High Vs. Low: The Little Black Dress

The Little Black Dress. We all know it’s a classic, and one that no self-respecting fashionista should be without. But is a budget version as chic as something high-end? You decide. The two looks here are timeless crepe sheath dresses—one will max out a credit card, and the other is practically pocket change in comparison.
Which is which?

On the right, a Valentino Roma wool crepe sheath dress, retailing for a breath-taking $1,495 at Sak’s. And on the left, a Laura Clement sheath from LaRedoute that will have you breathing a little easier, for just $44.99.