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Update: This post has been updated on April 6, 2015. Scroll down to see the new add.

This “Octavia” Tri-Tone Sheath Dress by Stella McCartney has been very popular among the celebrity world. And who can blame them? Incorporating a subtle color-blocking design, the black panels along the side of the dress are slimming and extremely flattering for every body type. This dress was made to accentuate a woman’s curves and figure, and creates an enviable hourglass shape by creating a slimming silhouette effect. As this dress can be a miracle, the price tag definitely shows for that, too! However, we found an amazing alternative that’ll do the same trick for a whole lot less money!

Stella McCartney Octavia Tri-Tone Sheath Dress

Stella McCartney Octavia Tri-Tone Sheath Dressls
($1.234, Neiman Marcus)

Celebrities Love Stella McCartney

Kate Winslet, Nicole Scherzinger, Leslie Bibb and Nicola Peltz wearing a cream Stella McCartney Octavia Tri-Tone Sheath Dress

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Ann Taylor Colorblock Ponte Sheath Dress

Update (04/06/2015): Stumbled upon this Ann Taylor sheath dress today and it instantly reminded me of the Stella McCartney Octavia dress above.

Ann Taylor Colorblock Ponte Sheath Dress (Stella McCartney Octavia knockoff)

Ann Taylor Colorblock Ponte Sheath Dress
($139, Ann Taylor)

rsvp “Jiana” Colorblock Dress

Update (08/03/2013): Just stumbled upon another wonderful and budget-friendly Stella McCartney alternative. Check out this colorblock sheath dress by rsvp! Currently on sale for $51.99 and also available in blue and turquoise.

rsvp "Jiana" Colorblock Dress in white, beige and black (Stella McCartney Octavia knockoff)

rsvp “Jiana” Colorblock Dress
($51.99, Zappos)

Ronni Nicole Colorblock Sheath Dress

Update (02/03/2013): And here’s yet another wonderful Stella McCartney dress alternative by Ronni Nicole for a great price!

Ronni Nicole Colorblock Sheath Dress in white, camel and black (Stella McCartney Octavia knockoff)

Ronni Nicole Colorblock Sheath Dressls
($33, Kohl’s)

Chaya Colorblock Mixed-Media Sheath Dress

Update (02/03/2013): This colorblock dress by Chaya is also a great alternative to the beautiful Stella McCartney Octavia frock.

Chaya Colorblock Mixed-Media Sheath Dress in white, beige and black (Stella McCartney Octavia knockoff)

Chaya Colorblock Mixed-Media Sheath Dressls
($72, Kohl’s)

Missguided “Lois” Contrast Bodycon Midi Dress

Update (02/03/2013): Stumbled upon yet another Stella McCartney Octavia look-a-like dress by Missguided. And it’s so affordable!

Missguided "Lois" Contrast Bodycon Midi Dress in white, beige and black (Stella McCartney Octavia knockoff)

Missguided “Lois” Contrast Bodycon Midi Dress
($24.99, Missguided)

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

Express Color Block Sheath Dress

Update (11/07/2012): Just found this lovely Stella McCartney inspired sheath dress by Express. And it happens to be on sale! Yay!

Express Color Block Sheath Dress in beige, taupe and black (Stella McCartney Octavia knockoff)

Express Color Block Sheath Dress
($68.60, Express)

Type Z “Astella” Colorblock Strapless Dress

Update (08/13/2012): Here’s another Octavia dress look-a-like. This dress by Type Z has a few modifications (e.g. it’s shoerter and strapless), but the overall look is almost identical. And did I mention that the dress is currently on sale?

Type Z "Astella" Colorblock Strapless Dress in taupe, black and white (Stella McCartney Octavia knockoff)

Type Z “Astella” Colorblock Strapless Dress
($49.99, Zappos)

Lipsy x Amy Childs “Laura” Colour Block Dress

If this is not an almost identical look-a-like, then I am not sure what is. The Lipsy “Laura” Colour Block Dress is just as figure flattering as its designer counterpart, and with the same color-blocking effect creates an illusion of an extremely slim figure while still accentuating one’s curves in all the right places. And though I absolutely adore the tri-color version, this dress is also available in all black, which I can imagine to be beautiful but almost deceiving the purpose of the color-blocking effect. You can call this beauty yours for a mere price of £65 (approx. $100)!

