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Real vs. Steal – Dior So Real Sunglasses

by Irina on February 1, 2017

Update: This post has been updated on February 1, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

When it comes to setting fashion trends, Dior seems to be on quite a roll at the moment. First, we had the Mise En Dior craze and now we have everybody lusting after their uber-cool “So Real” sunglasses. Karen Walker and Céline, move over! If we could crown one pair of shades the official sunglasses of 2015, it would definitely be Dior’s “So Real” frames. And even though these sunglasses are everything but affordable at $595, virtually every fashion influencer – from bloggers to fashion editors to supermodels to celebs (and let’s not forget about all the countless Instagram sightings) – has been spotted wearing these sunnies. They come in a wide range of great styles, but if I had to pick a “So Real” favorite it would probably be the crystal (clear)/silver version with the blue mirrored lenses (last one pictured below). But no matter how much hype is still to follow on these lovely shades, there’s no way I would lay down almost $600 on a pair of trendy sunglasses that’ll probably be so passé 6 months from now.

Dior So Real Sunglasses

Dior So Real Brow Bar Sunglassesls
($545-$595, Saks Fifth Avenue)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcusls, Nordstromls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Barneysls, Harvey Nichols, Bloomingdale’s, Amazonamazon, Solstice Sunglasses, Sunglasses Shop, Vestiaire Collective & The RealReal.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Dior

Celebs such as Rihanna and Olivia Palermo as well as personal style bloggers like Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad) and Kristina Bazan (Kayture) have all been spotted wearing Dior So Real Sunglasses.

Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad), Rihanna, Olivia Palermo and Kristina Bazan (Kayture) wearing Dior So Real Sunglasses

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Forever 21 Mirrored Clear Sunglasses

Update (02/01/2017): Came across these cute and almost spot-on Dior So Real dupes at Forever 21 today and they cost only $7.90! Total steal deal alert!

Forever 21 Mirrored Clear Sunglasses in clear and blue (Dior So Real dupes)

Forever 21 Mirrored Clear Sunglasses
($7.90, Forever 21)

P.S.: Also available at Forever 21 (Canada)ls, Forever 21 (UK) & Forever 21 (EU).

Mango “Sarah” Tortoise Arm Sunglasses

Update (02/01/2017): Also spotted this Dior inspired black/tortoise version at Mango which costs $29.99. So pretty, isn’t it?

Mango "Sarah" Tortoise Arm Sunglasses in black (Dior So Real dupes)

Mango “Sarah” Tortoise Arm Sunglasses
($29.99, Mango)

P.S.: Also available at Mango (UK)ls & Mango (EU).

Steve Madden SM875101 Brow Bar Sunglasses

Update (06/21/2016): And the Dior So Real dupe list grows bigger once again! Check out these Dior inspired sunglasses I discovered at Steve Madden, currently on sale for $26.98. Another great Dior So Real dupe are Steve Madden’s SM465123ls sunnies which come in gold and all-black and cost $28.98.

Steve Madden SM875101 Brow Bar Sunglasses in black and tortoise (Dior So Real dupes)

Steve Madden SM875101 Brow Bar Sunglassesls
($26.98, Steve Madden)

Target Round Sunglasses with Raised Bar

Update (06/21/2016): Also stumbled upon this lovely and spot-on Dior So Real sunglass dupe at Target. Price: $16.99. More colors and variations available in Target stores.

Target Round Sunglasses with Raised Bar in black (Dior So Real dupe)

Target Round Sunglasses with Raised Bar
($16.99, Target)

P.S.: Also available at Target in silver/black or black/grey.

Free People “Mystic River” Metal Frame Sunglasses

Update (03/10/2016): Here are more Dior So Real look-alikes which I have discovered at Free People for $25 a pop. Really like these!

Free People "Mystic River" Metal Frame Sunglasses (Dior So Real dupes)

Free People “Mystic River” Metal Frame Sunglasses
($25, Free People)

Aldo “Bonadomane” Brow Bar Sunglasses

Update (03/10/2016): Also stumbled upon these lovely Dior inspired brow bar sunnies by Aldo which are available in either transparent or black and are on sale for $7.98.

Aldo "Bonadomane" Brow Bar Sunglasses in clear transparent and gold black (Dior So Real dupes)

Aldo “Bonadomane” Brow Bar Sunglassesls
($7.98, Aldo)

P.S.: Also available at Aldo (Canada)ls & Aldo (UK)ls.

GoJane Style Blogger Vintage Sunglasses

Update (10/12/2015): Spotted these fantastic Dior So Real dupes at GoJane which are currently on sale for less than $10! Available in various colors and lens finishes.

GoJane Cool Kid Reflection Sunglasses (Dior So Real knockoffs)

GoJane Style Blogger Vintage Sunglasses
($7.50, GoJane)

P.S.: A similar version is also available at MakeMeChic.

Missguided Metal Frame Sunglasses

Update (10/12/2015): And here’s a great Dior So Real alternative for all of our European readers which we’ve discovered at Missguided. Only $13.60!

Missguided Metal Frame Sunglasses (Dior So Real knockoffs)

Missguided Metal Frame Sunglasses
($13.60, Missguided)

P.S.: Also available at Missguided (UK) & Missguided (International).

