3.20.2011

Sunday Steals: Calvin Klein Ruffle Trim Chiffon Dress for Less

Kitty cats, in the left corner feast your eyes on Calvin Klein’s ravishing Ruffle Trim Chiffon Dress; in the right prepare yourself to fall head over heels for Lush’s charming ‘Crystal’ Pleat Dress.

Though the Lush lovely sports pleating along the bodice, and lacks the ruffles upon the shoulders; for a mere $48.00, as opposed to the $158.00 needed to scoop up Calvin’s chic offering, it is just as capable of making one feel like a Greek goddess – whilst keeping the budget babe’s bank account intact!

What’s your stand, lovers…will you splurge, or save?


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Nordstrom for the pictures.


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briannelee said...

I like the way the CK one drapes so I think I would go with that one. $150 is not bad for an LBD that you are sure to get a lot of wear out of.

..R May A.. said...

I'd probably splurge just because for a LBD i find its better to pay that bit more and get great quality 'cos you'll wear it a million times :)

Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

I like the Lush one better.

ellie said...

I really like LUSH better.

Twenty.Something said...

I like the LUSH one... although they're super similar! So perfect for a summer cocktail party.

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a book of short stories said...

Lov'n the LUSH dress.

Hazel said...

i vote for the lush one! i don't like the upper part of the calvin klein one. ;(

ching said...

it's almost exactly the same.. nice

ediot said...

hi darling. hope you're busy enjoying your weekend,
these are two nice dresses, but the prettiest one is the ck one ;) it's stunning.

xx

Joanne said...

I'd choose the Lush, and pair it over a pair of summer leggings ...

Nicole Marie said...

i like them both but i think i prefer the calvin klein one

Accounting for Fabulous said...

I like the draping of the CK one better but neither would be flattering on my body shape so I would have to pass on both :(

Natasha said...

I really like the Lush one. I like the pleated designs on it.

AH said...

i'd have to splurge and go for calvin klein, it's stunning!

Michelle said...

Hello! It's a very elegant outfit! I just love your blog.

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TSAC said...

I already own the Calvin Klein dress, but I don't really see much diff besides brand labels between thetwo!
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TSAC said...

I already own the Calvin Klein dress, but I don't really see much diff besides brand labels between thetwo!
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Couture Carrie said...

Gorgeous find, darling!
Love the Lush!

xoxox,
CC

StyleID said...

Both are Gorgeous, I would take the Lush one and save the rest towards one of those Beautiful wedges that you have been posting lately :)

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Haute World said...

I was initially going to say CK, because it's not THAT pricey, but when I checked, I realized that the material was polyester (same as Lush). Considering that, the price of the CK seems a little steep for what it's made of, so I'd definitely go for the Lush!

Sarah said...

I actually like the Lush one more!

chaoskontrolowany said...

Cute dress <3

yiqin; said...

Ive found way too many great finds at your blog :P

My Heart Blogged said...

I like the lush one more. It's a little girlier, and I like the tie it has.
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Megan said...

I like them both, but I would get the Lush dress.

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Sherin said...

Oh, this is so perfect. LBD's are such an essential and these 2 look amazing. I love the Lush one: the pleats on it look gorgeous.

♥ StylisHedForeVer said...

Such a fab dress! Super gorgeous!

ChuletinDesigns said...

Great blog!!! :) Happy Sunday to you!

meg said...

I so love this SUNDAY STEAL! Its so dressy.

jess said...

I think the lush one is prettier.

OneCraftyFox said...

Honestly I am torn! I love the frills and fabric of the CK, but the gathered bodice and waist tie of the Lush. I think I just might have to sew my own version ;)

Hope you had a wonderful weekend, Erika.

Grace said...

I definitely want this dress now! I think the Lush is just as pretty. :)

a book of short stories said...

So sweet. Love the LUSH dress.

Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Gotta say the subtle detailing and lines of the CK drawn me in and it's still a great price!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

karen said...

i like the cleaner finish of the calvin klein dress, but there's something fun and flirty about the lush dress.

Josie said...

I love the more floaty Calvin Klein shape... So pretty.
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Miss Caitlin S. said...

calvin klein all the way! I love that cut so much!

Burning Skies said...

I think I'm still liking the CK one more coz there's not too much pleating going on and it falls nicer. :)

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OceanDreams said...

both are gorgeous - i like the idea of Calvin Klein but both are very beautiful!

Online Parenting Class said...

i prefer the Lush dress since it has more pleats. i really love dresses with a thousand pleats.;]

Imogen said...

I love the Lush dress a lot more.

Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

These are both so cute and what a great price for the cheaper! Amazing find!! ♥

xoxo
Rachel

Maddy said...

I love the sophisticated draping of the CK dress! Though the Lulu dress is a great alternative!

Susu Paris Chic said...

Both are chic. Black and ruffles never fail 'chez moi'.

sharonlei said...

Although both dresses look fab, I'm leaning more towards the Calvin Klein number.. An LBD goes a long way, so the price tag isn't too hefty.

Hope you're doing great Erika!

xx Love & Aloha

Scientific Housewife said...

That dress is fabulous!

Kimberlee said...

Wow those dresses are exactly alike and even the models look similar! hehe

Oh to Be a Muse said...

i actually really adore the fit of the calvin dress!

Laura said...

I prefer the Lush version! It looks more flattering, especially with the tie at the waist.

Elizabeth said...

$159.00 is not bad at all for CK LBD. But, I'm with a lot of people. I actually think the Lush one is more flattering -- at least from what I can see in the pictures.

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