Tuesday, November 24, 2009

Holiday Dress-ing: Realist Edition

Yesterday's post left me fantasizing about layers of chiffon, yards of silk and piles of sequins. I've since wiped the drool from my keyboard and came to terms with my bank balance. Owning a dreamy Marchesa dress isn't exactly in my foreseeable future, so I've sought out affordable options for holiday cocktail parties. Each dress below rings in at under $150.

Snow White
(left to right)
BCBG Max Azria, Satin Halter Dress, $135.90 (on sale)
Topshop, Brocade Tube Dress, $90
Cynthia Steffe, Floral Clip Cotton "Fatima" Dress, $130 (on sale)

Bright Night

(left to right)
Banana Republic, Twist Wrap Dress, $125
J.Crew, Silk Taffeta Strapless Sanglé Dress, $59.99 (on sale)
Ralph Lauren, Shannon Silk Ruffle Wrap Dress, $119.99 (on sale)

Black Tie
(left to right)
Rachel Rachel Roy, Belted Matte Jersey Dress, $129
Maggie London, Matte Jersey Sheath Dress, $98
BCBGeneration, Metallic Tiered Ruffle Strapless Dress, $112

Nip & Tuck

(left to right)
Max & Cleo, Pleated Taffeta Strapless Bubble Dress, $107
Arden B, Taffeta Shine Bow Tube Dress, $78
Blondie Nites, Strapless Dress, $139

Sparkle & Shine
(left to right)
INC International Concepts, Sequin Sleeveless Stripe Dress, $99
Arden B, Bow Front Sequin Tube Dress, $88
INC International Concepts, Open Back Sleeveless Sequin Sheath, $99

My favorite is the black
Rachel Rachel Roy dress. Which one(s) do you like?

11 comments:

  1. the max and cleo is like the jcrew dress! great stuff


    dallas
    http://dillydallas.blogspot.com

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  2. Dallas Shaw: You're right - I didn't even notice how similar they are!

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  3. Great pics! I love the Ralph wrap, such a gorgeous colour! Have a sweet day!

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  4. i love the 1st three white-ish dresses, as well as the last 3 sparkly ones! ~joelle

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  5. HI DARLING, GLAD TO SEE YOU ON MY BLOG, THANKS FOR SHARING THIS!
    COME BACK TO MY BLOG ;)

    @ MAISONCHAPLIN.BLOGSPOT.COM

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  6. love all of the sequined picks the best! i'm finding myself uncontrollably drawn towards all things sparkly these days... have fun visiting your fam!!

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  7. I love your choices! I'd gladly wear them all. I dream of wearing Marchesa!

    Hope you have a very Happy Thanksgiving!!! =)

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  8. Did you see this?

    http://www.forever21.com/product.asp?catalog%5Fname=FOREVER21&category%5Fname=whatsnew%5Fapp&product%5Fid=2072729952&Page=1#

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  9. The Topshop and the Blondie Nites for sure! Great picks girl :D:D

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Thanks for commenting - each one means a lot!

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