ZooShoo Retro Vision Sunglasses

Update (09/27/2015): Spotted another dupe-worthy Dior So Real sunglass look for less option! This time at ZooShoo. Price point: 22.

ZooShoo Retro Vision Sunglasses in black and gold (Dior So Real knockoffs)

ZooShoo Retro Vision Sunglassespjx
($22, ZooShoo)

Gant Brow Bar Sunglasses

Luckily, there are quite a few great Dior So Real dupe options available like this one by Gant, so you don’t have to break the bank to try the trend. Like the real deal, these sunnies also come in a broad range of styles (I counted 17!), so there’s a huge selection to choose from. And at $11.90 per pair, why not pick two?

Gant Brow Bar Sunglasses (Dior So Real knockoffs)

Gant Brow Bar Sunglassesamazon
($11.90, Amazon)

P.S.: Similar versions are also available at Amazon #2amazon, Romwe & SheIn.

Choies High Bar Retro Sunglasses

I also discovered these lovely Dior So Real dupes at Choies which I just had to include in this post because I’m absolutely obsessed with the rosegold version. They’re currently on sale for a little under $8, so I suggest to stock up on them while they’re still available.

Choies High Bar Retro Sunglasses (Dior So Real knockoffs)

Choies High Bar Retro Sunglasses
($7.90, Choies)

Express Mirrored Retro Brow Bar Sunglasses

If you’re a fan of the tortoise Dior So Reals, then check out this fab steal version by Express which looks just like the real, but costs only $29.90 instead of $595.

Express Mirrored Retro Brow Bar Sunglasses in tortoise (Dior So Real knockoffs)

Express Mirrored Retro Brow Bar Sunglasses
($29.90, Express)

Image source(s): Barneys, The Blonde Salad, Pinterest, Olivia Palermo, Forever 21, Mango, Steve Madden, Target, Free People, Aldo, GoJane, Missguided, ZooShoo, Choies, Amazon, Express

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Update: This post has been updated on November 25, 2016. Scroll down to see the new adds.

Stuart Weitzman + over-the-knee boots is apparently a foolproof formula for commercial success! Don’t believe me? Just look at all the various fab fashion bloggers rocking their Stuart Weitzman OTK boots below! It all started with the iconic “5050” and is now followed by Weitzman’s next set of super hit boots: the “Highland” (which we have already written about a few weeks ago, see the post here) and the “Lowland” which we are featuring in today’s Real vs. Steal post. Both boots are almost identical in design, but have either a flat heel (Lowland) or a high heel (Highland, d’uh!). It’s certainly not the first pair of OTK suede boots we’ve seen come out in the last couple of years, but definitely the most successful and coveted one (we’re still counting the reader requests for this one). As with Stuart Weitzman shoes in general, they don’t come cheap. Especially not the boots and especially not the over-the-knee kind of boots. These beauties here – please hold your breath here – cost $798! Yup, I cried a little too when I saw that price tag. Luckily, we were able to find a couple of fantastic dupes that will save you the trouble of having to rob a bank to sport this season’s hottest trend.

Stuart Weitzman Lowland Suede Flat Over-The-Knee Boots

Stuart Weitzman Lowland Flat Over-The-Knee Boots
($798, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Saks Fifth Avenuels, Neiman Marcusls, Nordstromls, Shopbop, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Forward by Elyse Walker, Stuart Weitzman, Revolve, Jildor, Footnotescj, Farfetchls, Bloomingdale’s, Selfridges, Harrodsls & Lane Crawfordls.

Style Bloggers Love Stuart Weitzman

Various personal style bloggers such as Kat Tanita (With Love From Kat), Rachel (Pink Peonies) and Chriselle Lim (The Chriselle Factor) have all been spotted wearing Stuart Weitzman Lowland Flat Over-The-Knee Boots.

Personal Style Bloggers wearing Stuart Weitzman Lowland Flat Over-The-Knee Boots

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Gianni Bini “Fremaux” Stretch Over the Knee Boots

Update (11/25/2016): Spotted these fab Lowland boot dupes by Gianni Bini which come in either black or taupe microsuede and retail for $139.99.

Gianni Bini "Fremaux" Stretch Over the Knee Boots in black and taupe (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Gianni Bini “Fremaux” Stretch Over the Knee Boots
($139.99, Dillard’s)

River Island Over The Knee Flat Boots

Update (11/25/2016): Also discovered these flat OTK boot SW Lowland alternatives at River Island which are on sale for $80. I actually snapped this deal up myself and am quite happy with these faux suede over-the-knee boots.

River Island Over The Knee Flat Boots in black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Lowland inspired)

River Island Over The Knee Flat Boots
($80, River Island)

P.S.: Also available at River Island (UK)ls, River Island (EU), Very.co.uk & Littlewoods.

Buffalo Flat Overknee Boots

Update (11/25/2016): European Lowland lovers might find a liking in these overknee boot look-alikes by Buffalo. Use promo code “BLACK20” to get 20% off full-price items at Buffalo. Black Friday offer valid through November 27th, 2016.

Buffalo Flat Overknee Boots in black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Buffalo Flat Overknee Boots
(€149.90, Buffalo)

P.S.: Also available at Zalando.

INC International Concepts “Imannie” Flat Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (11/21/2016): Stumbled upon another lovely Lowland look-alike boot by INC International Concepts which – judging by the customer reviews – would be best suitable for petite women as these are not quite as OTK as the name would suggest.

