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Update: This post has been updated on July 8, 2017. Scroll down to see the new adds.

If you happen to spend some time on Instagram occasionally and follow one or two major fashion accounts, chances are you’re probably already familiar with “Les Bonbons” by Rebecca de Ravenel. These ball drop clip-on statement earrings which are made of lightweight silk, are handmade in India and come in a variety of lengths, materials and colors, have been designed by up-and-coming jewelry designer Rebecca de Ravenel who grew up between the Bahamas and Paris; an influence that is reflected in her aesthetic (check out her fabulous Instagram account) and her colorful designs which are both bold and playful. What Rebecca de Ravenel’s designs are NOT however: cheap! Depending on the design, you’d have to shell out between $295 and $345 for a pair of “Les Bonbons” to call yours! A price not every fashionista would be willing to pay for such a trendy accessory that might be out of fashion by next summer.

Rebecca de Ravenel Les Bonbons Corded-Silk Drop Clip-On Earrings in yellow, fuchsia pink and blue

Rebecca de Ravenel Les Bonbons Corded-Silk Drop Clip-On Earrings
($295-$345, Moda Operandi)

Also available at Matches Fashionls, Kirna Zabêtels, Farfetchls & The Webster.

Style Bloggers & IGers Love Rebecca de Ravenel

Various style bloggers, influencers and IGers such as Julia Engel (Gal Meets Glam), Rosie Clayton (@rclayton), Marianna Hewitt (@marianna_hewitt) and Folake Huntoon (Style Pantry) have all been spotted wearing Rebecca de Ravenel Les Bonbons Corded-Silk Drop Earrings.

Style Bloggers wearing Rebecca de Ravenel Les Bonbons Corded-Silk Drop Clip-On Earrings

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R.J. Graziano “Swing Time” Ball Drop Earrings

Update (07/08/2017): Spotted these amazing “Les Bonbons” look-alikes ball drops by R.J. Graziano today! They come in an array of lovely colors and retail between $32 (bottom row, Lord & Taylor) and $39.95 (top row, HSN). Make sure to use promo code “SALE” at checkout to get 20% off regular and sale priced items at Lord & Taylor (offer valid through July 9th, 2017 at 11:59 PM EST, some exclusions may apply) which would lower the price of these darling to less than $25.60!

R.J. Graziano "Swing Time" Ball Drop Earrings (Rebecca de Ravenel Les Bonbons dupes)

R.J. Graziano “Swing Time” Ball Drop Earringsls
($32, Lord & Taylor)

Also available at HSN (top row).

Kenneth Jay Lane Gold-Plated Cord Ball Drop Earrings

Update (07/08/2017): Happened to come across these beautiful ball drop earrings by Kenneth Jay Lane which look just like Ravenel’s “Les Bonbons”, but cost less than one third of the real deal’s price. Available in nine gorgeous colors for $95.

Kenneth Jay Lane Gold-Plated Cord Ball Drop Earrings in red and turquoise (Rebecca de Ravenel Les Bonbons dupes)

Kenneth Jay Lane Gold-Plated Cord Ball Drop Earringsls
($95, Saks Fifth Avenue)

Also available at Amazonamazon, Net-A-Porterls, Barneys Warehousels & The Outnetls.

Kenneth Jay Lane Carnival Triple Tier Corded Ball Drop Earrings

Update (07/08/2017): Also stumbled upon a super cute triple tiered version by Kenneth Jay Lane which comes in 8 beautiful colors and retails for $88.

Kenneth Jay Lane Carnival Triple Tier Corded Ball Drop Earrings in yellow, green and red (Rebecca de Ravenel Les Bonbons dupes)

Kenneth Jay Lane Carnival Triple Tier Corded Ball Drop Earringsls
($88, Shopbop)

Also available at Saks Fifth Avenuels, Amazonamazon, Barneys Warehousels & The Outnetls.

Humble Chic “Beehive” Woven Ball Drop Dangles

If you can’t commit to spending $300 on fashion jewelry, fret not because we’ve found these super amazing “Les Bonbons” look-alikes by Humble Chic which come in 10 colors and cost only a fraction of the real deal (prices vary between $17 to $38 depending on the chosen color). Definitely my favorite “Les Bonbons” dupes at the moment! And if you prefer different colors, materials or lengths, check out the various other “Beehive” earring designs that Humble Chic has to offer.

Humble Chic "Beehive" Woven Ball Drop Dangles (Rebecca de Ravenel Les Bonbons dupes)

Humble Chic “Beehive” Woven Ball Drop Danglesamazon
($17.81-$37.99, Amazon)

Also available at Humble Chic.

