Real vs. Steal – Bill Blass Flamenco Backless Blouse

by Irina on July 25, 2010

Update: This post has been updated on July 25, 2010. Scroll down to see the new add.

I remember falling in love with this Bill Blass ruffle blouse sometime last year. The soft silk, the flattering color and the perfectly shaped ruffles were simply to die for! Most things on my wish list are either shoes or dresses, but this blouse made me swoon and shooted straight up on no. 1. However, I quickly learned that everything comes at a price… and this one was as high as $1.990.

Bill Blass Flamenco Backless Ruffle Blouse in ivory

Bill Blass Flamenco Backless Blousels
($1.990, Net-A-Porter)

Celebrities Love Bill Blass

Leighton Meester wore the Bill Blass blouse (though I think hers was a modified version because it had more and smaller ruffles) in an episode of Gossip Girl while Rihanna wore it on the InStyle cover of the August 2008 issue.

Leighton Meester and Rihanna wearing an ivory Bill Blass Flamenco Backless Ruffled Blouse

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Blaque Label “Kali” Open Back Top

Update (07/25/2010): Here’s another great Bill Blass ruffle blouse alternative in cobalt blue by Blaque Label.

Blaque Label "Kali" Open Back Top in royal blue (Bill Blass knockoff)

Blaque Label “Kali” Open Back Top
($55, Revolve)

bebe Ruffle & Rosette Bloom Halter Top

I think it’s beyond debate that bebe‘s interpretation of the Bill Blass blouse doesn’t even come close to the superb quality of the original, but if you are all about frills and ruffles this ruffled top might fit your bill as the overall look resembles the Bill Blass original. Also available in black, white and tea rose.

bebe Ruffle Rosette Bloom Halter Top in ivory (Bill Blass knockoff)

bebe Ruffle & Rosette Bloom Halter Top
($79, bebe)

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