INC International Concepts "Imannie" Flat Over-The-Knee Boots in black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

INC International Concepts “Imannie” Flat Over-The-Knee Boots
($83.70, Macy’s)

Call It Spring “Legivia” Faux Suede Over-the-Knee Boots

Update (11/21/2016): I also came across these OTK faux suede boots by Call It Spring which come in three colors and are currently on sale for under $80!

Call It Spring "Legivia" Faux Suede Over-the-Knee Boots (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Call It Spring “Legivia” Faux Suede Over-the-Knee Bootsamazon
($77.32, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at OnlineShoes.com, Shoes.com, Hudson’s Bay, Sears & Macy’s.

275 Central 1603 Flat Suede OTK Boots

Update (11/17/2016): If you’re looking for a high-quality Lowland dupe and are ready to invest (but not quite as much as $798), you might want to check out these genuine suede OTK boots by 275 Central. They do cost $500 which is obviously a lot of money, but they will still save you $298 compared to the real deal. And if you want to save some more, try to wait until Black Friday/Cyber Monday and see whether the stores are going to run a promotion that could lower the price of these beauties.

275 Central 1603 Flat Suede OTK Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

275 Central 1603 Flat Suede OTK Boots
($500, Jildor)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon & Footnotescj.

Unisa “Adivan” Faux Suede Flat Over-the-Knee Boots

Update (11/17/2016): These flat faux suede OTK boots by Unisa are another Lowland look-alike favorite of mine because they look so much like the real deal, but are also so affordable (under $70). Steal deal alert!

Unisa "Adivan" Faux Suede Flat Over-the-Knee Boots in black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Unisa “Adivan” Faux Suede Flat Over-the-Knee Boots
($69.95, DSW)

P.S.: Also available at Stein Mart.

Free People “Coast to Coast” Over-the-Knee Boots

Update (11/21/2016): Again, these boots by Free People are more of the “pricey Lowland dupe”-kind, but they are more than $500 cheaper than the real deal, so they still might be worth the splurge.

Free People "Coast to Coast" Over-the-Knee Boots in black and taupe suede (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Free People “Coast to Coast” Over-the-Knee Boots
($268, Zappos)

P.S.: Also available at Revolve & Free People.

a.n.a “Faren” Flat Over-the-Knee Boots

Update (10/18/2016): Stumbled upon yet another Stuart Weitzman OTK boot dupe! This one’s by a.n.a and it looks absolutely fabulous. Plus, JCPenney are currently running a promotion where you can get up to 25% off your purchase, so these boots will could cost you only $37.49 if you order them before the promotion ends (November 23rd, 2016). Simply use promo code “9BIGSALE” at checkout.

a.n.a "Faren" Flat Over-the-Knee Boots in black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

a.n.a “Faren” Flat Over-the-Knee Boots
($49.99, JCPenney)

Kensie “Theresa” Microsuede Over-the-Knee Boots

Update (10/18/2016): Also spotted these lovely Lowland boot alternatives by Kensie which come in either black or taupe microsuede. Make sure to use Lord & Taylor’s promo code “NOVEMBER” at checkout to get 20% off these beauties which will cut down the price to affordable $95.20 (retail: $119). Offer valid now through November 8th at 11:59PM EST.

Kensie "Theresa" Microsuede Over-the-Knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Kensie “Theresa” Microsuede Over-the-Knee Bootsls
($119, Lord & Taylor)

P.S.: Also available at Shoebuyls.

Style Charles “Groove” Faux Suede Over-the-Knee Boots

Update (10/03/2016): I think it’s pretty safe to say that Stuart Weitzman’s Low- and Highland Over-The-Knee Boots are officially getting just as popular as his highly coveted 50/50 OTK boots a few years ago! Check out these fab Lowland dupes by Style Charles which I have come across at JCPenney. Plus, there’s currently a promotion going on where you can get up to 30% off your purchase which would lower the price of these faux suede boots down to a little over $56 (promo code: “9BIGSALE“, offer ends: November 23rd, 2016). Super steal deal alert!

Style Charles "Groove" Faux Suede Over-the-Knee Boots in black and brown (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Style Charles “Groove” Faux Suede Over-the-Knee Boots
($74.99, JCPenney)

Vince Camuto “Crisintha” Over-the-Knee Flat Boots

Update (10/03/2016): Here’s a set of high quality SW Lowland look-alikes by Vince Camuto. They’re a bit expensive at $179.95 now on sale for $125.96, but they look so luxurious. My personal fave is the taupe color!

Vince Camuto "Crisintha" Over-the-Knee Flat Boots in taupe, black and wine red faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Vince Camuto “Crisintha” Over-the-Knee Flat Bootsls
($125.96, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Macy’s, Vince Camutols & Galeria Kaufhof.

Circus by Sam Edelman “Peyton” Stretch Over-the-Knee Boots

Update (10/03/2016): If you’re looking for a way to save while still be on trend, here’s a great budget steal deal c/o Circus by Sam Edelman. The “Peyton” OTK boots are a great Lowland alternative which are currently on sale for under $80 at 6pm and which come in either black or grey faux suede.

