Real vs. Steal – Kate Spade Mariella Striped Cap-Sleeve Dress

by Irina on May 24, 2013

Stripes! They are everywhere right now! Well, actually, they’ve always been there because let’s face it, stripes are a classic, timeless staple, but this season monochrome stripes are the hottest trend there is which makes me – a total stripes addict – a very happy shopper. Look at this lovely Kate Spade dress for example! The stripe print is so elegant, nautical-inspired and the silhouette is incredibly feminine and especially flattering for the curvy girls among us. However, the retail price for this beautiful frock is a whopping $448 and even the sale price of $291.20 is still pretty hefty!

Kate Spade Mariella Striped Cap-Sleeve Dress in navy blue and white

Kate Spade Mariella Striped Cap-Sleeve Dressls
($291.20, Nordstrom)

Bryce Dallas Howard Loves Kate Spade

Actress Bryce Dallas Howard has been spotted wearing the Kate Spade Mariella Striped Cap-Sleeve Dress on the red carpet.

Bryce Dallas Howard wearing a navy and white Kate Spade Mariella Striped Cap-Sleeve Dress

BB Dakota “Zamora” Striped Dress

When I first saw the Kate Spade dress above, I immediately thought of this just as lovely frock by BB Dakota which we have already featured in our “Style Battle: The Striped Dress“-post a while back. It’s very similar to the pricey Kate Spade number, but, luckily, is so much more affordable. To be honest, I think I might prefer BB Dakota’s version because it is more waisted, a little shorter and just looks a bit more youthful in general. Also, its’ price is soooo much nicer on the wallet. Only a few selected sizes are still available though, so you better hurry and order quickly if you’re still in need of a cute sundress for summer.

BB Dakota "Zamora" Striped Dress in black and white (Kate Spade Mariella look-a-like)

BB Dakota “Zamora” Striped Dressamazon
($56.43, Amazon)

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