Save or Splurge: Cynthia Steffe Vs Billabong strapless dresses

While one is floral and one is striped, it is the colorful palette and silhouette that struck us as similar between these two dresses. We saw the likeness between the Cynthia Steffe Sam ruffled floral dress, $325, and the Billabong Irina Dress, on sale for $39.99, most when we saw Nikki Reed wearing the designer version at the Kid’s Choice Awards.

When it comes to kicky summer dresses, budget often comes down to where you would wear it. If you want it to bum around or supplement your vacation wardrobe, you might be more inclined towards the Billabong version. But if you’ve got a fancy wedding or event coming up, you might be more willing to part with the cash for Cynthia Steffe.

What say you, fashion public?

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7 Comments

  • April 9, 2010

    philly

    YUCK ON BOTH!

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  • April 9, 2010

    Moni

    The Billabong one looks like an ugly bathing suit.

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  • April 9, 2010

    b.

    Both are hideous.

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  • April 10, 2010

    Sandy

    I actually like the less expensive version. If it were a bit longer, I would probably consider buying it. My wardrobe in recent years has consisted of almost exclusively solid-colored pieces, and I’m trying to expand to funkier things.

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  • April 10, 2010

    Ash

    I think the more expensive one is tackier. The other isnt much better but if I’m going to look like a whore I’m going to go all the way with inexpensive clothes and clear pumps. It’s just a personal rule of mine to not show as much leg if I’m showing too much arm.

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  • April 10, 2010

    Pomeroy

    They’re both horrible. Urg, I hate all the short dresses/skirts/shorts around at the moment. Not all of us have super nice, skinny, toned legs, and I don’t particularly see quite so much of those who do.

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  • April 11, 2010

    Carrie

    I seriously loathe both, but, if you must, the Billabong one is less Tween Starlet because of the bolder print. It is Earnest Tween.

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