Circus by Sam Edelman "Peyton" Stretch Over-the-Knee Boots in black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Circus by Sam Edelman “Peyton” Stretch Over-the-Knee Boots
($79.99, 6pm)

P.S.: Also available at Famous Footwearls, Shoebuyls, Shoes.com, OnlineShoes.com, Urban Outfitters, Francesca’sls, Lord & Taylorls, Tilly’s, Macy’s, eBay & The Bay.

Nine West “Nolita” Over-the-Knee Boots

Update (10/03/2016): One more Weitzman Lowland boot alternative to add to the (now veeeery long) list of dupes: “Nolita” by Nine West. Price: $179, available colors: black, taupe and dark brown. Current Nine West promo: 40% off highest item with $125+ purchase. No code needed!

Nine West "Nolita" Over-the-Knee Boots in black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Nine West “Nolita” Over-the-Knee Boots
($179, Nine West)

Marc Fisher “Humor” Faux Suede Flat Over-the-Knee Boots

Update (09/24/2016): Loooove these budget-friendly Lowland boot dupes by Marc Fisher. I want these in very color!

Marc Fisher "Humor" Faux Suede Flat Over-the-Knee Boots in taupe, black and wine red (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Marc Fisher “Humor” Faux Suede Flat Over-the-Knee Bootsamazon
($129, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Marc Fisherls, Macy’s & QVC.

Ivanka Trump “Larell” Flat Over-the-Knee Boots

Update (09/24/2016): I also like these Lowland inspired OTK boots by Ivanka Trump which cost $179 and come in black and taupe.

Ivanka Trump "Larell" Flat Over-the-Knee Boots in taupe and black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Ivanka Trump “Larell” Flat Over-the-Knee Bootsamazon
($179, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Zappos, Macy’s & Bloomingdale’s.

Chinese Laundry “Rainey” Flat Faux Suede Over-the-Knee Boots

Update (09/24/2016): Chinese Laundry has a pretty lovely and budget-friendly Lowland dupe available as well. Price: $100, available colors: brown, black and taupe faux suede.

Chinese Laundry "Rainey" Flat Faux Suede Over-the-Knee Boots in tan, black and taupe (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Chinese Laundry “Rainey” Flat Faux Suede Over-the-Knee Bootsamazon
($100, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Zappos & Chinese Laundry.

Guess “Zafira” Flat Faux Suede Over-the-Knee Boots

Update (09/24/2016): Guess also joined the Stuart Weitzman OTK boot bandwagon and come out with a set of Lowland dupes for $150.

Guess "Zafira" Flat Faux Suede Over-the-Knee Boots in black and taupe (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Guess “Zafira” Flat Faux Suede Over-the-Knee Bootsamazon
($149, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Zappos & Guessls.

G by Guess “Simplee” Flat Faux Suede Over-the-Knee Boots

Update (09/24/2016): And for all the frugal fashionistas, here’s another Lowland boot look-alike for under $50 (sale price!). By G by Guess. Super steal deal alert!

G by Guess "Simplee" Flat Faux Suede Over-the-Knee Boots (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

G by Guess “Simplee” Flat Faux Suede Over-the-Knee Bootsamazon
($47.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Guess Factoryls.

Sam Edelman “Paloma” Suede Over-the-Knee Boots

Update (08/28/2016): Found yet another great Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupe today! Check out these fab microsuede OTK boots by Sam Edelman. They look so much like the real deal, don’t you think? Available in black or grey for $175.

Sam Edelman "Paloma" Suede Over-the-Knee Boots in black and grey (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Sam Edelman “Paloma” Suede Over-the-Knee Bootsls
($175, Lord & Taylor)

P.S.: Also available at Zappos, Shopbop, OnlineShoes.com, Sam Edelman, Shoes.com, Neiman Marcusls, Dillard’s & HSN.

Charles by Charles David “Gunter” Over the Knee Boots

Update (08/28/2016): And here’s another great Lowland boot alternative! It’s by Charles by Charles David and currently on sale for less than $100 at Amazon (retail price: $159) and comes in black, merlot red or dove grey microsuede.

Charles by Charles David "Gunter" Over the Knee Boots in black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Charles by Charles David “Gunter” Over the Knee Bootsamazon
($93.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Shoebuyls, Bloomingdale’s, Macy’s, Zappos, ShoeMetrocj, Bluefly, Walmart, eBayeBay & Nordstrom Rack.

Merona “Gisela” Over the Knee Fashion Boots

Update (08/28/2016): These faux suede OTK boots by Merona are a great and budget-friendly SW Lowland alternative if you don’t want to spend more than $40 on the OTK boot trend.

Merona "Gisela" Over the Knee Fashion Boots in black and grey faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Merona “Gisela” Over the Knee Fashion Boots
($39.99, Target)

Marc Fisher LTD “Yenna” Over The Knee Pointy Toe Boots

Update (08/28/2016): Marc Fisher LTD also came out with a Lowland inspired OTK boot version with a pointed toe. Available in 3 colors for roughly $228.95.

Marc Fisher LTD "Yenna" Over The Knee Pointy Toe Boots (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Marc Fisher LTD “Yenna” Over The Knee Pointy Toe Bootsls
($228.95, Nordstrom)

P.S.: Also available at Zappos, Lord & Taylorls, Marc Fisherls, Bloomingdale’s & The Bay.

