Personal Shopper: A Birthday Frock for Vanessa M

Vanessa M. wrote, "Hi Outblush! I love your site! I've actually written to you guys before and you were such a tremendous help I was hoping for some more good luck! My birthday is coming up in a few weeks and I've been searching for the perfect outfit. I fell completely in love with this Alice + Olivia dress that you've actually featured on your site before. The part I didn't love? The price tag and the fact that it's sold out everywhere I look! If you could find me something similar at a better price I would be thrilled! Thanks! My dress size is usually an 8 or 10 (I'm bigger on top) and the very top of my budget is $200. Can't wait to see what's out there! Vanessa M."

Hi, Vanessa, Janetor here! I couldn't find anything exactly like the Alice + Olivia dress, but tried to stay within the same color scheme and/or spirit of the original. Here are ten alternatives... Hope one of 'em is just right for your bday!

1 - The Original: Alice + Olivia Strapless Ballerina Dress with Belt ($495)

2 - Betsey Johnson Fuchsia Taffeta 'Queen Bee' Strapless Dress ($210)

3 - Find Me In the Guava Grove One Shoulder Dress ($49)

4 - Lilly Pulitzer "Briddle" Belted Strapless Dress ($104 on sale)

5 - Frock! by Tracy Reese "Anastasia" Dress ($150 on sale)

6 - Licorice Dish Dress ($65)

7 - Fluxus Ballerina Dress ($118 on sale)

8 - Laundry by Shelli Segal Belted Strapless Dress ($100 on sale)

9 - Aqua Mesh Strapless Dress ($52 on sale)

10 - Lipstick Labyrinth Dress ($65)

11 - Italian Cream Soda Strapless Dress ($77)

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Posted on 08.30.10 at 6:17 PM

I've been eying the Alice + Olivia dress for some time too, mainly because of the colours. I have to say that I love love LOVE the Licorice Dish Dress! Thanks OB for finding a very affordable replacement :)

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