Lipsy x Amy Childs "Laura" Colour Block Dress (Stella McCartney Octavia knockoff)

Lipsy x Amy Childs “Laura” Colour Block Dressls
(£65, Lipsy)

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Update: This post has been updated on February 18, 2014. Scroll down to see the new add.

What celebrity doesn’t love their Louboutins? Especially when they’re bright, fun, and have lots of girly bows to make you feel extra feminine! I LOVE how Naya Rivera paired her Loubies with a pair of jeans and a cute striped blazer! Definitely puts a lot of pizazz to her outfit! Don’t want to dish out the $1.200 for these heels? No problem as we’ve got an excellent steal for you!

Christian Louboutin Madame Butterfly Triple Bow Platform Pumps in black

Christian Louboutin Madame Butterfly Triple Bow Platform Pumpsls
($1.195, Saks Fifth Avenue)

Celebrities Love Christian Louboutin

Emma Watson, Olivia Munn, Zoe Saldana, Keri Hiilson, Naya Rivera & Chloë Sevigny wearing Christian Louboutin Madame Butterfly Booty Platforms

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Luichiny “Berry Daring” Platform Pumps

Update (02/18/2014): After so many years I accidentally happpened to stumble upon these platform heels by Luichiny and they instantly reminded me of the Louboutin pumps above. Currently on sale for under $70! Yay!

Luichiny "Berry Daring" Platform Pumps in black and taupe (Christian Louboutin Madame Butterfly Booty knockoffs)

Luichiny “Berry Daring” Platform Pumpscj
($69.95, Heels.com)

Wild Rose Flora-12 Triple Bow Booties

Update (11/10/2011): And here’s another sweet & cheap Louboutin look-a-like in a gorgeous blue color coming from Wild Rose.

Wild Rose Flora-12 Triple Bow Booties in blue faux suede (Christian Louboutin Madame Butterfly Booty knockoffs)

Wild Rose Flora-12 Triple Bow Booties
($10.20, GoJane)

Type Z “Okalani” Platform Booties

Update (05/13/2011): Just came across another Louboutin alternative by Type Z which looks almost identical to the N.Y.L.A. version except these come in more colors: black, burgundy, grey & silver.

Type Z "Okalani" Platform Booties in burgundy & black (Christian Louboutin Madame Butterfly Booty knockoffs)

Type Z “Okalani” Platform Bootiescj
($77.40, Zappos)

N.Y.L.A. “Daris” Platform Booties

Update (05/10/2011): Another great Louboutin look-a-like by N.Y.L.A.. These also have a wooden platform like the Steve Madden version and come in black, grey & bone.

N.Y.L.A. "Daris" Platform Booties in black & bone (Christian Louboutin Madame Butterfly Booty knockoffs)

N.Y.L.A. “Daris” Platform Bootiesamazon
($46.73, Amazon)

Steve Madden “FANTTOM” Platform Booties

OK, first off, this shoe comes in black suede, blush and magenta! Second, this Steve Madden version has a great wooden platform that I’m a big fan of! Granted, I still think the Louboutins are FAB, but if you’re just not willing to dish out the necessary $1.200 to make them yours, at $129.95, I think these Maddens here are the next best thing.

Steve Madden "FANTTOM" Platform Booties in magenta suede (Christian Louboutin Madame Butterfly Booty knockoffs)

Steve Madden “FANTTOM” Platform Bootiesls
($129.95, Steve Madden)

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Update: This post has been updated on June 25, 2013. Scroll down to see the new add.

Back in March last year, we received a reader request from Maria who asked us to help her find a budget-friendly alternative to Stuart Weitzman‘s “Capsize” Pumps:

Hi,

I was wondering if you can help me find this shoe for a cheaper price?

Kind regards,
Maria O.

Unfortunately, at that time I couldn’t find any satisfying options so I put this reader request on hold, month after month. Well, that was until today because I just happened to come across a fabulous and affordable “Capsize” look-a-like.