Sole Society “Valencia” Faux Suede Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (08/28/2016): Another great possible SW Lowland alternative are these fab OTK faux suede boots by Sole Society which cost $149.95 and come in either taupe or black.

Sole Society "Valencia" Faux Suede Over-The-Knee Boots in taupe and black (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Sole Society “Valencia” Faux Suede Over-The-Knee Boots
($149.95, Sole Society)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls.

Lipstik “Magda” Faux Suede Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (04/15/2016): Spotted this lovely Stuart Weitzman Lowland boot alternative by Lipstik today. So close to the real deal, right? And quite budget-friendly at $129.95 AUD.

Lipstik "Magda" Faux Suede Over-The-Knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman Lowland knockoffs)

Lipstik “Magda” Faux Suede Over-The-Knee Boots
($129.95 AUD, StyleTread)

Mollini / Top End “Leer” Over-The-Knee Boots

Update (04/15/2016): I also stumbled upon this Lowland dupe by Mollini / Top End (seems to be the same boot, just rebranded). Available in black or taupe for $183.96 AUD (sale price!).

Mollini / Top End "Leer" Over-The-Knee Boots in black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Lowland knockoffs)

Mollini / Top End “Leer” Over-The-Knee Boots
($183.96 AUD, The Iconic)

P.S.: Also available at Wanted Shoes.

Dolce Vita “Neely” Flat Over-The-Knee Boots

My personal favorite first: the “Neely” boot from Dolce Vita, a spot-on “Lowland” dupe with very positive customer reviews for roughly 1/4 of the real deal’s price. At $200, it sure isn’t a steal find and probably won’t be an impulse buy for anyone here, but if you like the style I suggest you better hurry up with your purchase.

Dolce Vita "Neeley" Flat Over-The-Knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Dolce Vita “Neely” Flat Suede Over-The-Knee Boots
($199.95, Shopbop)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Revolve, Zappos, Dillard’s, Bloomingdale’s, Dolce Vita, Urban Outfitters, Belk & Nordstromls.

Aldo “Barra” Lace-Back Suede Over-The-Knee Boots

Next up is a boot by Aldo. “Barra” is also spot-on in terms of design when compared to the Lowland. It’s $110 cheaper than the Dolce Vita version, but the reviews for this one are also rather mixed. Anyway, if you want to give it a try, these boots come in either taupe or black suede.

Aldo "Barra" Lace-Back Suede Over-The-Knee Boots in taupe and black (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Aldo “Barra” Lace-Back Suede Over-The-Knee Bootsamazon
($190, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at ASOS & Aldo (UK).

Steve Madden “Odina” Flat Suede Over-The-Knee Boots

Of course Steve Madden couldn’t miss the opportunity to join in on this knock-off game as well! “Odina”, like the other Lowland look-alikes above, is nearly identical to the real deal, but costs only $149.95. Though I do have to add that this boot has a fabric upper unlike the dupes above which are made of genuine leather.

Steve Madden "Odina" Flat Suede Over-The-Knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Steve Madden “Odina” Flat Suede Over-The-Knee Bootsls
($149.95, Steve Madden)

P.S.: Also available at Zalando, John Lewis, House of Fraser, Dune London, About You, Sarenza & Next.

Choies Stretch Suedette Over-The-Knee Boots

Still not in the mood to pay that much for faux leather boots? Well, then how about these Lowland dupes by Choies for a little over $50? Same design, veeeeery different price tag and the customers seem to love this one, too.

Choies Stretch Suedette Over-The-Knee Boots in taupe and black faux suede (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Choies Stretch Suedette Over-The-Knee Boots
($58.99, Choies)

P.S.: A second, similar version is also available here at Choies #2 and Jessica Buurman.

Public Desire “Joy” Over the Knee Faux Suede Boots

Deal: 10% student discount (excludes sale items)! Worldwide shipping available!

Another budget-friendly option are these faux suede OTK boots I discovered at Public Desire. They’re available in 3 colors and cost under £40 (plus, students get 10% off!). Yay!

Public Desire "Joy" Over the Knee Faux Suede Boots (Stuart Weitzman Lowland dupes)

Public Desire “Joy” Over the Knee Faux Suede Boots
(£39.99, Public Desire)

P.S.: A similar version is also available at Ego.

Schutz “Lois” Suede Flat Over-The-Knee Boots

And lastly, Schutz. Another absolutely fabulous and spot-on look for less alternative for Stuart Weitzman’s “Lowland”. And not too expensive either at $125 (sale price!) as well! Unfortunately though, they’re almost sold out at Shopbop and I couldn’t find any other retailer stocking this beautiful boot (boohoo!).

Schutz "Lois" Suede Flat Over-The-Knee Boots in black (Stuart Weitzman Lowland knockoffs)

Schutz “Lois” Suede Flat Over-The-Knee Boots
($125, Shopbop)

Image source(s): Stuart Weitzman, With Love From Kat, Extra Petite, Pink Peonies, The Chriselle Factor, Barefoot Blonde, Haut Appétit, Dillard’s, River Island, Buffalo, Footnotes, Amazon, Stein Mart, JCPenney, Lord & Taylor, Vince Camuto, Macy’s, Nine West, Chinese Laundry, Nordstrom, Target, Zappos, Choies, Steve Madden, Public Desire, MyHabit

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Update: This post has been updated on August 28, 2016. Scroll down to see the new add.

