Save or Splurge: Button front dresses from Vivienne Westwood and New Look

Button-front-dresses

  As you may have gathered, we've been loving New Look's range of designer-inspired dresses lately. We don't think their black, button front dress (£25)is directly inspired by Vivienne Westwood's 'Bagatelle' dress (£220 at NET-A-PORTER ) because this is a simple style that never really goes "out" of fashion, but it's similar enough to make us wonder which you'd go for?

As much as we love Vivienne Westwood (and trust us, we really love Vivienne Westwood), we actually think we prefer the New Look version in this case: it has a slightly corseted waist which would help pull us in, and although we know the fabric won't be as nice, we prefer the slightly wider neckline, too.

What about you: would you Save or Splurge?

15 Comments

  • February 26, 2009

    Evelyn

    Definitely the New Look one!
    Much nicer shape to it.

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  • February 26, 2009

    hiunna

    definetely save on this one!! i like muh more the details on the new look dress!

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  • February 26, 2009

    Workchic

    Agree, the collar is much nicer/fresher on the New Look dress. Need to make sure it’s a good fit or that croseted shape will backfire with gaping buttons!

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  • February 26, 2009

    chocoholic

    I like the splurge one. It looks very sophisticated.

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  • February 26, 2009

    Tara

    I would be leaning towards save but are those pockets I spy on the New Look dress? Can’t stand pockets on dresses and so it will have to be splurge!

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  • February 26, 2009

    Rock Hyrax

    Save, definitely. (Have to say I’m a bit disappointed with Vivienne Westwood here.)

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  • February 27, 2009

    Panthera

    Save, definitively. I love the nipped in waist and the neckline.

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  • February 27, 2009

    b.

    Neither. The style reminds of something a post-war widow would have worn.

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  • February 27, 2009

    b.

    Reminds ME, that is.

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  • February 28, 2009

    Minx

    Save just looks so much nicer . ..
    xoxo .

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  • March 1, 2009

    kevie

    Save, without question. It has a much more interesting cut.

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  • March 1, 2009

    Fenny Wong

    Save! It has a more interesting cut, even though I don’t really like those buttons.

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  • March 29, 2009

    Bronwyn

    save!
    the cut is much more interesting. especially the neckline.
    also a waist tie? always go for the belt!

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  • May 30, 2009

    Diandra

    I like both, but I like the ‘splurge’ one better. It just looks more detailed, and I don’t really like the big buttons on the other one. They’re both really cute, though!

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  • July 21, 2011

    Elise

    does the one with the sash has silver buttons?

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