting frock, it is the ideal way for the fashionista that is vous to add a little haute couture style to her closet – on a frugalista budget!

Your turn loves…will you be thrifty or suckered into putting on your spendthrift cap?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Shopbop and Charlotte Russe for the pictures.


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The Trendy Fashionista said...

I have to say that I like the one from Rebecca Taylor better but both of them are wonderful!










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Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Charlotte Russe looks like a better fit and color, I'd choose that.

Liz said...

I usually go for the less expensive version because I am a frugal fashionista, but I have to say I love the Rebecca Taylor dress 100x more than the Charlotte Russe dress.

meg said...

I love the shape of the Charlotte Russe, better.

better days said...

I do love the style of the CR.

Chic Geek said...

That dress is actually so cute! I'll take either!

ellie said...

Charlotte does it amazing this time!

lucy and sarah said...

So love the CR style of this.

Joanne said...

I like the visual appearance of the Rebecca Taylor better, plus it's a little longer than the Russe, so I'm spending today ...

briannelee said...

I am sure the Rebecca Taylor one is better quality, but the Charlotte Russe one is my pick.

Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

i like the details in the Rebecca Taylor, but what a great deal for the Charlotte Russe dress.

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Erin said...

wow, I never thought I'd say this but I actually prefer the cheaper option.
First time for everything right? :)

Punctuation Mark said...

very cute dresses... i love the ruffly sleeve though! ha!

AH said...

it's difficult to say what the rebecca taylor one would really look like, as the bustier doesn't seem to fit the model at all... the charlotte russe one looks great though!

Ellinor Forje said...

I'm loving the outfit to the right, and again, your header. Thanks for sharing the photos and drop by me too when you have time.

Cheers.

Tanya (a Taste of T) said...

I absolutely adore Charlotte Russe. Great store!

Natasha said...

I really love the fit and the cut of the CR version. Hope you have a great Sunday, E.

Designer's Wifey said...

Rebecca Taylor- it's way way nicer!=)

Rachel said...

The designer one is a bit prettier in my opinion, but you really can't beat the Charlotte Russe price. :D

Fifi Flowers said...

That looks similar to the dress Rene Russo wore in the Thomas Crown Affair 1999.

Grace said...

I like the more feminine feel of Rebecca Taylor's, but the Charlotte Russe is obviously more budget friendly.

FashionJazz said...

Love both hun! Mwah xx

chaoskontrolowany said...

Nice :)

janettaylor said...

So feminine, reminds me of my D&G dress! I love them both!

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Sarah said...

I actually like the Charlotte Russe one better! (:

Josie said...

Gotta go with Rebecca Taylor on this one -- so clean and chic!
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MarchMusings said...

Very neat silhouette. They both look too similar for me to choose one!

Krystal said...

THAT is a pretty dress :)

Frozen Fashion said...

I like the Charlotte Russe one better. I like the cleaner lines and the darker shade of blue. It seems sharper for some reason.


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Emily said...

I think I like the Rebecca Taylor version better!

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Stephanie said...

I like the Charlotte Russe one better!

Stephanie said...

I like the Charlotte Russe one better!

Rick said...

still getting used to inner wear styles being worn on the outside. that said, both seem very comparable! (the ruffles on the shoulder are nice).

Elle Sees said...

love CR stuff@! thanks for finding these, as always

Yvonne said...

I like the length of the expensive but the fit of the cheap! Give me those too for a price in between? SOLD!!
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She is Sara said...

They are both really pretty, but you know how my cheap butt is ;P

Kassie said...

I like the top better on the Rebecca Taylor version, but the Charlotte Russe version is cute and much more affordable.

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Dancing Branflake said...

You know what I love? The fact that it covers. I know I sound way old school, but I love the more modest look. Nothing hanging out and I like that! Ladylike but not boring.

vdcouture said...

fabulous <3

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Sherin said...

I love the style of the dresses. They're both gorgeous and really similar. I'd defintiely pick the Charlotte Russe one.

Leia said...

I'd like both versions, please!

Leia

michelle_ said...

i still think the rebecca taylor one is better ! the details on the sleeves are to die for !


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Maddy said...

I tend to go thrifty when it comes to clothes and splurge on shoes, handbags and accessories :)

A La Mode et Plus! said...

I love the charlotte russe version!!

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Jamie said...

Definitely thrifty on this one!! Love the CR version!!

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Melanie's Randomness said...

I acutally like the Charlotte Russe one better!! =)

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Megan said...

I like the Rebecca Taylor dress.

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Tierney said...

Cute look. You know, despite the not-so-great quality, Charlotte Ruesse consistently has really cute stuff.

Last week, I got four pairs of ballet flats for forty bucks. They are adorbs. I feel like CR is good for going out stuff or super trendy things.

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Anaiz said...

Both are cute, I like the color on the Rebecca Taylor one slightly more :):)

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