Thursday, October 20, 2011
Splurge vs. Steal: Ruched Dress
This Alice and Olivia mid-length ruched jersey dress is awesome. My friend bought it on sale, and now it's only available in budget-busting full price.
Express' rouched (sic) scoop neck dress is a more reasonable $49.90 — plus that store ain't stingy (there is always a coupon goin' on), so we'll overlook the misspelling.
A modal/cotton blend, this dress is soft enough and has the same side ruching as the A&O version. The A&O has some sexy, lump-covering extra butt ruching that this version doesn't. Though the Express dress comes in a bunch of other colors, the marled gray looks best because it gives a more casual vibe and, quite frankly, hides the cheapness of the fabric.