Humble Chic “Beehive” Ombré Woven Ball Drop Dangles

Another cute alternative inspired by Rebecca de Ravenel’s “Les Bonbons” earrings, also by Humble Chic, are these ombré-style ball drop earrings which come in a variety of cute gradients and color combinations and cost between $16 to $26. Steal deal alert!

Humble Chic "Beehive" Ombré Woven Ball Drop Dangles (Rebecca de Ravenel Les Bonbons inspired)

Humble Chic “Beehive” Ombré Woven Ball Drop Danglesamazon
($16.46-$25.99, Amazon)

Also available at Humble Chic.

BaubleBar “Crispin” Ball Drop Earrings

When I saw that Rebecca de Ravenel’s ball drop earrings quickly rose to fame among fashion influencers and style bloggers, I knew BaubleBar would come up with a similar design. And of course they did! Their “Crispin” ball drops come in various colors and materials, but sadly are also one of the most expensive of the “Les Bonbons” dupe bunch at $48. Still better than $295 though!

BaubleBar "Crispin" Ball Drop Earrings (Rebecca de Ravenel Les Bonbons dupes)

BaubleBar “Crispin” Ball Drop Earringsls
($48, Nordstrom)

Also available at BaubleBar.

BaubleBar “Criselda” Ball Drop Earrings

Deal: Get 15% off your first purchase at BaubleBar by signing up to their newsletter!

And if you’d like to add some extra drama to your look, how about these quadruple ball drop earrings by BaubleBar which look so much like the real deal and are available in gold, turquoise, cobalt blue, fuchsia and ravishing red for $58? Definitely one of my favorite dupes so far!

BaubleBar "Criselda" Ball Drop Earrings in turquoise and gold metallic (Rebecca de Ravenel Les Bonbons dupes)

BaubleBar “Criselda” Ball Drop Earrings
($58, BaubleBar)

Also available in a quintuple version here.

Sugarfix by BaubleBar Triad Ball Drop Earrings

Deal: Save 20% at Target.com with promo code JULY4, exclusions may apply. Offer expires 07/04/2017 at 11:59 PM PT.

Sugarfix by BaubleBar, which is BaubleBar’s lower priced jewelry line exclusively sold at Target, also has a “Les Bonbons” inspired earring style available for the budget-friendly price of $12.99.

Sugarfix by BaubleBar Triad Ball Drop Earrings (Rebecca de Ravenel Les Bonbons inspired)

Sugarfix by BaubleBar Triad Ball Drop Earrings
($12.99, Target)

LuLu*s “Dawn Days” Ball Drop Earrings

LuLu*s also has a set of cute and colorful ball drop earrings that will give you the coveted look of Ravenel’s pricey “Les Bonbons” for just $14! Steal deal alert!

LuLu*s "Dawn Days" Ball Drop Earrings (Rebecca de Ravenel Les Bonbon dupes)

LuLu*s “Dawn Days” Ball Drop Earrings
($14, LuLu*s)

LayeredandSimple Bon Bon Style Ball Drop Earrings

If you still haven’t found a suitable “Les Bonbons” alternative for you at this point, check out Etsy because you’ll find a ton of “Les Bonbons” dupes and inspired earring styles at various price points there. One of my personal favorites are these colorful ball drops by LayeredandSimple which cost around $20. So stylish and cute, I just love these!

LayeredandSimple Bon Bon Style Thread Ball Drop Earrings (Rebecca de Ravenel Les Bonbons inspired)

LayeredandSimple Bon Bon Style Ball Drop Earrings
($18-$25, Etsy)

Similar earring designs are available here.

Image source(s): Matches Fashion, Gal Meets Glam, Instagram: @rclayton/@marianna_hewitt, Style Pantry, Lord & Taylor, HSN, Net-A-Porter, Shopbop, Humble Chic, Nordstrom, BaubleBar, Target, LuLu*s, Etsy

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This one’s an oldie but goodie. Back in February 2008 Carrie Underwood attended the Clive Davis’ annual Pre-Grammy Party looking adorable in a monochrome tiered strapless chiffon dress by Marchesa. The black bodice had a cute black bow attached and Carrie perfectly accessorized her glamourous ensemble with matching bling and black satin YSL sandals.

