Splurge vs. Steal: The ModCloth Aisle Be There Dress vs. Lindy Bop Ophelia Dress

ModCloth Aisle Be There Dress

The vintage-inspired look is still trendy for 2014, so it's still a trend we're going to continue to see in weddings. The vintage-glam look in particular is the number one wedding trend for indoor formal weddings. This vintage-inspired swing dress is very popular among brides, both as a bridesmaid dress and as the actual wedding dress for a less formal wedding. It can be styled in different ways with sashes, colored petticoats, bolero jackets, or wraps.

The Mod Cloth version (pictured above) is known as the Aisle Be There dress in Lily and currently costs $162.99, while the Lindy Bop Ophelia dress (pictured below), originally $89.99, is currently marked down at $73.99 + shipping. There is virtually no difference in the style both front and back, other than the Lindy Bop dress seems to have a slightly longer torso with more fabric and ruching over the bust. The Lindy Bop Ophelia dress comes in either ivory or champagne, and the ModCloth dress comes in the off-white shade. The picture below really doesn't do it justice. Click on the pick to get a better look and to see the other color available.

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Splurge: ModCloth Aisle Be There Dress in Lily
Price: $162.99 w/free shipping
Materials: 53% Polyester, 44% Cotton, 3 % Spandex.
Average Customer Rating: 4 out of 5 stars
Current Sizes Available: 2 - 12

Steal: Lindy Bop Women's Ophelia Vintage 1950's Swing Dress
Price: $89.99, $73.99 
Materials: 62% Polyester, 35% Cotton, 3% Spandex
Average Customer Rating: 3.9 out of 5 stars
Current Sizes Available: XS - 4X

Biggest issues with both dresses: It needs a petticoat underneath to look its best, and the torso area works best on curvy/ larger-busted bodies.

The Verdict: Both dresses received many rave reviews from customers, especially on how beautiful both dresses look and how many compliments they received. The biggest issue, it seems with both dresses, is the way the waist and bust fits. This was reported on both dresses, so I'd definitely go with the budget buy - the Lindy Bop Ophelia Dress, unless you absolutely need the off-white shade of the ModCloth dress. Order well in advance in case alterations are needed. If you do go with the Lindy Bop version, it's still very helpful to browse over the reviews on ModCloth. They give very detailed info on which size best fits which body measurements, and they have a section of customer-submitted pics with great ideas on how to style the dress.

*Keep in mind pricing and size availability are subject to change. Click on the product links for the most up-to-date info. This post is brought to you in part by Amazon.

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  1. Lindy Bop... there's an unusual fashion term...

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  2. Do you know how different the colors are? I'm wearing this dress as a bridesmaid, and two of the ladies have already bought the Modcloth dress, but I was hoping to get it from Lindy Bop. I'm concerned the colors might not be the same though. Thank you for your help!

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    1. Hi! The Lindy Bop one comes in a light gold and an ivory, while the modcloth one is off-white. I'm not sure how identical the one in white is to the ModCloth one, but it from the photos, it looks like the Lindy Bop one is more white.

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