Real vs. Steal – Elizabeth and James Tulip Dress

by Celine on February 25, 2010

Someone take my temperature, please. I have never, ever been a fan of “Maxi” dresses, however recently I have found myself really drawn to them. There is something so effortless about a long dress, and because of its length, it can look quite elegant or be quite casual, depending on what you pair it with. I think a perfect example of this trend done right is the Elizabeth and James Tulip dress. I’m nuts over the contrasting shirred bodice and chiffon skirt and how flattering is that tulip shape?! It’s absurdly pretty. Sadly, as is the case with all Elizabeth and James clothing, this delightful dress is totally out of my price range. And sold out.

Elizabeth and James Tulip Dress

Elizabeth and James Tulip Dress
($495, SOLD OUT)

Element “Zoe” Dress

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If you, like me, were a big fan of the Elizabeth and James Tulip dress but not such a fan of the price-tag, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised by our “Steal” recommendation. How cute is this “Zoe” dress by Element? Not only does it have the bandeau top and tulip skirt, but it combines the springy, peachy colors of the first dress we featured above, with the peacock print of the second! This dress will easily take you from the beach to a restaurant: just swap the flip-flops for some heels.

Element "Zoe" Dress in peach (Elizabeth and James Peacock Tulip Dress knockoff)

Element “Zoe” Dress
($44.50, LuLu*s)

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