Midi Dresses

Update: This post has been updated on May 28, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

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, Nordstrom)

Also available at Forward by Elyse Walker, Shopbopls, Neiman Marcusls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, ASOS, Selfridges, Harrodsls, Matches Fashionls, Luisaviaroma, MyTheresa & 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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Apart Crochet Lace Midi Dress

Update (05/28/2017): Just stumbled upon this lovely and spot-on Self-Portrait Azaelea look-alike dress by Apart. It’s a little expensive, but still about half the price of the real deal.

Apart Crochet Lace Midi Dress in coral red (Self-Portrait Azaelea dupe)

Apart Crochet Lace Midi Dressamazon
(€169.90, Amazon.de)

Also available at Zalando & Otto.

Apart Lace Midi Dress

Update (05/28/2017): Although it doesn’t have the same floral lace pattern, these midi dresses, also by Apart, would be a great Self-Portrait alternative as well. Plus, they’re significantly cheaper than the spot-on dupe above. My personal fave is the baby blue color! Perfect wedding guest dress!

Apart Lace Midi Dress in black and baby blue (Self-Portrait Azaelea inspired)

Apart Lace Midi Dress
(€119.90, Zalando)

Minusey Floral Lace Midi Dress

Update (05/28/2017): And check out these awesome and super spot-on Azaelea dress dupes I found at Minusey! I tried to make out the differences, but can’t seem to find any. Available in either blush pink, dusty blue or white for $148. Make sure to use our reader exclusive promo code “INTHEIRCLOSET” at checkout to get 10% off your order at Minusey!

Minusey Floral Lace Midi Dress in blush pink and dusty blue (Self-Portrait Azaelea dupes)

Minusey Floral Lace Midi Dress
($148, Minusey)

Vila “Viclarna” Strappy Lace Skater Dress

Update (05/18/2017): If you’re looking for a short version of the “Azaelea” dress Vila has got you covered. Available in white, navy and baby blue.

Vila "Viclarna" Strappy Lace Skater Dress (Self-Portrait Azaelea inspired)

Vila “Viclarna” Strappy Lace Skater Dress
($87, ASOS)

Also available at Zalando & About You.

Vero Moda “Beauti” Strappy Lace Dress

Update (04/23/2017): Looks like Vero Moda came up with their own “Azaelea” inspired dresses which come in either red or navy and are little shorter than the original (knee-length), but otherwise have the same look for a much lower price (€59.95).

Vero Moda "Beauti" Strappy Lace Dress in red and navy (Self-Portrait Azaelea dupes)

Vero Moda “Beauti” Strappy Lace Dress
(€59.95, Zalando)

Also available at Amazonamazon, Vero Moda, Bestseller, About You, Very.co.uk & Littlewoods.

Edited “Mailin” Strappy Crochet Lace Maxi Dress

Update (04/23/2017): Also stumbled upon this Self-Portrait inspired maxi lace dress by Edited which looks a lot like the “Azelea” dress, but is a little longer and could serve as a great and budget-friendly bridal dress for a summer wedding.

Edited "Mailin" Strappy Crochet Lace Maxi Dress in white (Self-Portrait Azaelea dupe)

Edited “Mailin” Strappy Crochet Lace Maxi Dress
(€109, Edited)

ASTR Lace Midi Dress

Update (03/19/2017): Just in time for Spring, I’ve discovered these amazingly similar Azaelea lace dress dupes by ASTR which come in 3 colors and retail for $89. I love these!

ASTR Lace Midi Dress in light blue, white and black (Self-Portrait Azaelea dupes)

ASTR Lace Midi Dressls
($89, Nordstrom)

Donna Morgan “Valentina” Novelty Lace Midi Dress

Update (03/19/2017): And how gorgeous is this summery yellow lace dress by Donna Morgan? It’s quite similar to the H&M version below and I think I like this one even a little more. Not a total steal at $148, but probably worth the investment.

Donna Morgan "Valentina" Novelty Lace Midi Dress in yellow (Self-Portrait Azaelea dupe)

Donna Morgan “Valentina” Novelty Lace Midi Dressamazon
($148, Amazon)

Also available at Donna Morgan & Zappos.

Chicwish Ingenious Crochet Cami Dress

Update (03/19/2017): Discovered these lovely Self-Portrait inspired lace midi dresses at Chicwish which are currently on sale for a little over $60.

Chicwish Ingenious Crochet Cami Dress in white and rust (Self-Portrait Azaelea dupes)

Chicwish Ingenious Crochet Cami Dress
($61.97, Chicwish)

NA-KD Boho Floral Crochet Midi Dress

Update (03/19/2017): Also found this Self-Portrait inspired set of dress at NA-KD which reminded me of the Azaelea dress as well. They come in a variety of colors (black, red, nude, blush and dusty blue) and cost $95.11. A more spot-on and just as lovely maxi dress versionls is also available at NA-KD for the same price.

NA-KD Boho Floral Crochet Midi Dress in nude, red and dust blue (Self-Portrait Azaelea inspired)

NA-KD Boho Floral Crochet Midi Dressls
($95.11, NA-KD)

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 $339, 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)

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! A similar off-shoulder version is available here (comes in white, mint green and light pink).

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)

Also available at Zaful, SheIn & Cupshe.

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): 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.

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)

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.

Persun Flower Embellished Cami Dress in white and red (Self-Portrait Azaelea knockoffs)

Persun Flower Embellished Cami Dressamazon
($37.99, Amazon)

Similar dress options are also available by Choies & Jessica Buurman.

