Say Yes to the Dress
May 10, 2016 6:57 PM   Subscribe

I LOVE this dress, but I'm not going to buy anything through Rosegal. Can you help me find something similar?

What I like about it: the delicate coloring would work for me, and I love love love the translucent printed overlay sleeves and color over the solid colored body of the dress. The jumbo print makes me happy. The length is nice for formal events, but shorter would be OK (not too much longer please, I'm kind of short). I love how shapely and painterly the flowers are, too.

I'm not picky about the neckline or the sleeve length, though I the ones on this dress are basically perfect. I don't expect to find an exact match, but have you seen anything like this floating around?
posted by stoneandstar to Clothing, Beauty, & Fashion (18 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
Modcloth seems like a good bet - maybe something like this one?
posted by chestnut-haired-sunfish at 7:04 PM on May 10, 2016 [1 favorite]

translucent printed overlay sleeves and *collar, sorry
posted by stoneandstar at 7:05 PM on May 10, 2016

Do you feel more comfortable buying it from this website?

I checked it up and it does have some customer complaints, but also positive reviews. Still a bit risky I suppose, but the website looks nicer.
posted by sprezzy at 7:10 PM on May 10, 2016

You don't mention a budget, but your dress is only $20 (and free shipping)! My concern about that site would be that their products are cheap pieces of crap, but since that dress looks perfect to you and is only $20, it's probably a risk I would take.
posted by i_am_a_fiesta at 7:16 PM on May 10, 2016

I would not recommend buying that particular dress. A Google Image reverse search only turned up similar sites--they're all basically the same sorts of places covered in this Buzzfeed article.

These Chetta B dresses have a similar feel--lots of floral, mute colors, and overlays. This one's close, but alas, no sleeves.
posted by damayanti at 7:16 PM on May 10, 2016 [4 favorites]

Floral Organza Fit & Flare Dress (the florals are an overlay)
posted by sonmi at 7:19 PM on May 10, 2016

This is pretty.
posted by the webmistress at 7:21 PM on May 10, 2016

Oops, I should have clarified more but I'm totally not going to buy anything from one of these weird scammy dress sites-- I'm pretty familiar with them and was disappointed when I saw this dress in an ad and realized it was one of their wares.
posted by stoneandstar at 7:26 PM on May 10, 2016

Yeah I was going to take back what I said, but wasn't sure of your tolerance for sketchy sites.

There are some overlay dresses here, though not as pretty

Less sleeve and less painterly from asos, but has floral overlay

Less painterly and out of stock, but maybe can find on ebay?

No sleeves and darker,
but pretty?

Not a print, but in the same spirit?
posted by sprezzy at 7:43 PM on May 10, 2016 [1 favorite]

Another one to see if maybe you can find on ebay, did find it here I think

Some options here, but darker colored
posted by sprezzy at 7:58 PM on May 10, 2016

Have you checked out eShakti recently? They usually have a lot of fit & flare dresses, and their stock is ever-changing. They are a reputable site, with lots of options for customization, like adding sleeves to something they show sleeveless. They're not super fast, however.
posted by BlahLaLa at 8:22 PM on May 10, 2016

This is my daughter's prom dress. It looks different because the layer underneath is white, but the fabric on top is pretty close to the one you like. The brand is B. Darlin (which is a terrible name). I googled around for "B. Darlin floral" and found this one.
posted by artychoke at 8:47 PM on May 10, 2016

Have you tried doing a reverse image search on the original dress to find out who the maker/designer is? It may be on the market and available for a reputable company, and the image may have just been swiped by Rosegal.
posted by slateyness at 9:08 PM on May 10, 2016 [3 favorites]

That one the webmistress posted is an ASOS dress, so not scammy, but it is out of stock. Might be something to scour eBay for.

You might find something that suits at Chi Chi, but they have an annoying tendency to have either a beautiful sleeved overlay OR a large painterly floral, but not both. Those are sort of their two specialties, though, and they have to come together eventually. (Here's one that's a lot like that ASOS dress; here's one with sheer sleeves but embroidered instead of printed, here's a gorgeous one but in a brighter color and with an overlay but not the sheer sleeves. You get the picture. They don't have your perfect dress but they might have something.)
posted by babelfish at 7:22 AM on May 11, 2016 [1 favorite]

Here's the dress on YesStyle, which, while based in Asia, is reputable (I used to order from them a lot and everything I purchased was what was pictured -- however, I haven't ordered from them in a couple years). Just read the size guide carefully.
posted by darksong at 8:47 AM on May 11, 2016 [3 favorites]

Here's a sleeveless dress with a sheer overlay, made from similar fabrics.
Off-the shoulder style, similar fabric

I believe the flowers on your dress are magnolias, which might help with searching.
posted by pseudostrabismus at 3:48 AM on May 13, 2016

One more pretty one
posted by pseudostrabismus at 4:02 AM on May 13, 2016

I don't see anything that's exactly the same, but Modcloth does have lots of pretty large-print florals. Maybe see if anything there would scratch the itch?
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