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Update: This post has been updated on April 12, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

I don’t actively follow swimwear fashion, so for me to take notice of a swimwear trend, it really takes a lot of hype and medial exposure (yes, I have seen you, Triangl bikinis!) or a very, very beautiful bikini/swimsuit. Marysia‘s scalloped “Antibes” swimwear is easily both: beautiful and dearly loved by celebs and online influencers worldwide. The scalloped swimsuits and bikinis regularly get a fair share of social media exposure and are universally flattering for women of all shapes and sizes. Now if only they weren’t so darn expensive, the “Antibes” bikini set will set you back $282.

Marysia Antibes Scalloped Bandeau Bikini in teal blue, black and white

Marysia Antibes Scalloped Bandeau Bikinils
($141 + $141, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Shopbopls, Net-A-Porterls, Bergdorf Goodmanls, Zappos, Amazon, Ron Herman, Forward by Elyse Walker, Intermix, Revolve, Everything But Water, 6pm, Farfetchls, Saint Bernard, Club Monaco, J.Crew, Lane Crawfordls, Matches Fashionls, Avenue 32, Oxygen Boutiquels, MyTheresa & Stylebop.

Style Bloggers Love Marysia

Personal style bloggers such as Jessica Stein (Tuula Vintage), Nicole Warne (Gary Pepper Girl), Megan Runion (All Things Lovely), Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad) have all been spotted wearing a Marysia Antibes Scalloped Bandeau Bikini.

Jessica Stein (Tuula Vintage), Nicole Warne (Gary Pepper Girl), Megan Runion (All Things Lovely), Chiara Ferragni (The Blonde Salad) wearing a Marysia Antibes Scalloped Bandeau Bikini

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Express Scalloped Bandeau Bikini

Update (04/12/2017): Spotted these super cute Marysia Antibes bikini dupes at Express today. They’re available in various colors, so you can mix or match at your heart’s desire. Plus, they’re currently 40% off and the whole set would cost you less than $40! Steal deal alert!

Express Scalloped Bandeau Bikini (Marysia Antibes dupes)

Express Scalloped Bandeau Bikini
($17.94 + $17.94, Express)

Vero Moda Gingham Bandeau Bikini with Scallop Trim

Update (04/12/2017): I also discovered this super cute Marysia inspired bandeau bikini by Vero Moda in a beautiful gingham print which is a huge trend this Spring by the way. The whole bikini set comes in at a little over $50.

Vero Moda Gingham Bandeau Bikini with Scallop Trim in blue and white (Marysia Antibes dupes)

Vero Moda Gingham Bandeau Bikini with Scallop Trim
($28 + $25, ASOS)

Rosegal Scalloped Bandeau Bikini Set

Update (04/12/2017): Found spot-on Marysia Antibes look-alike bikinis at Rosegal and various other Asian-based online-shops. They come in multiple colors and designs and most of them are super cheap, but fit and sizing can be off sometimes when it comes to Asian clothing, so be aware of this possible issue and consider ordering various sizes (especially if your top and bottom aren’t 100% proportional).

Rosegal Scalloped Bandeau Bikini Set in white and ice blue (Marysia Antibes dupes)

Rosegal Scalloped Bandeau Bikini Set
($15.68, Rosegal)

P.S.: Similar versions are also available at Zaful, Cupshe, Romwe & SheIn.

Pimkie Scallop Bandeau Bikini

Update (04/12/2017): Steal deal alert! Here’s another set of spot-on and budget-friendly Marysia scallop bikini dupes! These scalloped bikinis are by Pimkie, they come in various colors (pale pink is my favorite!) and the whole bikini set will cost you only £18.98!

Pimkie Scallop Bandeau Bikini (Marysia Antibes dupes)

Pimkie Scallop Bandeau Bikini
(£18.98, ASOS)

Old Navy Scalloped Jacquard Bandeau Bikini

But look what we’ve discovered at Old Navy: a spot-on dupe of Marysia’s Antibes scallop bandeau bikini for a fraction of the real deal’s price, available in either turquoise or black. And the best part? The whole bikini set will cost you less than $50 compared to $272. Steal deal alert!

