Save or Splurge: Breton stripe dresses

If you thought we’d left stripes far behind us in the summer, think again: the Breton look is everywhere at the moment, and you’ll find t-shirts, sweaters and dresses, all bearing that familiar stripe.

Striped dresses like the ones pictured above are currently ten a penny, but of course, they’re not all quite as cheap as that phrase suggests! The one on the right of our image, for instance, is by Crumpet, and costs £250 from Net-a-Porter, while the one on the left is a more wallet-friendly £17.99 from Misguided.

Aside from the obvious differences in style, the Crumpet dress IS cashmere, which accounts for the higher price. Does it convince you it’s worth paying more for, though, or would you stick with the budget option: assuming you’d buy something in this style in the first place?

8 Comments

  • January 11, 2010

    Katie

    I love dresses like this, and I think the cheaper one is prettier.

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  • January 11, 2010

    Alison

    I like the cheaper one much better. Before I even looked at the prices I thought, “Oh, the buttons on that one are cute!”

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  • January 11, 2010

    LaurenM

    I love the buttons on the cheaper one. I’d wear it.
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  • January 11, 2010

    Liz

    Another vote here for the cheaper one. I like the button detail and finer stripes are more flattering for short people like me!

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  • January 12, 2010

    Marianne

    The cheaper one. Love the button detail, and it might just be a trick of the photos, but I think it would look more flattering on.

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  • January 12, 2010

    einah

    The cheaper one is so much cuter. I thought it WAS the expensive on before looking at the price! The expensive one just look too blah, like something I could pick up out of any store.

    Course, it could just be the presentation of the dress in the pictures, but that’s a different matter entirely.

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  • January 12, 2010

    Areya

    Cheaper one is way cuter. Plus the dress is kind of summery-sailor looking, so I wouldn’t buy one made of cashmere… too hot.

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  • January 13, 2010

    Brie

    Voting against the cheaper one. I don’t like the buttons and think they look cheap.

    Personal opinion.
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