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The Look For Less: Yves Saint Laurent Jersey Bustier Dress

Yves Saint Laurent's jersey bustier dress, worn here on the runway by Olga Sherer, is surely the hit of the season. Everyone from Julianne Moore to Gwyneth Paltrow has worn it to red carpet events. I would love to be a part of the YSL-wearing clan, but my paycheck isn't suited for that type of mega-spending. I'm pretty sure you're on the same page.

To see the look for less,


How much more similar can a dress get? If this Spiegel Strapless Tulip Dress ($89) came in gray, it would be YSL's identical twin. It would make a great YSL-inspired LBD, no? For that price, I hope I'm eliciting a gaggle of nods.


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drea-nicole drea-nicole 8 years
The picture is depressing. What's the point of a bustier dress if you have no bust and it's falling off. :( very unattractive.
Dary Dary 8 years
rihanna has a same one at Cosmopolitan party!!! take a look!
stardelice stardelice 8 years
Its a beautiful dress but its a shame that picture got posted. For all the bad rap the fashion industry has gotten about setting bad examples, it sure doesn't seem to care if its reinforcing the idea. Olga Sherer just looks bad. Forget aesthetics, she just looks unhealthy.
arcticpuppet arcticpuppet 8 years
great color. I think I like it better than the expensive one!!!
rabidmoon rabidmoon 8 years
Good point, sldc, I wonder if the Spiegel dress would look too "poufy" in front, viewed from the side. Those pleats could work against someone's shape... the dress would have to be the right fit, for sure, and not at all too tight.
secretaddict secretaddict 8 years
ewww that model needs to EAT she looks ill
sldc sldc 8 years
These dresses are perfect. I wonder if the Spiegel version would be flattering from a side view. I may just order it.
rabidmoon rabidmoon 8 years
And I agree on the comment above about the model..the more I stare at her chest and shoulders, the more uncomfortable it is...I hate when I see all those horizontal bones above the breast line....too thin, too thin for my taste, anyway!
rabidmoon rabidmoon 8 years
I actually like the Speigel dress more...I like the way its pleated at the waist. By the way, anyone else find it humorously ironic that its made of jersey, and is an evening dress, when just the other night on Project Runway someone was whining about getting jersey fabric from their model for HER evening dress? :P
myystque myystque 8 years
Too bad Spiegel's already out of the plum color in my size. :(
MartiniLush MartiniLush 8 years
longhornlass04 - you got that right! Sheesh, feed that girl!
MartiniLush MartiniLush 8 years
wow, i love the speigel dress - the color is to die for!
hanako66 hanako66 8 years
I LOVE the purple!
shayela shayela 8 years
the ysl isn't half as striking as the spiegel, IMO, and the price is ridiculous for such a simple silhouette. I know quality will be different because it's YSL, but still.
longhornlass04 longhornlass04 8 years
I think the YSL dress would be even prettier if it was on a model and not a skeleton
Tiny-Bubble Tiny-Bubble 8 years
Great choice fab. I actually like the purple color on the Spiegel dress better. I think purple is coming up a lot for this Fall. Plus I think the shape of the Spiegel dress is more tolerant as well to the tummy of non-model.
thewavingcat thewavingcat 8 years
i like the purple one better! so cute!
cosmic_autumn cosmic_autumn 8 years
that colour is so lovely
Rnicolew Rnicolew 8 years
good look for less... Yay fab!
emalove emalove 8 years
Wow, love them both!!
Shopaholichunny Shopaholichunny 8 years
Gorgeous! :love:
tgrxlily tgrxlily 8 years
beautiful dress!!
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