Old Navy Scalloped Jacquard Bandeau Bikini in teal blue and black (Marysia Swim Antibes knockoff)

Old Navy Scalloped Jacquard Bandeau Bikini
($24.94 + $22.94, Old Navy)

BP. Scallop Bandeau Bikini

Another beautiful and budget-friendly Marysia alternative are these lovely scalloped bikinis by BP. which are available in either white or black/white rose print and come with an optional halter strap. The whole set will cost you $60.

BP. Scallop Bandeau Bikini in white and black/white floral print (Marysia Antibes knockoffs)

BP. Scallop Bandeau Bikinils
($28 + $32, Nordstrom)

H&M Scalloped Bandeau Bikini

Cute bikini alert! I also came across this lovely white scalloped bandeau bikini by H&M which is obviously an awesome dupe for the Marysia Antibes bikini, but H&M’s version costs less than $35 (set price!) in comparison. Total no brainer here.

H&M Scalloped Bandeau Bikini in white (Marysia Antibes knockoff)

H&M Scalloped Bandeau Bikini Top
($19.99 + $14.99, H&M)

Accessorize “Sasha” Scalloped Bandeau Bikini

Last but not least, I also stumbled upon the “Sasha” bikini collection by Accessorize which, too, has some visible Marysia Antibes inspiration going on. The scalloped bikinis have an extra bow knot added on the bustier, they come in either white, navy or coral and a set costs less than $60. Super cute and super affordable, I love this steal!

Accessorize "Sasha" Scalloped Bandeau Bikini in white and navy (Marysia Antibes knockoffs)

Accessorize “Sasha” Scalloped Bandeau Bikinils
($29 + $27, Accessorize)

P.S.: Also available at Accessorize (UK)ls.

Image source(s): Neiman Marcus, Tuula Vintage, Gary Pepper Girl, For All Things Lovely, The Blonde Salad, Express, ASOS, Rosegal, Old Navy, Nordstrom, H&M, Accessorize

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I might not be the biggest Kardashian fan in general, but for some reason I always find myself interested in their fashion and what they wear on- and off the screen. Fact is, the Kardashian sisters have really stepped up their style game in the last couple of years (which is probably mainly due to them having hired highly skilled personal stylists and MUAs) and if I had to pick my favorite Kardashian fashion-wise, it would have to be Khloè Kardashian. I love that she wears all her clothes with so much confidence and it never looks as if she is trying too hard which I think is sometimes the case with Kim and Kylie’s fashion choices. A few weeks ago Khloé wore a super sexy strapless button-front sheath dress by Cushnie et Ochs for her TV show “Kocktails with Khloé” which instantly reminded me of Liz Hurley’s infamous safety pin dress from Versace that she wore to a film premiere in 1994. I love Khloé’s look head-to-toe here and really hope that ASOS, Topshop or Missguided will come out with a budget-friendly steal option in a couple of weeks for this sexy (and sadly, very pricey) dress. What do you think of Khloé’s revealing look? Hot or not?

Khloè Kardashian wearing a black Cushnie et Ochs Strapless Button-Front Sheath Dress

Our Rating: ★★★★★

Who?Khloè Kardashian
Where?Kocktails with Khloé (Gigi Hadid episode)
When?March 17, 2016
What?Cushnie et Ochs Strapless Button-Front Sheath Dress ($1.625)

Cushnie et Ochs Strapless Button-Front Sheath Dress

Cushnie et Ochs Strapless Button-Front Sheath Dress in black and gold

Cushnie et Ochs Strapless Button-Front Sheath Dressicon
($1.625, Neiman Marcus)

P.S.: Also available at Shopbop, Forward by Elyse Walker, Bergdorf Goodmanls & Net-A-Porterls.

Image source(s): @khloekardashian Instagram, Neiman Marcus

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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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Update: This post has been updated on August 30, 2012. Scroll down to see the new add.

Peplums are everywhere this season, and Tom Ford really knows how to design a knockout dress. It strikes the perfect balance between feminine and powerful, and the tailoring is absolute artwork in itself. The length and proportion is also one of the things I love most; it hugs every curve without giving away too much. Of course this dress (originally from the Spring 2012 collection) is custom-fitted and custom-priced, so to get the same look, consider the two amazing “inspired-by” designs below.

