To see results, click here.I am not trying to exaggerate but when you line these dresses up side by side, I don't think one sticks out as the cheapie amongst a sea of luxury.
Using our fashion detective skills, I would note the following in our scarf dress investigation. First, the silhouette of the top left and bottom right dress is more tailored and well-fitted. Second, when working with images, fancy shoes equal fancy price tag.
Therefore, the top left and bottom right dresses are the couture dresses with a $1,495+ price tag.
As much as I would love to own an iconic Pucci dress, this is not in my current CC budget. Although I have to say I am perfectly happy with my Pucci-inspired scarf dress from nicole by Nicole Miller.
nicole by Nicole Miller Tassel Dress
$29.99 at JCPenney To Buy
If you have been an avid CC reader, then you know I already have one nicole by Nicole Miller scarf print dress in my closet. It is rare for me to wear a dress so often in such a short amount of time as I have this dress. Every time I wear it, I am on the compliment train that runs all day. So like a smart CC, if something works, I go back for more. JCPenney currently has about five options of this dress in-store so there is a scarf print dress for all!
nicole by Nicole Miller 3/4 Sleeve Dress
$39.99 at JCPenney To Buy
It is safe to say I am obsessed with these dresses. Besides being a total stylish bargain, they are comfortable and low maintenance. What I also appreciate is a very subtle design element. The print on the dress is designed to camouflage problem areas and create a feminine silhouette that may or may not exist. For this price tag? Unreal.
Besides being well-designed for the real woman, this dress is versatile. Its fabric can be worn all year and looks equally chic with a pair of sandals as it does black tights and pumps. Or try like the Couture model with knee-high black boots.
Everything else can be (and should be) kept very minimal. No over the top accessories or intense make-up. Again, another hidden benefit. Easy. Just throw on and go.
So as much as I would love to own a Pucci, this Cheapskate cannot go that couture. For the $30 price tag of my JCP dresses, I am not only pleased but beyond impressed. I also feel like since the price and design are so great, if you want to dabble in bold print, these scarf dresses are worth the risk.