Dresses

UPDATE: This post has been updated on April 6, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

This “Octavia” Tri-Tone Sheath Dress by Stella McCartney has been very popular among the celebrity world. And who can blame them? Incorporating a subtle color-blocking design, the black panels along the side of the dress are slimming and extremely flattering for every body type. This dress was made to accentuate a woman’s curves and figure, and creates an enviable hourglass shape by creating a slimming silhouette effect. As this dress can be a miracle, the price tag definitely shows for that, too! However, we found an amazing alternative that’ll do the same trick for a whole lot less money!

Stella McCartney Octavia Tri-Tone Sheath Dress

Stella McCartney Octavia Tri-Tone Sheath Dressls
($1.234, Neiman Marcus)

Celebrities Love Stella McCartney

Kate Winslet, Nicole Scherzinger, Leslie Bibb and Nicola Peltz wearing a cream Stella McCartney Octavia Tri-Tone Sheath Dress

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Ann Taylor Colorblock Ponte Sheath Dress

UPDATE (04/06/2015): Stumbled upon this Ann Taylor sheath dress today and it instantly reminded me of the Stella McCartney Octavia dress above.

Ann Taylor Colorblock Ponte Sheath Dress (Stella McCartney Octavia knockoff)

Ann Taylor Colorblock Ponte Sheath Dress
($139, Ann Taylor)

rsvp “Jiana” Colorblock Dress

UPDATE (08/03/2013): Just stumbled upon another wonderful and budget-friendly Stella McCartney alternative. Check out this colorblock sheath dress by rsvp! Currently on sale for $51.99 and also available in blue and turquoise.

rsvp "Jiana" Colorblock Dress in white, beige and black (Stella McCartney Octavia knockoff)

rsvp “Jiana” Colorblock Dress
($51.99, Zappos)

Ronni Nicole Colorblock Sheath Dress

UPDATE (02/03/2013): And here’s yet another wonderful Stella McCartney dress alternative by Ronni Nicole for a great price!

Ronni Nicole Colorblock Sheath Dress in white, camel and black (Stella McCartney Octavia knockoff)

Ronni Nicole Colorblock Sheath Dressls
($33, Kohl’s)

Chaya Colorblock Mixed-Media Sheath Dress

UPDATE (02/03/2013): This colorblock dress by Chaya is also a great alternative to the beautiful Stella McCartney Octavia frock.

Chaya Colorblock Mixed-Media Sheath Dress in white, beige and black (Stella McCartney Octavia knockoff)

Chaya Colorblock Mixed-Media Sheath Dressls
($72, Kohl’s)

Missguided “Lois” Contrast Bodycon Midi Dress

UPDATE (02/03/2013): Stumbled upon yet another Stella McCartney Octavia look-a-like dress by Missguided. And it’s so affordable!

Missguided "Lois" Contrast Bodycon Midi Dress in white, beige and black (Stella McCartney Octavia knockoff)

Missguided “Lois” Contrast Bodycon Midi Dress
(£24.99, Missguided)

Express Color Block Sheath Dress

UPDATE (11/07/2012): Just found this lovely Stella McCartney inspired sheath dress by Express. And it happens to be on sale! Yay!

Express Color Block Sheath Dress in beige, taupe and black (Stella McCartney Octavia knockoff)

Express Color Block Sheath Dress
($68.60, Express)

Type Z “Astella” Colorblock Strapless Dress

UPDATE (08/13/2012): Here’s another Octavia dress look-a-like. This dress by Type Z has a few modifications (e.g. it’s shoerter and strapless), but the overall look is almost identical. And did I mention that the dress is currently on sale?

Type Z "Astella" Colorblock Strapless Dress in taupe, black and white (Stella McCartney Octavia knockoff)

Type Z “Astella” Colorblock Strapless Dress
($49.99, Zappos)

Lipsy x Amy Childs “Laura” Colour Block Dress

If this is not an almost identical look-a-like, then I am not sure what is. The Lipsy “Laura” Colour Block Dress is just as figure flattering as its designer counterpart, and with the same color-blocking effect creates an illusion of an extremely slim figure while still accentuating one’s curves in all the right places. And though I absolutely adore the tri-color version, this dress is also available in all black, which I can imagine to be beautiful but almost deceiving the purpose of the color-blocking effect. You can call this beauty yours for a mere price of £65 (approx. $100)!

Lipsy x Amy Childs "Laura" Colour Block Dress (Stella McCartney Octavia knockoff)

Lipsy x Amy Childs “Laura” Colour Block Dressls
(£65, Lipsy)

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May I present to you the Sexiest Dress of 2015: The “Antigua” Mini Dress courtesy of For Love & Lemons. OH-EM-GEE! Just look at this Holy Grail of sexiness! Obsessed²! Sure, it’s a risqué dress and you must have a toned body to properly make this hot frock work, but if you got the guts and body for such a dress, then please go for it. That is, if you have the neccessary $224 to make this sexy mini dress yours, of course.

