Fraud Squad: Black Halo Vs. Arden B cami dresses

Black_halo_arden_bThis is one occasion where we’d much rather splurge on a designer dress than save money on the cheaper copy…

We love Black Halo’s $345 Cami Dress – in fact, we loved it so much back in February that we even made it our Dress of the Day – but even although Arden B’s Ruffle Front Duet Dress is a fraction of the price at $128, we think this one would be worth coughing up the extra for: is it just us, or is the skirt on the Arden B dress just that bit too short to make it a worthy alternative?

Still, if the shorter skirt meets with your approval, this dress will give you the same basic look as the more expensive Black Halo version. Which one would you buy?

7 Comments

  • September 16, 2008

    gokarm

    Arden B’s is still expensive, so while you’re spending, you may as well cough up and get the good one. It’s far more sophisticated and flattering. of course, that could just be the model.

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  • September 16, 2008

    Arielle

    Neither, though I do like the longer length of the skirt on the black halo version. I just don’t care for the spaghetti-strap bodice.

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  • September 16, 2008

    Am

    The longer one is classier, and possibly much more flattering (so long as you are the right height for it not to cut your calves off where they are biggest – then its a definite no-no). But I don’t really like either of them, I would much prefer to buy a black pencil skirt and wear it with a cami, rather than a dress which is both these things stuck together.

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  • September 16, 2008

    Rock Hyrax

    Black Halo, not just because of the length but the waist is nicer and the ruffle doesn’t look like an afterthought.

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  • September 16, 2008

    Natasha

    I usually go for shorter skirts because I’m short and mid-calf skirts make me look even shorter. However, this time I really think the longer dress is much nicer and looks the price, while the cheaper one looks like something you could get for half its price.

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  • September 16, 2008

    Jilly

    I actually really like the Arden B version better.

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  • September 17, 2008

    Alina

    black halo is nicer, the arden B models hips look bulgy and shes a MODEL! guess how it would look like on us regular folk?

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