Stuart Weitzman Capsize Cap Toe Mary Jane Pumps in nude pink

Stuart Weitzman Capsize Cap Toe Mary Jane Pumpsls
($299, Last Call)

P.S.: Also available at Amazonamazon, Jildorcj & Stuart Weitzmancj.

Celebrities & Style Bloggers Love Stuart Weitzman

Solange Knowles, Blair Eadie (Atlantic-Pacific) and Leandra Medine (The Man Repeller) wearing Stuart Weitzman Capsize Cap Toe Mary Jane Pumps

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Type Z “Kala” Pointed Pumps

Update (06/25/2013): Just stumbled upon another Stuart Weitzman-inspired pair by Type Z. Also available in other colors.

Type Z "Kala" Pointed Pumps in black patent (Stuart Weitzman Capsize knockoffs)

Type Z “Kala” Pointed Pumpscj
($39.99, Zappos)

Tahari “Sabina” Cap Toe Pumps

Et voilà! May I present you “Sabina” by Tahari? A strikingly similar mary jane pump to Weitzman’s “Capsize” that costs less than 1/3 of the original’s price. Also available in beige/silver. Hope this steal find will do for you, Maria!

Tahari "Sabina" Cap Toe Pumps in nude and silver (Stuart Weitzman Capsize knockoffs)

Tahari “Sabina” Cap Toe Pumpsamazon
($39.99, Amazon)

P.S.: Also available at ShoeMetro.

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Update: This post has been updated on August 13, 2012. Scroll down to see the new adds.

Prada is known for redefining what fashion truly is by following the theme of subtle luxury. Miu Miu, from the Prada fashion house, merely follows the same concept but with an avant garde flair. I found that the entire Miu Miu Fall collection was very versatile and most importantly super wearable. The Suede Peep-Toe Flared Pumps exhibit an architectural sculpted heel which is bold yet minimalistic, therefore making it wearable for every occasion. I love the way Taylor Swift wore these pumps; it’s classy yet modern and the red lip adds a touch of boldness. Who do you think wore Miu Miu best?

Miu Miu Suede Peep-Toe Flared Pumps in black

Miu Miu Suede Peep-Toe Flared Pumps
($595, NET-A-PORTER)

Celebrities Love Miu Miu

Taylor Swift, Elizabeth Banks, Hailee Steinfeld and Lyndsy Fonseca wearing Miu Miu Suede Peep-Toe Flared Pumps

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Type Z “Sparty” Peep-toe Platform Pumps

UPDATE (08/13/2012): And here is yet another Miu Miu look-a-like by Type Z. Also available in black, grey and purple faux leather patent.

Type Z "Sparty" Peep-toe Platform Pumps in nude patent (Miu Miu knockoffs)

Type Z “Sparty” Peep-toe Platform Pumpscj
($55.99, Zappos)

Blink Peep-toe Platform Pumps

UPDATE (08/13/2012): Blink also has an almost identical Miu Miu pump copy in black faux suede.

Blink Peep-toe Platform Pumps in black faux suede (Miu Miu knockoffs)

Blink Peep-toe Platform Pumpsjavari
(£34.92, Javari.co.uk)

P.S.: Also available at New Look & zxNew Look (EU).

ASOS PETAL Platform Peep Toe Heels

UPDATE (02/21/2012): Came across another Miu Miu alternative by ASOS for a very light and affordable $31.66.

ASOS PETAL Platform Peep Toe Heels (Miu Miu knockoffs)

ASOS PETAL Platform Peep Toe Heelsls
($25.87, ASOS)

ASOS PREMIER Suede Platform Peep Toe Pumps

UPDATE (01/29/2012): Just stumbled upon these fabulous Miu Miu alternatives which are available at ASOS. I love, love, love the navy suede version.

ASOS PREMIER Suede Platform Peep Toe Pumps in navy and beige (Miu Miu knockoffs)

ASOS PREMIER Suede Platform Peep Toe Pumpsls
($44.84, ASOS)

Office “Kiss of Life” Platform Pumps

UPDATE (01/29/2012): Office is also offering Miu Miu 4 less with their “Kiss of Life” pumps which come in either black suede or rust leather.

