3.29.2011

Tightwad Tuesday: Alice + Olivia Georgina Fitted Peplum Dress for Pennies

Mon doux, to your left gaze upon the glory of Alice + Olivia’s Georgina Fitted Peplum Dress; to the right brace yourself for a swoon over Forever 21’s très magnifique Modern Ingénue Dress.

Though the flirty Forever piece features a slightly larger peplum upon the waist, and is crafted out of cotton as opposed to the silk/spandex combo of its Alice + Olivia counterpart; for a mere $17.80, in comparison to the $297.00 price tag of the Fitted Peplum frock, it is a cheap and chic take on the glamorous Georgina that is absolutely perfect for the budget babe!

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


Fashionably yours!


Thanks to Bloomingdale’s and Forever 21 for the pictures.


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54 comments

molly said...

I love Forever 21. Lots left over, for the hat!

better days said...

Love the look. Great you can find it at Forever 21.

ellie said...

Such a sweet dress. Forever 21 would do it for me.

The Favour Shoppe said...

WoW!!! that price difference!!! and the dress looks EXACTLY the same! Amazing find!

Fashion Imperative said...

I love Alice more........the dress is so cute

Sydney said...

Thrifty for sure -- Happy Tuesday!

Pink Chinchilla

Melanie's Randomness said...

I like the Alice one better because it's more fitted. I have a short torso so the forever 21 one might be a lil akward for me. Cute dress! I have a night wedding to go to...this might work!! =)

Melanie's Randomness

Joanne said...

Thrifty. I like the look of the F21 better. The ruffle isn't as distinct, which I like. It seems a softer look.

Maddy said...

Even though the F21 is a great alternative, you can tell that the Alice and Olivia fit is much better. So I would go for that one...fit trumps price :)

Twenty.Something said...

I have the A&O one in red... but I would love a black one and am definitely going to go with the one from Forever!

Couture Carrie said...

Oooooooh lovely find!
F21 all the way!

xoxox,
CC

StyleID said...

wow, identical ... I am on a thrifty mood with this one ... def the F21.
what a nice choice for this season.

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Krysten @ After 'I Do' said...

Forever 21 for sure.

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

Cute! I am 100% F21 too.

Jewels For Hope said...

i <3 forever21

Rachel said...

I can't help but love F21's price range!

Laura said...

I would scoop up the forever21 version in my arms and hug it forever!!

Rachel {Inspiration in Italy} said...

They are both beautiful, what an amazing find! Classy and gorgeous!

xoxo
Rachel

Mary Jo from TrustYourStyle said...

This is a good one Erika! Love your Forever21 find! Still have to send you the shoe link--will do that right now in hopes you can find an alternative!

xoxo Mary Jo

AH said...

i'd have to go for alice + olivia, it's stunning!

theclassyturtle said...

The perfect LBD!!! thank you forever 21!!!

Dancing Branflake said...

Forever 21 does it again!

Anonymous said...

This is wonderful blog. I love it.

Ayanna Michelle said...

I think the A&O dress is tailored much better and is much more flattering. The dress is cute! But I wouldn't spend almost $300 on it lol. I guess it's F21 for me!

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Tights Lover said...

Gonna have to go big spender on this one. Love the dress, but I have to go silk/spandex over cotton. Get me some Alice & Olivia!

Dilan Dilir said...

lovely dress!

Cafe Pasadena said...

Well, of course I'm going with the low priced dress! Still, I'm not sure which one looks best.

janettaylor said...

What pretty lbd-s! :))) Must have pieces - definitely!


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Josie said...

I love, LOVE the Alice + Olivia one. Can't beat that quality.
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Kori said...

Love these posts. Thanks for helping us save $$$ I hope you're having a fabulous Tuesday honey! I posted twice today, so hopefully you can stop by! Kori xoxo

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Style Eyes said...

They both look the same- definitely the bargain buy for me

Audrey Allure said...

Love the Alice & Olivia one!

My Heart Blogged said...

Forever 21's looks just like it. Wow that's crazy. I don't know if I would wear this though because it wouldn't look great on me.
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Ruby Mines said...

Great find! They're both inspired by victoria beckhams pieces which I love but sadley could never budget for! :)
xoxo
Robin
Ruby Mines

Jessica said...

Go figure I like the Alice + Olivia one better...

This dress makes me think of two things. Barbie. And Victoria Beckham. Not related, just from completely different phases of my life :)

Kavery said...

After buying the F21 I'll still have money left to accessorise the dress! Major plus.

meg said...

so gorgeous. wish I could afford it from Alice & Olivia..

Sick by Trend said...

Love the Alice + Olivia dress :D

xx

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Clare said...

I loove Alice + Olivia's but obviously I cannot afford that so Forever 21 it issss!

Grace said...

What a cute LBD! I'd definitely go for the F21, what with the trendy peplum style.

Diana said...

Wow they pretty much look like the same dress...except for the price tag!! How have you been love?!

Shop N' Chomp said...

I actually like the F21 one more!

Anonymous said...

alice and olivia, not a bad price for an LBD and the length is a bit better for where I would wear that dress.

Miss Caitlin S. said...

I accidentally posted as Anonymous by way of an accidental click, haha, sorry- I was the one who said Alice and Olivia because I like the length and don't mind spending that much on an LBD!

Leia said...

Ooh peplum dresses are soo pretty! I prefer the A&O version but not the price tag!

Leia

MissNeira said...

This is definitely a thrifty decision, and a great one at that! looks identical

xoxo
Miss Neira

The Blonde Duck said...

Forever 21!

Style with Benefits said...

OK, it you're going to wear this LBD a ton, I'm going to have to go with the Alice + Olivia. I just prefer the overall silouhette, including the peplum. I know I always say this, but great find!!

xx, becs

Oh to Be a Muse said...

leave it to F21 for making a dupe for only $18 right! but i actually like the Alice + Olivia dress better--maybe it's the model.

Emily said...

I like the Alice + Olivia dress better!

xoxo

Burning Skies said...

Definitely prefer the alice + olivia version coz the details are more defined.

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How to Lose Weight Fast said...

This good for party. I like both.

Costume Jewellery said...

Loving the forever 21 dress, so much cheaper and enough left over for a gorgeous bag or bracelet!

Costume Jewellery said...

Loving the forever 21 dress, so much cheaper and enough left over for a gorgeous bag or bracelet!

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