Real vs. Steal – Tom Ford Chevron Fitted Bustier Dress

by Juliana on August 28, 2012

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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