Office "Kiss of Life" Platform Pumps in black suede and rust leather (Miu Miu knockoffs)

Office “Kiss of Life” Platform Pumps
(£17.50, Office)

Gianni Bini “Daniella” Peep-Toe Platform Pumps

UPDATE (01/29/2012): Here a few more Miu Miu knockoffs, all under $60. By Gianni Bini. I really like the blue python print version for some reason.

Gianni Bini "Daniella" Peep-Toe Platform Pumps (Miu Miu knockoffs)

Gianni Bini “Daniella” Peep-Toe Platform Pumpsls
($59.99, Dillard’s)

Jean-Michel Cazabat “Shala” Platform Pumps

For one who is looking to indulge in the flared heel style, these Jean-Michel Cazabat “Shala” Platform Pumps are a remarkable look-a-like. These are chicly refined, and are essentially for any woman’s taste. It is very hard to distinguish the difference between these and the pumps by Miu Miu. Even by looking at the miniscule details, for one I can’t tell the difference. Aside from flaunting a similar style, these are much more affordable. Available in black or light grey suede.

Jean-Michel Cazabat "Shala" Platform Pumps in black suede (Miu Miu knockoffs)

Jean-Michel Cazabat “Shala” Platform Pumpsamazon
($280, Amazon)

KG “Caggie” Platform Peep-toe Pumps

Like the look-a-like above, these KG by Kurt Geiger “Caggie” Peep-toe Pumps also follow a similar concept. As a more affordable alternative, these are definitely less costly than the Miu Miu pumps as well as the Jean-Michel Cazabat pumps above. Available in black suede or nude leather.

KG "Caggie" Platform Peep-toe Pumps in black suede (Miu Miu knockoffs)

KG “Caggie” Platform Peep-toe Pumpsls
(£35, ASOS)

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Update: This post has been updated on October 26, 2011. Scroll down to see the new add.

A couple of months back we did a post on Camilla Belle’s gorgeous Max Azria Silk mini dress, but at the time we didn’t have a steal version for you lovely folks. I gushed over the color and the shape, the ruffle, the slit, and how perfect it all was for summer. One thing not so worship-worthy was and is the price. Also unfortunate is the fact that the dress is sold out. No wonder, really, considering how, well belle Miss Belle looks wearing it.

Max Azria Ruffle-Silk Mini Dress in green

Max Azria Ruffle-Silk Mini Dressls
($500, NET-A-PORTER)

Camilla Belle Loves Max Azria

Camilla Belle wearing a green Max Azria Ruffle-Silk Mini Dress

Oasis One Shoulder Corsage Maxi Dress

UPDATE (10/26/2011): Came across a great maxi dress version by UK retailer Oasis. Isn’t it absolutely lovely?

Oasis One Shoulder Corsage Maxi Dress in emerald green (BCBGMAXAZRIA knockoff)

Oasis One Shoulder Corsage Maxi Dressls
($140/£80, Oasis)

Type Z “Letti” Ruffle Dress

UPDATE (09/09/2009): And here’s a second alternative, also in red, by Type Z. Isn’t it beautiful? I really like the vibrant red color.

Type Z "Letti" Ruffle Dress in red (BCBG Maxazria knockoff)

Type Z “Letti” Ruffle Dresscj
($95, Zappos)

Esley There’s A Reason Party One Shoulder Dress

UPDATE (09/09/2009): A fabulous and affordable Max Azria alternative is brought to you by Esley. Sadly, it’s only available in red.

Esley There's A Reason Party One Shoulder Dress in red (BCBG Max Azria knockoff)

Esley There’s A Reason Party One Shoulder Dress
($51, LuLu*s)

LuLu*s Miss Mitzy Mint Dress

Leave it to LuLu*s to feature a stellar knockoff of our Max Azria frock. They have the best mix of brightly colored, fun, summer dresses, don’t you think? Sure, their “Miss Mitzy Mint” dress is more of a turquoise than a green, but I think this bluer color is probably more universally flattering than the sea green of the original. This is the perfect dress to take you from the heat of a summer day to the very different heat of a summer night. Only $39!

LuLu*s Miss Mitzy Mint Dress in teal (Max Azria knockoff)

LuLu*s Miss Mitzy Mint Dress
($39, LuLu*s)

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