Missoni is synonymous with luxurious zig zig knits. Missoni is also an investment piece. I myself only have an itty bitty scarf, but I love it. A couple of years ago the M Missoni line came out, providing the distinctive knits for a slightly less expensive price tag. Alas, anything Missoni is still an investment piece that stands out amongst the crowd. I saw this Missoni
Wavy Stripe Empire Dress, $1,415, and thought the colors were too muted and the just-below-the-knee-length wasn't the most flattering. I then stumbled upon a look for less that I thought was a cuter and way cheaper alternative.
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I think this little dress manages to be both nautical and flirty. The hemline is more fun and colors are generally more flattering. It may be considered a knock-off but until that real splurge-worthy Missoni piece comes along, this bebe Zig-Zag Babydoll Shift Dress, $98, will make do.