The more expensive dress is....The dress on the right. It's a designer dress, a Carolina Herrera, marked as $1374.00 at Off Saks Fifth Avenue. The dress on the left was from the Loft Outlet and was $44.99 and there was an additional discount off that the day I shopped. So, what do you get for the more than $1329.01 difference in price? Below is my analysis as I work hard to complete an management course and become an AICI certified image consultant.
Upon close inspection, the Carolina Herrera dress is exceptionally well made. It is a unique silk fabric and is fully lined with silk. It has meticulous stitching and darts to make sure it falls precisely where it should. The fabric is matched at every angle. The fabric is also something you won't likely see on many other people. It's unique and memorable. In my opinion, it's more than a dress; it's a work of art. As someone learning to sew, I am absolutely in awe of this dress. However, as you'll read below, I was impressed with the construction of the lower-priced dress as well.
Gorgeous silk lining in this designer dress.
The stitching on the inside is meticulous.
It has a velvet belt constructed into the waistline.
Meticulous darts and flawless stitching.
Unique graphic print silk fabric.
The way this is sewed, the lines are constructed to fall exactly
where they should.
The lining on the Loft Outlet dress.