Let’s be real here, I don’t know any college student (or person on a budget) that has the cash to pay over $1,500 for a simple red floral dress. The one thing I have never understood about the fashion industry is the marketing aspect. How on earth do advertisers make it seem justifiable to drop what might equal a month’s worth of rent on one item of clothing. To be fair, if I had the cash, I would probably feel more inclined to spend it on clothing. But sadly I am one out of many, many college students that can only afford to shop smart. While I was paying a visit to Vogue.com, I stumbled across an article on the ‘Perfect Party Dress’ by new and rising designers. While I found all of the dresses to be unique and beautiful, I couldn’t get past the price. So, I ventured into the online shopping universe and found alternative options or “steals”. One is between $50 and $100 and the other is under $50.
The Brock Date Dress $1,590
Galvan two-piece fringe jersey dress, $1,254
Yellow Silk Faille Hem Gown $4,510
I know some of these aren’t exact duplicates but they are in the same color family and mimic the general shape of each dress. I do like how Vogue included many different colors, shapes and styles to fit everyone’s preferences.