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Designer Dresses for Under €200 | FRIDAY FIND

Designer Dresses for under €200
 Summer is fast approaching and wedding/garden party season with it so I thought I’d share some designer dress finds with you. They are all to be had for under €200.

We are incredibly fortunate nowadays that we can get a lot of great quality dresses for much less than that, of course. Most of the dresses I own are budget versions, especially the ones I wear more often. But I always feel it’s nice to have a few special pieces in my wardrobe! Sometimes the quality of the fabric or the manufacturing are superior and such a piece will last for decades. I have several silk dresses by Alberta Ferretti, Diane von Furstenberg, Hugo or Paul & Joe for instance which I choose from when a special occasion is in order.

Mind you, I have tried on designer gowns on the other hand that did not live up to their high price at all! They were shapeless and not well made. In those cases a budget version would have been the far better option. One just has to keep one’s eyes open for special finds. The Karl Lagerfeld dress below for instance could be a timeless piece that can be accessorized nicely and worn to many different semi-formal occasions. If it’s well done it’s worth getting the silk version. If not, then something like the Dalmatian print dress I had on the blog a while ago might be a far better option. It is a similar style but for much less the price.

Do you sometimes invest in a designer dress for a special occasion? Or do you prefer the budget version?

Opening Ceremony  jacquard dress
€195 –

Maison Kitsuné textured cotton shirt dress
€125 –

Karl Lagerfeld silk chiffon mini dress
€175 –

Alice + Olivia metallic jacquard mini dress (sold out)
€180 –

Sonia by Sonia Rykiel embellished crepe dress
€185 –

Elizabeth and James papaya dress
€170 –
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  1. Das Hemdkleid finde ich total schön :)

    Liebe Grüße,
    Jana von

    • caliope

      May 29, 2016 at 3:16 am

      Ja, das Hemdkleid habe ich auch schon länger im Auge. Das ist einfach ein Klassiker. x

  2. Super Auswahl. Das erste Kleid ist so schön!

    Liebe Grüße Jessy von Kleidermaedchen

    • caliope

      May 29, 2016 at 3:17 am

      Danke,Jessy! Das Lagerfeld Kleid gefällt mir auch sehr gut – zumal aus Seide, aber leider ist es auch schon ausverkauft.

  3. Lovely Post! I enjoyed reading this. Thanks for sharing! xx


  4. Suze - Luxury Columnist

    May 29, 2016 at 10:18 am

    Those are some pretty good bargains! I do sometimes buy designer dresses though I also like young creators too

  5. Tolle Auswahl! Oben rechts und unten links wären meine Favoriten.
    Bisous Bisous Christina

  6. Great finds! I love the jacquard dresses!
    Thanks for sharing, Julia xx

  7. Konstantina Antoniadou

    May 29, 2016 at 5:24 pm

    I am so in love with these dresses, especially the second one

  8. Oh my goodness, I love all of these styles, especially the third and fourth one.x

  9. Oh, das Hemdkleid ist schick. Und solche Sachen sind ja Klassiker, da kann man auch beruhigt investieren.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

  10. Great dresses!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  11. Great roundup! The first two are my favorite!

    Doused In Pink

  12. Beautiful dresses. The red one is my fav ! Kisses :)

  13. These are classy and nice dresses. Thanks for sharing! Off to window shop. Ha!!
    Enjoy your weekend, beauty!

  14. Sehr schöne Zusammenstellung, genau mein Geschmack! :)

    Liebe Grüße
    Jimena von

  15. Great picks. I adore the red one with flower detailing.

  16. Gorgeous picks! LOVE the pink shirt dress xx

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