Real vs. Steal – Marc by Marc Jacobs Joelle Scalloped Dress

by Irina on August 17, 2009

Update: This post has been updated on August 17, 2009. Scroll down to see the news.

I’m a sucker for white dresses. They are just perfect for summer and you’ll get an instant mood lift just from looking at them. When I first discovered this Marc by Marc Jacobs tiered halterneck dress I was madly in love.

Marc by Marc Jacobs Joelle Spring 2008 Scalloped White Dress (LWD)

Marc by Marc Jacobs Joelle Scalloped Dress
($458, Vestiaire Collective

Also available at The Real Real, eBayeBay & Nordstromls.

Celebrities Love Marc by Marc Jacobs

We all first saw this dress on Blair Waldorf (played by Leighton Meester) in an episode of Gossip Girl called “Summer Kind Of Wonderful“. Leighton looked absolutely amazing and until today this look belongs in my top 3 of all her Gossip Girl outfits. Paris Hilton came second and British soap star Emma Rigby has worn this beautiful dress as well.

Blair Waldorf, Paris Hilton and Emma Rigby wearing a white Marc by Marc Jacobs Joelle tiered dress (Spring 2008 LWD)

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BB Dakota “The Sassy” Dress

I’v been looking for ages to find a look-a-like dress of the Joelle frock and finally found it in the form of this BB Dakota dress. But at the time I tried to place my order, it was already sold out. Boohoo! However, weeks later I now found the same dress elsewhere for $75. The BB Dakota dress might be missing the cute front-bow, but otherwise both dresses are practically identical.

BB Dakota Sassy tiered white dress (Marc by Marc Jacobs Joelle dress knockoff)

BB Dakota “The Sassy” Dress
($75, LuLu*s)

Lipsy Ric Rac Bow Dress

Update (08/17/2009): Lipsy has finally restocked their Marc by Marc Jacobs Joelle look-a-like dress. You can now order it on their website again. The dress comes also in black now.

If you’re an UK- or European-based reader, you might want to go for this Marc by Marc Jacobs knockoff dress by Lipsy. It’s a great alternative and it even has the cute front-bow. The LWD retails for approx. £65/€75/$106 and is also available in blue and pink. YAY! Hurry and place your order before it’s too late!

Lipsy Ric Rac Bow White Dress (Marc by Marc Jacobs Joelle knockoff dress)

Lipsy Ric Rac Bow Dressls
(£65, Lipsy)

Posted in: Dresses,Emma Rigby,Leighton Meester,Marc by Marc Jacobs,Out & About,Paris Hilton,Real vs. Steal,TV

  • melissa curry

    Hi YA
    would you know where Emma Rigby got her long pink dress worn to the soap awards a while ago.

  • Hello Melissa,

    Emmy Rigby wore a pink Temperley London Zora gown to the Soap Awards.

    Hope that helps! 😉

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  • rubbish dress i hate the pattern why cant it be plain

  • Izel

    blair waldorf- she is so beautiful girl. And smart as well . And i, like her conversations and “quotes” 😉

  • Flower

    where can i find and bye this dress?! sooo beautiful!

  • Sammy

    You can get it on ebay.

  • Devidasi

    Hello, I’m a new designer and we are just coming out with a new line pretty soon.. One of our pieces in the collection is a knock-off version of this dress, however it’s actually made better than the original made by Marc Jacobs.. Our price is about $85 US dollars for the white and also some hot tropical colors for about $73.37 since the cloth is less expensive for them. If you give me your email address I can send you a photo of the dress I have. I promise you you will not be disappointed. =)

  • .

    these dresses are so beautiful.
    thank a lot for your ssubject.
    bye dear.

  • perla

    Davidasi: i am interested in a white version of this dress….

  • Rhonda headon

    i want one of these dresses. size 6 us. email if available. thankyou

  • Trina

    Looking for a knock off from Stella McCartney that Julianne Moore wore to the premiere of Crazy,Stupid Love in N.Y.C. Shown in People mag StyleWatch August 2011 People mag page 87. If someone knows where to get said knock off please email me at with information as to where to purchase and possible price. Thank You!

  • Betty

    @Flower I have the Marc Jacobs dress, I was thinking of selling it on eBay if you’re interested? Its a US6 [UK10]

  • laurel

    Devidasi, I am very interested in a version of this dress!!

  • Christina

    I loooooooove this dress. If anyone spots it, sound the alarm or email me. Size 2 US


  • Diana

    Hey Devidasin,
    Do you still have any of those white dresses left, I sm very interested feel free to email me at

  • Leda

    betty,i am interested to buy that dress if you have it still!

  • sheena

    Hi Ladies,

    I have the Marc Jacobs Joelle dress in size US 4 (runs large, fits like a 6.) I lost a lot of weight over the year so I can’t fit it (I’m a size 0 now.) Its brand new with the tag and has been sitting in my closet. If anyone is interested please let me know. I will be listing it on eBay soon.


  • Stephanie


    I would like to purchase this dress and/or a really similar dress, is there anything available?

  • Hello Stephanie! As of now I don’t know of any alternative to the Marc by Marc Jacobs dress. Sorry! Will keep you updated should I find something new though.

  • Alexis


    Can I purchase the dress from you?

    Thanks 🙂

  • Abby

    I would LOVE to buy this dress from you! When will you be putting it on EBay?

  • Divoon Liu


    where can i buy this dress!?

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  • marina

    i really want to buy this dress. anyone?!?! PLEASE!!! where can i find??

  • marina

    my size is 0 !!!!!! if anyone have 2 i buy! anythinggg

  • Ellen Palmer

    HI! I have a size 2 with tags! I bought it years ago but never had anything to wear it to.

  • Ellen Palmer


    I have a size 2 of the Marc Jacobs Joelle dress if anyone is interested. It’s a beautiful cream color and in great condition with tags. Let me know if you’re looking for one.

  • Jessica Obrecki

    How much?! I’m super interested.

  • Ellen Palmer

    $140! It’s in excellent condition (I’ve never worn it- it still has tags) and I purchased it for close to $300. I’m so obsessed with the dress I found a size 4 that fit me better a couple years ago. This past spring I finally had a party to wear it to…I got a million compliments, it’s a gorgeous dress!!

  • Avery Schaap

    @epalmer21:disqus Hi!! Did you ever sell this dress or is still available?

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