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SHOPPING FIND OF THE WEEK: Givenchy VS Nasty Gal

NOTE: I have a revised and updated version of this post, click here.


 

I feel like I should maybe rename this series to “Shopping Find of the Month”, because, realistically, that seems to be how often I post them. Anyway, I digress. This find is a Nasty Gal lattice bodysuit. Lattice was featured in quite a few shows for the SS15 season, from Gucci to Givenchy, and initially I wasn’t sure that I liked it. I worried that it couldn’t work for the regular person in day-to-day life, and I’m still not convinced. However, I am starting to like it. It is good to see things like this on the runway for me as I can see how it looks on someone who doesn’t have ample bosom, to put it nicely, because I don’t either. So many things look better on those who do, but I think this is one thing that actually may work better if you don’t. You can see this on the model on the catwalk and also the model on the Nasty Gal site.

There is also a sleeveless version of the bodysuit available from Givenchy that I recently created a look on Polyvore using. It was available on net-a-porter and is sold out now, but I’ll provide the link anyway just in case it comes back in stock. I’m assuming it will also be available elsewhere as it seems to be one of the more popular items from the collection.

The (short sleeved) bodysuit has been used in the Spring advertising campaign as well so it has gotten a lot of exposure. Also, as you can guess, Kim Kardashian has worn it too. Basically anything tight and Givenchy, she will probably wear. I often like her clothes but a lot of the time I don’t think they work for her. I really just wish I had money like her so I could dress as well. I know this was like a year ago, but I still think she looked amazing in this Lanvin dress and MaxMara coat. Enough about her though, this is about the bodysuit. The only real noticeable difference between the Nasty Gal version is that the way the lattice ties at the bottom, like shoe laces, whereas the Givenchy one has a hoop bottom and centre to weave it all together. Basically, the Nasty Gal version is a brilliant dupe for a very reasonable price, and I’m thinking about buying it myself.

SHOP ONLINE

Nasty Gal – Ā£46.11

Givenchy (at Selfridges) – Ā£1350

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