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The Look For Less: 3.1 Phillip Lim Plaid Blouson Dress

Phillip Lim makes beautiful clothes, and though his stuff is considered rather affordable compared to other high-end goods, it's still in the triple digits. Take this 3.1 Phillip Lim Plaid Blouson Dress ($485), which is very modern. The muted colors scream Fall but the price makes me want to, well, scream!

To see the look for less,

I jumped for joy when I saw this Nine West Plaid Cap Sleeve Pencil Dress ($129). It reminded me so much of the Phillip Lim version because of the similar color scheme, the plaid, and the belted waist. True, the sleeves are shorter and the belt is different but when wanting to spend less, one can't be too picky. An added girlie bonus is the embellished collar. I'm lovin' it. Are you?

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lexichloe lexichloe 9 years
Don't like this...thought it would be like 100 tops at first glance...
bingkaycoy bingkaycoy 9 years
I like the "LOOK FOR LESS" better
emalove emalove 9 years
I hate these, yuck.
lms lms 9 years
I don't like either of them, but if I had to pick it would be the NW.
anna_muffin anna_muffin 9 years
not a fan of the NW version, but the Phillip Lim is gorgeous.
kmitch1128 kmitch1128 9 years
Very cute!
Rachel419 Rachel419 9 years
I don't really like this, it looks kind of frumpy.
omgmonster omgmonster 9 years
Uh not into the print or the fabric. The fabric looks like it's from Joan's Fabric store or something... Ugh, just no.
mirawilliams mirawilliams 9 years
He's overpriced.
glam-sugar glam-sugar 9 years
aimeeb aimeeb 9 years
Not a fan of this...
RaggedAnn RaggedAnn 9 years
GibsonGirl - absolutely agreed on the definition of "affordable". It's insane... I really love the Philip Lim version more. I think it's because the longer sleeves give it a breezy look, where the shorter sleeves of the NW one seem more stiff, and the wider print on the Lim gives it that carefree look, too. Maybe it's just the comparison, seeing them side-by-side. The NW one is certainly cute, too, though.
GibsonGIrl GibsonGIrl 9 years
I like the dress, but i'm not sure how i feel about the print. I might prefer it in something else. It does strike me as funny how anything under a grand is considered affordable when it comes to bags and clothes. Gosh, even bags in the $1000 range are considered "affordable" by many reviewers and media sources.
Liz4aker Liz4aker 9 years
I like the NW dress better. The cut in the Phillip Lim version would not be very flattering on many people.
books-and-shoes books-and-shoes 9 years
I like the Phillip Lim version better but for 1/3 of the price, the NW one still looks great!
BeautyJunkieInSF BeautyJunkieInSF 9 years
I like the NW version better! Scope necks are much more flattering on me.
Lovely_1 Lovely_1 9 years
I actally like this!!! Pretty darn cute!
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