Because You're Ugly: Look for Less—Vena Cava
I'm cheap, you're cheap, we're cheap—so we can all (well... almost all) benefit from all these large chain stores ripping off designs from unaffordable labels. Right?
This silk Bernard dress from Vena Cava retails for $549 (but is currently on "sale" for $274.50). It features a highly recognizable Vena Cava navy wicker print pleated skirt with a drawstring neckline. Cute.
The shameless rip-off from none other than Old Navy, pictured left, is near identical. Sure it's 100% polyester, but it's also $34.50 and comes in two equally appealing color schemes.
Shameless, Old Navy. Really. But summer's the time to stock up on inexpensive, simple and stylish sun dresses, so you can be sure that I'll be heading into my local Old Navy anyway. Puh on artistic integrity. I've got a budget to work with here.
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