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Update: This post has been updated on December 9, 2012. Scroll down to see the new add.

I’m always happy to see celebrities wearing accessible fashion, especially when they’re hitting the red carpet. Selena Gomez did just that by opting for a Balmain-ish ASOS black frock ($146.54) which she paired with a pair of steep Giuseppe Zanotti chiffon sandals ($850) at the GRAMMY Nominations Concert a few days ago. Well, you can’t expect a celeb going budget fashion head-to-toe I guess.

Selena Gomez wearing a black ASOS Asymmetric Corset Maxi Dress and Giuseppe Zanotti sandals

Our Rating: ★★★½☆

Who? Selena Gomez
Where? GRAMMY Nominations Concert Live, Los Angeles
When? December 01, 2010
What? ASOS Asymmetric Corset Maxi Dress ($146.54) and Giuseppe Zanotti Chiffon-Bow Sandalsls ($850)

Blaque Label “Dulce” Bodice Dress

UPDATE (12/09/2012): Just stumbled upon another great alternative to Selena’s ASOS dress by Blaque Label which is also available in purple and teal. Use promo code “JOYEUX” for 30% off + free shipping at MissKL.

Blaque Label "Dulce" Bodice Dress in black (ASOS knockoff)

Blaque Label “Dulce” Bodice Dressls
($140, MissKL)

ModCloth Storm in the Air Dress

UPDATE (01/26/2012): A big thank you to our reader Aimee who alerted us of this fab dress alternative at ModCloth. Only $99.99!

ModCloth Storm in the Air Dress in black (ASOS knockoff)

ModCloth Storm in the Air Dress
($99.99, ModCloth)

Arden B. Satin Tube Chiffon Dress

UPDATE (09/23/2011): And here’s another great look-a-like though slightly pricier which is available at Arden B. I think it’s my favorite from all the dresses shown here.

Arden B. Satin Tube Chiffon Dress in black

Arden B. Satin Tube Chiffon Dressls
($44.99, Arden B.)

LuLu*s Dante’s Guide Strapless Black Dress

UPDATE (08/13/2011): I just found this wonderful alternative available at LuLu*s. It’s basically the same dress only $65 cheaper.

LuLu*s Dante's Guide Strapless Black Dress

LuLu*s Dante’s Guide Strapless Black Dress
($81, LuLu*s)

ASOS Asymmetric Corset Maxi Dress

ASOS Asymmetric Corset Maxi Dress in red, black & purple

ASOS Asymmetric Corset Maxi Dressls
($146.54, ASOS)

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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)

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Update: This post has been updated on July 25, 2010. Scroll down to see the new add.

I remember falling in love with this Bill Blass ruffle blouse sometime last year. The soft silk, the flattering color and the perfectly shaped ruffles were simply to die for! Most things on my wish list are either shoes or dresses, but this blouse made me swoon and shooted straight up on no. 1. However, I quickly learned that everything comes at a price… and this one was as high as $1.990.

Bill Blass Flamenco Backless Ruffle Blouse in ivory

Bill Blass Flamenco Backless Blousels
($1.990, Net-A-Porter)

Celebrities Love Bill Blass

Leighton Meester wore the Bill Blass blouse (though I think hers was a modified version because it had more and smaller ruffles) in an episode of Gossip Girl while Rihanna wore it on the InStyle cover of the August 2008 issue.

Leighton Meester and Rihanna wearing an ivory Bill Blass Flamenco Backless Ruffled Blouse

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Blaque Label “Kali” Open Back Top

Update (07/25/2010): Here’s another great Bill Blass ruffle blouse alternative in cobalt blue by Blaque Label.

Blaque Label "Kali" Open Back Top in royal blue (Bill Blass knockoff)

Blaque Label “Kali” Open Back Top
($55, Revolve)

bebe Ruffle & Rosette Bloom Halter Top

I think it’s beyond debate that bebe‘s interpretation of the Bill Blass blouse doesn’t even come close to the superb quality of the original, but if you are all about frills and ruffles this ruffled top might fit your bill as the overall look resembles the Bill Blass original. Also available in black, white and tea rose.

bebe Ruffle Rosette Bloom Halter Top in ivory (Bill Blass knockoff)

bebe Ruffle & Rosette Bloom Halter Top
($79, bebe)

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Celebrity Look 4 Less – Nicole Richie in D&G

by Vahni on January 24, 2010

White lace is not an easy thing to wear if you’re past age 12 and not a bride, but in this demure but tarty dress by D&G, Nicole Richie proves that it can be done. And her black heels and clutch keep the look modern and not-too-sweet.

Nicole Richie wearing a white D&G Spring 2006 lace mini dress

Our Rating: ★★★★½

Who? Nicole Richie
Where? 2006 Los Angeles Film Festival Opening Night
When? Jun 22, 2006
What? D&G Spring 2006 lace dress

Blaque Label “Sloan” Lace Dress

Replicate Nicole’s look this spring with an ultra-girlie lace dress by Blaque Label. This dress—a bargain at $148—is more versatile than you might think. Of course, it can be worn on its own in warmer months with any accent color you’d like. But you can also throw a blazer or trench over it, add some black tights and booties, and wear it well before the Easter candy starts showing up in your local store.

Blaque Label "Sloan" Lace Dress in white (D&G Spring 2006 knockoff)

Blaque Label “Sloan” Lace Dressls
($148, Karmaloop)

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