Self-Portrait. How could we have possibly missed out on covering this new and super coveted brand for so long? Sorry about that, folks. But before we head into showing you our best Self-Portrait steal finds, here are a few facts about the contemporary fashion label: it was founded in 2013 by Han Chong (also former creative director of Three Floor) and quickly gained red carpet and social media buzz shortly after, landing dress gigs with celebrities such as Reese Witherspoon and Miranda Kerr as well as personal style bloggers like Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad) and Kristina Bazan (Kayture). The signature aesthetic of the London-based brand are feminine, romantic dresses and separates with lots of lace, embroidery and sheer overlays which have a surprisingly appealing price point: Dresses typically fall in the $500-$600 price range. And while I honestly applaud Han Chong for wanting to create a mid-priced fashion label with lots of attention to detail, $480 is still a lot of money for a lot of people (even though I’ll admit the “Azaelea” dress, which by the way got silently renamed correctly to “Azalea” in the meantime, thus probably referring to the flower, pictured below looks like it’s worth every penny of it). Keep on reading to find various stylish Self-Portrait dress alternatives for much less.

Self-Portrait Azaelea Midi Lace Dress in blue, white and red

Self-Portrait Azaelea Midi Lace Dressls
($480, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Neiman Marcus #2ls, Forward by Elyse Walker, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Bergdorf Goodman #2ls, ASOS, Shopbop, Selfridges, Matches Fashionls, Luisaviaroma & Stylebop.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Self-Portrait

Celebs such as Bella Thorne, Miranda Kerr, Maisie Williams and personal style bloggers like Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific), Yana (La Vie du Papillon), Julia Engel (Gal Meets Glam) and Aimee Song (Song of Style) have all been spotted wearing a Self-Portrait Azaelea Midi Lace Dress.

Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific), Yana (La Vie Du Papillon), Julia Engel (Gal Meets Glam), Bella Thorne and Aimee Song (Song of Style) wearing a Self-Portrait Azaelea Midi Lace Dress

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Avery G Lace Tea-Length Dress

Update (08/28/2016): Now look at this gorgeous Self-Portrait Azalea look-alike dress by Avery G. Not exactly a steal at $127.46 (sale price!), but the dress quality might be worth the investment.

Avery G Lace Tea-Length Dress in white (Self-Portrait Azalea / Azaelea dupe)

Avery G Lace Tea-Length Dressamazon
($127.46, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at Bloomingdale’s.

H&M Lace Dress

Update (08/23/2016): Just a quick heads-up to let you know that the gorgeous H&M Azaelea dupe dress is now also available in a lovely light pink color! This dress has been restocked several times and always sold out super fast, so don’t wait too long if you love this one!

Another gorgeous Self-Portrait Azaelea alternative is this lace midi dress by H&M. It’s currently only available in yellow (also comes in white and rose pink now), but it does look lovely and so similar to the real deal, right? I know $129 seems oddly expensive for an H&M dress, but be rest assured, I actually ordered this dress myself and it is definitely worth the money, the fit is flattering and the quality is good. So if you’re a fan of feminine lace summer dresses, this one is a great buy!

H&M Lace Dress in rose pink, yellow and white (Self-Portrait Azaelea dupes)

H&M Lace Dress
($129, H&M)

Romwe Fit & Flare Lace Cami Dress

Update (06/04/2016): YASSSS! Another spot-on and budget-friendly Self-Portrait Azaelea dress dupe has popped up on the internet today! Found this one at Romwe; it comes either in pale blue or dusty rose and costs less than $50. Woohoo!

Romwe Fit & Flare Lace Cami Dress in pale blue and dusty rose (Self-Portrait Azaelea knockoffs)

Romwe Fit & Flare Lace Cami Dress
($47.99, Romwe)

P.S.: Also available at SheIn, Cupshe & Romwe (other version).

Tang House Lace-Up Back Crochet A-Line Dress

Update (06/04/2016): Also spotted another shortened Azaelea inspired dress version which has a beautiful lace-up back detail! It’s by Tang House, comes in various lovely colors and costs $54.90. What do you think? Yay or nay?

Tang House Lace-Up Back Crochet A-Line Dress in yellow (Self-Portrait Azaelea inspired)

Tang House Lace-Up Back Crochet A-Line Dress
($54.90, YesStyle)

Charlotte Russe Strappy Crochet A-Line Dress

Update (05/12/2016): OMG STEAL DEAL ALERT! Look what I just discovered at Charlotte Russe: the perfect little white Self-Portrait Azaelea look-alike dress for a super steal price of just $23.99! Don’t wait, buy now, this dress will sell out once the word is out. By the way, while browsing I also spotted a lovely shortened Azaelea dress dupe at Charlotte Russe for $23.99 which comes in 4 colors and is also available in plus sizes!

Charlotte Russe Strappy Crochet A-Line Dress in white (Self-Portrait Azaelea knockoff)

Charlotte Russe Strappy Crochet A-Line Dress
($23.99, Charlotte Russe)

Warehouse Lace Halter Dress

Update (05/12/2016): Came across another Azaelea dupe today at Warehouse. The neckline is different, but the rest of the design is pretty much identical. Available in red, black, burgundy and blue.