Tom Ford Spring 2012 Chevron Fitted Bustier Dress in black and white

Tom Ford Chevron Fitted Bustier Dressls
(Price Unknown, N/A)

Jennifer Aniston Loves Tom Ford

Jennifer Aniston wearing a Tom Ford Chevron Fitted Bustier Dress

Dorothy Perkins Strapless Peplum Dress

UPDATE (08/30/2012): Even though this dress by Dorothy Perkins is more of an inspired-by version I still wanted to list it as an alternative because I find it to be the most flattering dress option of all.

Dorothy Perkins Strapless Peplum Dress in black and ivory chevron (Tom Ford knockoff)

Dorothy Perkins Strapless Peplum Dressls
($69, Dorothy Perkins)

bebe Houndstooth Ponte Peplum Dress

The first option by bebe is a “younger” version of the original; with a louder and shorter skirt. It’s definitely a little harder to wear, but the shape and silhouette is quite similar. If I were to wear this dress, I’d pair it with black tights and black platform pumps. That said, add a mini clutch and some fantastic earrings and you’re all set. The dress is already a showstopper packed with leathery details; so let it do all the talking.

bebe Houndstooth Ponte Peplum Dress in black and white (Tom Ford Spring 2012 knockoff)

bebe Houndstooth Ponte Peplum Dressamazon
($139, Amazon)

Lipsy Bandeau Peplum Dress

The length is a little longer on this version by Lipsy, but it’s balanced by a deeper, sweetheart neckline. While still more youthful than the original design, it’s probably the one I’d choose to wear first out of the two less-expensive options. It seems a bit more forgiving in the fit; judging by the way the peplum sits closer to the hip, making it more flattering to curves. I suggest wearing this style the way Jennifer does, with pointy toe stilettos, a fantastic blow out, and a mega-watt smile.

Lipsy Bandeau Peplum Dress in black and white (Tom Ford Spring 2012 knockoff)

Lipsy Bandeau Peplum Dressls
($93.67, ASOS)

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Update: This post has been updated on August 4, 2012. Scroll down to see the new add.

Sequins + X ( x meaning anything) = FABULOUS! I adore sequins! It’s such a girly fabric. Even at my age of… grown ;-), I can appreciate the glitz & glamour of it all. C’mon, who doesn’t need that in our otherwise ordinary lives? That’s why, at first glance, this sweet sequin dress by Alice + Olivia put the biggest smile on my face. The price tag however? Not so much. I can’t say it’s overly expensive, but when a girl can save a few duckies, why shouldn’t she? So if sequins is your name and glamour is your game, check out our alternatives below.

Alice + Olivia Maggie Sequin Strapless Dress in stone and taupe

Alice + Olivia Maggie Strapless Sequin Dresscj
($242, Shopbop)

Celebrities Love Alice + Olivia

Taylor Swift, Maria Menounos & Selena Gomez wearing an Alice + Olivia Maggie Sequin Strapless Dress

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Lipsy V I P Sequin Bust Dress

UPDATE (08/04/2012): Found another very similar looking dress at Lipsy. It’s available in cream/gold, black/gold and pale pink/rosegold. Free delivery on all UK orders over £75 with promo code “SHIPAW13“.

Lipsy VIP Sequin Bust Dress in cream and gold (Alice + Olivia Maggie knockoff)

Lipsy V I P Sequin Bust Dressls
(£110, Lipsy)

EXPRESS Sequin Top 2-in-1 Dress

UPDATE (04/17/2012): While cruising the newest arrivals at EXPRESS I found this sweet little gem which instantly reminded me of the Alice + Olivia frock above. Also available in all-black!

EXPRESS Sequin Top 2-in-1 Dress in beige (Alice + Olivia Maggie knockoff)

EXPRESS Sequin Top 2-in-1 Dresscj
($79.90, EXPRESS)

Aqua Sequined Top Dress

We’re good at this aren’t we? Who else is helping you save money and still look good at the same time? Only the team at In Their Closet, that’s who! This dress by Aqua is pretty damn close to the “Maggie” by Alice + Olivia. And you get to save $54 to spend on getting your hair “did”, makeup, shoes, or accessories to complete your look! What’s that you say? Oh absolutely, you’re welcome. 🙂

Aqua Sequined Top Dress in blush (Alice + Olivia Maggie knockoff)

Aqua Sequined Top Dressls
($188, Bloomingdale’s)

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