Carrie Underwood wearing a black and white Marchesa Spring 2007 strapless tiered two-tone bow dress

Our Rating: ★★★★½

Who?Carrie Underwood
Where?2008 Clive Davis Pre-GRAMMY Party, Los Angeles
When?February 9, 2008
What?Marchesa Spring 2007 Strapless Tiered Bow Dressls

ABS by Allen Schwartz Bow-Front Tiered Dress

When I saw this beautiful tiered strapless dress by Allen Schwartz I was instantly reminded of Carrie’s red carpet look above. While Carrie’s frock goes in the thousands you can have this Marchesa inspired dress for under $400. If you have a formal event to attend, this dress would certainly make you stand out.

ABS by Allen Schwartz bow front tiered dress (Marchesa Spring 2007 knockoff)

ABS by Allen Schwartz Bow-Front Tiered Dressls
($395, Saks Fifth Avenue)

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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)

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I just stumbled upon your site and LOVE IT! I was wondering if in your research you ever came across a knockoff version of the Christian Louboutin Striped Satin d’Orsay sandal in blue. I would love to have this shoe to wear for my wedding but since I am paying for said wedding I can’t afford to drop a grand on shoes alone.
Thank you!

You might remember this reader request I got from Sarah. Back then I wasn’t able to find a knockoff in the desired blue color, so I featured the black and gold/silver ones I found. That was until today when I accidentally found a neat Loubie look-a-like pair by Charlotte Russe.

Christian Louboutin Armadillo Striped Satin D'Orsay Pumps in blue satin

Christian Louboutin Armadillo Striped Satin d’Orsay Pumpsls
($865, Bergdorf Goodman)

Charlotte Russe Tiered Colorblock Platforms

Charlotte Russe‘s Louboutin knockoffs may not be of any competition to the real Louboutins, but since they retail for $26.99 you sure can’t beat them in terms of the price! Other available color options are black/grey, brown and fuchsia. Have a happy wedding, dear Sarah!

Charlotte Russe Tiered Colorblock D'Orsay Platform Pumps in blue (Christian Louboutin Armadillo knockoffs)

Charlotte Russe Tiered Colorblock Platforms
($26.99, Charlotte Russe)

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A few days ago, I received a reader request from Sarah who asked me if I ever came across Christian Louboutin Armadillo look-a-likes:

I just stumbled upon your site and LOVE IT! I was wondering if in your research you ever came across a knockoff version of the Christian Louboutin Striped Satin d’Orsay sandal in blue. I would love to have this shoe to wear for my wedding but since I am paying for said wedding I can’t afford to drop a grand on shoes alone.
Thank you!

Dear Sarah,
I am sorry to say that I failed to find an alternative in the desired color (see UPDATE #1 below), but I certainly did stumble upon a few Armadillo look-a-likes which you can find listed below. You could go for one of these, blow your budget and buy the originals or opt for a total different wedding shoe (some Manolo Blahnik Sedaraby look-a-likes perhaps?)

Christian Louboutin Armadillo d’Orsay Pumps

Christian Louboutin Armadillo d'Orsay Pump in black leather

Christian Louboutin Armadillo d’Orsay Pumpsls
($865, Neiman Marcus)

J Loren d’Orsay Pumps

I accidentally found these Louboutin look-a-likes a few weeks ago when I was doing research for other articles. These pumps by J. Loren are probably the best Armadillo look-a-likes available right now! They are so similar to the Louboutins and the price is not too bad either.

J Loren black pleated d'orsay pumps (Christian Louboutin Armadillo knockoffs)

J Loren d'Orsay Pumpscj
($65.98, Zappos)

Charlotte Russe Tiered Peep-toe d’Orsay Pumps

UPDATE #1: Look what I found today! Another Louboutin “Armadillo” look-a-like coming from Charlotte Russe! Don’t they look exactly like the Louboutins (well, except for the luscious red sole, of course)? They retail for $26.99 only! Yay! They also have a blue version of the Louboutin-like pumps which also sell for $26.99 and come in either black/grey, blue, brown or fuchsia. Another yay!

Charlotte Russe Tiered Peep-toe Platform Pumps in black (Christian Louboutin Armadillo knockoffs)

Charlotte Russe Tiered Peep-toe Platform Pumps
($26.99, Charlotte Russe)

Jessica Simpson Staria D’Orsay Pumps

These pumps by Jessica Simpson are also a pretty good Louboutin alternative. They retail for around $90 and come either in pewter or dark bronze.

Jessica Simpson Staria pleated d'orsay pump pewter

Jessica Simpson “Staria” d’Orsay Pumpsamazon
($88.95, Amazon)

Image source(s): Saks, LoveMyShoes, Charlotte Russe, Amazon

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