Tuesday, 22 November 2011

Luxe For Less: Stella McCartney Polka Dot Dress









One of the IT dresses of the moment. 

And with a price tag of £1285... it will remain an item on my wish list.

HOWEVER I HAVE GOOD NEWS
The high street have already come up with dupes for this sought after dress so I guess these will have to do for now:







If I wasn't so strapped for cash, I would definitely opt for the last Karen Millen option because of twisted collar/neckline, which I am so drawn to... also this dress is suitable for the more mature lady, (which one day I hope to become...) as it's one of those dresses which allow you to make that transition from girl to lady. It is a sophisticated dress without being boring as it has a busy and dense pattern of spot mesh/lace.

I went for the ASOS option as it is the one which I think most resembles the Stella McCartney Lucia and it has a cheeky little mesh panel at the bottom right of the dress, which I think I can still pull off... (making the most of my youth here!)

I know that the Topshop dress is sold out online, but you may still be able to get it in store.

(Photos: net a porter, topshop, asos, karen millen, warehouse)

36 comments :

  1. lovely choices! it's wonderful how you picked out similar dresses for every budget, you're super thorough!

    -b

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  2. I love this kind of dress!! They look so similar :) Great! :)

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  3. I am really love this. May I touch it ?
    Thumbs uppppppppppppppp!
    Wonderful Wonderful Wonderful...Smile…

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  4. the karen millen version is pure perfection!

    xx // themerrimari.blogspot.com

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  5. Asos and Rare versions are so cute!

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  6. I love Asos version, i saw it last week and i think i'm going to buy it!

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    xx

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  7. the rare one is more the the stella...

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  8. This looks so beautiful!! xoxo

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  9. Love the less expensive alternatives that you found!

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  10. I love Karen Millen too, gorgeous!

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    kisses

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  11. Fantastic finds! There're many dresses inspired in the first one. 2 more for the list:

    - http://shop.mango.com/ES/p/mango/prendas/vestidos/vestido-detalles-topos/?id=53440555_02

    - http://www.blanco.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/Product2_10151_11551_219517_-5_18002_17501_17501__NONE__image_0_165__

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  12. oOooo i LOVE the one from Top Shop! TOO bad it's sold out!! =(


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  13. Ooooo...that Asos dress is a bang-on copy of the SM one. Love it!

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  14. i love this dress!! and i love your blog as well!!
    xo ~ kristina

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  15. Oh jeepers, is it bad to say that I have seen so much of that McCartney dress that I REALLY dont want to anymore? ha. With that said though theres a strong reason why its everywhere and thats because its such a brilliantly quirky design. That Stella has been doing fantastic lately ^_^

    Eeli

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  16. Love these dresses but the most beautiful is the first one!

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  17. i have been keeping an eye on this dress, very very chic and it embraces a good shape of women. love!

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  18. You have such an inspiring blog!!! Do you want to follow each other!!! If you follow me please let me know so I can follow you back :) kisses!!! :)
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  19. Thanks for finding these dresses. Now I know where to get a cheaper one:)

    zolicious

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  20. oh my gosh! these dresses are soooooo sexy!! i love them! thanks for sharing!!

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  21. Mango has a similare dress, too:

    http://cest-moi-a-paris.blogspot.com/2011/11/paris-elektrisiert-mich.html

    And I bought it at the last Fashion Night here in Paris. Can't say no to dresses!

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  22. Love the Karen Millen dress and the scalloped hem.

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  23. I love this style dress - I think the Stella M is wonderful but the variations are also really nice. I like the Rare dress and am also hooked on the Asos and the last Karen Millen one
    Lovely post
    :0)
    paul

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  24. I love dots, also for tights and lingerie:
    http://www.lostinunderwear.blogspot.com/2011/09/la-prima-tendenza-moda-underwear-per.html

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  25. I have the warehouse one! I love it xxx

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  26. I cant believe I dont have any of those stores where I live, at least i havent seen them..ugh!! where are you from as these currency is unknown to me.. following you!!

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  27. Stella McCartney is the best, I want one!!!
    Great blog.

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  28. Great post! Love the dress and it's great to know that there are alternatives to it! It's going on my wishlist! :)
    Thanks for your post on my blog. I'm following you on Bloglovin!
    xo Madeleine
    www.madstyling.com

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  29. love your blog) super dresses))))

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