For Love & Lemons Antigua Lace & Sheer Mini Dress in blue, black and white

For Love & Lemons Antigua Lace & Sheer Mini Dress
($224, REVOLVEClothing)

P.S.: Also available at The Trend Boutique, DailyLook, Boutique To You, Nasty Gal, Zappos & Planet Blue.

Celebrities Love For Love & Lemons

Celebs such as Rita Volk, Paris Hilton, Rosie Fortescue and Rumer Willis have all been spotted wearing a For Love & Lemons Antigua Lace & Sheer Mini Dress.

Rita Volk, Paris Hilton, Rosie Fortescue and Rumer Willis wearing a For Love & Lemons Antigua Lace & Sheer Mini Dress

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LuLu*s Beautiful Mesh Lace Dress

Luckily, there’s no need to spend a little fortune because LuLu*s have an awesomely similar lace sheer dress that will cost you 75% less than the original For Love & Lemons Antigua Dress. Same amount of sexy, but for much cheaper! You’re welcome. But you better be fast as I’m sure this dress is going to sell quickly.

LuLu*s Beautiful Mesh Lace Dress in red. black and white (For Love & Lemons Antigua knockoff)

LuLu*s Beautiful Mesh Lace Dress
($56, LuLu*s)

P.S.: Similar dresses are also available at Jessica Buurman, SheInside & Choies.

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UPDATE: This post has been updated on September 21, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

So who would’ve thought polka dots could be that sexy? Apparently, Stella McCartney did, that’s why she gave us plenty of beautiful fitted dresses with sheer polka dot sleeves for Fall 2011. I love the risqué character of the sheer inlays combined with the playfulness of the polka dots. How friggin’ hot does Kate Winslet look in that dress? But whoah, more than $2k for that bit of dress? Sorry hun, I’m afraid that ain’t quite my price league.

Stella McCartney Lucia Polka-Dot Sheer Knit Dress in black

Stella McCartney Lucia Polka-Dot Sheer Knit Dress
($2.155, Neiman Marcus)

Celebrities Love Stella McCartney

Kate Winslet, Gisele Bundchen, Jane Fonda & Susason Sarandon wearing a black Stella McCartney Lucia Polka-Dot Sheer Knit Dress in black

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SheInside Polka Dot Longsleeve Bodycon Dress

UPDATE (09/21/2014): Discovered this Stella McCartney Lucia look-a-like dress at SheInside today which is currently on sale for a steal price of $12!

SheInside Polka Dot Longsleeve Bodycon Dress in black (Stella McCartney Lucia knockoff)

SheInside Polka Dot Longsleeve Bodycon Dress
($12, SheInside)

Rare Spot Mesh Bodycon Dress

I would’ve have loved if this Stella McCartney look-a-like by Rare would be a bit longer, but at $80 I won’t complain. Same look but huge price difference!

Rare Spot Mesh Bodycon Dress in black (Stella McCartney Lucia knockoff)

Rare Spot Mesh Bodycon Dress
($80.86, ASOS)

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Back in May, one of our readers emailed us in search of Emma Watson‘s stunning white column gown which she wore to the “Noah” UK Premiere in London in March.

Hi there,

I am trying to find Emma Watson’s dress that she wore to the UK premiere of Noah. I know it’s Ralph Lauren. But I can’t find it on his site. Any similar suggestions or where to buy it is of great help to me.

Thanks
Gail

As soon as I laid my eyes on Emma at this red carpet event, I was swept off my feet! She looked immaculate in her silky white column halterneck gown by Ralph Lauren and her Jimmy Choo shoes and clutch. Her dress was quite likely custom made, that’s why I tried to recreate Emma’s outfit for the girl on a budget. Hope you like my take on Emma’s look, Gail!

Emma Watson’s White Ralph Lauren Gown Look 4 Less

Emma Watson's White Ralph Lauren Gown Look 4 Less

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Our Rating: ★★★★★

Who?Emma Watson
Where?UK Premiere of “Noah” in London, England
When?March 31, 2014
What?Ralph Lauren halterneck gown, Jimmy Choo “Carmen” Clutchls ($1.450), Jimmy Choo “Anouk” Pointed-Toe Pumpsls ($595)

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This celebrity look of Miranda Kerr isn’t exactly new or anything, but I have always loved this classy outfit of hers, so when I saw the elegant pencil dress from Oasis a few days ago, I knew it’d be the perfect budget dress alternative for Miranda’s body-con Victoria Beckham frock. Do you like my take on this celebrity look 4 less?

Miranda Kerr’s Classy Pencil Dress Look 4 Less

Miranda Kerr's Classy Victoria Beckham Pencil Dress Look 4 Less

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Our Rating: ★★★★★

Who?Miranda Kerr
Where?Out and About in New York City, NY
When?November 12, 2012
What?Miu Miu sunglassesls ($395), Victoria Beckham pencil dressls, Prada bagls, Lanvin pumpsls

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