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Flowery frocks have been all the rage this summer and two stars rocked the trend in the same floral print Topshop dress in recent months.

Nicky Hilton sported the intricate flower origami mini first for the screening of ‘The Lucky One’ at the Crosby Street Hotel in New York City back in April.

The heiress paired her floral frock with Jimmy Choo ‘Glenys’ black, strappy sandals and a matching Proenza Schouler clutch.

Loose waves and a centre parting are the perfect touch to finish off this look.

Bella Thorne wore this pretty, patterned frock out in New York City last Thursday while promoting her Disney Channel show, ‘Shake It Up’.

The star choose a more casual approach with a pair of Tory Burch flats and a low, side-swept pony while out on the go.

Both stars look great; however, my vote goes to Nicky on this one. She keeps it cool, rocking the casual feminine look with edgy accessories.

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Two L’Wren Scott devotees were spotted wearing the same emerald-green dress from the designer’s Fall 2012 collection mere months apart.

Penelope Cruz was first to wear this green dress with gold embellishments when she made a guest appearance on the ‘Late Night with Jimmy Fallon’ show in New York City back in June.

The actress paired the look with a classic pair of nude platform heels and left her voluminous locks down.

Her feminine figure fits the classic wrap dress to a tee and she looks stunning, as per usual.

However, does she beat L’Wren Scott’s biggest fan, Ellen Barkin?

Ellen Barkin wore the same dress on Saturday for ‘Comedy Central Roast of Roseanne Barr’ at the Hollywood Palladium in LA. She styled the long-sleeved dress with an interesting choice of purple croc pumps, a pink lip colour and a slicked back French roll ’do for a very elegant red-carpet look.

While both stars do the designer justice in this L’Wren Scott design, I’m partial to go with Penelope on this one.

She wears a near-identical look to the runway version, and keeps the bow at the waistline.

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Florence Welch, lead singer of Florence and the Machine, performed live at Grant Park in Chicago, as part of Day Three of Lollapalooza 2012 this past weekend.

The British singer premiered her band’s latest single ‘Breath of Life’ from the ‘Snow White and the Huntsman’ movie soundtrack while wearing a lovely long-sleeved tweed-print cuff beaded kaftan from Qatar-based fashion brand, Toujouri.

This beautiful red-and-black floral-patterned design from Toujouri’s Fall 2012 collection flowed fabulously on the singer’s lengthy frame.

The rest of her ensemble is kept rather simple, letting the kaftan gown stand out on its own.

I find that the colours and style aren’t quite summer-in-the-park; but other than that I think the singer pulls off the Toujouri design well as a very modern, artsy look.

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Jessica Alba was the first to don this elegant ivory-and-black Lanvin Spring 2012 dress to celebrate the designer’s Fall 2012 presentation during Paris Fashion Week back in March.

I love Jessica’s impeccable style choices and this one-shouldered Lanvin design was no exception. She accessorized with some matching black heels and a bulky black ring to keep the black-and-white theme going, along with a chic updo to finish off this sophisticated ensemble.

However, little did we know that this would not be the last time we saw this asymmetrical monochrome dress make an appearance.

Lily Donaldson played copycat and rocked a near-identical look when she officially opened the Harrods Summer Sale in June. She too added subtle jewels by Boodies so as to not take away too much from the bedazzled dress and kept the rest of her look simple.

Black pumps, minimal makeup and a simple swept-up ponytail completed her look.

I’m really having a hard time choosing as they both look phenomenal. While I’ve always been a fan of Jessica Alba, I’m leaning towards Lily’s look.

Her lengthier frame totally rocks this one-shouldered frock.

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You can buy Jessica’s and Lily’s Lanvin dress from Luisa via Roma.

The Salvatore Ferragamo Spring 2012 collection was very popular with celebrities, but it was this tri-colour halter gown which had three turns on the red carpet.

While they all may be wearing the same design, they definitely add a little of their own personal style to the dress, giving it a different look that suits each individual and the occasion they have chosen to wear it to.

Rosario Dawson was the first star seen trying the trend to the 2012 Vanity Fair Oscar after-party back in February. She swept up her locks to show off the halter-neck detail and accessorized by adding some oversized earrings. She completed her look with deep purple peep-toe pumps, which I’m not too crazy about with this particular attire.

Zhang Xin Yi was next to wear the design, donning this gorgeous magenta-and-turquoise gown with a red sash tied to the waist for the Second Annual Beijing Film Festival in April. She paired the look with a matching Ferragamo blue clutch. She completed her look with silver jewels and a sleek updo for a very classy yet elegant finish.

Jennifer Lopez gave the look a more dressed down, bohemian vibe when she wore it to the Fox studios in May for the ‘American Idol’ live results show, making it into very afternoon-appropriate attire.

She paired this lovely gown with some Giuseppe Zanotti purple-bow-accented platform sandals, which complement the vibrant dress rather well. She finished off this Glamazon look with gold-hooped earrings and a matching golf cuff, and opted for her luscious locks to be left down and flowing freely.

Even though these stars may have been playing copycat of one another, they all managed to change up their accessorizes quite a bit, adding their own unique flair to the dress. I for one think they all look great, but Zhang Xin Yi looks the more glamorous so she wins for me.

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