Halston vs. ASOS

The Spring 2010 red Halston boat neck epaulette dress was presented during New York Fashion Week.

We’ve seen it worn twice on the red carpet by Jennifer Lopez and Alexis Bledel.

The popular dress has been used for inspiration by ASOS as they have a very similar ASOS tailored drummer girl tulip dress on their virtual shelves in 3 colours.

The dresses share the same colour, tulip pleated skirt and epaulette detailing, but the ASOS version has added military style button detailing.

The Halston version would set you back $1,326.50 as it was reduced in the Net-A-Porter US sale, whereas the ASOS version is a mere $79.30.

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12 Responses to Halston vs. ASOS

  1. Emi November 30, 2010 at 10:23 #

    i prefer the ASOS “version”, it’s cuter, maybe because I like the golden buttons. When it comes to a brand like this I have to say that it depends on the fit and the fabric. Sometimes I see Zara or HM clothes on a magazines but they’re not so cute when you see them because the fabric is poor or the fit terrible.

  2. Matt November 30, 2010 at 02:52 #

    I’ve always appreciated ASOS take on high end dresses, it’s always beautiful and this is no exception.

  3. mochababe73 November 30, 2010 at 01:19 #

    I love the Asos version. The extra epaulette on the boobs on the Halston dress killed it for me.

  4. Rachel November 29, 2010 at 20:40 #

    Right now I am addicted to online shopping at Asos! lol. Love almost all of their dresses 🙂

    • Fashion Critic November 29, 2010 at 20:41 #

      me too, but they are always too short for me

      • Marvel November 29, 2010 at 23:26 #

        You could always add tights 😉

        • Fashion Critic November 30, 2010 at 08:52 #


          LOL. Only on a day like today when it’s snowing. 😀

  5. advo November 29, 2010 at 20:26 #

    LOL, I knew that dress reminded me of something when I was browsing ASOS yesterday and saw it!

    I definitely love that it isn’t a strict knock off, and I think the result is even better than the original design. Whether the quality is as good is of course, a separate issue.

  6. T. November 29, 2010 at 18:05 #

    GOOD look-a-like! Like them both 🙂

  7. Gaber November 29, 2010 at 17:30 #

    Going with ASOS here.
    I hated this dress on both Jenn and Alex and I think it might be the extra detail under the breasts that makes this look WAY to busy.

  8. Ethne Blist November 29, 2010 at 17:04 #

    I love the reduced version. I think they stayed quite true to the original and it is still tailored and cute. What do you think FC? Would this be in your closet?

    • Fashion Critic November 29, 2010 at 17:30 #

      It’s too short for me, but I do like it

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