The Self-Portrait Azalea Lace Dress is one of the most copied dresses in recent memory; its enduring popularity, hefty price tag (now $500), and relative simplicity didn’t help stem the tide of knockoffs. Most replications are poor copies of the Azalea, but there are more than a few that offer a better value.
I ordered and returned the Azalea several times (ultimately couldn’t justify the price considering an imperfect fit) before finally deciding to order AQUA’s (Bloomingdale’s in-house brand) imitation of it during a sale, and was overall pleased with the purchase.
AQUA is perhaps my favorite house brand. Every season we can expect a steady stream of lace dresses, scallop skirts, and whatever else is trending at the moment. Their retail prices are generally reasonable, and during sale season the markdowns are significant.
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