The Summer party circuit — backyard dinner parties, outdoor cocktail hour, etc. — calls for a look that's pretty, but not overdone. I fell in love with this perfect little find, J.Crew's Linen-Silk Bustier Dress ($198) — part flirt, part Summer sophisticate. Still, at that price, my second thought was: I can do better.
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This Kimichi Blue Strapless Sweetheart Dress ($68) has the same ladylike appeal, and the fit is on par, too. Same fit at the bust and waist gives the dress the same girlie-meets-sexy allure — and I'm loving the styled down look here as well. Besides, it's available for a bit of a bargain, no?