Fashion Police Fraud Squad: Black Halo Vs Forever 21

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Just days after our Fraud Squad reported Forever 21's version of Dr Martens pink patent boots, F21 are at it again, and this time we bring to your attention the "Evangeline" dress, which we call the "A Lot Like Black Halo's Herringbone Ruffle Dress, Don't You Think?" dress. 

Forever 21 have made the ruffles smaller, added some buttons at the neckline, and changed the colour (although the Black Halo dress is available in lots of different colours, too). They've also knocked a bog chunk of the price: the original dress was $345 when it came out, and is now down to $200 at Bluefly. Forever 21's version is $29.80.

Which one would you buy, assuming you'd buy either?

8 Comments

  • July 21, 2009

    Maddie

    The Forever 21 version. Not only is it significantly cheeper, I just like the way it looks better than the Black Halo version.

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  • July 21, 2009

    aLmOsT_nOrMaL

    I would go with Forever 21 too…But I don’t like the dress anyway,not my style 😉
    Check another NEW fraud by F21;)
    http://www.forever21.com/product.asp?catalog_name=FOREVER21&category_name=footwr_dressy&footwr_style=&footwr_size=&footwr_color=&footwr_price=&product_id=2059614135&Page=1
    Original by Pour La Victoire:
    http://www.bluefly.com/Pour-la-Victoire-grey-leather-Sacha-platform-sandals/cat170048/303586402/detail.fly?cm_mmc=CJ-_-1909792-_-2178999-_-Pour
    They only change the color…and the price 😉

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  • July 21, 2009

    Arielle

    I think they’re both cute but I like the Black Halo dress just a smidgen more.

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  • July 21, 2009

    Rebecca

    I find the Black Halo dress infinitely more flattering, at least going by the photos.

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  • July 21, 2009

    nj

    i’d get the Forever 21 version…if i’m shelling out $200 for a dress it should look a lot better made than it’s “knock off version”…i like the color of the black halo and the larger arm ruffle, but it doesn’t have that much more oomph than the $30 one to me
    also to the person who thought a dress looks more flattering on a mannequin…hmmm…of course *rolls eyes* they don’t have those “unsightly” human curves and bulges

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  • July 22, 2009

    Meghan

    Just yesterday I was in F21 and three girls were all trying that dress on at the same time, I was walking through Nordstrom on my way out and the dress was on two different mannequins, and now it’s here. I think it wants me to buy it.

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  • July 23, 2009

    Sarah

    I’m on my way to Forever 21 right now! So cute!!

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  • August 28, 2009

    Chee

    Another fraud alert! Lulu’s just posted a dress that looks VERY similar to these two, the price: $33.00. Here’s the link: http://www.lulus.com/products/Jane+Siegel+Dress/14166.html

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