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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. Alina

    Love the dresses!


    • caliope

      Thank you Alina :)

  2. Jana

    Das Hemdkleid finde ich total schön :)

    Liebe Grüße,
    Jana von

    • caliope

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

  3. Jessy

    Super Auswahl. Das erste Kleid ist so schön!

    Liebe Grüße Jessy von Kleidermaedchen

    • caliope

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

  4. Chiara

    Such fabulous finds! <3


    • caliope

      Thank you Chiara!

  5. Violette

    Love the shirt dress!

    • caliope

      Thanks Violette! That sure is a great piece for the summer.

  6. Mai

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


  7. Suze - Luxury Columnist

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

  8. Christina

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

  9. Julia (The Velvet Runway)

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

    • caliope

      Thank you Julia. I love the jacquard ones too. They look so intricate!

  10. Konstantina Antoniadou

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

    • caliope

      Thank you Konstantina! I love the intricate cut-out on the second dress, so pretty.


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

    • caliope

      Thank you! So glad you like them too x

  12. LindaLibraLoca

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

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • caliope

      Ja, das denke ich mir dann auch immer ;)

  13. Amy

    Great dresses!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • caliope

      Thanks Amy!

  14. Jill

    Great roundup! The first two are my favorite!

    Doused In Pink

    • caliope

      Thanks Jill! Great choice :)

  15. Caro*

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

    • caliope

      Thank you – I love that one too :)

  16. Missy May

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

    • caliope

      Thank you Missy! Hope you have a great start to the week.

  17. Jimena

    Sehr schöne Zusammenstellung, genau mein Geschmack! :)

    Liebe Grüße
    Jimena von

    • caliope

      Danke liebe Jimena!

  18. Izabela

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

    • caliope

      It is beautiful, isn’t it? It’s one of my favourites too.

  19. Dominique

    Gorgeous picks! LOVE the pink shirt dress xx

    • caliope

      Thank you Dominique x

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