Warehouse Lace Halter Dress in black and red (Self-Portrait Azaelea knockoffs)

Warehouse Lace Halter Dressls
(£65, Warehouse)

P.S.: Also available at ASOS.

Club Monaco “Bolari” Midi Lace Dress

Update (05/08/2016): Spotted another great Self-Portrait Azaelea look-alike today! It’s by Club Monaco, comes in either black or forest green and costs approx. half as much as the real deal ($219). Love the green version for redheads! What do you think?

Club Monaco "Bolari" Midi Lace Dress in black and green (Self-Portrait Azaelea knockoff)

Club Monaco “Bolari” Midi Lace Dress
($149, Club Monaco)

Aqua Lace Cami Midi Dress

Update (04/29/2016): I think I just stumbled upon the best Self-Portrait Azaelea steal find yet! Check out this lovely lace midi dress by Aqua which is available in either black or light blue and is significantly cheaper than the real deal. Shhhhhh, don’t tell anyone, but Aqua has also various other great Self-Portrait look-alikes available here (e.g. this dress or this one or this one).

Aqua Lace Cami Midi Dress in black and light blue (Self-Portrait Azaelea knockoffs)

Aqua Lace Cami Midi Dress
($55.50, Bloomingdale’s)

bebe Cotton Eyelet Dress

Update (04/28/2016): Just spotted this Self-Portrait inspired summer dress at bebe. It has obviously some major differences (e.g. different pattern and length), but the bodice clearly gives away where the inspiration for this dress came from.

bebe Cotton Eyelet Dress in white (Self-Portrait Azaelea inspired)

bebe Cotton Eyelet Dress
($111.30, bebe)

LuLu*s Pinnacle of Prestige Lace Midi Dress

If you can’t afford spending half a grand on a flirty summer dress, here’s our best steal find (yet!) which I discovered at LuLu*s some time ago. And I would’ve showed you this lovely $64 lace midi dress some time ago already, but it kept selling out so fast – restock after restock – that I didn’t even have enough time to finish up this blog post before this dress was completely sold out again, so I patiently waited until it got restocked for what feels like the tenth time now and for the first time it didn’t sell out in the first 60 minutes. Yay! However, this dress is obviously still wildly popular, so I wouldn’t wait too long with buying. Who knows if it’ll be restocked for an eleventh time?

LuLu*s Pinnacle of Prestige Lace Midi Dress in ivory white (Self-Portrait Azaelea knockoff)

LuLu*s Pinnacle of Prestige Lace Midi Dress
($64, LuLu*s)

Persun Flower Embellished Cami Dress

And of course, where there’s a trend Asian copycats can’t be too far away. The design of the Persun midi lace dress is very close to the real deal (including the colors), but I can’t tell for sure whether the quality is worth paying $37.99 for.

Jessica Buurman "Adice" Flower Embellished Cami Dress in white and red (Self-Portrait Azaelea knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “Adice” Flower Embellished Cami Dressamazon
($37.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Similar dress options are also available by Choies.

Free People South Of The Equator Midi Dress

OK, now this Self-Portrait steal find kind of irritates me. Don’t get me wrong: I love Free People and I looooove designer dupes. But what I don’t understand is how you can blatantly copy a $480 dress and then sell your own copied version for a whopping $300 (now on sale for $69.95), thus making both dresses compete in the same price range? Now that’s a little shameless, isn’t it? Even for blatant copycats. Anyway, I still wanted to include this dress option because it does look a lot like the real deal and it is in fact still $180 $380 cheaper than the original, so if you’re OK with paying that much money for a copycat design, feel free to do so.

Free People South Of The Equator Midi Dress in white, black and red (Self-Portrait Azaelea knockoffs)

Free People South Of The Equator Midi Dress
($69.95, Free People)

Image source(s): Selfridges, Atlantic-Pacific, La Vie Du Papillon, @bellathorne Instagram, Gal Meets Glam, Song of Style, Romwe, YesStyle, Charlotte Russe, Warehouse, Club Monaco, Bloomingdale’s, bebe, LuLu*s, H&M, Jessica Buurman, Free People

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Update: This post has been updated on August 28, 2016. Scroll down to see the new adds.

Are you familiar with these futuristic-looking sunglasses by Dior? The “So Real” shades have admittedly stolen the thunder from Dior’s “Technologic” sunglasses last year because both models were released around the same time, but now that I actually had the chance to try the “So Real” sunnies on myself, I’m kind of over them because they didn’t suit my face as much as I hoped they would. I did like the architectural concept of the “So Real” however and that’s where the “Technologic” sunglasses come in because they’re like the grown-up and sophisticated sister of the “So Real”, a modern and updated spin on the classic aviator silhouette. But “Made in Italy” or not, there’s no way I’d spend more than $500 on a pair of sunglasses. Sorry, Dior!

Dior Technologic Brow Bar Aviator Sunglasses

Dior Technologic Brow Bar Aviator Sunglassesls
($560, Saks Fifth Avenue)

P.S.: Also available at Nordstromls, Barneysls, Solstice Sunglasses, Amazonamazon, Harvey Nichols, John Lewis, Farfetchls & Vestiaire Collective.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Dior

Celebs such as Kendall and Kylie Jenner and personal style bloggers like Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad) and Aimee Song (Song of Style) have been spotted wearing Dior Technologic Sunglasses.

