I absolutely adore this Vera Wang Charmeuse Shift Dress. Made from lavender-gray silk, the simple but elegant dress looks extremely flattering, with its high neck, pleated bust, and empire waist. I also love the little details, like the bow on the belt and the appliqued flowers. The only thing I don't love is the price. The dress sells for a whopping $1,690 here.
Luckily, I've found a similar—albeit simpler dress—that gives you the same look for almost $1,500 less. To see what it is,
It's Anthropologie's NY Minute Dress, available here for $228. This sheath dress is also made from gray silk charmeuse with a pleated bust and a bow belt. But in this case, the skirt is made from cotton sweatshirt material, not silk. A great alternative for buyers on a budget. What do you guys think?