1.27.2011

Thrifty Thursday: French Connection Wendy Cotton Dress for Less

My loves, to your left you will find French Connection’s wondrous Wendy Cotton Dress; to the right allow your pretty peepers to fall upon the beauty that is C. Jace’s fabulous Frou Frou Black Dress.

While the French Connection charmer comes crafted with a banded waist and an exposed zipper along the back, two things that the C. Jace gem lacks; for just $59.00, as opposed to the $198.00 required to add Wendy to your wardrobe, it is just as capable of kicking your little black dress collection up a notch – at a price that no frugalista can refuse!

Will French Connection tempt you into being a big spender, or will C. Jace inspire you to save?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Bloomingdales and Chloe Loves Charlie for the pictures.


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57 comments

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

what an adorable dress! i do like the pockets in the FCUK one though..

ellie said...

So adorable. I'd really have to look at the instructions on how to wash it...I'm sure. But wow, so identical.

Couture Carrie said...

Awesome find, darling!
I can't believe that dress is only $59!

xoxox,
CC

Joanne said...

I like the cleaner lines on the C.Jace, so if I was choosing one, I'd pick that based on the style alone.

Twenty.Something said...

Such an adorable dress! And what a score the cheaper one is. It's a nice alternative to the plain little black dress.

And thanks for your sweet comment :)

D I N A B E L L A said...

nice dress.. nice find.. $59?... hmm.. that's within my budget!

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Love the dress but I personally couldn't do the shoulders.

AH said...

i'd have to go with french connection, it's beautiful!

Leia said...

I think I prefer the FC dress today; the fabric looks lovely!

Leia

Ramblings of a Redhead said...

What a great find!!!! Beautiful dress.

She is Sara said...

I like the cheaper one because it appears to be a tiny bit longer than the other, but still really cute!

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

Oh this is a hard one because I really do like the silhouette of the French Connection one--and sadly these days $200 for a dress sounds reasonable!

xo Mary Jo

SoHo Accessories said...

Great find and only $59 !!!

TT's Attic said...

Both VERY cute! I just love little black dresses :)

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Jennifer Fabulous said...

This dress is so lovely. I could have a whole closet full of LBDs if I didn't restrain myself. ;)

Theresa said...

I adore this dress! Considering how similar they are, I would definitely go with the C. Jace. Now only to find an occasion to wear this for!

Anaiz said...

Oh that's a cute dress! I like the French Connection version's banded waist, but no-way-jose on the price (at the moment anyway)! :):)

Tights Lover said...

Both dresses are gorgeous! The C. Luce is such an amazing price, though, so I think I'd go with that one...as much as I love French Connection!

Viv said...

great inexpensive option!




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janettaylor said...

WOW! What a great find! I love fcUk!

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Dancing Branflake said...

Gorgeous! So incredibly gorgeous!

The Blonde Duck said...

That just screams to go dancing. I think I like the right one, just because the frills are a little less featherish.

Cheryl: Oh to Be a Muse said...

wow, the French Connection dress is gorgeous, and i don't think 198 is that bad of a price.

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Dancing Branflake said...

Such a great LBD. Love that it has sleeves.

this free bird said...

I don't even WANT an exposed zipper. I feel so vindicated! haha!

xo,
C

Stella and Dot Independent Stylist said...

I would say it is worth the savings! Spend the extra on a great necklace!

Josie said...

I can't get over the detail on that French Connection one -- it's stunning!
xo Josie
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Sootjeelina said...

Great dresses, love the shoulder-detail
Thanks for visiting!

xoxo Sootjeelina <3

Melanie's Randomness said...

I'd buy the cheaper one because I always wind up looking pregnant in things with belted waists. It's very pretty! I'll think about it!! =)

Melanie's Randomness

Natasha said...

The sleeves are a little too much for me. I don't really think that I'd choose any of these dresses. They are beautiful, though. Have a good Thursday, E, lots of Damon and Stefan goodness tonight.

Marrisa said...

Definitely the savings. Once again, great find!
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Maddy said...

I happen to like the fit and length of the FCUK much better! The pockets are a nice touch too! Very practical for a night out :)

ivy's closet said...

So glad its cotton.

better days said...

I love the bargain find!

lucy and sarah said...

Oh yeah, for the cheaper one! Everyone needs something like this..on occasion.

Lux and Stan said...

Awesome find!

cait said...

I love the sleeves on this. Cool about the cheaper one.

Kavery said...

Would love either as this really is a perfect LBD. Great find, Erika

My Heart Blogged said...

Those sleeves are so cute. I would definitely pocket the cash, and go with the C. Luce.
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Sarah said...

I love this dress!

StyleID said...

Ha! high shoulders .... I've been talking so much about shoulder pads lately and here it is a very good variation to the standard shoulder pad.... I take the C. Luce.

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Mimi said...

awww, love love love!!! i like this dress! :D

<3, Mimi
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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

They are both fabulous - save the money here!

Clare said...

I'll take either. The French Connection once has way more of a WOW factor buuuut either one is fantastic

The Anthology said...

Caaaaaauuuuuuuute!

Loving that French Connection number.

*Kelsey

Pratishtha Durga said...

I love the sleeves. Though I agree with Clare, the FC one has a lot more oomph...

Sherin said...

I love LBD's. They're the perfect look for any girl. I love the French Connection one. It looks like it fits much better.

The Blonde Duck said...

Have a wonderful Friday!

Life with Kaishon said...

Wow. That is one very pretty dress. I love it.

va said...

have to say i like the original French connection version better although they are a bit similar .

Fashion Court said...

super cute!

A La Mode et Plus! said...

LOVE the French Connection one!!

Henar said...

Lovely dress, I love those ruffles!
xx

Henar
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Emily said...

I'd probably take the French Connection one! I like the shape of it more.

xoxo

Angelica Ng said...

French Connection wins! The sleeves are more dramatic, and the tailoring is much better. And a zipper is always a bonus! I'd be willing to pay for it.

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Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

Hi Erika! They both look amaaaaaazzzzzing, I love them! I think I could scrounge up $198.00 to purchase the French Connection...plus I love that brand. So big spender it is! :)

Have a wonderful weekend!
xoxo
Rachel

Paislea Elyse said...

i very well might be in love with this dress. it's gorgeous!!!

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