Real vs. Steal – Hervé Léger Josephine One-Shoulder Foil Dress

by Celine on March 15, 2010

Hervé Léger has made a big comeback in recent seasons (now with BCBG designer, Max Azria at its helm), truly pioneering the hugely popular “body-con” dress. A trend defined by its bandage, super-tight frocks, it’s sort-of ironic to think that “body-con” stands for “body-conscious”. Somehow, however, Hervé Léger dresses manage to flatter a woman’s body, hugging and sucking in, in all the right places (just look at how amazing that model looks below!). Lamentably, while I’d love to own one of his creations, I’d have to sell a kidney to make it happen.

Hervé Léger Josephine One-Shoulder Foil Dress

Herve Leger Josephine One-Shoulder Foil Dresscj
($1,013.99, Shopbop)

EXPRESS Metallic One-Shoulder Banded Dress

Express to the rescue! We discovered this little number on the fabulous, like-minded site, The Look 4 Less. EXPRESS usually wouldn’t be the first place I’d turn to in search of a designer-inspired dress, however they have been in the sexy-dress business for a long time and they happen to have really nailed it with their Metallic One-Shoulder Banded Dress. With a fabulous shape and beautiful golden-nude color, this garment is a great knockoff of the Hervé Léger original and for less than $80, this is a dress I can actually afford.

EXPRESS Metallic One-Shoulder Banded Dress (Hervé Léger Josephine knockoff)

EXPRESS Metallic One-Shoulder Banded Dresscj
($79.50, EXPRESS)

Image source(s): Saks, EXPRESS

Posted in: Dresses,Hervé Léger,Real vs. Steal

  • NikNak

    I like the Express version better.

  • Tex

    me too! I think the criss cross and vertical lines at the bust are much more flattering ….

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