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, About You, Mandel Design, Zalando, Edited, Nordstrom, Donna Morgan, Chicwish, NA-KD, 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 April 24, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

While Self-Portrait certainly had its breakthrough with the Azaelea dress, my personal SP favorite was another dress: Ivy, a gorgeous lace-trim tiered midi dress with a Swiss Dot texture and an open lace-up back. I could probably gush about this dress for the next hour or just simply say that it is *the* perfect summer dress! Playful, feminine, delicate, breezy – what more could you possibly ask for in a summer dress? The only bummer is the price of $625 (now $437.50) which seems reasonable when you consider all the details that this dress has to offer, but still, $437.50 is a lot of money for a lot of people.

Self-Portrait Ivy Lace-Trim Open-Back Midi Dress in white and black

Self-Portrait Ivy Lace-Trim Open-Back Midi Dressls
($437.50, Shopbop)

Also available at Hampden Clothingpjx, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Revolve, Kirna Zabêtels, Selfridges, Stylebop & Farfetchls.

Style Bloggers Love Self-Portrait

Personal style bloggers such as Louise Roe (Front Roe by Louise Roe) or Nina (Fashiioncarpet) have been spotted wearing a Self-Portrait Ivy Lace-Trim Open-Back Midi Dress.

Louise Roe (Front Roe by Louise Roe) and Nina Schwichtenberg (Fashiioncarpet) wearing a white Self-Portrait Ivy Lace-Trim Open-Back Midi Dress

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Bardot “Sophia” Peplum Dress

Update (04/24/2017): Discovered this lovely Self-Portrait inspired, shortened peplum dress by Bardot which instantly reminded me of the “Ivy” dress above. May isn’t too far away, so this frock might become your go-to dress for the remainder of Spring and Summer. “Sophia” is available in white or orange and retails for $119.

Bardot "Sophia" Peplum Dress in white (Self-Portrait Ivy inspired)

Bardot “Sophia” Peplum Dressls
($119, Nordstrom)

Charlotte Russe Embroidered Crochet-Trim Halter Dress

Update (04/24/2017): And if you don’t want to spend that much money, check out this budget-friendly Self-Portrait inspired dress at Charlotte Russe which can be yours for $39.99. Steal deal!

Charlotte Russe Embroidered Crochet-Trim Halter Dress in white (Self-Portrait Ivy inspired)

Charlotte Russe Embroidered Crochet-Trim Halter Dress
($39.99>, Charlotte Russe)

Jessica Buurman “Mavis” Tiered Lace Midi Dress

Update (07/06/2016): Stumbled upon these spot-on Self-Portrait Ivy dress dupes at Jessica Buurman today. Price: $139. Worth it or not, what do you think?

Jessica Buurman "Mavis" Tiered Lace Midi Dress in white and black (Self-Portrait Ivy knockoffs)

Jessica Buurman “Mavis” Tiered Lace Midi Dress
($139, Jessica Buurman)

Warehouse Lace Tiered Dress

When I first saw this lace tiered midi dress at Warehouse, it instantly reminded me of the Ivy dress even though it clearly has some obvious differences. I wouldn’t call it a dupe, but the whole concept of the dress, which is available in either black, white or rust by the way, is definitely at least inspired by Self-Portrait’s whimsical aesthetic. Unfortunately, this Ivy look-alike dress ain’t cheap either ($176!), but at least it’s still almost $450 cheaper than the real deal.

Warehouse Lace Tiered Dress in black, white and rust red (Self-Portrait Ivy inspired)

Warehouse Lace Tiered Dressls
($176, Warehouse)

Image source(s): Neiman Marcus, Front Roe by Louise Roe, Fashiioncarpet, Bardot, Charlotte Russe, Warehouse

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The little black dress gets a twist for spring with the addition of delicate sleeves and a beautiful open-back detail. Think minimal accessories, upswept do, chandelier earrings and sky-high, black platform pumps. It seems Miu Miu has done it again, designing a dress that is elegant with a red carpet flair. But unless you are a celebrity, or you’ve got $4,105 to spend on a new dress, consider taking a look at the awesome look-a-like below.

Miu Miu Embellished Open-Back Crepe Dress in black

Miu Miu Embellished Open-Back Crepe Dressls
($4.105, NET-A-PORTER)

Celebrities Love Miu Miu

Diane Kruger and Anna Dello Russo wearing a black Miu Miu Embellished Open-Back Crepe Dress

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ASOS Midi Dress with Embellished Sleeves

This dress by ASOS is very similar to the original with its glorious old Hollywood silhouette and gorgeous floral embroidered sleeves. The small differences in this design suggest a more youthful vibe, which is right in line with its significantly more affordable price-tag of $152.19. So, get excited because this gown will be the perfect thing to wear to your upcoming cocktail party, or to host your next sensational get-together.

ASOS Midi Dress with Embellished Sleeves in black (Miu Miu knockoff)

ASOS Midi Dress with Embellished Sleevesls
($152.19, ASOS)

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I might have mentioned once or twice how much of a sucker I am for all things striped and nautical inspired? And this dress by bebe is luckily both. So yeah, consider me obsessed. Sure, you’d have to rock your highest heels to balance out the midi-length of the dress and make it work for you and not against you, but the extra effort will pay off as you will look infinitely stylish and feel like a Grande Dame headed for her next Caribbean cruise.

bebe Lara Nautical Stripe Midi Dress in navy and white

bebe Lara Nautical Stripe Midi Dress
($98, bebe)

Image source(s): bebe

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