Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Where can I find this Gucci dress for, like, $200?


Dear ESB, 

I'm going to a wedding in the Hudson Valley this fall and I'm trying to figure out what to wear. I like the idea of wearing a long floral dress, mostly because I fell in love with this Gucci Drew Barrymore is wearing in a 2006 Vogue. 

Any suggestions for where a girl can find a feminine long dress that doesn't look like a potato sack? Preferably in red or some other rich color (under $200). 

I can probably be convinced of going in an entirely different direction if you have something in mind.

Thank you!

*****

How bout something like this Rachel Zoe?


(On sale for $259)

(If you're a 0/4)

(Or you could just go with this red jumpsuit)


Photo at top by Mario Testino for Vogue, February 2006

27 comments:

  1. Love this:
    http://tiny.cc/mpwvkw

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    1. not bad.


      it never occurs to me to look at anthropologie...

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  2. I found this floral number by A + O, but it's over-budget. (boo)

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    1. let's be real. she's not finding that dress for under $200.

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    2. seriously. the a+o is awesome. definitely inspired by. everything else LOOKS under 200.

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  3. How about this with some gold accessories?
    Clicky

    This one is green:
    Clicky 2

    This one is green also and has an unfortunate designer name:
    Click 3

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    1. haha, my prediction was that this designer would be Acne. Also unfortunate.

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  4. This is one is kind of close, darker colors, floor length: http://www.renttherunway.com/node/6555?source=shopstyle

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  5. i love these long Wren ones with the sexy backs! All on sale!

    Exhibit A

    Exhibit B

    Exhibit C



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    1. i'm diggin exhibit C.... if i wasn't massively pregnant and had a place to wear it, i think i'd order it for myself!

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    2. I have a short version of the purple wren dress that I just wore to a wedding - and it was awesome - great for dancing, sexy open back situation, nice silk, totally recommend it!

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  6. Thanks for the suggestions, everyone. And, yea I know, I'm not delusional. I'm not looking for a Gucci replica for $50. I just meant that those beautiful red flowers made me want to own another (10) floral dress(es). I love the back of that exhibit C dress. I totally can't afford the a+o dress, but it's gorgeous.

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    1. Also, that jump suit is amazing.

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  7. I think Mary Anne's C wins, especially given that it's on sale.

    Mine are all higher than $200, but here are some more options:

    Green baroque print

    Rich color, gorgeous back

    Red silk floral(not 100% sure on this one)

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  8. How about:

    http://tinyurl.com/8bnqtt7 - on sale for $99
    http://tinyurl.com/9aar6sb looks like a peacock
    http://tinyurl.com/9rj5m5e
    http://tinyurl.com/8mknq2x

    and I know it's polyester, but how about http://tinyurl.com/9ore8kv


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    1. That first one is gorgeous.

      On another note: ESB was nice enough to tell us how to make fancy links. It's right up there under 'How to make fancy links.'

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    2. Wow, really? Do you tell everyone that they should do fancy links, or just folks who take time to do tinyurls? Because I've seen a million links just pasted into these comments that are crazy long and yet... you're only commenting here.

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    3. oh piss off. It's not that hard to copy and paste, whereas that fancy link thing hurts my brain.

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    4. This is anon 7:01 - I don't care at all about the 'tinyurl,' I care that Meri put five links in her post and didn't use the handy dandy 'Fancy links' tutorial. The rest of the 'non-fancy link' crowd only put one, so they didn't 'hurt my brain' as much as Meri.

      I actually didn't mean it in a nasty way. I thought maybe she hadn't seen ESB's tutorial, so I thought I'd point it out so she could use it next time. I was terse because I was on my phone. Clearly I'm not now, as I'm being verbose.

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    5. Anon, I wasn't telling you to piss off, I was telling esb to piss off. It would be rude to tell you to piss off because I don't know you at all. I'm sorry if you thought I was being rude to you, your comment was very nice, esb's was just bossy.

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  9. Ted Baker does floral maxis from time to time. See, for example:

    1. Tulip Print Maxi dress (reduced 50% to $195)

    2. Floral maxi (reduced to $235)

    Not really my thing, so otherwise, how about:

    3. J'adore floral maxi from Forever New (reduced to $170 - also, apparently in silk? although I'm a bit suspicious about that)

    4. Mango floral silk maxi (reduced 50% to $105 - also silk!)

    Finally, not quite on brief, but what about this Karen Millen kimono print maxi (reduced 50% to $225)?

    (Ah. Just realised: the above prices are prolly in Australian dollars thanks to my cookies, so the US price will be a touch dearer.)

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    1. Also, this is well over budget at $300, but this Artemis Empire silk maxi is gorgeous!

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    2. The tulip print Ted Baker! Definitely.

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  10. Because I'm obsessed with everything from Upstate Lille dress
    the back is killer!

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  11. I know this is super late, but I just saw this dress.

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