Kendall Jenner, Kylie Jenner, Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad), Aimee Song (Song of Style) wearing Dior Technologic Sunglasses

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Express Jackie Brow Bar Aviator Sunglasses

Update (08/28/2016): Express came out with a second variation of their Dior Technologic sunglass dupe which now comes with a rosegold frame and sapphire blue lenses. Price: $29.90! I looooove these!

Express Jackie Brow Bar Aviator Sunglasses in rosegold and blue (Dior Technologic look-alike)

Express Jackie Brow Bar Aviator Sunglasses
($29.90, Express)

Nasty Gal Set the Bar High Shades

Update (08/28/2016): And if you’re a fan of warm-toned lenses, check out these shades I discovered at Nasty Gal which look spot-on Dior but will cost you only $20.

Nasty Gal Set the Bar High Shades in rosegold (Dior Technologic dupe)

Nasty Gal Set the Bar High Shadesls
($20, Nasty Gal)

Free People “Top Down” Aviator Sunglasses

Update (03/10/2016): Here’s another great and budget-friendly alternative to Dior’s pricey Technologic sunnies which I have discovered at Free People for $25. A rounded lens version is available here.

Free People "Top Down" Aviator Sunglasses in blue and grey (Dior Technologic dupes)

Free People “Top Down” Aviator Sunglasses
($25, Free People)

Aldo “McCooey” Aviator Sunglasses

Update (02/29/2016): Spotted another Dior inspired pair of fab aviator sunglasses at Aldo and they’re $16 only, yay!

Aldo "McCooey" Aviator Sunglasses in blue (Dior Technologic dupes)

Aldo “McCooey” Aviator Sunglassesls
($16, Aldo)

P.S.: Also available at Aldo (Canada)ls & Aldo (UK).

GMAT Retro Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses

Luckily, there’s no need to spend half a grand to get the coveted Dior look because you can get a spot-on dupe for less than $20. These sunglasses by GMAT are probably the closest you can get to the real deal for such a steal price at the moment.

GMAT Retro Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses (Dior Technologic dupes)

GMAT Retro Mirrored Aviator Sunglassesamazon
($18.90, Amazon)

P.S.: Similar versions are also available at Romwe, SheIn, Amazon #2amazon & Oasap.

Forever 21 Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses

If you’re looking for something cheaper, you might want to check out these silver/grey shades I discovered at Forever 21. Total Dior dupe for less than $10! Steal deal alert!

Forever 21 Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses in silver grey (Dior Technologic dupe)

Forever 21 Mirrored Aviator Sunglasses
($9.90, Forever 21)

P.S.: Also available at Forever 21 (US) (similar), Forever 21 (Canada)ls, Forever 21 (UK) & Forever 21 (EU).

BP. Geo Bar Aviator Sunglasses

These BP. sunglasses are missing a couple details to be considered a spot-on knockoff, but the front is almost identical to the Dior “Technologic” shades. $12 only. Plus, I love the blue mirrored lenses on these!

BP. Geo Bar Aviator Sunglasses in blue mirrored (Dior Technologic dupes)

BP. Geo Bar Aviator Sunglassesls
($12, Nordstrom)

GoJane In Shades Flat Brow Bridge Sunglasses

Another great steal alternative for under $10 are these sunnies from GoJane.

GoJane In Shades Flat Brow Bridge Sunglasses in grey (Dior Technologic dupe)

GoJane In Shades Flat Brow Bridge Sunglasses
($8.50, GoJane)

P.S.: A similar version is also available at MakeMeChic & Windsorpjx.

ZooShoo Fine Line Sunglasses

ZooShoo has also a few fabulous and spot-on Dior dupes for a little over $20. I’m totally digging the gold mirrored pair!

ZooShoo Fine Line Sunglasses (Dior Technologic dupes)

ZooShoo Fine Line Sunglassespjx
($22, ZooShoo)

Express Brow Bar Aviator Sunglasses

Last but not least, I had to include these gorgeous shades from Express. At $29.90, they’re the most expensive “Technologic” dupe in this list, but I simply looooove their rose-tinted lenses.

Express Brow Bar Aviator Sunglasses in pink rosegold (Dior Technologic dupe)

Express Brow Bar Aviator Sunglasses
($29.90, Express)

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Victoria’s Secret angel and supermodel mom Miranda Kerr went for a monochrome casual cool getup recently when she departed from LAX on January 15, 2013, looking absolutely fabulous in oversized cat eye sunglasses, an animal print cardigan, black leather pants and her favorite Isabel Marant Bekket wedge sneakers. I loved Miranda’s look so much, I recreated it for you on a more budget-friendly level. Hope you like it!

Miranda Kerr’s Black & White Airport Look 4 Less

Miranda Kerr's Black & White Airport Look 4 Less

Go Shopping:

Our Rating: ★★★½☆

Who?Miranda Kerr
Where?LAX Airport, Los Angeles
When?January 15, 2013
What?Prada Cat-Eye Sunglassesls ($255), A.L.C. Austin Cardigan ($385), Isabel Marant Bekket Sneakersls ($725), Givenchy Antigona Duffel Bagls ($2.435)

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