Wednesday, January 7, 2015

FASHION FOR LESS: DVF Zarita lace dress vs. Adrianna Papell Long Sleeve Lace Sheath Dress

Months ago, I did a post on the DVF Zarita dress since I got lucky and bought the dress on sale.  I recently found a cheaper, and possibly better alternative to the DVF dress.  I have received many complements on this dress and have worn it many times for special events.  My husband almost never recognize a dress I wear more than once. But, with this dress, he was shockingly able to recall all the times I've worn it and where I wore it to.  So perhaps, this gorgeous dress is memorable? 

Diane Von Furstenberg 'Zarita'Diane Von Furstenberg 'Zarita'
DVF Zarita Dress from old blog post

adrianna papell long sleeve lace sheath dressDiane Von Furstenberg 'Zarita'

adrianna papell long sleeve lace sheath dressDiane Von Furstenberg 'Zarita'

DIFFERENCES:
1. Length:
-Adrianna Papell Long Sleeve Lace Sheath Dress --> 34" (petite), 36" (regular)
-DVF Zarita --> 33.5" (no petite size available)

2. Material:
-Adrianna Papell Long Sleeve Lace Sheath Dress --> 56% rayon, 44% nylon
- DVF Zarita --> 70% rayon, 30% nylon
Both rayon and nylon are cheaper alternative to silk.  So both dresses will drape well.  However, rayon ages poorly compared to nylon.  Many rayon products yellow with age and pill or form small balls and areas of roughness where the fabric is most heavily worn. 

3. Price: 
-Adrianna Papell Long Sleeve Lace Sheath Dress --> $158
- DVF Zarita --> $348

SIMILARITIES: 
1. Cutting, drape, color selection, V back, neck line, sleeve length, zip closure, lined, both needs to be dry cleaned.


1 comment:

  1. Gorgeous dress! This color looks amazing on you!
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