Saturday, April 24, 2010

Spot the difference

One is a Breton-striped, fine-knit, cotton-blend sweater dress with a multi-coloured flower intarsia design and contrast striped hem and cuffs by Stella McCartney which is £545 at

The other is, well, a Breton-striped, fine-knit, cotton sweater dress with a multi-coloured flower design and contrast striped hem and cuffs. The difference is it's £35 from Next.

I know you like these 'Spot the difference' stories, so when I saw the Stella McCartney version in a magazine the other day its canny resemblance to the Next dress prompted me to bring it to your attention. (Or should that be the canny resemblance of the Next dress to the Stella one...)

Stella's stripes may be wider and her intarsia design more intricate, but if you don't have a spare £545, then it's nice to know there's a more affordable dress to be had.

Btw, I wasn't able to find the Next dress in my local store (hence the catalogue picture), but you can either order it instore or online. This link should take you to the online page, or search for 'stripe flower dress' on the Next website.

These long-sleeved cotton sweater dresses are just the ticket for spring - cool enough in the sunshine, but warm enough if it gets chilly. Plus, they'll see you right into autumn, too. Breton-stripes with a twist? Get me one now.


  1. Also similar to this is a Miss Selfridge version which has ice-cream instead of flowers, which is in the sale at the moment, or at least it is in my local store :)

  2. oh wow i actually prefer the one from next with the pink i think it looks so much better.



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