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The Look for Less: Halston Heritage Pleated Cocktail Dress

This look for less find comes to us from reader Rebecca! This lovely Halston Heritage pleated dress is $435 at CUSP.

Sidenote: This style comes in a couple different colors, and I actually rented this exact dress in black/metallic from a couple months ago. I never wrote a post because it didn't really work with my figure, it's a very fashion-y silhouette that's also great for disguising your midsection but does nothing to create curves on a boyish shape like mine. Still, it's a beauty, just not right for moi.

Anywho, Rebecca spotted this amazing dress that looks oh-so-similar to the Halston Heritage - but it's just $22.80 at Forever 21! I think I actually prefer it to the Halston Heritage!! Available in sand...

...or vibrant coral. Click the image below to shop!

Finally I good one! I have been look all over for one! Thank you!
#1 Megan (Homepage) on 2011-06-22 18:34 (Reply)
love this alternative! thanks for sharing! xo
#2 Alysson (Homepage) on 2011-06-22 22:44 (Reply)
My local Forever 21 never has the good stuff like this dress. I'm going to Chicago for a girls weekend though and I will be braving the madhouse that is Forever 21 in a big city just to look for this one.

How about some styling tips for it? :-)
#3 Sara (Homepage) on 2011-06-23 08:54 (Reply)
BB, how does it work when you rent a dress from RentTheRunway and don't like it? Do you get a refund or credit?
#4 Nikki F. on 2011-06-23 09:46 (Reply)
They have a couple strategies in place to help ensure you get something you like that fits - first, you can rent your dress in a second size at no extra cost to help make sure your dress fits. Second, you can rent a second style for the same dates for $25 (I believe this applies to all dresses but contact customer service to double check.) Also, their customer service reps were really helpful and attentive, I called them in a panic because I was traveling and wasn't sure if I could ship my dress back on time (totally my fault, I worked it out in the end and shipped it back on time) but they were so attentive and helpful and really just want to work to make it a great experience. So give it a shot, if you're considering! :-)
#4.1 The Budget Babe on 2011-06-24 08:55 (Reply)
They also have a similar dress in mauve at Forever 21.
#5 Jacqueline on 2011-06-23 10:35 (Reply)
Love it, thanks for sharing.
#5.1 The Budget Babe on 2011-06-24 08:34 (Reply)
I just got this in both colors - i loveeee it! It fits soo well, doesn't hug and seems comfy! I might tuck the straps in too! :-)
#6 Christina (Homepage) on 2011-06-23 23:49 (Reply)
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