Amazon Fashion: Blue Lace Midi (Designer Dupe!)
As soon as I got this dress in the mail and tried it on, I knew I had to do a post on it. I'm always on the hunt for cute special occasion dresses because lately so many of our friends are getting engaged and married, and wedding events are not in short supply!
When shopping for a special occasion ensemble, there are a few things I specifically look for. First, I want to find a style that is what I call classically trendy. I love to follow fashion trends and try out fun new styles, but in my opinion, a wedding, formal, or other special occasion where you'll be in a lot pictures may not be the best place to go all out. I strive for balance by looking for something timeless with a modern element to it. I also want something that is true to my personal style. I would describe my style as fun and bold while still being classy and chic; and I keep this in mind when searching for the perfect dress! Lastly, I look for something that will be comfortable to wear for several hours. This is especially important if it's a long event or if I'll be dancing and having a good time!
I had my eye on this designer dress by Self Portrait that was a bit more expensive than I would have liked (okay, a lot more). The lace and midi length were just so cute, and I couldn't get it off my mind - I thought I had to have it! Then I came across this baby. I was googling dupes for the designer dress, and a link to this dress on Amazon popped up. Now, ladies, I am always a little skeptical about purchasing clothing items on Amazon. I've had some real winners, but I've also been burned... After carefully dissecting the comments section, I found mostly positive reviews and some beautiful pictures from other purchasers. So, I took the plunge.
Let me tell y'all, I am so glad I did! This dress exceeded my expectations! It is very well made and looks far more expensive than it is. It comes in a variety of colors, but this cobalt shade is especially stunning - it's vibrant and bold and pretty true to the color on the site. Tip: cobalt is a shade that is universally flattering, so no matter what hair color/skin tone, this is a safe bet!
This dress fits that classically trendy bill with its simple, elegant silhouette and trendy, applique lace fabric. It is exactly my style and is so easy to move around in - I will definitely be dancing the night away in this at a friend's wedding this fall!The best part about this dress is the price - it's less than $30! Yes, I am totally serious.
All of that to say, I am very happy with this purchase. Had to share it with everyone!
A few details if you consider ordering this dress: I am wearing my normal size - small, and it fits well. The fabric of the dress is light and comfortable, it doesn't constrict or bind you in any way. Full disclosure, I'm not a gal who is blessed in the chest area so I found not wearing a bra with this dress was best, and the top is padded so there really is no need; and if you need a little support, sticky boobs would work best. Also, I was very happy with the length of the layer under the dress. I'm right at 5'4" and the nude fabric hit around mid thigh. There is some wiggle room so if you're a few inches taller I think it would be a safe bet; it all just depends on your style preference.
Hope you guys enjoyed this glorified Amazon review! Let me know if you'd like to see more posts like this. I am loving fashion finds from Amazon lately so I'm thinking of making this a series. Follow me on Facebook and Instagram to stay updated and let me know what posts you'd like to see! Have a great day!