Real vs. Steal – Funktional Cage Dress

by Irina on August 8, 2012

Update: This post has been updated on August 8, 2012. Scroll down to see the new add.

Ever since Rihanna wore this caged mini dress by Funktional it quickly became a topseller and soon sold out everywhere because the dress wasn’t only stylish, but also quite a steal at $85! If you’re desperately trying to get your hands on the original, you may still order it at StyleQ, but (and there’s always a but…) the dress won’t ship before July 15th. Can’t wait that long? Read on then…

Funktional Cage Dress in black

Funktional Cage Dress
($85, Shopbop)

Rihanna Loves Funktional

Rihanna wearing a black Funktional Cage Dress

Forever 21 Caged Sleeve Bandage Dress

Update (08/08/2012): Came across a lovely Funktional meets Hervé Léger inspired bandage dress in purple at Forever 21 for $32.80 only! Yay!

Forever 21 Caged Sleeve Bandage Dress in purple (Funktional knockoff)

Forever 21 Caged Sleeve Bandage Dress
($32.80, Forever 21)

GoJane Strappy Shoulder Sleeve Dress

Update (08/25/2011): Found another fab and budget-friendly Funktional cage dress look-a-like dress available at GoJane.

GoJane Strappy Shoulder Sleeve Dress in black (Funktional Cage Dress knockoff)

GoJane Strappy Shoulder Sleeve Dress
($29.90, GoJane)

Blaque Label “Marty” Dress

Update (07/25/2010): Check out this cage dress look-a-like by Blaque Label which is actually more expensive than the original.

Blaque Label "Marty" Dress in black (Funktional Cage Dress knockoff)

Blaque Label “Marty” Dress
($97, Shopbop)

Rare Cage Shoulder Dress

Update (06/12/2010): Here’s another almost identical knockoff Funktional cage dress look-a-like by Rare.

Rare Cage Shoulder Dress in black (Funktional knockoff)

Rare Cage Shoulder Dress
($37.20, ASOS)

ASOS Cage Shoulder Zip Back Top

ASOS knows you love Rihanna’s style and/or the caged look, so they went on to create their own caged dress whereas they shortened their version and simply made a top out of it. It’s not that much cheaper than the original, but since that one wasn’t overly pricey in the first place I still think we have a bargain buy here.

ASOS Cage Shoulder Zip Back Top in black (Funktional Cage Dress knockoff)

ASOS Cage Shoulder Zip Back Top
($59.18, ASOS)

Posted in: Dresses,Funktional,Real vs. Steal,Red Carpet,Rihanna

  • LLH

    I ordered the Funktional dress for StyleQ today. I’m usually a Size 8, but according to the size chart on the site, I could either do a Medium (corresponding to a size 6) or a Large (corresponding to a size 10). I called Customer Service and asked whether this specific dress runs large or small, since I’m not familiar with the label. The guy on the phone said it was pretty true to size, but recommended I do the Large. I love it, but it is scheduled to ship out on July 15th, so I have to wait awhile to report on it…

  • Leena

    I’m trying to buy the Rare dress from ASOS right now….but it keeps telling me Ooops! it has not been added to my basket….dang it!

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